1979 Masters

Status: Professional Invitational
Season: 1978-1979
Dates: January 22nd 1979 - January 26th 1979
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 3 2 2 1 - 2 10
Frame rate 23.33 35 35 70 - 35 7
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
10 0 10
Matches: 9
Frames: 70
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 2 2
Prize fund: GBP 6,000
Points scored: 7,767
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final South Africa Perrie Mans 8 (15) 4 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 28-97; 43-69; 75-60; 69-37; 97-18; 72-29; 71-23; 87-28; 74-67; 21-90; 36-76; 62-38
50+ Breaks:
Mans:

Higgins:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4
Mans Higgins Total
Points scored: 735 632 1367
Avg. points/frame: 61.25 52.67 113.92
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans - - - - - - 0
Higgins - - - - - - 0
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5 (9) 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 58-39; 23-87(50); 74-43; 73-5; 109(77)-13; 77-30
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
77
Mountjoy:
50
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1
Higgins Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 414 217 631
Avg. points/frame: 69 36.17 105.17
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - 1 - - - 1
Mountjoy 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final South Africa Perrie Mans 5 (9) 3 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 60-62; 66-22; 66-48; 57-53; 14-79(50); 15-75; 77-14; 83-38
50+ Breaks:
Mans:

Reardon:
50
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3
Mans Reardon Total
Points scored: 438 391 829
Avg. points/frame: 54.75 48.88 103.63
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans - - - - - - 0
Reardon 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5 (9) 2 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 91-14; 48-80; 76-36; 81-36; 132(132)-6; 45-74; 78-23
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
132
Charlton:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2
Higgins Charlton Total
Points scored: 551 269 820
Avg. points/frame: 78.71 38.43 117.14
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - - - 1 1
Charlton - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final South Africa Perrie Mans 5 (9) 4 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 69-39; 88-34; 62-53; 26-68; 92-31; 27-101; 22-82(82); 46-56; 67-32
50+ Breaks:
Mans:

Thorburn:
82
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4
Mans Thorburn Total
Points scored: 499 496 995
Avg. points/frame: 55.44 55.11 110.56
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans - - - - - - 0
Thorburn - - - 1 - - 1
Quarter-final Wales Doug Mountjoy 5 (9) 0 England John Spencer
Scores: 138(111)-0; 93-8; 94-28; 83-35; 66-27
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
111
Spencer:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0
Mountjoy Spencer Total
Points scored: 474 98 572
Avg. points/frame: 94.8 19.6 114.4
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy - - - - - 1 1
Spencer - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Wales Ray Reardon 5 (9) 2 England David Taylor
Scores: 67-36; 68-16; 112(30)-22; 42-74; 50-60; 72-48; 83-28
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
30
Taylor:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2
Reardon Taylor Total
Points scored: 494 284 778
Avg. points/frame: 70.57 40.57 111.14
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon - - - - - - 0
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Round 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy 5 (9) 2 England Fred Davis
Scores: 39-81; 54-43; 25-102(69); 69(56)-48; 79(79)-48; 84-25; 69-35
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
79, 56
Davis:
69
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2
Mountjoy Davis Total
Points scored: 419 382 801
Avg. points/frame: 59.86 54.57 114.43
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 1 - 1 - - - 2
Davis - 1 - - - - 1
Round 1 England David Taylor 5 (9) 4 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 50-61; 59-44; 74-30; 26-82; 31-74; 27-88; 64-27; 76(68)-35; 97-29
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
68
Fagan:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4
Taylor Fagan Total
Points scored: 504 470 974
Avg. points/frame: 56 52.22 108.22
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - 1 - - - - 1
Fagan - - - - - - 0