1983 Classic (snooker)

The 1983 Classic was the 4th edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place from 9–16 January 1983. The tournament was played at the Spectrum Arena, Warrington, Cheshire, and the tournament expanded from eight to sixteen professional players and ITV showed the coverage from the second day.

The Lada Classic
Tournament information
Dates9–16 January 1983
VenueSpectrum Arena
CityWarrington
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-Ranking event
Total prize fund£64,000
Winner's share£16,000
Highest breakCanada Bill Werbeniuk (101)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upCanada Bill Werbeniuk
Score9–5
1982
1984

Steve Davis appeared in his third consecutive final and he regained the title beating Canada's Bill Werbeniuk by 9–5.

Main drawEdit

First Round
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
  Terry Griffiths 1
  Doug Mountjoy 5   Doug Mountjoy 2
  Alex Higgins 4   Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 5   Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Tony Knowles 0   Kirk Stevens 2
  Kirk Stevens 5   Kirk Stevens 5
  Cliff Thorburn 5   Cliff Thorburn 3
  Cliff Wilson 3   Bill Werbeniuk 5
  John Spencer 5   Steve Davis 9
  Ray Reardon 3   John Spencer 5
  Jimmy White 3   David Taylor 2
  David Taylor 5   John Spencer 4
  Eddie Charlton 5   Steve Davis 5
  John Virgo 2   Eddie Charlton 4
  Steve Davis 5   Steve Davis 5
  Dennis Taylor 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Jim Thorpe.
Spectrum Arena, Warrington, England, 16 January 1983.
Steve Davis
  England
9–5 Bill Werbeniuk
  Canada
15–103(76), 69–21, 63(54)–25, 17–76, 77–42, 71–13, 1–107 (63), 51–60, 68(60)–15, 0–81(81), 53–43, 59(56)–54, 65–29, 92–20
60 Highest break 81
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

101   Bill Werbeniuk

ReferencesEdit