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1985 Masters (snooker)

The 1985 Benson & Hedges Masters was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 27 January and 3 February 1985 at the Wembley Conference Centre in London, England. The highest break of the tournament was 103 made by Cliff Thorburn, for which Thorburn earned £3,750.

Benson & Hedges Masters
Tournament information
Dates27 January–3 February 1985
VenueWembley Conference Centre
CityLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£150,000
Winner's share£37,500
Highest breakCanada Cliff Thorburn (103)
Final
ChampionCanada Cliff Thorburn
Runner-upWales Doug Mountjoy
Score9–6
1984
1986

The top 16 ranked players took part in the competition. The first round match between Alex Higgins and Steve Davis on 29 January turned out to be one of the all-time greatest matches between the pair when Higgins won 5-4 in front of an ecstatic Wembley crowd. The final on 3 February gave Cliff Thorburn his second Masters title defeating Doug Mountjoy 9-6 in the final, and he became the second player to win two Masters titles.

FieldEdit

Defending champion Jimmy White was the number 1 seed with World Champion Steve Davis seeded 2.[1] The remaining places were allocated to the top 16 players in the world rankings. Willie Thorne was making his debut in the Masters.

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
            
1   Jimmy White 5
12   Willie Thorne 2
1   Jimmy White 5
13   John Spencer 2
7   Eddie Charlton 3
13   John Spencer 5
1   Jimmy White 4
4   Cliff Thorburn 6
6   Ray Reardon 5
16   David Taylor 1
6   Ray Reardon 0
4   Cliff Thorburn 5
4   Cliff Thorburn 5
11   Dennis Taylor 3
4   Cliff Thorburn 9
15   Doug Mountjoy 6
3   Tony Knowles 3
15   Doug Mountjoy 5
15   Doug Mountjoy 5
10   Tony Meo 4
5   Kirk Stevens 2
10   Tony Meo 5
15   Doug Mountjoy 6
8   Terry Griffiths 2
8   Terry Griffiths 5
14   Bill Werbeniuk 2
8   Terry Griffiths 5
9   Alex Higgins 1
2   Steve Davis 4
9   Alex Higgins 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: John Smyth
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England, 3 February 1985.
Cliff Thorburn
  Canada
9–6 Doug Mountjoy
  Wales
First session: 67–42, 20–72, 8–78, 60–48, 52–63, 94–0 (54), 53–45, 94–0 (60), 75–18, 62–73, 60–67, 93–58 (72), 83–49 (64), 42–64, 65–25
72 Highest break
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 0

Century breaksEdit

Total: 1[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 3 October 1984. p. 24.
  2. ^ "1985 Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  3. ^ "The Masters". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  4. ^ "1985 Masters". CueTracker - Snooker Results and Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 January 2015.