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The 1993 Pot Black was the third of the revived professional invitational snooker tournament, the 21st series altogether and the last series of Pot Black in its traditional form. Recording took place during the summer of 1993 and broadcast in autumn. The tournament was held at Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, and had reverted to the traditional format after the 1992 "Timeframe" was unpopular with viewers and players. It featured sixteen professional players in a knock-out system. All matches until the semi-final were one-frame shoot-outs, the semi-final was an aggregate score of two frames and the final being contested over the best of three frames.

Pot Black 93
Tournament information
DatesSummer 1993 (broadcast 6 September-20 October 1993)
VenuePebble Mill Studios
FormatNon-Ranking event
Highest breakEngland David Roe (104)
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Mike Hallett

Broadcasts were shown on Monday afternoons on BBC1 except the semi-finals and final were for three days and the series started at 15:05 on Monday 6 September 1993.[1] David Vine was the new presenter for the series replacing Eammon Holmes and Ted Lowe remained in the commentary box with some of the players as co-commentators while John Williams refereed the series.

The final was won by Steve Davis beating Mike Hallett 2–0 and winning the Pot Black title for the fourth time beating John Spencer and Eddie Charlton's record of three titles.[2][3]

Main drawEdit


Final: Best of 3 frames.
Pebble Mill Studios, Birmingham, England, Summer 1993 (Broadcast 20 October 1993).
Steve Davis
2–0 Mike Hallett


  1. ^ "BBC Television – 6 September 1993 – Pot Black". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ "BBC Television – 20 October 1993 – Pot Black:". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
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