1984 Grand Prix (snooker)

The 1984 Rothmans Grand Prix was the first edition of the tournament under the Grand Prix name and had replaced the Professional Players Tournament name, which was used first in 1982.[1] It carried the then highest biggest first prize money in the history of snooker. Unlike the Professional Players Tournament the BBC televised the event, which was held at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, England. The venue had previously hosted the World Team Classic since 1981, an event formerly also televised by the BBC. It took place between 20 and 28 October 1984.

Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates20–28 October 1984
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn
Score10–2
1983
1985

Dennis Taylor won his first major tournament after 13 years as a professional by defeating Cliff Thorburn 10–2 in the final, emotionally dedicating the victory to his mother, who had died shortly before the tournament was held.

Main drawEdit

[2]

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
                  
  Tony Knowles 5
  Vic Harris 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  John Dunning 1
  John Dunning 5
  Perrie Mans 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Ian Williamson 2
  Ian Williamson 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 2
  Ian Williamson 5
  Joe Johnson 4
  Joe Johnson 5
  Paul Medati 1
  Tony Knowles 2
  Neal Foulds 5
  Willie Thorne 5
  Steve Newbury 2
  Willie Thorne 5
  Murdo MacLeod 3
  Murdo MacLeod 5
  Warren King 4
  Willie Thorne 1
  Neal Foulds 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Bert Demarco 2
  Neal Foulds 5
  Tony Jones 0
  Tony Jones 5
  Terry Griffiths 3
  Neal Foulds 3
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Ray Reardon 5
  Colin Roscoe 1
  Ray Reardon 5
  Cliff Wilson 4
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Jim Donnelly 2
  Ray Reardon 3
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Paul Watchorn 1
  Dennis Taylor 5
  John Virgo 3
  John Virgo 5
  Malcolm Bradley 0
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Kirk Stevens 2
  Alex Higgins 5
  Roger Bales 1
  Alex Higgins 3
  Mike Hallett 5
  Mike Hallett 5
  Dessie Sheehan 1
  Mike Hallett 3
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Rex Williams 5
  Dave Chalmers 0
  Rex Williams 3
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Kirk Stevens 5
  Tony Chappel 3
  Dennis Taylor 10
  Cliff Thorburn 2
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Gino Rigitano 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  John Campbell 1
  John Campbell 5
  Wayne Jones 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Tony Meo 4
  Tony Meo 5
  Pascal Burke 1
  Tony Meo 5
  Dave Martin 1
  Dave Martin 5
  Bob Chaperon 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Doug Mountjoy 3
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Eddie McLaughlin 4
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Mark Wildman 0
  Mark Wildman 5
  Jack McLaughlin 3
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Eddie Charlton 4
  John Parrott 5
  Marcel Gauvreau 3
  John Parrott 1
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Clive Everton 1
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Steve Davis 7
  Jimmy White 5
  Bill Oliver 1
  Jimmy White 1
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Steve Duggan 3
  Silvino Francisco 1
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Peter Francisco 5
  John Spencer 2
  Peter Francisco 4
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Danny Fowler 2
  Dean Reynolds 0
  Steve Davis 5
  David Taylor 5
  Dene O'Kane 1
  David Taylor 5
  John Rea 1
  John Rea 5
  Eugene Hughes 4
  David Taylor 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Graham Miles 5
  Tommy Murphy 3
  Graham Miles 0
  Steve Davis 5
  Steve Davis 5
  Mario Morra 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 28 October 1984.
Dennis Taylor
  Northern Ireland
10–2 Cliff Thorburn
  Canada
6–64, 74–50 (58), 66–52, 33–70, 107–1 (57), 81–38, 74–24, 112–22 (112), 96–27, 79–23 (79), 80–20 (65), 90–33
112 Highest break
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012.