1981 English Professional Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1980-1981
Dates: March 8th 1981 - March 14th 1981
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham, England
Sponsor: John Courage
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 30 16 13 4 3 6 72
Frame rate 8.07 15.13 18.62 60.5 80.67 40.33 3.36
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
20 0 20
Matches: 19
Frames: 242
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 6 6
Prize fund: GBP 14,500
Points scored: 26,715
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England Steve Davis 9 (17) 3 England Tony Meo
Scores: 69-5; 24-110(35); 30-82; 66-59; 73-46; 93-20; 102(72)-26; 91-13; 43-65; 60-39; 77(51)-14; 81-5
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
72, 51
Meo:
35
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Davis Meo Total
Points scored: 809 484 1293
Avg. points/frame: 67.42 40.33 107.75
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 - 1 - - - 2
Meo - - - - - - 0
Semi-final England Steve Davis 9 (17) 0 England Ray Edmonds
Scores: 50-39; 60-52; 64-50; 53-52; 64-26; 60-49; 72-9; 71(61)-31; 133(109)-6
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
109, 61
Edmonds:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0
Davis Edmonds Total
Points scored: 627 314 941
Avg. points/frame: 69.67 34.89 104.56
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 - - - 1 2
Edmonds - - - - - - 0
Semi-final England Tony Meo 9 (17) 8 England Willie Thorne
Scores: 21-87; 74-9; 15-102(68); 85-42; 77-42; 70-35; 56-77(51); 33-83; 83-21; 89(89)-7; 25-98; 43-74; 62-61; 0-91(57); 21-88(78); 81-23; 73-11
50+ Breaks:
Meo:
89
Thorne:
78, 68, 57, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Meo Thorne Total
Points scored: 908 951 1859
Avg. points/frame: 53.41 55.94 109.35
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meo - - - 1 - - 1
Thorne 2 1 1 - - - 4
Quarter-final England Steve Davis 9 (17) 7 England John Spencer
Scores: 23-76(68); 62-61; 65-25; 63-29; 21-63; 66(50)-32; 9-112(112); 76(63)-25; 16-75; 0-128; 21-75; 138(138)-0; 0-107; 79-60; 68-39; 60-49
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
138, 63, 50
Spencer:
112, 68
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7
Davis Spencer Total
Points scored: 767 956 1723
Avg. points/frame: 47.94 59.75 107.69
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 1 - - - 1 3
Spencer - 1 - - - 1 2
Quarter-final England Ray Edmonds 9 (17) 5 England Joe Johnson
Scores: 71-57; 28-64; 54-68; 109(88)-10; 18-71; 55-52; 53-51; 63-49; 77-21; 52-62(55); 85(54)-26; 8-76(76); 101(70)-26; 73-38
50+ Breaks:
Edmonds:
88, 70, 54
Johnson:
76, 55
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5
Edmonds Johnson Total
Points scored: 847 671 1518
Avg. points/frame: 60.5 47.93 108.43
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Edmonds 1 - 1 1 - - 3
Johnson 1 - 1 - - - 2
Quarter-final England Tony Meo 9 (17) 7 England Graham Miles
Scores: 131(51)-5; 96(90)-11; 28-79; 95-14; 6-76; 71-1; 56-82; 68(59)-47; 4-66; 67-56; 64-24; 64-14; 17-96(56); 1-67; 46-73; 75(69)-48
50+ Breaks:
Meo:
90, 69, 59, 51
Miles:
56
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 9-7
Meo Miles Total
Points scored: 889 759 1648
Avg. points/frame: 55.56 47.44 103
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meo 2 1 - - 1 - 4
Miles 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England Willie Thorne 9 (17) 0 England John Dunning
Scores: 74-29; 110(70)-17; 92(80)-13; 73-46; 92-12; 84(64)-35; 65-46; 116(66,50)-15; 71(63)-58
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
80, 70, 66, 64, 63, 50
Dunning:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0
Thorne Dunning Total
Points scored: 777 271 1048
Avg. points/frame: 86.33 30.11 116.44
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 1 3 1 1 - - 6
Dunning - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England Steve Davis 9 (17) 2 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 101-20; 116(73)-16; 98(53)-25; 76(50)-31; 80(61)-51; 84-45; 54-66; 107(82)-19; 82(52)-19; 61-68; 75(52)-35
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
82, 73, 61, 53, 52, 52, 50
Meadowcroft:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 9-2
Davis Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 934 395 1329
Avg. points/frame: 84.91 35.91 120.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 4 1 1 1 - - 7
Meadowcroft - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England John Dunning 9 (17) 8 England David Taylor
Scores: 78-27; 63-55; 60-41; 33-74; 34-73; 81-56; 33-84; 8-118(50); 67-50; 80(70)-36; 35-80; 79(63)-65(58); 70-61; 37-71; 29-102; 45-74(66); 62-56
50+ Breaks:
Dunning:
70, 63
Taylor:
66, 58, 50
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8
Dunning Taylor Total
Points scored: 894 1123 2017
Avg. points/frame: 52.59 66.06 118.65
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Dunning - 1 1 - - - 2
Taylor 2 1 - - - - 3
Last 16 England Ray Edmonds 9 (17) 6 England Fred Davis
Scores: 84-33; 75(55)-42; 71-67; 59-47; 66-45; 81(72)-35; 56-70(59); 89-17; 38-81; 40-62; 41-52; 17-77; 68-19; 59(50)-60; 63-45
50+ Breaks:
Edmonds:
72, 55, 50
Davis:
59
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6
Edmonds Davis Total
Points scored: 907 752 1659
Avg. points/frame: 60.47 50.13 110.6
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Edmonds 2 - 1 - - - 3
Davis 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 England Joe Johnson(Walkover) 0 (17) 0 England John Pulman
Last 16 England Tony Meo 9 (17) 6 England John Virgo
Scores: 60-44; 70-15; 60-32; 49-56; 44-73; 86(61)-5; 58-27; 50-57; 66(50)-39; 33-62; 72-40; 47-83(56); 98-41; 25-73(73); 64(57)-27
50+ Breaks:
Meo:
61, 57, 50
Virgo:
73, 56
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6
Meo Virgo Total
Points scored: 882 674 1556
Avg. points/frame: 58.8 44.93 103.73
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meo 2 1 - - - - 3
Virgo 1 - 1 - - - 2
Last 16 England Graham Miles 9 (17) 1 England Sid Hood
Scores: 58-51; 81-9; 126-0; 62-40; 102(69)-15; 79-60; 89-36; 90-22; 48-62; 104-9
50+ Breaks:
Miles:
69
Hood:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 8-1, 9-1
Miles Hood Total
Points scored: 839 304 1143
Avg. points/frame: 83.9 30.4 114.3
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles - 1 - - - - 1
Hood - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England John Spencer 9 (17) 1 England Pat Houlihan
Scores: 38-50; 96-19; 62(58)-61; 63-32; 86-23; 118(57)-18; 65-30; 63-33; 72-43; 98-10
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
58, 57
Houlihan:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1
Spencer Houlihan Total
Points scored: 761 319 1080
Avg. points/frame: 76.1 31.9 108
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 2 - - - - - 2
Houlihan - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England Willie Thorne 9 (17) 2 England Mark Wildman
Scores: 71-29; 72-44; 64-63; 61-52; 60-91; 68-48; 92(91)-39; 70(55)-18; 91-30; 22-75; 129(109)-9
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
109, 91, 55
Wildman:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 9-2
Thorne Wildman Total
Points scored: 800 498 1298
Avg. points/frame: 72.73 45.27 118
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 1 - - - 1 1 3
Wildman - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England John Dunning 9 (17) 4 England David Greaves
Scores: 60-48; 65-42; 63-34; 57-48; 57-38; 21-73; 100(70)-38; 60-39; 20-76; 42-75; 73-23; 53-71; 56-14
50+ Breaks:
Dunning:
70
Greaves:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4
Dunning Greaves Total
Points scored: 727 619 1346
Avg. points/frame: 55.92 47.62 103.54
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Dunning - - 1 - - - 1
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Ray Edmonds 9 (17) 3 England Mike Hallett
Scores: 44-54; 71-33; 53(53)-71; 74-32; 103(103)-12; 60-17; 68-43; 56-41; 73-37; 80(54)-21; 18-67; 58-45
50+ Breaks:
Edmonds:
103, 54, 53
Hallett:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 9-3
Edmonds Hallett Total
Points scored: 758 473 1231
Avg. points/frame: 63.17 39.42 102.58
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Edmonds 2 - - - - 1 3
Hallett - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Joe Johnson 9 (17) 2 England Tony Knowles
Scores: 9-122(56,62); 79(79)-34; 123(68)-6; 83-28; 67-37; 75(72)-34; 41-84; 83-26; 78-58; 91-21; 70-47
50+ Breaks:
Johnson:
79, 72, 68
Knowles:
62, 56
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2
Johnson Knowles Total
Points scored: 799 497 1296
Avg. points/frame: 72.64 45.18 117.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Johnson - 1 2 - - - 3
Knowles 1 1 - - - - 2
Round 1 England Jim Meadowcroft 9 (17) 3 England John Barrie
Scores: 65-38; 77(69)-47; 41-92; 57-39; 22-88; 115(115)-5; 28-90; 96(59)-34; 71-32; 81-41; 86(77)-16; 86-50(50)
50+ Breaks:
Meadowcroft:
115, 77, 69, 59
Barrie:
50
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Meadowcroft Barrie Total
Points scored: 825 572 1397
Avg. points/frame: 68.75 47.67 116.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft 1 1 1 - - 1 4
Barrie 1 - - - - - 1
Round 1 England Mark Wildman 9 (17) 3 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 69-30; 84-35; 19-67; 74-26; 90(90)-35; 53-63; 94-8; 78-29; 96-21; 68-49; 29-86; 73-57
50+ Breaks:
Wildman:
90
Bennett:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 9-3
Wildman Bennett Total
Points scored: 827 506 1333
Avg. points/frame: 68.92 42.17 111.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Wildman - - - - 1 - 1
Bennett - - - - - - 0