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1981 Pontins Professional

The 1981 Pontins Professional was the eighth edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament which took place in May 1981 in Prestatyn, Wales.[1]

1981 Pontins Professional
Tournament information
Dates9–16 May 1981
VenuePontin's
CityPrestatyn
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Final
ChampionWales Terry Griffiths
Runner-upEngland Willie Thorne
Score9–8
1980
1982

The tournament featured eight professional players. The quarter-final matches were contested over the best of 9 frames, the semi-final matches over the best of 9 frames, and the final over the best of 17 frames.

Terry Griffiths won the event for the first time, beating Willie Thorne 9–8 in the final.[2]

Main drawEdit

[2]

Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Steve Davis 2   Terry Griffiths 5
  Doug Mountjoy 5   Doug Mountjoy 4
  Dennis Taylor 4   Terry Griffiths 9
  Willie Thorne 5   Willie Thorne 8
  Ray Reardon 3   Willie Thorne 5
  Cliff Wilson 5   Cliff Wilson 4
  John Virgo 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brief History of the Pontins Open and Professional". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 148.