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1982 Professional Players Tournament

The 1982 Professional Players Tournament was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place in two venues in the Birmingham area. One was at the La Reserve in Sutton Coldfield and the other was the International Snooker Club in Aston.[1] It was the first tournament in a series which is now known as the World Grand Prix. The event was untelevised and unsponsored.[2]

Professional Players Tournament
Tournament information
Dates11-22 October 1982
VenueLa Reserve
International Snooker Club
CitySutton Coldfield
Aston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionWales Ray Reardon
Runner-upEngland Jimmy White
Score10–5
← First
1983

Ray Reardon defeated Jimmy White in the final to gain his first ranking tournament win since the 1978 World Championship.[3]. Reardon became the oldest winner of a ranking event at the age of 50 years and 14 days. He remains the oldest winner of a ranking event.

Contents

Main drawEdit

[1]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 19 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Eddie Sinclair 5
  Fred Davis 2
  Eddie Sinclair 5
  Jim Meadowcroft 3
  Jim Meadowcroft 5
  Bernard Bennett 4
  Eddie Sinclair 3
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Mike Watterson 5
  Jim Donnelly 4
  Mike Watterson 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Colin Roscoe 1
  Terry Griffiths 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Ray Edmonds 4
  Dennis Taylor 5
  David Taylor 1
  David Taylor 5
  Ian Anderson 1
  Dennis Taylor 3
  Jimmy White 5
  Jimmy White w/o
  John Phillips w/d
  Jimmy White 5
  Jim Wych 0
  Jim Wych 5
  Billy Kelly 0
  Jimmy White 10
  John Virgo 4
  John Virgo 5
  Ian Black 2
  John Virgo 5
  Mike Hallett 2
  Mike Hallett 5
  Vic Harris 3
  John Virgo 5
  John Spencer 1
  John Spencer 5
  Geoff Foulds 1
  John Spencer 5
  Dave Martin 3
  Dave Martin 5
  Matt Gibson 2
  John Virgo 5
  Joe Johnson 1
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Eugene Hughes 2
  Kirk Stevens 1
  Joe Johnson 5
  Joe Johnson 5
  Graham Miles 1
  Joe Johnson 5
  Mark Wildman 4
  Perrie Mans 5
  Eddie McLaughlin 2
  Perrie Mans 4
  Mark Wildman 5
  Mark Wildman 5
  John Dunning 4
  Jimmy White 5
  Ray Reardon 10
  Ray Reardon 5
  Tommy Murphy 1
  Ray Reardon 4
  Alex Higgins 2
  Alex Higgins 5
  Doug French 3
  Ray Reardon 5
  Murdo MacLeod 2
  Murdo MacLeod w/o
  Steve Davis w/d
  Murdo MacLeod 5
  Willie Thorne 4
  Willie Thorne 5
  Bert Demarco 3
  Ray Reardon 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 3
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Paddy Morgan 3
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Jackie Rea 2
  Jackie Rea w/o
  John Bear w/d
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Cliff Thorburn 2
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Paul Medati 1
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Clive Everton 2
  Clive Everton 5
  Patsy Fagan 2
  Ray Reardon 10
  Eddie Charlton 7
  Tony Meo 5
  Marcus Owen 4
  Tony Meo 5
  Frank Jonik 0
  Frank Jonik 5
  Doug Mountjoy 3
  Tony Meo 3
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Dennis Hughes 2
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Rex Williams 2
  Rex Williams 5
  Chris Ross 0
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Dean Reynolds 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  Pat Houlihan 4
  Tony Knowles 4
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Mario Morra 2
  Cliff Wilson 1
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Jack Fitzmaurice 5
  Dessie Sheehan 1
  Jack Fitzmaurice 0
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Dean Reynolds w/o
  David Greaves w/d

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Astra International Snooker Club Aston, Birmingham, England, 22 October 1982.
Ray Reardon
  Wales
10–5 Jimmy White
  England
50–66, 46–59, 90–28 (53), 74–60 (White 56), 133–0 (132), 9–80, 80–15 (72), 66–7, 29–91 (62), 90–0 (53), 57–66, 69–2, 76–23, 93–17, 60–52
132 Highest break 62
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 2

Century BreaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Professional Players Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "Player Profile of Ray Reardon MBE". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2011.