1973 World Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1972-1973
Dates: April 16th 1973 - April 28th 1973
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England City Exhibition Halls, Manchester, England
Sponsor: Park Drive
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 55 26 19 7 5 6 118
Frame rate 9.69 20.5 28.05 76.14 106.6 88.83 4.52
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
23 0 23
Matches: 22
Frames: 533
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 6 6
Prize fund: GBP 6,600
Points scored: 56,504
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Wales Ray Reardon 38 (75) 32 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 31-74; 17-70(58); 21-93; 28-72; 60-68; 4-65; 45-71; 102(84)-26; 65-38; 95-29; 54-50; 29-68; 60-52; 4-81(77); 27-72; 53-70(70); 55-48; 62-30; 20-64; 87-16; 91-47; 64-31; 92(68)-5; 84(66)-26; 33-59; 74-41; 67-41; 86(70)-11; 67-32; 69-19; 22-68; 56-57; 81-13; 19-65; 47-79; 74-28; 39-63; 69-46; 71(50)-43; 39-66(51); 55-45; 29-75(52); 42-60; 70-38; 66-25; 15-54(54); 23-92(68); 72(67)-0; 62-70; 66-38; 8-79(56); 51-8; 25-95; 73(56)-1; 25-73; 68-28; 67-35; 63-39; 12-60; 61-49; 98(91)-18; 48-49; 58-20; 85(55)-11; 7-83(62); 67(51)-28; 69(63)-28; 58-35; 30-55; 61-40
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
91, 84, 70, 68, 67, 66, 63, 56, 55, 51, 50
Charlton:
77, 70, 68, 62, 58, 56, 54, 52, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 0-5, 0-6, 0-7, 1-7, 2-7, 3-7, 4-7, 4-8, 5-8, 5-9, 5-10, 5-11, 6-11, 7-11, 7-12, 8-12, 9-12, 10-12, 11-12, 12-12, 12-13, 13-13, 14-13, 15-13, 16-13, 17-13, 17-14, 17-15, 18-15, 18-16, 18-17, 19-17, 19-18, 20-18, 21-18, 21-19, 22-19, 22-20, 22-21, 23-21, 24-21, 24-22, 24-23, 25-23, 25-24, 26-24, 26-25, 27-25, 27-26, 28-26, 28-27, 29-27, 30-27, 31-27, 31-28, 32-28, 33-28, 33-29, 34-29, 35-29, 35-30, 36-30, 37-30, 38-30, 38-31, 39-31
Reardon Charlton Total
Points scored: 3697 3328 7025
Avg. points/frame: 52.81 47.54 100.36
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 4 4 1 1 1 - 11
Charlton 5 2 2 - - - 9
Semi-final Australia Eddie Charlton 23 (45) 9 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 63(56)-42; 76(68)-15; 63-42; 66-62; 66(52)-22; 77-20; 17-83; 57-44; 69-40; 71-61; 20-70(55); 62-10; 73-31; 33-82(64); 77-41; 83(61)-11; 43-56; 41-67; 57-24; 58-0; 75-33; 61-71; 60-36; 60-33; 63-40; 81(62)-27; 50-69; 48-69; 83-13; 18-57; 57-8; 83-17
50+ Breaks:
Charlton:
68, 62, 61, 56, 52
Higgins:
64, 55
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, 9-2, 10-2, 11-2, 11-3, 12-3, 13-3, 13-4, 13-5, 14-5, 15-5, 16-5, 16-6, 17-6, 18-6, 19-6, 20-6, 20-7, 20-8, 21-8, 21-9, 22-9, 23-9
Charlton Higgins Total
Points scored: 1911 1296 3207
Avg. points/frame: 59.72 40.5 100.22
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 2 3 - - - - 5
Higgins 1 1 - - - - 2
Semi-final Wales Ray Reardon 23 (45) 22 England John Spencer
Scores: 108(25)-9; 45-66; 12-57; 8-103(66); 112(54)-8; 70-6; 21-78; 46-78; 77-8; 40-75; 69-53; 32-73; 57-66; 85-7; 46-74; 40-50; 55-57; 55-72; 116(109)-9; 3-62(61); 118(79)-30; 77-27; 26-82; 58-62; 18-92; 67(58)-62(62); 102(53)-19; 82(66)-5; 0-75; 32-78(52); 15-81; 64-23; 88(50)-42; 62-56; 79-21; 59-45; 69-30; 110(88)-19; 67-35; 45-78; 21-97(75); 63-21; 78-23; 31-58; 79-7
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
109, 88, 79, 66, 58, 54, 53, 50, 25
Spencer:
75, 66, 62, 61, 52
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 6-8, 6-9, 6-10, 6-11, 6-12, 7-12, 7-13, 8-13, 9-13, 9-14, 9-15, 9-16, 10-16, 11-16, 12-16, 12-17, 12-18, 12-19, 13-19, 14-19, 15-19, 16-19, 17-19, 18-19, 19-19, 20-19, 20-20, 20-21, 21-21, 22-21, 22-22, 23-22
Reardon Spencer Total
Points scored: 2607 2179 4786
Avg. points/frame: 57.93 48.42 106.36
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 4 1 1 1 - 1 8
Spencer 1 3 1 - - - 5
Quarter-final Australia Eddie Charlton 16 (31) 6 England Graham Miles
Scores: 87-16; 87(51)-39; 10(91)-4; 71-15; 51(51)-62(61); 16-83; 39-73; 38-81; 86-36; 9-80; 66-23; 111(51)-6; 79(50)-70(52); 98-25; 71(51)-32; 58-28; 67-13; 17-113(57); 86-24; 94(57)-40; 64-28
50+ Breaks:
Charlton:
91, 57, 51, 51, 51, 51, 50
Miles:
61, 57, 52
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5, 10-5, 11-5, 12-5, 12-6, 13-6, 14-6, 15-6
Charlton Miles Total
Points scored: 1305 891 2196
Avg. points/frame: 59.32 40.5 99.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 6 - - - 1 - 7
Miles 2 1 - - - - 3
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16 (31) 14 England Fred Davis
Scores: 55-46; 39-83(56); 25-84; 13-109; 19-76; 69-67(21); 37-69; 69-70; 99(56)-39; 77(76)-26; 69(56)-54; 45-69(59); 65-33; 59-19; 75-45; 21-84; 66-39; 41-64; 94(93)-37; 33-81(50); 20-64; 27-97; 78-40; 33-66; 85-27; 72-28; 23-75(60); 79-50; 65-47; 64-46
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
93, 76, 56, 56
Davis:
60, 59, 56, 50, 21
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 3-6, 4-6, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8, 9-9, 10-9, 10-10, 10-11, 10-12, 11-12, 11-13, 12-13, 13-13, 13-14, 14-14, 15-14, 16-14
Higgins Davis Total
Points scored: 1616 1734 3350
Avg. points/frame: 53.87 57.8 111.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 2 - 1 - 1 - 4
Davis 3 1 - - - - 4
Quarter-final Wales Ray Reardon 16 (31) 6 Wales Gary Owen
Scores: 36-54; 17-64; 79-11; 95(76)-27; 30-52; 56-48; 107(63)-24; 95-21; 81(51)-41; 55-38; 101(53)-24; 64-50; 80-40; 66(66)-65; 89(84)-9; 79(71)-24; 48-55; 71-17; 17-89(51); 20-71; 91-13; 80-40
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
84, 76, 71, 66, 63, 53, 51
Owen:
51
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3, 11-3, 12-3, 13-3, 13-4, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 15-6, 16-6
Reardon Owen Total
Points scored: 1457 877 2334
Avg. points/frame: 66.23 39.86 106.09
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 2 2 2 1 - - 7
Owen 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England John Spencer 16 (31) 7 England Rex Williams
Scores: 87(57)-13; 47-59; 84-7; 70-40; 57-66; 73-30; 75-26; 9-114(108); 58-60; 79(72)-5; 111(60)-6; 73-1; 68-54; 77-8; 63-26; 54-66; 33-76; 96(74)-26; 111(62)-7; 17-108(66); 85-53; 72(72)-66(66); 89-11
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
74, 72, 72, 62, 60, 57
Williams:
108, 66, 66
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6, 13-7, 14-7, 15-7, 16-7
Spencer Williams Total
Points scored: 1588 928 2516
Avg. points/frame: 69.04 40.35 109.39
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 1 2 3 - - - 6
Williams - 2 - - - 1 3
Last 16 Australia Eddie Charlton 16 (31) 8 South Africa Perrie Mans
Scores: 63-44; 72-25; 69-47; 64-43; 38-51; 76-9; 59-49; 70-71; 58-47; 43-52; 53-56; 62-63; 53-69; 47-72; 78-13; 86-14; 81-17; 74-3; 7-77; 63-20; 88(80)-37; 79-41; 100(79)-8; 72-25
50+ Breaks:
Charlton:
80, 79
Mans:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 11-8, 12-8, 13-8, 14-8, 15-8, 16-8
Charlton Mans Total
Points scored: 1555 953 2508
Avg. points/frame: 64.79 39.71 104.5
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton - - 1 1 - - 2
Mans - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England Fred Davis 16 (31) 1 England David Greaves
Scores: 103(53)-15; 60-44; 70-48; 56-50; 112(92)-33; 70-36; 64-28; 85(69)-18; 86(71)-20; 102(87)-16; 50-76(65); 99(79)-17; 92-1; 58-55; 67-31; 99-27; 86-37
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
92, 87, 79, 71, 69, 53
Greaves:
65
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 13-1, 14-1, 15-1, 16-1
Davis Greaves Total
Points scored: 1359 552 1911
Avg. points/frame: 79.94 32.47 112.41
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 1 2 1 1 - 6
Greaves - 1 - - - - 1
Last 16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16 (31) 3 England Pat Houlihan
Scores: 77(52)-39; 21-65; 56-3; 66-43; 72-18; 71-16; 96-29; 86(78)-8; 80-30; 64-55; 85-48; 69-1; 53-19; 73-24; 33-76; 89(52)-38; 52-60; 122(63,59)-7
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
78, 63, 59, 52, 52
Houlihan:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, 10-1, 11-1, 12-1, 13-1, 13-2, 14-2, 14-3, 15-3
Higgins Houlihan Total
Points scored: 1265 579 1844
Avg. points/frame: 66.58 30.47 97.05
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 3 1 1 - - - 5
Houlihan - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England Graham Miles 16 (31) 10 England John Pulman
Scores: 74-57; 62-26; 62-68(51); 62-47; 99-17; 68-38; 63-48; 41-72; 74-53; 20-99; 63-50; 85(51)-28; 31-81; 37-70; 31-56; 29-77; 71-23; 70-38; 127(110)-7; 69-59; 12-101(58); 3-57; 76-46; 27-76; 65-51
50+ Breaks:
Miles:
110, 51
Pulman:
58, 51
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9, 14-9, 14-10, 15-10
Miles Pulman Total
Points scored: 1421 1345 2766
Avg. points/frame: 54.65 51.73 106.38
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles 1 - - - - 1 2
Pulman 2 - - - - - 2
Last 16 Wales Gary Owen 16 (31) 14 Australia Warren Simpson
Scores: 84-30; 68-40; 2-71(54); 76-48; 86-39; 36-68; 38-52; 46-60; 86-29; 41-69; 45-55; 50-47; 62-55; 43-55; 72(53)-39; 58-55; 26-75; 51-35; 46-76; 15-74; 75(52)-9; 70-59; 70-41; 11-90; 34-61; 40-59; 71-26; 64-65; 80-25; 54-32
50+ Breaks:
Owen:
53, 52
Simpson:
54
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7, 9-8, 10-8, 10-9, 10-10, 11-10, 12-10, 13-10, 13-11, 13-12, 13-13, 14-13, 14-14, 15-14, 16-14
Owen Simpson Total
Points scored: 1600 1539 3139
Avg. points/frame: 53.33 51.3 104.63
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Owen 2 - - - - - 2
Simpson 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 Wales Ray Reardon 16 (31) 10 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 80(56)-41; 78-35; 67-48; 51-62; 32-98; 77-19; 54-29; 58-52; 79-48; 44-97(53); 70-28; 43-70; 65-57; 23-74; 79-24; 61-45; 117(96)-1; 12-86; 7-93; 59-35; 31-79; 32-64; 2-69; 87(55)-11; 122(112)-14; 58-41
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
112, 96, 56, 55
Meadowcroft:
53
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4, 9-5, 10-5, 11-5, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9, 13-10, 14-10, 15-10, 16-10
Reardon Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 1488 1320 2808
Avg. points/frame: 57.23 50.77 108
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 2 - - - 1 1 4
Meadowcroft 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 England John Spencer 16 (31) 5 England David Taylor
Scores: 54-58; 47-65; 72-32; 77-38; 95-15; 143(139)-0; 68-44; 111(106)-4; 99(54)-20; 67-64; 69-35; 28-64; 83-51; 107(50,57)-23; 22-109(70); 44-61; 89(70)-7; 74(57)-37; 90(76)-31; 102(84)-22; 58-53
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
139, 106, 84, 76, 70, 57, 57, 54, 50
Taylor:
70
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2, 9-3, 10-3, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 12-5, 13-5, 14-5, 15-5, 16-5
Spencer Taylor Total
Points scored: 1599 833 2432
Avg. points/frame: 76.14 39.67 115.81
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 4 - 2 1 - 2 9
Taylor - - 1 - - - 1
Last 16 England Rex Williams 16 (31) 15 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 46-35; 9-69(63); 65-55; 20-76; 59-78; 67-8; 84(56)-9; 10-78(55); 67-47; 27-82; 69-36; 77-67; 40-71; 9-87; 22-64; 9-86(54); 61-54; 36-76; 63-48; 65-48; 72(57)-41; 50-58; 76-56; 80-6; 90(70)-16; 22-73; 57-71; 36-67; 29-60; 88-8; 76-47
50+ Breaks:
Williams:
70, 57, 56
Thorburn:
63, 55, 54
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 7-8, 7-9, 8-9, 8-10, 9-10, 10-10, 11-10, 11-11, 12-11, 13-11, 14-11, 14-12, 14-13, 14-14, 14-15, 15-15, 16-15
Williams Thorburn Total
Points scored: 1581 1677 3258
Avg. points/frame: 51 54.1 105.1
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Williams 2 - 1 - - - 3
Thorburn 2 1 - - - - 3
Last 24 England David Greaves 9 (17) 8 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 85-35; 66-70; 51-68; 55-57; 40-66; 26-63; 68-29; 46-56; 46-58; 70-38; 79-43; 59-51; 55-52; 80-42; 67-9; 31-71; 81-37
50+ Breaks:
Greaves:

Bennett:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 3-7, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8
Greaves Bennett Total
Points scored: 1005 845 1850
Avg. points/frame: 59.12 49.71 108.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Bennett - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England Pat Houlihan 9 (17) 2 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 75-24; 75-25; 63-77; 46-97; 83-33; 80-6; 63-50; 78-44; 66-43; 76-38; 70-50
50+ Breaks:
Houlihan:

Rea:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2
Houlihan Rea Total
Points scored: 775 487 1262
Avg. points/frame: 70.45 44.27 114.73
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Houlihan - - - - - - 0
Rea - - - - - - 0
Last 24 South Africa Perrie Mans 9 (17) 2 England Ron Gross
Scores: 71-28; 15-90; 83-19; 70-18; 72-32; 68-64; 17-61; 70-63; 79-34; 84-5; 84-4
50+ Breaks:
Mans:

Gross:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2
Mans Gross Total
Points scored: 713 418 1131
Avg. points/frame: 64.82 38 102.82
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mans - - - - - - 0
Gross - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England Jim Meadowcroft(Walkover) 0 (17) 0 England Kingsley Kennerley
Last 24 England Graham Miles 9 (17) 5 England Geoff Thompson
Scores: 81-32; 47-65; 46-78; 66-42; 58-19; 64-25; 27-68; 78-54; 102(87)-5; 76-81; 72-28; 44-71; 68-31; 70-36
50+ Breaks:
Miles:
87
Thompson:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5
Miles Thompson Total
Points scored: 899 635 1534
Avg. points/frame: 64.21 45.36 109.57
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles - - - 1 - - 1
Thompson - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Australia Warren Simpson 9 (17) 3 England Maurice Parkin
Scores: 78-22; 76-31; 21-72; 75-37; 41-49; 95-18; 64-45; 122-8; 63-47; 55-63; 81-33; 61-48
50+ Breaks:
Simpson:

Parkin:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Simpson Parkin Total
Points scored: 832 473 1305
Avg. points/frame: 69.33 39.42 108.75
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Simpson - - - - - - 0
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England David Taylor 9 (17) 4 England John Dunning
Scores: 71-31; 27-80; 73-34; 90-32; 59-61; 77-23; 77-46; 35-75; 79-39; 98-34; 73-22; 38-71; 95-21
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:

Dunning:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4
Taylor Dunning Total
Points scored: 892 569 1461
Avg. points/frame: 68.62 43.77 112.38
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Dunning - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Canada Cliff Thorburn 9 (17) 8 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 37-84; 76-36; 77-30; 52-66; 14-78; 38-98; 64-39; 62-52; 39-76; 79-36; 10-103; 71-44; 73-23; 62-61; 37-74; 15-75; 58-42
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:

Taylor:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8
Thorburn Taylor Total
Points scored: 864 1017 1881
Avg. points/frame: 50.82 59.82 110.65
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - - - - - - 0
Taylor - - - - - - 0