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