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1983 Professional Players Tournament

The 1983 Professional Players Tournament was a professional ranking snooker tournament which took place between 3 September and 21 October 1983.

Professional Players Tournament
Tournament information
Dates3 September-21 October 1983
VenueRedwood Lodge
CityBristol
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£63,600[1]
Winner's share£12,500[2]
Highest break135 (Joe Johnson)
Final
ChampionEngland Tony Knowles
Runner-upEngland Joe Johnson
Score9–8
1982
1984

In a change from the previous year, the event was hosted at one venue, the 600-seater Redwood Lodge in Bristol. The following year, it would be renamed as the Grand Prix.[3]

Joe Johnson reached the first ranking final of his four-year professional career, defeating Pascal Burke, Jimmy White, Eddie Charlton, Cliff Thorburn and Tony Meo. His opponent Tony Knowles reached his second ranking final, overcoming Paul Medati, Rex Williams, Silvino Francisco, John Campbell and Willie Thorne.

In the final, Knowles dominated most of the match, building a 6–1 lead. Johnson then made the highest break of the tournament, a 135, in recovering to a score of 5–7 and eventually levelled the match at 8–8. Knowles won the deciding frame on the colours, to prevail 9–8.

Contents

Main drawEdit

[4][5]

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 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Ray Reardon 5
  George Ganim 4
  Ray Reardon 5
  Steve Duggan 2
  Steve Duggan 5
  John Dunning 2
  Ray Reardon 3
  Willie Thorne 5
  Willie Thorne 5
  Clive Everton 1
  Willie Thorne 5
  John Spencer 1
  John Spencer 5
  Ian Black 2
  Willie Thorne 5
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Eddie Sinclair 4
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 0
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Tony Jones 4
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Terry Griffiths 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Les Dodd 1
  Terry Griffiths 5
  John Parrott 1
  John Parrott 5
  Patsy Fagan 2
  Willie Thorne 7
  Tony Knowles 9
  Tony Knowles 5
  Paul Medati 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  Rex Williams 4
  Rex Williams 5
  Dessie Sheehan 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  Silvino Francisco 0
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Mario Morra 3
  Silvino Francisco 5
  George Scott 1
  George Scott 5
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  John Campbell 3
  John Campbell 5
  Doug Mountjoy 3
  John Campbell 5
  Graham Miles 2
  Graham Miles 5
  Marcel Gauvreau 3
  John Campbell 5
  Dave Martin 0
  Dave Martin 5
  Jack Fitzmaurice 0
  Dave Martin 5
  Mike Watterson 4
  Mike Watterson 5
  Alex Higgins 2
  Tony Knowles 9
  Joe Johnson 8
  Joe Johnson 5
  Pascal Burke 3
  Joe Johnson 5
  Jimmy White 3
  Jimmy White 5
  Ian Williamson 2
  Joe Johnson 5
  Eddie Charlton 0
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Eddie McLaughlin 0
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 0
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Tony Jones 4
  Joe Johnson 5
  Cliff Thorburn 1
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Vic Harris 1
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Jim Meadowcroft 1
  Jim Meadowcroft 5
  Colin Roscoe 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Cliff Wilson 3
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Bernard Bennett 1
  Cliff Wilson 5
  John Virgo 1
  John Virgo 5
  Doug French 4
  Joe Johnson 9
  Tony Meo 6
  Tony Meo 5
  Warren King 2
  Tony Meo 5
  Dean Reynolds 0
  Dean Reynolds 5
  David Greaves 1
  Tony Meo 5
  Mike Hallett 3
  Mike Hallett 5
  Billy Kelly 4
  Mike Hallett 5
  Steve Davis 2
  Steve Davis 5
  Jim Donnelly 1
  Tony Meo 5
  Kirk Stevens 3
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Ray Edmonds 1
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Tommy Murphy 1
  Tommy Murphy 5
  Murdo MacLeod 0
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Mark Wildman 0
  Mark Wildman 5
  Frank Jonik 4
  Mark Wildman 5
  David Taylor 3
  David Taylor 5
  Paddy Morgan 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Redwood Lodge, Bristol, England, 21 October 1983.
Tony Knowles
  England
9–8 Joe Johnson
  England
92–22 (59), 80–16 (75), 67–41, 26–81, 84–17 (56), 82–18 (67), 62–17, 0–135 (135), 58–61, 28–63, 78–32, 17–100 (61), 76–0, 39–90, 9–76 (54), 14–93, 73–33
75 Highest break 135
0 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 3

Century BreaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Tournaments/Professional-Players-Tournament/1983/739
  2. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Tony-Knowles/1983-1984
  3. ^ 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 14 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Professional Players Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  5. ^ "1983 Grand Prix Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 29 November 2017.