1982 Pontins Professional

The 1982 Pontins Professional was the ninth edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament which took place in May 1982 in Prestatyn, Wales.[1]

1982 Pontins Professional
Tournament information
Dates22–28 May 1982 (1982-05-22 – 1982-05-28)
VenuePontin's
CityPrestatyn
CountryWales
OrganisationWPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£3,500
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upWales Ray Reardon
Score9–4
1981
1983

The tournament featured eight professional players. The quarter-final matches were contested over the best of 11 frames, the semi-final matches over the best of 13 frames, and the final over the best of 17 frames.[2] Reigning world snooker champion Alex Higgins lost 0–6 to Ray Reardon in the quarter-finals. Reardon made breaks of 66, 59, 54, 50, 79, 36, and 68 on his way to whitewashing Higgins.[2]

Steve Davis won the event, beating Ray Reardon 9–4 in the final.[3] Davis took a 4–0 lead with breaks of 53, 68, 40 and 58. Reardon won the next two frames, compiling breaks of 64 and 44 in the fifth frame, and 51 in the sixth frame. Davis extended his lead to 5–2, and then Reardon won the next two frames, reducing Davis' lead to one frame at 5–4. Davis then took the next four frames, making breaks of 45, 46, 55 and 69, to win the match.[2]

Davis received £3,500 prize money as winner, with Reardon receiving £2,000 as runner-up. Losing semi-finalists were paid £1,0000, and losing quarter-finalists received £750.[2]

Main drawEdit

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Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 13 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
         
  Steve Davis 6
  Willie Thorne 2
  Steve Davis 7
  Doug Mountjoy 3
  Doug Mountjoy 6
  Dennis Taylor 2
  Steve Davis 9
  Ray Reardon 4
  Ray Reardon 6
  Alex Higgins 0
  Ray Reardon 7
  Terry Griffiths 0
  Terry Griffiths 6
  John Virgo 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brief History of the Pontins Open and Professional". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Pontins Snooker Festival 1982". Cue World. July 1982. pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ a b Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 148.