1981 Irish Masters

Status: Professional Invitational
Season: 1980-1981
Dates: February 25th 1981 - February 28th 1981
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: Ireland Goffs, Kill, Ireland
Sponsor: Benson and Hedges
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 15 4 3 - 3 - 25
Frame rate 4.73 17.75 23.67 - 23.67 - 2.84
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
10 0 10
Matches: 9
Frames: 71
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 0 0
Prize fund: GBP 15,300
Points scored: 7,928
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Wales Terry Griffiths 9 (17) 7 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 64(64)-80; 58-67; 90(60)-13; 70-29; 51-55; 68-58; 66-57; 35-59; 86(51)-48; 30-95; 55-69; 71-29; 83-29; 37-63(54); 98(53)-29; 93-0
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:
64, 60, 53, 51
Reardon:
54
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7
Griffiths Reardon Total
Points scored: 1055 780 1835
Avg. points/frame: 65.94 48.75 114.69
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths 2 2 - - - - 4
Reardon 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final Wales Terry Griffiths 6 (11) 5 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 95(52)-16; 43-60; 107(62)-2; 13-78(78); 52-72(57); 70-60; 67(58)-57; 21-94(53); 0-65; 127(93)-0; 96(91)-27
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:
93, 91, 62, 58, 52
Thorburn:
78, 57, 53
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5
Griffiths Thorburn Total
Points scored: 691 531 1222
Avg. points/frame: 62.82 48.27 111.09
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths 2 1 - - 2 - 5
Thorburn 2 - 1 - - - 3
Semi-final Wales Ray Reardon 6 (11) 5 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 66-54; 119(90)-0; 26-67; 59-65; 58-71; 73-29; 66-21; 67-57; 49-71; 55-58; 60-7
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
90
Higgins:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5
Reardon Higgins Total
Points scored: 698 500 1198
Avg. points/frame: 63.45 45.45 108.91
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon - - - - 1 - 1
Higgins - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Wales Terry Griffiths 4 (7) 0 Canada Kirk Stevens
Scores: 74-34; 56-52; 68-52; 64-51
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:

Stevens:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0
Griffiths Stevens Total
Points scored: 262 189 451
Avg. points/frame: 65.5 47.25 112.75
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths - - - - - - 0
Stevens - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4 (7) 2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 57-39; 95(30)-14; 48-78; 73-49; 38-65; 75-54
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
30
Taylor:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2
Higgins Taylor Total
Points scored: 386 299 685
Avg. points/frame: 64.33 49.83 114.17
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - - - - 0
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Wales Ray Reardon 4 (7) 2 England Steve Davis
Scores: 29-73; 82(61)-19; 85(50)-31; 80-50; 40-68; 69-57(57)
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
61, 50
Davis:
57
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2
Reardon Davis Total
Points scored: 385 298 683
Avg. points/frame: 64.17 49.67 113.83
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 1 1 - - - - 2
Davis 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 4 (7) 0 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 102-17; 83-29; 74-45; 77-34
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:

Mountjoy:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0
Thorburn Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 336 125 461
Avg. points/frame: 84 31.25 115.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - - - - - - 0
Mountjoy - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Steve Davis 4 (7) 3 England John Virgo
Scores: 47-59; 1-113(54); 69-56; 43-60(51); 63-43; 56-24; 79(55)-5
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
55
Virgo:
54, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3
Davis Virgo Total
Points scored: 358 360 718
Avg. points/frame: 51.14 51.43 102.57
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 - - - - - 1
Virgo 2 - - - - - 2
Round 1 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4 (7) 2 England John Spencer
Scores: 65-56; 37-74; 74(74)-17; 98(50)-12; 60-51(51); 74(74)-57(57)
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
74, 74, 50
Spencer:
57, 51
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1
Taylor Spencer Total
Points scored: 408 267 675
Avg. points/frame: 68 44.5 112.5
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 1 - 2 - - - 3
Spencer 2 - - - - - 2