1976 World Championship

Status: Professional Ranking
Season: 1975-1976
Dates: April 11th 1976 - April 24th 1976
Qualifying dates: March 29th 1976 - April 2nd 1976
Location: England Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester, England
Sponsor: Embassy
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 48 47 13 12 2 7 129
Frame rate 11.17 11.4 41.23 44.67 268 76.57 4.16
Note: Top half of draw played at Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough. Bottom half and final played at Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester.
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
27 0 27
Matches: 26
Frames: 536
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 7 7
Prize fund: GBP 15,000
Points scored: 56,686
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Wales Ray Reardon 27 (53) 16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 42-63; 11-62; 66-59; 12-85(59); 58-17; 6-118(87); 97(70)-19; 93(58)-32; 101-34; 64-40; 94(83)-16; 32-68(60); 61-30; 14-95(79); 17-72; 19-58; 61-19; 20-95(80); 26-47; 68-41; 32-99; 79-44; 73-35; 102(59)-5; 70-33; 96-21; 32-61; 7-77(63); 72-68; 64-44; 64-62(51); 70(66)-48; 71-10; 62(61)-32; 18-90(82); 53-44; 53-8; 16-56; 58-20; 77-59; 32-75; 82-36; 62-25
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8, 9-9, 9-10, 10-10, 10-11, 11-11, 12-11, 13-11, 14-11, 15-11, 15-12, 15-13, 16-13, 17-13, 18-13, 19-13, 20-13, 21-13, 21-14, 22-14, 23-14, 23-15, 24-15, 25-15, 25-16, 26-16, 27-16
Referee: Bill Timms
Reardon Higgins Total
Points scored: 2307 2122 4429
Avg. points/frame: 53.65 49.35 103
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 2 2 1 1 - - 6
Higgins 2 2 1 3 - - 8
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 20 (39) 18 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 78-37; 50-72; 80(57)-17; 73-46; 57-41; 86(65)-31; 44-71; 65-43; 9-83; 31-95(65); 86(66)-23; 33-75; 72-49; 88-12; 46-57; 36-91(83); 93(92)-11; 70-47; 57-71; 35-85(50); 72-46; 136(121)-0; 47-71; 35-76(60); 85-23; 25-94(61); 72-40; 73-33; 6-134(88); 49-74; 88-47; 39-86; 18-95; 85-9; 74-46; 16-102; 21-68(68); 61-56
Centuries: Higgins: 121
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 12-9, 13-9, 13-10, 13-11, 14-11, 14-12, 15-12, 16-12, 16-13, 16-14, 17-14, 17-15, 17-16, 18-16, 19-16, 19-17, 19-18, 20-18
Higgins Charlton Total
Points scored: 2191 2157 4348
Avg. points/frame: 57.66 56.76 114.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 2 - - 1 1 5
Charlton 1 4 - 2 - - 7
Semi-final Wales Ray Reardon 20 (39) 10 South Africa Perrie Mans
Scores: 42-67; 57-55; 113(65)-8; 56-40; 1-78; 55-33; 31-63; 128(85)-15; 69-37; 19-83; 109(69)-9; 54-71; 64-41; 31-79; 84-30; 77-45; 14-68; 78-24; 89(65)-41; 124(70)-15; 105(55)-27; 95-31; 71-66; 49-63; 63-8; 29-107(69); 133(133)-1; 6-92; 82(66)-38; 84-40
Centuries: Reardon: 133
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7, 14-7, 15-7, 16-7, 16-8, 17-8, 17-9, 18-9, 18-10, 19-10, 20-10
Reardon Mans Total
Points scored: 2012 1375 3387
Avg. points/frame: 67.07 45.83 112.9
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 1 4 1 1 - 1 8
Mans - 1 - - - - 1
Quarter-final Australia Eddie Charlton 15 (29) 13 England Fred Davis
Scores: 42-72(60); 71-60(60); 98(65)-0; 100(70)-27; 63-59; 6-53; 84(55)-35; 42-72; 85(22)-55; 129(129)-0; 36-67; 34-87; 31-68; 4-69(60); 54-55; 72-27; 69-34; 42-98(54); 56-45; 25-77; 86-7; 16-71(61); 74-17; 53-54; 45-85; 1-63; 82(68)-13; 77-1
Centuries: Charlton: 129
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8, 9-9, 10-9, 10-10, 11-10, 11-11, 12-11, 12-12, 12-13, 12-14, 13-14, 14-14
Charlton Davis Total
Points scored: 1577 1371 2948
Avg. points/frame: 56.32 48.96 105.29
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 1 2 1 - - 1 5
Davis 1 4 - - - - 5
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 15 (29) 14 England John Spencer
Scores: 73-48; 81-32; 69(62)-70; 23-77; 73(65)-1; 36-50; 67-65; 19-64(54); 86-27; 53-70; 74-35; 83-51; 22-93; 60-68; 77-50; 33-55; 88-21; 66-59(59); 61-75(64); 72(64)-22; 96-39; 29-97; 77-17; 17-69; 17-75; 71(64)-12; 46-62; 20-62; 68-14
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8, 10-8, 10-9, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 13-10, 13-11, 13-12, 14-12, 14-13, 14-14, 15-14
Higgins Spencer Total
Points scored: 1657 1480 3137
Avg. points/frame: 57.14 51.03 108.17
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - 4 - - - - 4
Spencer 2 1 - - - - 3
Quarter-final South Africa Perrie Mans 15 (29) 8 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 61-51; 38-55; 37-92; 32-68(57); 81(56)-47; 80-35; 78-34; 76-5; 109-8; 52-76; 64-50; 32-60; 82-20; 71-41; 77-48; 55-62; 46-68; 66-35; 70-50; 50-52; 83-48; 81-17; 74-18
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5, 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 12-8, 13-8, 14-8, 15-8
Mans Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 1495 1040 2535
Avg. points/frame: 65 45.22 110.22
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans 1 - - - - - 1
Meadowcroft 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Wales Ray Reardon 15 (29) 2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 75-50; 101-31; 101-19; 57-41; 80(72)-28; 80(56)-39; 77(68)-47; 20-71(55); 95(54)-47; 91-38; 72-36; 23-69; 104-12; 69-58; 95-26; 74-49; 115(115)-3
Centuries: Reardon: 115
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, 10-1, 10-2, 11-2, 12-2, 13-2, 14-2, 15-2
Reardon Taylor Total
Points scored: 1329 664 1993
Avg. points/frame: 78.18 39.06 117.24
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 2 1 1 - - 1 5
Taylor 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 Australia Eddie Charlton 15 (29) 9 England John Pulman
Scores: 117(51)-11; 34-81; 84-38; 103-11; 23-86; 31-63; 79(51)-50; 43-75(53); 29-61; 89-28; 81-44; 117(60)-16; 54-65; 78-35; 74-57; 0-136(54,63); 102-10; 96-37; 83(83)-39; 115-9; 46-65; 53-60; 137(137)-0; 67(50)-54
Centuries: Charlton: 137
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9, 14-9, 15-9
Charlton Pulman Total
Points scored: 1735 1131 2866
Avg. points/frame: 72.29 47.13 119.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 3 1 - 1 - 1 6
Pulman 2 1 - - - - 3
Last 16 England Fred Davis 15 (29) 12 Canada Bill Werbeniuk
Scores: 83-35; 77-55; 109-1; 43-68; 108(57)-1; 65-55; 90(83)-12; 12-59; 27-73; 68-44; 32-80; 60-27; 67-36; 74(74)-28; 56(51)-62; 7-66(65); 89-28; 74-50; 67-40; 40-53; 11-63; 59-33; 37-62; 75-24
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6, 13-7, 13-8, 14-8, 14-9, 15-9
Davis Werbeniuk Total
Points scored: 1430 1055 2485
Avg. points/frame: 52.96 39.07 92.04
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 2 - 1 1 - - 4
Werbeniuk - 1 - - - - 1
Last 16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 15 (29) 14 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 58-41; 105-7; 31-71; 87-14; 42-68; 80(51)-6; 30-107(50); 70-50; 28-67; 14-86(62); 43-79; 46-58; 53-93(87); 76(56)-47; 61-58; 18-81; 37-71; 79-42; 103(67)-37; 88-24; 25-58; 66-78; 7-72; 73(65)-28; 72-10; 29-72(68); 100(52)-36; 79(54)-23; 92-38
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, 8-10, 9-10, 10-10, 10-11, 10-12, 10-13, 11-13, 12-13, 12-14, 13-14, 14-14, 15-14
Higgins Thorburn Total
Points scored: 1692 1522 3214
Avg. points/frame: 58.34 52.48 110.83
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 4 2 - - - - 6
Thorburn 1 2 - 1 - - 4
Last 16 South Africa Perrie Mans 15 (29) 10 England Graham Miles
Scores: 45-72(71); 68-15; 31-72; 69-38; 15-117(68); 69-21; 47-69; 8-97(60); 70-66; 59-42; 13-92(68); 66-59; 57-23; 112(50)-12; 75-22; 74-43; 87-0; 56-68; 41-77; 60-30; 66-38; 57-56; 14-119(71); 23-108(58,50); 74-46
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8, 12-8, 13-8, 14-8, 14-9, 14-10, 15-10
Mans Miles Total
Points scored: 1356 1402 2758
Avg. points/frame: 54.24 56.08 110.32
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans 1 - - - - - 1
Miles 2 3 2 - - - 7
Last 16 England Jim Meadowcroft 15 (29) 7 England Rex Williams
Scores: 70-36; 59-71; 23-63; 69-29; 74-35; 72(58)-55; 73-19; 66-32; 21-75; 66-47; 51-55; 81-51; 59-39; 46-65; 76-22; 55-65; 77(52)-39; 63-24; 68-31; 64-36; 55-68; 83-10
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 9-5, 10-5, 10-6, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6, 14-6, 14-7, 15-7
Meadowcroft Williams Total
Points scored: 1371 967 2338
Avg. points/frame: 62.32 43.95 106.27
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft 2 - - - - - 2
Williams - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Wales Ray Reardon 15 (29) 7 England John Dunning
Scores: 88(81)-1; 33-79; 41-46; 79(57)-32; 40-80; 35-81; 80(54)-32; 80(59)-40; 106(106)-0; 86-21; 79-36; 13-93; 74; 33-73; 82(56)-27; 71(71)-63(63); 57-74; 67-46; 91-2; 63-49; 85-42; 98(54)-9
Centuries: Reardon: 106
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7, 14-7
Reardon Dunning Total
Points scored: 1407 926 2333
Avg. points/frame: 63.95 42.09 106.05
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 5 - 1 1 - 1 8
Dunning - 1 - - - - 1
Last 16 England John Spencer 15 (29) 5 England David Taylor
Scores: 34-79; 76-28; 89-30; 81-20; 18-77; 104-23; 65-52; 82-49; 70-31; 82-14; 69-46; 81(81)-49; 63(62)-56; 115(56)-52; 106(95)-2; 17-98(57); 59-63; 79-27; 28-68; 138(138)-0
Centuries: Spencer: 138
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 12-2, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 14-4, 14-5, 15-5
Spencer Taylor Total
Points scored: 1456 864 2320
Avg. points/frame: 72.8 43.2 116
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 1 1 - 1 1 1 5
Taylor 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 15 (29) 9 Wales Gary Owen
Scores: 41-87; 60-33; 92-2; 61-48; 81-22; 112(58)-4; 51-73; 64-56; 59-43; 24-55; 86(69)-46; 37-87(63); 69-42; 59-46; 74-53; 66-73; 88-36; 58-29; 32-87(68); 44-52; 39-75; 29-62; 59-50; 59-51
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 11-5, 12-5, 13-5, 13-6, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9, 14-9, 15-9
Taylor Owen Total
Points scored: 1444 1212 2656
Avg. points/frame: 60.17 50.5 110.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 1 1 - - - - 2
Owen - 2 - - - - 2
Round 3 England Jim Meadowcroft 8 (15) 5 England Willie Thorne
Scores: 58(53)-18; 38-87(73); 72-30; 73(51)-40; 69-20; 37-62; 58-17; 12-81; 53-61(61); 10-77(59); 86-25; 40-58; 83(57)-15
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6
Meadowcroft Thorne Total
Points scored: 689 591 1280
Avg. points/frame: 53 45.46 98.46
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft 3 - - - - - 3
Thorne 1 1 1 - - - 3
Round 3 England David Taylor 8 (15) 7 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 48-37; 64-47; 60-45; 44-74; 49-72; 2-68; 21-54; 90-8; 42-62; 49-57; 55-5; 95(77)-19; 58-38
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6
Taylor Rea Total
Points scored: 677 586 1263
Avg. points/frame: 45.13 39.07 84.2
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - 1 - - - 1
Rea - - - - - - 0
Round 2 England Jim Meadowcroft 8 (15) 4 England Ron Gross
Scores: 33-63; 83-24; 62-34; 18-75; 51-36; 38-56; 33-50; 83-9; 95-19; 84-8; 76-36; 83-30
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4
Meadowcroft Gross Total
Points scored: 739 440 1179
Avg. points/frame: 61.58 36.67 98.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft - - - - - - 0
Gross - - - - - - 0
Round 2 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 8 (15) 5 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 65-28; 45-55; 51-53; 51-27; 69-32; 67-26; 62-22; 43-61; 84-34; 39-45; 42-90; 57-44; 57-30
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5
Rea Bennett Total
Points scored: 732 547 1279
Avg. points/frame: 56.31 42.08 98.38
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Rea - - - - - - 0
Bennett - - - - - - 0
Round 2 England David Taylor 8 (15) 1 England David Greaves
Scores: 56-30; 63-29; 75-37; 84-15; 60-48; 71-48; 16-98; 81-9; 62-52
Match Progress: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1
Taylor Greaves Total
Points scored: 568 366 934
Avg. points/frame: 63.11 40.67 103.78
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Round 2 England Willie Thorne 8 (15) 3 Australia Lou Condo
Scores: 110(68)-14; 42-78; 53-57; 103(60)-14; 84-2; 130(60)-1; 34-69; 91(72)-30; 90-33; 67(51)-39; 77-15
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3
Thorne Condo Total
Points scored: 881 352 1233
Avg. points/frame: 80.09 32 112.09
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 1 3 1 - - - 5
Condo - - - - - - 0
Round 1 Australia Lou Condo 8 (15) 6 Wales Marcus Owen
Scores: 39-51; 69-31; 76-36; 1-95; 80-29; 34-86(57); 48-46; 50-60; 71-14; 57-56; 17-67; 68-42; 17-62; 70-29
Match Progress: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 8-6
Condo Owen Total
Points scored: 697 704 1401
Avg. points/frame: 49.79 50.29 100.07
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Condo - - - - - - 0
Owen 1 - - - - - 1
Round 1 England David Greaves 8 (15) 5 Australia Jim Charlton
Scores: 59-19; 51-53; 44-60; 54-45; 41-57; 64-21; 55-67; no scores recorded for 6 frames
Match Progress:
Greaves Charlton Total
Points scored: 368 322 690
Avg. points/frame: 28.31 24.77 53.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Charlton - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Ron Gross 8 (15) 5 England Maurice Parkin
Scores: 68-41; 31-70; 38-58; 63-34; 54-44; 41-55; 90-31; 33-70; 48-54; 72-38; 75(65)-39; 75-29; 90(50)-17
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5
Gross Parkin Total
Points scored: 778 580 1358
Avg. points/frame: 59.85 44.62 104.46
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Gross 1 1 - - - - 2
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Jim Meadowcroft 8 (15) 1 Australia Dennis Wheelwright
Scores: 58-18; 7-42; 56-59; 79-42; 82-32; 80-51; 90-29; 80(74)-47; 97-19
Match Progress: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2
Meadowcroft Wheelwright Total
Points scored: 629 339 968
Avg. points/frame: 69.89 37.67 107.56
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft - - 1 - - - 1
Wheelwright - - - - - - 0
Round 1 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 8 (15) 5 Australia Ian Anderson
Scores: 47-49; 20-88; 66-41; 16-96; 55-42; 21-60; 62-28; 60-41; 31-74; 47-56; 72-36; 60-49; 71-66
Match Progress: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6
Rea Anderson Total
Points scored: 628 726 1354
Avg. points/frame: 48.31 55.85 104.15
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Rea - - - - - - 0
Anderson - - - - - - 0