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The 1983 Pot Black was a professional invitational snooker tournament, which was held in the Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham. 8 players were competing in 2 four player groups. The matches are one-frame shoot-outs in the group stages, 2 frame aggregate scores in the semi-finals and the best of 3 frames in the final.

Pot Black 83
Tournament information
Dateslate December 1982 (Broadcast 10 January-11 April 1983)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
FormatNon-Ranking event
Winner's share£2500
Highest breakWales Ray Reardon (91)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upWales Ray Reardon
Score2–0
1982
1984

Broadcasts were on BBC2 and started at 21:00 on Monday 10 January 1983 [1] Alan Weeks presented the programme with Ted Lowe as commentator and John Williams as referee.

First time in Pot Black this year are Tony Knowles who failed to make the semi-finals and Jimmy White who managed it before losing to Steve Davis. Davis went on to win the title beating twice champion Ray Reardon 2-0 to win his second title and the fourth man to retain it.[2][3]

Contents

Main drawEdit

Group 1Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Steve Davis 1–0   Ray Reardon 10 January 1983
  Kirk Stevens 0–1   Willie Thorne 17 January 1983
  Steve Davis 0–1   Kirk Stevens 24 January 1983
  Ray Reardon 1–0   Willie Thorne 14 February 1983
  Steve Davis 1–0   Willie Thorne 28 February 1983
  Ray Reardon 0–1   Kirk Stevens 14 March 1983

Group 2Edit

Player 1 Score Player 2 Broadcast Date
  Alex Higgins 0–1   Tony Knowles 14 January 1983
  Eddie Charlton 1–0   Jimmy White 21 January 1983
  Eddie Charlton 1–0   Alex Higgins 7 February 1983
  Tony Knowles 0–1   Jimmy White 21 February 1983
  Alex Higgins 0–1   Jimmy White 7 March 1983
  Tony Knowles 1–0   Eddie Charlton 21 March 1983

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals 28 March and 4 April 1983) Final (11 April 1983)
      
  Steve Davis 1
  Jimmy White 0
  Steve Davis 2
  Ray Reardon 0
  Ray Reardon 1
  Eddie Charlton 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC Television – 10 January 1983 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 11 April 1983 – Pot Black: BBC2 Knockout Snooker Competition". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "CueTracker - 1983 Pot Black - Snooker Results & Statistics". cuetracker.net. Retrieved 25 February 2017.