1983 Irish Professional Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1982-1983
Dates: March 9th 1983 - March 13th 1983
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: Northern Ireland Maysfield Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sponsor: Smithwicks
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 14 10 4 1 1 2 32
Frame rate 5.36 7.5 18.75 75 75 37.5 2.34
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
8 0 8
Matches: 7
Frames: 75
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 2 2
Prize fund: GBP 15,000
Points scored: 8,238
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16 (31) 11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 110(60)-12; 110(96)-1; 27-84(60); 34-87; 91(59)-23; 37-91(67); 66-56(56); 125(78)-0; 54-39; 22-64; 21-56; 17-78; 103(66)-9; 1-82(82); 9-96(67); 64-53; 72-26; 46-66; 89-9; 50-68; 80-51; 89(71)-51; 91(56)-17; 42-92(72); 66-24; 68-40; 61-30
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
96, 78, 71, 66, 60, 59, 56
Taylor:
82, 72, 67, 67, 60, 56
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8, 9-9, 10-9, 10-10, 11-10, 12-10, 13-10, 13-11, 14-11, 15-11, 16-11
Higgins Taylor Total
Points scored: 1645 1305 2950
Avg. points/frame: 60.93 48.33 109.26
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 2 2 2 - 1 - 7
Taylor 1 3 1 1 - - 6
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6 (11) 2 Ireland Eugene Hughes
Scores: 79(66)-39; 6-103; 40-72(58); 82-35; 74(57)-39; 67-57; 93(59)-31; 87(57)-6
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
66, 59, 57, 57
Hughes:
58
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2
Higgins Hughes Total
Points scored: 528 382 910
Avg. points/frame: 66 47.75 113.75
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 3 1 - - - - 4
Hughes 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 6 (11) 1 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 129(128)-0; 70-21; 60-48; 67-42; 50-83; 61-33; 77(57)-25
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
128, 57
Fagan:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1
Taylor Fagan Total
Points scored: 514 252 766
Avg. points/frame: 73.43 36 109.43
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 1 - - - - 1 2
Fagan - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Ireland Patsy Fagan 6 (11) 4 Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy
Scores: 30-84; 36-60; 107(65)-15; 62-29; 63-31; 67-27; 9-85; 73(66)-20; 13-69(58); 72-15
50+ Breaks:
Fagan:
66, 65
Murphy:
58
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4
Fagan Murphy Total
Points scored: 532 435 967
Avg. points/frame: 53.2 43.5 96.7
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Fagan - 2 - - - - 2
Murphy 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6 (11) 3 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 60-33; 140(132)-0; 73-45; 36-75; 68-34; 63-49; 59-72; 32-70; 99(75)-69
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
132, 75
Rea:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3
Higgins Rea Total
Points scored: 630 447 1077
Avg. points/frame: 70 49.67 119.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - 1 - - 1 2
Rea - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Ireland Eugene Hughes 6 (11) 2 Ireland Pascal Burke
Scores: 86(60)-20; 25-92(69); 58-46; 121(53,50)-17; 77-29; 96(56)-19; 23-80; 65-36
50+ Breaks:
Hughes:
60, 56, 53, 50
Burke:
69
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2
Hughes Burke Total
Points scored: 551 339 890
Avg. points/frame: 68.88 42.38 111.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Hughes 3 1 - - - - 4
Burke - 1 - - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 6 (11) 0 Ireland Billy Kelly
Scores: 83-28; 68-43; 86(54)-29; 84(50)-32; 77-48; 74-26
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
54, 50
Kelly:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0
Taylor Kelly Total
Points scored: 472 206 678
Avg. points/frame: 78.67 34.33 113
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 2 - - - - - 2
Kelly - - - - - - 0