1972 World Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1971-1972
Dates: March 1st 1971 - February 26th 1972
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England Selly Park British Legion, Birmingham, England
Sponsor: Park Drive
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 24 6 4 4 3 9 50
Frame rate 24.13 96.5 144.75 144.75 193 64.33 11.58
Note: Start date of tournament unknown. The above date is a placeholder. Tournament held between March 1971 and February 26th, 1972.
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
16 0 16
Matches: 15
Frames: 579
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
2 7 9
Prize fund: GBP 400
Points scored: 39,621
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 37 (73) 32 England John Spencer
Scores: 28-84; 44-78; 71-48; 65(60)-10; 54-84; 66-42; 80-5; 35-101(101); 86-0; 77(53)-28; 23-92; 37-68; 25-68; 56-58; 66-29; 22-109(109); 56-51; 77-50; 37-57; 25-68; 61-34; 33-61; 95-14; 40-73; 86-31; 46-69; 30-80; 61-50; 81(52)-40; 45-65; 44-65; 58-18; 108(75)-23; 29-7; 72-38; 71-27; 60-52; 46-88; 75-29; 75-11; 27-60; 49-60; 83-37; 70-47; 70-35; 77(65)-23; 81-35; 122-5; 90(50)-15; 51-64; 25-73; 55-48; 42-72; 58-60; 104(57)-9; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 1-76(56); 81-41; 12-69; 31-75; 60-45; 0-123(123); 21-76(54); 42-85(52); no scores recorded for 1 frame; 88(82)-14; 62-38; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 140(94)-0
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
94, 82, 75, 65, 60, 57, 53, 52, 50
Spencer:
123, 109, 101, 56, 54, 52
Match Progress:
0-1,0-2,1-2,2-2,2-3,3-3,4-3,4-4,5-4,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-7,6-8,7-8,7-9,8-9,9-9,9-10,9-11,10-11,10-12,11-12,11-13,12-13,12-14,12-15,13-15,14-15,14-16,14-17,15-17,16-17,17-17,18-17,19-17,20-17,20-18,21-18,22-18,22-19,22-20,23-20,24-20,25-20,26-20,27-20,28-20,29-20,29-21,29-22,30-22,30-23,30-24,31-24,,31-25,32-25,32-26,32-27,33-27,33-28,33-29,33-30,,34-30,35-30,,36-30
Higgins Spencer Total
Points scored: 3788 3290 7078
Avg. points/frame: 54.9 47.68 102.58
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 4 2 1 1 1 - 9
Spencer 3 - - - - 3 6
Semi-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 31 (61) 30 England Rex Williams
Scores: 62-46; 37-75; 24-102; 79-40; 31-61; 67-48; 80-36; no scores recorded for 2 frames; 37-71; 58-81; 54-66; 39-66; 55-67; 59-67; 4-93; 41-63; 53-62; 59-50; 43-77; 70-41; 48-76; 102-23; 63-51; 109(80)-30; 36-68(59); 96-12; 46-92; 74-18; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 38-76; 64-49; 100-10; 37-95; 69-16; 14-101; 73-28; 62-20; 42-83; 87-2; 19-97; no scores recorded for 3 frames; 111-18; 71-21; 15-85; 54-61; 64-57; 82-0; 63-52; 23-84; 70-36; 42-51; 41-77; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 41-77; 71-61; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 72-30
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
80
Williams:
59
Match Progress:
1-0,1-1,1-2,2-2,2-3,3-3,4-3,,,4-4,4-5,4-6,4-7,4-8,4-9,4-10,4-11,4-12,5-12,5-13,6-13,6-14,7-14,8-14,9-14,9-15,10-15,10-16,11-16,,11-17,12-17,13-17,13-18,14-18,14-19,15-19,16-19,16-20,17-20,17-21,,,,18-21,19-21,19-22,19-23,20-23,21-23,22-23,22-24,23-24,23-25,23-26,,23-27,24-27,,25-27
Higgins Williams Total
Points scored: 2951 2869 5820
Avg. points/frame: 48.38 47.03 95.41
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - 1 - - 1
Williams 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final England John Spencer 37 (73) 32 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 68-58; 61-30; 39-63; 76(54)-48; 57-47; 10-77; 32-78; 0-124(124); 67-25; 75-43; 78(74)-50; 44-61; 43-52; 92(56)-38; 81-21; 44-61; 114(91)-6; 62-54; 50-29; 133-0; 75-25; 28-64; 80-78; 52-66; 17-96; 32-60; 9-79; 121-23; 68-70(68); 39-64; 71-36; 75-19; 65-8; 88-2; 60-64; 20-58; 74-34; 43-76; 79-27; 60-67; 43-54; 14-87; 8-123(68); 48-76; 87-15; 39-70; 69-38; 77-29; 63-44; 50-75; 64-41; 70(51)-56; 7-73; 86(52)-27; 41-53; 35-72; 48-46; 65-42; 19-90(81); 65-35; 10-99; 43-72; 67-62; 57-36; 73-15; 31-72; 6-69; 66-65; 60-22
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
91, 74, 56, 54, 52, 51
Charlton:
124, 81, 68, 68
Match Progress:
1-0,2-0,2-1,3-1,4-1,4-2,4-3,4-4,5-4,6-4,7-4,7-5,7-6,8-6,9-6,9-7,10-7,11-7,12-7,13-7,14-7,14-8,15-8,15-9,15-10,15-11,15-12,16-12,16-13,16-14,17-14,18-14,19-14,20-14,20-15,20-16,21-16,21-17,22-17,22-18,22-19,22-20,22-21,22-22,23-22,23-23,24-23,25-23,26-23,26-24,27-24,28-24,28-25,29-25,29-26,29-27,30-27,31-27,31-28,32-28,32-29,32-30,33-30,34-30,35-30,35-31,35-32,36-32,37-32
Spencer Charlton Total
Points scored: 3793 3639 7432
Avg. points/frame: 54.97 52.74 107.71
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 4 - 1 - 1 - 6
Charlton - 2 - 1 - 1 4
Quarter-final Australia Eddie Charlton 31 (61) 25 England David Taylor
Scores: 79-37; 80-34; 83-54; 41-61; 63-73; 73-29; 17-59; 67-55; 90-12; 46-63; 61-47; 30-77; 58-50; 43-82; 77-17; 83-27; 69-29; 48-58; 60-27; 79-49; 11-83(75); 84-28; 52-50; 49-69; 30-58; 103-0; 68-12; 67-28; 64-51; 76-35; 12-99; 18-73; 109-11; 47-65; 22-50; 33-55; 30-71; 52-61; 111-22; 65-47; 71-47; 52-76; 42-67; 56-55; 55-60; 31-61; 23-63; 70(52)-56; 102-3; 64-49; 42-51; 73-35; 47-59; 71-41; 14-72; 58-43
50+ Breaks:
Charlton:
52
Taylor:
75
Match Progress:
1-0,2-0,3-0,3-1,3-2,4-2,4-3,5-3,6-3,6-4,7-4,7-5,8-5,8-6,9-6,10-6,11-6,11-7,12-7,13-7,13-8,14-8,15-8,15-9,15-10,16-10,17-10,18-10,19-10,20-10,20-11,20-12,21-12,21-13,21-14,21-15,21-16,21-17,22-17,23-17,24-17,24-18,24-19,25-19,25-20,25-21,25-22,26-22,27-22,28-22,28-23,29-23,29-24,30-24,30-25,31-25
Charlton Taylor Total
Points scored: 3221 2746 5967
Avg. points/frame: 57.52 49.04 106.55
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 1 - - - - - 1
Taylor - - 1 - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 31 (61) 23 England John Pulman
Scores: 48-73; 31-77; 59-55; 80-47; 55-38; 72-23; 50-75; 119(67)-1; 106-12; 67-56; 63-32; 53-71; 44-67; 86-50; 43-66; 44-74; 81-37; 74-30; 81-14; 37-90; 79-39; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 89-46; 87-26; 79-35; 89-30; 53-85; 23-91(50); 6-116(57,58); 126(115)-0; 102(54)-3; 20-99; 70-71; 37-45; 54-47; 103-16; 82-30; 59-27; 36-75; 39-67; 74(74)-31; 81-32; 84-47; 67-61; 19-70(55); 22-95(95); 88-15; 58-65; 16-119(55); 67-26; 70-34; 53-63; 35-119(85); 83-31
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
115, 74, 67, 54
Pulman:
95, 85, 58, 57, 55, 55, 50
Match Progress:
0-1,0-2,1-2,2-2,3-2,4-2,4-3,5-3,6-3,7-3,8-3,8-4,8-5,9-5,9-6,9-7,10-7,11-7,12-7,12-8,13-8,,14-8,15-8,16-8,17-8,17-9,17-10,17-11,18-11,19-11,19-12,19-13,19-14,20-14,21-14,22-14,23-14,23-15,23-16,24-16,25-16,26-16,27-16,27-17,27-18,28-18,28-19,28-20,29-20,30-20,30-21,30-22,31-22
Higgins Pulman Total
Points scored: 3343 2744 6087
Avg. points/frame: 61.91 50.81 112.72
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 1 1 - - 1 4
Pulman 5 - - 1 1 - 7
Quarter-final England John Spencer 31 (61) 21 England Fred Davis
Quarter-final England Rex Williams 25 (49) 23 Wales Ray Reardon
Round 3 England Fred Davis(Walkover) 0 (37) 0 England Kingsley Kennerley
Round 3 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 19 (37) 11 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:

Rea:

Match Progress:
Round 3 England John Pulman 19 (37) 7 England John Dunning
Round 2 England John Dunning 11 (21) 5 England Graham Miles
Scores: no scores recorded for 6 frames; 72-34; 82-16; 64-20; 47-79; 82-29; 30-63; 85-31; no scores recorded for 1 frame; 93(57)-18; 58-40
50+ Breaks:
Dunning:
57
Miles:

Match Progress:
,,,,,,1-0,2-0,3-0,3-1,4-1,4-2,5-2,,6-2,7-2
Dunning Miles Total
Points scored: 613 330 943
Avg. points/frame: 38.31 20.63 58.94
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Dunning 1 - - - - - 1
Miles - - - - - - 0
Round 2 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 11 (21) 3 England Maurice Parkin
Scores: 52-63; 26-92; 66-25; 81-47; 91-25; 99-16; 65-47; 81-39; 108-16; 105-8; 97-39; 84-31; 57-82; 54-50
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:

Parkin:

Match Progress:
0-1,0-2,1-2,2-2,3-2,4-2,5-2,6-2,7-2,8-2,9-2,10-2,10-3,11-3
Higgins Parkin Total
Points scored: 1066 580 1646
Avg. points/frame: 76.14 41.43 117.57
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins - - - - - - 0
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England John Dunning 11 (21) 10 England Pat Houlihan
Round 1 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 15 (29) 6 England Ron Gross
Scores: 40-72; 65(52)-46; 59-35; 29-74; 82-19; 74-62; 127(103)-0; 13-84; 84(51)-4; 52-49; 100(62)-8; 66-23; 102-21; 25-69; 94(51)-41; 95-30; 71(53)-21; 68-59; 53-41; 57-83; 66-47
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
103, 62, 53, 52, 51, 51
Gross:

Match Progress:
0-1,1-1,2-1,2-2,3-2,4-2,5-2,5-3,6-3,7-3,8-3,9-3,10-3,10-4,11-4,12-4,13-4,14-4,15-4,15-5,16-5
Higgins Gross Total
Points scored: 1422 888 2310
Avg. points/frame: 67.71 42.29 110
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 4 1 - - - 1 6
Gross - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Graham Miles 15 (29) 6 England Bernard Bennett
50+ Breaks:
Miles:

Bennett:

Match Progress:
Round 1 England Maurice Parkin 11 (21) 10 England Geoff Thompson
Scores: 28-63; 61-49; 65-21; 30-66; 81-14; 67-54; 12-91; 83-37; 57-76; 70-40; 56-63; 26-71; 42-53; 87-32; 66-65; 34-110; 92-31; 58-65; 62-43; 45-56; 86-30
50+ Breaks:
Parkin:

Thompson:

Match Progress:
0-1,1-1,2-1,2-2,3-2,4-2,4-3,5-3,5-4,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-7,7-7,8-7,8-8,9-8,9-9,10-9,10-10,11-10
Parkin Thompson Total
Points scored: 1208 1130 2338
Avg. points/frame: 57.52 53.81 111.33
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Thompson - - - - - - 0