1984 World Doubles Championship

The 1984 Hofmeister World Doubles was the second staging of the doubles snooker tournament. It was played at the Derngate in Northampton and held between 5 and 16 December 1984 with the tournament televised on ITV.[1]

Hofmeister World Doubles
Tournament information
Dates5–16 December 1984
VenueDerngate
CityNorthampton
CountryEngland
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£150,000
Winner's share£34,500
Highest break200 Hallett/Taylor (combined)
Final
ChampionHiggins/White
Runner-upThorburn/Thorne
Score10–2
1983
1985

Defending champions Steve Davis and Tony Meo chances for a third title ended by the teaming of Alex Higgins and Jimmy White in the semi-final by 6–9 and Higgins and White went on to beat Cliff Thorburn and Willie Thorne 10–2 in the final. The highest break of the tournament did not go to the champions but to David Taylor and Mike Hallett with a combined break of 200.

Selected early resultsEdit

Played at Hatton Garden in November 1984

    Morra/Bradley 5–1     Williamson/Darlington
    Miles/P. Francisco 5– 4     Hargreaves/Duggan
    Chalmers/McLaughlin 5–0     Fagan/B. Harris

Last 32

Played at the Derngate, Northampton before the TV coverage began with the last 16 on 8 December.

    S. Davis/Meo 5–2     D. Hughes/Kearney
    Miles/P. Francisco 5– 4     Johnson/Wilson
    Werbeniuk/Charlton 5–2     Sheehan/Watchorn
    David Taylor/Hallett 5–?
    Higgins/White 5–2     Martin/Crispey
    Reynolds/O'Kane 5–4     Gauvreau/Fowler
    Griffiths/Parrott 5–0     Chalmers/McLaughlin
    Bales/Oliver 5–2     N. Foulds/G. Foulds
    Thorburn/Thorne 5–2     Morra/Bradley
    Mountjoy/Jones 5–1     Chappel/Newbury
    Stevens/Virgo 5–0     Donnelly/Roscoe
    Dennis Taylor/Williams 5–0     Medati/Browne
    Knowles/Spencer 5–?     Harris/Fitzmaurice
    Wildman/Fisher 5–3     Edmonds/Meadowcroft
    Reardon/Murphy 5–2     F. Davis/Watterson
    S. Francisco/Jones 5–4     Campbell/King

Main drawEdit

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
            
    Davis/Meo 5
    Miles/Francisco 2
    Davis/Meo 5
    Taylor/Hallett 1
    Werbeniuk/Charlton 4
    Taylor/Hallett 5
    Davis/Meo 6
    Higgins/White 9
    Higgins/White 5
    Reynolds/O'Kane 4
    Higgins/White 5
    Griffiths/Parrott 2
    Griffiths/Parrott 5
    Bales/Oliver 4
    Higgins/White 10
    Thorburn/Thorne 2
    Thorburn/Thorne 5
    Mountjoy/Jones 3
    Thorburn/Thorne 5
    Stevens/Virgo 3
    Stevens/Virgo 5
    Taylor/Williams 3
    Thorburn/Thorne 9
    Knowles/Spencer 1
    Knowles/Spencer 5
    Wildman/Fisher 4
    Knowles/Spencer 5
    Reardon/Murphy 4
    Francisco/Jones 3
    Reardon/Murphy 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Doubles Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)