1978 Masters

Status: Professional Invitational
Season: 1977-1978
Dates: February 6th 1978 - February 10th 1978
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England New London Theatre, London, England
Sponsor: Benson and Hedges
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 4 2 - 4 - - 10
Frame rate 15.75 31.5 - 15.75 - - 6.3
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
10 0 10
Matches: 9
Frames: 63
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 0 0
Prize fund: GBP 8,000
Points scored: 6,724
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 7 (13) 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 107-17; 71-41; 94-6; 17-69; 16-104; 13-101(88); 14-62; 84(80)-29; 58-70; 68-48; 61-47; 72-15
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5
Higgins Thorburn Total
Points scored: 675 609 1284
Avg. points/frame: 56.25 50.75 107
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - 1 - - 1
Thorburn - - - 1 - - 1
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5 (9) 1 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 74-37; 95(87)-9; 72-17; 78-25; 40-72(58); 91(54)-6
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1
Higgins Reardon Total
Points scored: 450 166 616
Avg. points/frame: 75 27.67 102.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 - - 1 - - 2
Reardon 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 5 (9) 3 England John Spencer
Scores: 55-63; 19-105(80); 64-47; 20-66; 79-29; 72-33; 72-59; 64-25
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3
Thorburn Spencer Total
Points scored: 445 427 872
Avg. points/frame: 55.63 53.38 109
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - - - - - - 0
Spencer - - - 1 - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4 (7) 3 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 64-43; 41-68; 10-90; 80-20; 69-30; 8-75; 77-25
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3
Higgins Taylor Total
Points scored: 349 351 700
Avg. points/frame: 49.86 50.14 100
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - - - - 0
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Wales Ray Reardon 4 (7) 1 England Graham Miles
Scores: 60-49; 70-31; 33-91(64); 60-58; 73-21
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1
Reardon Miles Total
Points scored: 296 250 546
Avg. points/frame: 59.2 50 109.2
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon - - - - - - 0
Miles - 1 - - - - 1
Quarter-final England John Spencer 4 (7) 2 England John Pulman
Scores: 27-56; 89-21; 89-16; 74-31; 48-75; 59-41
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2
Spencer Pulman Total
Points scored: 386 240 626
Avg. points/frame: 64.33 40 104.33
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer - - - - - - 0
Pulman - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 4 (7) 2 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 60-59(52); 31-66; 66-64; 66-53; 39-83(55); 67-40
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2
Thorburn Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 329 365 694
Avg. points/frame: 54.83 60.83 115.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - - - - - - 0
Mountjoy 2 - - - - - 2
Round 1 England Graham Miles 4 (7) 3 England Fred Davis
Scores: 27-72; 15-88(62); 55-22; 47-58; 66-53; 62-31; 74-29
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3
Miles Davis Total
Points scored: 346 353 699
Avg. points/frame: 49.43 50.43 99.86
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles - - - - - - 0
Davis - 1 - - - - 1
Round 1 England John Pulman 4 (7) 2 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 44-59; 57-49; 57-54; 85-41; 31-84; 69-57
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2
Pulman Fagan Total
Points scored: 343 344 687
Avg. points/frame: 57.17 57.33 114.5
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Pulman - - - - - - 0
Fagan - - - - - - 0