1986 Canadian Professional Championship

The 1986 Canadian Professional Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament, which took place in August 1986 at Snooker Centre, Toronto, Canada.[1][2]

Canadian Professional Championship
Tournament information
DatesAugust 1986
VenueSnooker Centre
CityToronto
CountryCanada
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£13,000
Winner's share£2,900
Highest break129 (Jim Wych)
Final
ChampionCanada Cliff Thorburn
Runner-upCanada Jim Wych
Score6–2
1985
1987

Cliff Thorburn won the title for the third year in a row, and fourth overall, by beating Jim Wych 6–2 in the final.[3] Wych compiled the highest break of the tournament, 129, in his quarter-final match against Bernie Mikkelsen.[2]

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association funded £13,000 in prize money through its national championship subsidy, a scheme which provided £1,000 per entrant. Thorburn received £2,900 as winner.[2]

Main drawEdit

[4][2][5]

First round
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 11 frames
     
          Cliff Thorburn 6  
  Gerry Watson 6       Gerry Watson 1  
  Joe Cagianello 3         Cliff Thorburn 6  
  Frank Jonik 6         Frank Jonik 3  
  Gino Rigitano 1       Frank Jonik 6  
  Bob Chaperon 6       Bob Chaperon 3  
  Jim Bear 3         Cliff Thorburn 6
            Jim Wych 2
          Jim Wych 6  
  Bernie Mikkelsen 6       Bernie Mikkelsen 3  
  Wayne Sanderson 1         Jim Wych 6  
            Kirk Stevens 2  
          Kirk Stevens 6      
  Paul Thornley 6       Paul Thornley 2      
  Mario Morra 4  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Other National Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Thorburn wins Canadian title … and Francisco takes South African". Snooker Scene. No. September 1986. Everton's News Agency. p. 14-15.
  3. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 154.
  4. ^ "1986 Canadian Professional Championship Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  5. ^ Hale, Janice (1987). Rothmans Snooker Yearbook 1987–88. Aylesbury: Queen Anne Press. p. 273. ISBN 0356146901.