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1971 World Snooker Championship

World Snooker Championship
Tournament information
Dates October–November 1970
City Sydney
Country Australia
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Winner's share £2,333
Highest break John Spencer (126)
Final
Champion John Spencer
Runner-up Warren Simpson
Score 37–29
1970
1972

The 1971 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament that took place between October and November 1970 in Sydney, Australia.[1][2]

John Spencer won his second World Championship title by defeating Warren Simpson 37–29 in the final. Spencer also made the highest break of the tournament with 126.[3]

Contents

  • Tournament summary 1
  • Round-robin stage 2
  • Knockout stage 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Tournament summary

  • This was the first time the championship was held outside the United Kingdom when it went to Australia. It would be hosted there again in 1975.[2]
  • The championship was also the only time when the championship was based on a round robin format.
  • Reardon's defeat meant he held the record as the player with the shortest reign as world champion.[4]
  • Spencer won his second world title and earned £2,333.[5] He beat Warren Simpson who, playing in his home country, reached the final at his first attempt.[2]
  • In the final, Spencer compiled three centuries in successive frames (105, 107, 126), and became the first player to do so in major competition.[4]

Round-robin stage

Pos Player MP MW ML FW FL FD Pts
1 Eddie Charlton 4 3 1 92 56 +36 6
2 John Spencer 4 3 1 86 62 +24 6
3 Ray Reardon 4 3 0 64 47 +17 6
4 Warren Simpson 4 3 1 76 72 +4 6
5 John Pulman 4 2 2 80 68 +12 4
6 Gary Owen 4 2 2 77 71 +6 4
7 Paddy Morgan 4 1 2 44 67 −23 2
8 Perrie Mans 4 0 4 61 87 −26 0
9 Norman Squire 4 0 4 49 99 −50 0

Each competitor played 37 frames against four of the other eight.[1][6]

Knockout stage

[1][6][8]

Semi-finals
Best of 49 frames
Final
Best of 73 frames
           
Eddie Charlton 22
Warren Simpson 27
Warren Simpson 29
John Spencer 37
John Spencer 34
Ray Reardon 15

Notes

  1. ^ Match was declared null and void, as Morgan missed final session

References

  1. ^ a b c "World Championship 1971". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "2004 Embassy World Championship Information". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 8 December 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Eric, Hayton (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. London: Rose Villa Publications.  
  5. ^ "1971 World Championships Player Prize Money". Snooker Database. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "1971 World Championships Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sporting Details".  
  8. ^ "Embassy World Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
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