1978–79 snooker season

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The 1978–79 snooker season was a series of snooker tournaments played between August 1978 and June 1979. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

1978–79 snooker season
Details
DurationAugust 1978 – June 1979
Tournaments16 (1 ranking event)
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipWales Doug Mountjoy
MastersSouth Africa Perrie Mans
World ChampionshipWales Terry Griffiths

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–?? 08–??   RSA NR South African Professional Championship   Perrie Mans   Silvino Francisco 9–5 [1]
08–?? 08–??   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship   Eddie Charlton   Ian Anderson [n 2] [1]
08–16 09–04   CAN NR Canadian Open Canadian National Exhibition Stadium Toronto   Cliff Thorburn   Tony Meo 17–15 [2]
11–02 11–03   ENG NR Champion of Champions Wembley Conference Centre London   Ray Reardon   Alex Higgins 11–9 [3]
11–22 12–01   ENG NR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston   Doug Mountjoy   David Taylor 15–9 [4][5]
12–?? 12–??   ENG NR Pot Black BBC Studios Birmingham   Ray Reardon   Doug Mountjoy 2–1 [6][7]
01–14 01–17   ENG NR Holsten Lager International Fulcrum Centre Slough   John Spencer   Graham Miles 11–7 [3][8][9]
01–22 01–26   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   Perrie Mans   Alex Higgins 8–4 [10][11][12]
10–23 01–28   ENG NR Forward Chemicals Tournament Royal Exchange Theatre[n 3] Manchester   Ray Reardon   John Spencer 9–6 [3][11][13]
02–01 02–03   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   Doug Mountjoy   Ray Reardon 6–5 [14]
02–10 02–14   IND NR Bombay International Bombay Gymkhana Bombay   John Spencer   Dennis Taylor [n 4] [3]
02–?? 02–??   ENG NR Tolly Cobbold Classic Corn Exchange Ipswich   Alex Higgins   Ray Reardon 5–4 [15]
03–20 03–22   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Ulster Hall Belfast   Alex Higgins   Patsy Fagan 21–12 [16][17]
04–16 04–28   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Terry Griffiths   Dennis Taylor 24–16 [18][19]
05–05 05–12   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Doug Mountjoy   Graham Miles 8–4 [20][21][22]
05–12 05–13   NIR NR Golden Masters Queen's Hall Newtownards   Ray Reardon   Graham Miles 4–2 [3]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings.[23][24][25]

No. Ch. Name
1     Ray Reardon
2     Perrie Mans
3     Eddie Charlton
4     John Spencer
5     Cliff Thorburn
6     Fred Davis
7     Alex Higgins
8     Dennis Taylor
9     Graham Miles
10     John Pulman
11     Patsy Fagan
12     Bill Werbeniuk
13     David Taylor
14     Doug Mountjoy
15     Willie Thorne
16     Jim Meadowcroft

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The result of the final is unknown.
  3. ^ Played at various venues throughout the country under a round robin system, with the top two players meeting at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
  4. ^ No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Other National Professional Championships". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Canadian Open, Canadian Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Turner, Chris. "Other Non-Ranking and Invition Events". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  4. ^ Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  5. ^ Snooker Scene, November 1978, page 6
  6. ^ "Pot Black History". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Pot Black, Junior Pot Black". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  8. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Werbeniuk passes away". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ Snooker Scene, January 1979, page 7
  10. ^ Turner, Chris. "The Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  11. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hunter's first ranking title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  12. ^ Snooker Scene, December 1978, page 13
  13. ^ Snooker Scene, October 1978, page 27
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  15. ^ Turner, Chris. "Tolly Cobbold Classic". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  16. ^ Turner, Chris. "Irish Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  17. ^ Snooker Scene, May 1979, page 28
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  19. ^ Snooker Scene, March 1979, page 18
  20. ^ "Pontin's Roll of Honour". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  21. ^ Turner, Chris. "Pontins Open, Pontins Professional, Pontins World Pro-Am Series". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  22. ^ Snooker Scene, April 1979, page 24
  23. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1975/76 to 1989/90". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  24. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  25. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.

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