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The 1991 Pot Black was the first of the revived professional invitational snooker tournament after a 5-year absence and the 19th series altogether. It took place during the summer of 1991 and broadcast in autumn. The tournament was held at Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, and featured sixteen professional players in a knock-out system. All matches until the semi-final were one-frame shoot-outs, the semi-final was aggregate score of two frames and the final being contested over the best of three frames.

Pot Black 91
Tournament information
DatesSummer 1991 (broadcast 2 September-16 October 1991)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
FormatNon-Ranking event
Highest break ???
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry

Broadcasts had been moved from primetime BBC2 to an afternoon slot on BBC1 and shown on Mondays and Wednesdays and the series started at 15:05 on Monday 2 September 1991,.[1] Eammon Holmes was the new presenter for the series and three times Pot Black champion John Spencer joined Ted Lowe in the commentary box for the new series while John Williams remained as referee.

Players in this year's series were the top 16 ranked players for the 1991-92 season including former Pot Black winners Doug Mountjoy, Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths and defending champion Jimmy White and former Junior Pot Black players Dean Reynolds, John Parrott and Stephen Hendry. The final was won by Davis by winning the title for the third time beating Hendry 2–1 and equalling John Spencer and Eddie Charlton.[2][3]

Main drawEdit


Final: Best of 3 frames.
Pebble Mill Studios, Birmingham, England, Summer 1991 (Broadcast 16 October 1991).
Steve Davis
2–1 Stephen Hendry


  1. ^ "BBC Television – 2 September 1991 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 16 October 1991 – Pot Black:". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
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