1981 Masters

Status: Professional Invitational
Season: 1980-1981
Dates: January 27th 1981 - February 1st 1981
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
Sponsor: Benson and Hedges
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 8 4 4 2 1 2 21
Frame rate 11.75 23.5 23.5 47 94 47 4.48
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
12 0 12
Matches: 11
Frames: 94
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 2 2
Prize fund: GBP 20,000
Points scored: 10,123
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9 (17) 6 Wales Terry Griffiths
Scores: 117(75)-10; 38-69; 54-64; 62-47; 99-38; 58-51; 20-69; 69-10; 77-37; 75-39; 113-5; 0-136(136); 31-97; 51-62; 85-48
Centuries: Griffiths: 136
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6
Referee: Ireland John Smyth
Match was broadcast
Higgins Griffiths Total
Points scored: 949 782 1731
Avg. points/frame: 63.27 52.13 115.4
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - 1 - - - 1
Griffiths - - - - - 1 1
Semi-final Wales Terry Griffiths 6 (11) 5 England John Spencer
Scores: 33-64; 63-35; 76(56)-27; 1-78; 17-104(55); 48-57; 37-68; 70-62; 57-12; 77-51; 62-21
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5
Match was broadcast
Griffiths Spencer Total
Points scored: 541 579 1120
Avg. points/frame: 49.18 52.64 101.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths 1 - - - - - 1
Spencer 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6 (11) 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 37-79; 82-22; 34-100(70); 28-74; 42-69; 22-69; 71-30; 79-5; 85(85)-57; 61-52; 83(77)-35
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5
Referee: Ireland John Smyth
Match was broadcast
Higgins Thorburn Total
Points scored: 624 592 1216
Avg. points/frame: 56.73 53.82 110.55
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - 1 1 - - 2
Thorburn - - 1 - - - 1
Quarter-final Wales Terry Griffiths 5 (9) 2 England Fred Davis
Scores: 36-58; 93-17; 110-8; 25-70; 69-41; 70-1; 85-11
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2
Match was broadcast
Griffiths Davis Total
Points scored: 488 206 694
Avg. points/frame: 69.71 29.43 99.14
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths - - - - - - 0
Davis - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5 (9) 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 61-37; 51-63; 110(51)-6; 81-40; 72-37; 101(71)-8
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1
Referee: Ireland John Smyth
Match was broadcast
Higgins Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 476 191 667
Avg. points/frame: 79.33 31.83 111.17
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 - 1 - - - 2
Mountjoy - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final England John Spencer 5 (9) 1 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 30-56; 74(51)-38; 64-48; 91-14; 68-55; 70-32
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1
Match was broadcast
Spencer Reardon Total
Points scored: 397 243 640
Avg. points/frame: 66.17 40.5 106.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 1 - - - - - 1
Reardon - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 5 (9) 4 South Africa Perrie Mans
Scores: 38-66; 37-49; 71-32; 107(102)-25; 70-47; 1-69; 32-53; 60-46; 104(84)-0
Centuries: Thorburn: 102
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4
Match was broadcast
Thorburn Mans Total
Points scored: 520 387 907
Avg. points/frame: 57.78 43 100.78
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - - - 1 - 1 2
Mans - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Fred Davis 5 (9) 4 Canada Kirk Stevens
Scores: 51-38; 87-37; 32-66; 11-89; 80(60)-26; 28-64; 73-16; 36-64; 68(64)-59
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4
Match was broadcast
Davis Stevens Total
Points scored: 466 459 925
Avg. points/frame: 51.78 51 102.78
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 2 - - - - 2
Stevens - - - - - - 0
Round 1 South Africa Perrie Mans 5 (9) 3 England Steve Davis
Scores: 26-106; 82-14; 12-110(91); 72-60; 76-28; 51-42; 59-64(54); 65-25
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3
Match was broadcast
Mans Davis Total
Points scored: 443 449 892
Avg. points/frame: 55.38 56.13 111.5
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans - - - - - - 0
Davis 1 - - - 1 - 2
Round 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy 5 (9) 0 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 71-48; 70(62)-56(50); 58-43; 81-39; 85-21
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0
Match was broadcast
Mountjoy Charlton Total
Points scored: 365 207 572
Avg. points/frame: 73 41.4 114.4
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy - 1 - - - - 1
Charlton 1 - - - - - 1
Round 1 England John Spencer 5 (9) 2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 46-81; 35-68(56); 60-58; 59-19; 80-24; 89(65)-21; 119(52)-0
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2
Match was broadcast
Spencer Taylor Total
Points scored: 488 271 759
Avg. points/frame: 69.71 38.71 108.43
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 1 1 - - - - 2
Taylor 1 - - - - - 1