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The Canadian Masters was a professional snooker tournament.

Canadian Masters
Tournament information
VenueMinkler Auditorium
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Final year1989
Final champion(s)England Jimmy White


The tournament was first held in 1974 and was named Canadian Open in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was part of Canadian National Exhibition Week. It was however discontinued after it clashed with the early start of the Main Tour. The event was revived in 1985, and was retitled as Canadian Masters. It was an eight-man invitation event held at the CBC Television Studios. The tournament was sponsored by BCE in 1985 and 1986.[1]

In 1987 the tournament became part of the World Series and Labatt's overtook sponsorship of the event. In 1989 it became the first ranking event held overseas, although only the stages from the last 32 were held in Canada. BCE sponsored the tournament, which was won by Jimmy White, who defeated Steve Davis 9–4 to win £40,000.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Turner, Chris. "Canadian Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Brit Davis pockets Canadian snooker". The Montreal Gazette. 3 November 1986. Retrieved 17 October 2012.