1977 World Championship

Status: Professional Ranking
Season: 1976-1977
Dates: April 18th 1977 - April 30th 1977
Qualifying dates: March 29th 1977 - April 7th 1977
Location: England Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England
Sponsor: Embassy
Broadcaster: Liveworldsnooker.tv (qualifiers)
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 59 21 21 2 6 8 117
Frame rate 8.34 23.43 23.43 246 82 61.5 4.21
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
24 0 24
Matches: 23
Frames: 492
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
1 7 8
Prize fund: GBP 16,875
Points scored: 55,407
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England John Spencer 25 (49) 21 Canada Cliff Thorburn
Scores: 63-49; 98-21; 79-24; 41-46; 28-94; 73-13; 70(68)-46; 39-77; 11-71; 29-64; 87(75)-21; 32-70; 41-90; 51-62; 84(54)-40; 105(97)-21; 44-69; 118(105)-0; 60-71; 71-31; 73-45; 33-85; 53-85(58); 38-70; 38-58; 48-77(77); 87-31; 90-40; 81-20; 63-58; 29-82; 59-26; 78(78)-58; 70-44; 39-75(75); 46-85; 93-20; 64-51; 74-21; 9-83(58); 36-72; 107(67)-20; 17-74; 83-14; 69-36; 72(51)-12
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
105, 97, 78, 75, 68, 67, 54, 51
Thorburn:
77, 75, 58, 58
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 8-9, 9-9, 9-10, 10-10, 11-10, 11-11, 11-12, 11-13, 11-14, 11-15, 12-15, 13-15, 14-15, 15-15, 15-16, 16-16, 17-16, 18-16, 18-17, 18-18, 19-18, 20-18, 21-18, 21-19, 21-20, 22-20, 22-21, 23-21, 24-21, 25-21
Referee: Ireland John Smyth
Spencer Thorburn Total
Points scored: 2773 2322 5095
Avg. points/frame: 60.28 50.48 110.76
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 2 2 2 - 1 1 8
Thorburn 2 - 2 - - - 4
Semi-final England John Spencer 18 (35) 16 England John Pulman
Scores: 57-72; 14-65; 17-59; 68-29; 135(135)-0; 56-44; 56-77; 34-74; 62-65; 40-60; 76-72; 86(67)-25; 69-34; 91(72)-25; 64-71; 34-65(54); 59-46; 88-21; 68-33; 115(93)-5; 111-24; 105(68)-10; 73-39; 32-95; 74-40; 47-75; 85(51)-40; 37-67; 24-81; 21-87(66); 43-72; 76(59)-51; 42-48; 64-63
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
135, 93, 72, 68, 67, 59, 51
Pulman:
66, 54
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 7-9, 8-9, 9-9, 10-9, 11-9, 12-9, 13-9, 14-9, 14-10, 15-10, 15-11, 16-11, 16-12, 16-13, 16-14, 16-15, 17-15, 17-16, 18-16
Spencer Pulman Total
Points scored: 2123 1734 3857
Avg. points/frame: 62.44 51 113.44
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 2 2 1 - 1 1 7
Pulman 1 1 - - - - 2
Semi-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 18 (35) 16 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 96(57)-14; 14-89(50); 64-37; 79(50)-34; 87(52)-20; 25-91; 35-68; 50-83(64); 36-67; 116-28; 43-92(63); 86-21; 20-98(55); 84-16; 104(100)-16; 84-41; 30-69; 44-62; 104(57)-27; 79(53)-36; 68-61; 21-100; 59(59)-66; 39-67; 61-44; 78-38; 44-54; 68-71; 88-41; 38-76; 103-22; 51-72; 111(111)-8; 98-30
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:
111, 100, 59, 57, 57, 53, 52, 50
Taylor:
64, 63, 55, 50
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7, 9-8, 9-9, 10-9, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 12-11, 12-12, 13-12, 14-12, 14-13, 14-14, 15-14, 15-15, 16-15, 16-16, 17-16, 18-16
Thorburn Taylor Total
Points scored: 2207 1759 3966
Avg. points/frame: 64.91 51.74 116.65
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn 6 - - - - 2 8
Taylor 2 2 - - - - 4
Quarter-final England John Pulman 13 (25) 10 England Graham Miles
Scores: 46-56; 84-29; 66-39; 74-36; 10-84; 92-41; 62-25; 33-100; 28-54; 71-37; 35-76; 17-89(75); 92-3; 64-48; 70-56; 25-71; 100(76)-28; 69-55; 56-75; 35-67; 83-8; 39-47; 125(54)-23
50+ Breaks:
Pulman:
76, 54
Miles:
75
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 13-10
Pulman Miles Total
Points scored: 1376 1147 2523
Avg. points/frame: 59.83 49.87 109.7
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Pulman 1 - 1 - - - 2
Miles - - 1 - - - 1
Quarter-final England John Spencer 13 (25) 6 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 69-36; 66-75; 79-11; 6-98(56); 50(50)-49; 64-37; 56-70; 84-50; 64(51)-52; 82-57; 56(56)-68; 67-18; 6-74; 68-26; 84(51)-26; 85(58)-40; 29-91; 76-20; 98(66)-43
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
66, 58, 56, 51, 51, 50
Reardon:
56
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 9-5, 10-5, 11-5, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6
Spencer Reardon Total
Points scored: 1189 941 2130
Avg. points/frame: 62.58 49.53 112.11
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 5 1 - - - - 6
Reardon 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 13 (25) 11 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 4-116(78); 14-120; 36-94; 60-52(51); 65-47; 71-59; 81-39; 62-43; 49-78(52); 68-39; 48-56; 92(64)-43; 67-40; 45-63; 78-52; 36-88; 89-3; 52-63; 60-63; 67-53; 76-43; 11-106(59); 17-68; 96-11
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
64
Mountjoy:
78, 59, 52, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 9-7, 10-7, 10-8, 10-9, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 12-11, 13-11
Taylor Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 1344 1439 2783
Avg. points/frame: 56 59.96 115.96
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - 1 - - - - 1
Mountjoy 3 - 1 - - - 4
Quarter-final Canada Cliff Thorburn 13 (25) 12 Australia Eddie Charlton
Scores: 65-43; 32-75(54); 66-46; 80-27; 41-75(54); 64-71; 76-17; 71-52; 44-77; 62-59; 29-71; 60-57; 22-75; 23-78; 75(52)-17; 88-23; 49-76(52); 41-86; 59-62; 104(69)-5; 55-46; 55-80; 50-56; 68-54(53); 105-14
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:
69, 52
Charlton:
54, 54, 53, 52
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7, 9-8, 9-9, 9-10, 10-10, 11-10, 11-11, 11-12, 12-12, 13-12
Thorburn Charlton Total
Points scored: 1484 1342 2826
Avg. points/frame: 59.36 53.68 113.04
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn 1 1 - - - - 2
Charlton 4 - - - - - 4
Last 16 Australia Eddie Charlton 13 (25) 5 England David Taylor
Scores: 89-23; 85-54; 108-0; 24-91(52); 99-8; 84-33; 75-54; 70-38; 33-57; 55-69; 63-26; 105(105)-25; 77-52; 41-67; 39-89(88); 67(53)-50; 69-10; 76-42
50+ Breaks:
Charlton:
105, 53
Taylor:
88, 52
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 11-5, 12-5, 13-5
Charlton Taylor Total
Points scored: 1259 788 2047
Avg. points/frame: 69.94 43.78 113.72
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Charlton 1 - - - - 1 2
Taylor 1 - - 1 - - 2
Last 16 England Graham Miles 13 (25) 4 England Willie Thorne
Scores: 97-1; 42-62; 40-75; 84-17; 70(55)-27; 57-74; 83-18; 58-46; 35-72; 72-14; 61-50; 69-14; 83-33; 84-9; 98(63)-23; 60-50; 122(55)-20
50+ Breaks:
Miles:
63, 55, 55
Thorne:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 12-4, 13-4
Miles Thorne Total
Points scored: 1215 605 1820
Avg. points/frame: 71.47 35.59 107.06
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles 2 1 - - - - 3
Thorne - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Wales Doug Mountjoy 13 (25) 12 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 29-89; 95(51)-24; 89-44; 7-107(74); 51-78; 103-7; 55-81; 57-73; 89-17; 50-90; 19-72; 91-20; 6-115(55); 96-29; 73-22; 26-50; 112(102)-20; 76-64; 68-79(57); 104-52; 106-9; 57-30; 16-87(63); 39-73; 51-49
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
102, 51
Higgins:
74, 63, 57, 55
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 7-9, 8-9, 9-9, 9-10, 10-10, 11-10, 12-10, 12-11, 12-12, 13-12
Mountjoy Higgins Total
Points scored: 1565 1381 2946
Avg. points/frame: 62.6 55.24 117.84
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 1 - - - - 1 2
Higgins 2 1 1 - - - 4
Last 16 England John Pulman 13 (25) 12 England Fred Davis
Scores: 11-102; 87-22; 72-45; 10-74; 58-57; 43-80; 76-40; 59-39; 69-53; 55-36; 18-92; 101-28; 92-15; 54-70; 61-57; 24-77; 74-30; 21-98; 61-70; 49-76; 46-84(51); 78-57; 69-77(52); 7-86; 77(54)-27
50+ Breaks:
Pulman:
54
Davis:
52, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 9-5, 10-5, 10-6, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 11-10, 12-10, 12-11, 12-12, 13-12
Pulman Davis Total
Points scored: 1372 1492 2864
Avg. points/frame: 54.88 59.68 114.56
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Pulman 1 - - - - - 1
Davis 2 - - - - - 2
Last 16 Wales Ray Reardon 13 (25) 7 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 25-66; 79-26; 99(92)-26; 26-80; 75(53)-57; 38-80; 118(75)-13; 39-67; 52-28; 81-46; 60-52; 105-27; 59-65; 39-73; 90-36; 94-27; 45-74; 62-40; 61-54; 63-59
50+ Breaks:
Reardon:
92, 75, 53
Fagan:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-7, 13-7
Reardon Fagan Total
Points scored: 1310 996 2306
Avg. points/frame: 65.5 49.8 115.3
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Reardon 1 - 1 - 1 - 3
Fagan - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England John Spencer 13 (25) 9 England John Virgo
Scores: 61-36; 17-86; 13-72(53); 24-75; 32-73; 59-50; 87(61)-39; 62-18; 43-92(50); 19-75(70); 36-107; 58-52; 84(79)-23; 83-36; 38-63; 58-37; 51-19; 120(77)-0; 61-52; 56(54)-62; 91-23; 63-16
50+ Breaks:
Spencer:
79, 77, 61, 54
Virgo:
70, 53, 50
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8, 10-8, 11-8, 11-9, 12-9, 13-9
Spencer Virgo Total
Points scored: 1216 1106 2322
Avg. points/frame: 55.27 50.27 105.55
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Spencer 1 1 2 - - - 4
Virgo 2 - 1 - - - 3
Last 16 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 13 (25) 11 South Africa Perrie Mans
Scores: 76-24; 80-26; 42-73; 23-86; 80-37; 70-58; 82-44; 73-27; 73-46; 15-84; 22-64; 70-45; 48-53; 42-75; 70-64; 53-45; 19-88; 41-84; 28-68; 80-34; 64-45; 47-71; 45-66; 76(76)-30
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
76
Mans:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 10-8, 10-9, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 12-11, 13-11
Taylor Mans Total
Points scored: 1319 1337 2656
Avg. points/frame: 54.96 55.71 110.67
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - 1 - - - 1
Mans - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Canada Cliff Thorburn 13 (25) 6 England Rex Williams
Scores: 77-25; 42-54; 115(64)-9; 75-30; 80-7; 59-72; 0-74; 98-30; 57-46; 69-18; 97(74)-5; 77-33; 70(70)-53; 68-48; 49-78; 36-89; 44-59; 59-22; 81-43
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:
74, 70, 64
Williams:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6, 12-6, 13-6
Thorburn Williams Total
Points scored: 1253 795 2048
Avg. points/frame: 65.95 41.84 107.79
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn - 1 2 - - - 3
Williams - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Ireland Patsy Fagan 11 (21) 9 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 30-85; 65-64(60); 51-69; 21-100(60); 75-26; 14-100(70); 51-77; 63(59)-61; 9-117; 78-26; 60-26; 70-47; 16-103(85); 80-38; 53-70; 61-52; 69-7; 81-36; 12-102(72); 118(53)-17
50+ Breaks:
Fagan:
59, 53
Meadowcroft:
85, 72, 70, 60, 60
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-5, 3-6, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8, 10-8, 10-9, 11-9
Fagan Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 1077 1223 2300
Avg. points/frame: 53.85 61.15 115
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Fagan 2 - - - - - 2
Meadowcroft - 2 2 1 - - 5
Last 24 Wales Doug Mountjoy 11 (21) 9 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 86-32; 87(61)-49; 77(56)-55; 54-68; 55-57; 42-64; 57-67; 135(135)-12; 57-66; 63-54(53); 24-76(51); 37-102(68); 65-44; 48-61; 83(66)-20; 93(59)-15; 27-80; 72-38; 99-22; 64-47
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
135, 66, 61, 59, 56
Rea:
68, 53, 51
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 8-9, 9-9, 10-9, 11-9
Mountjoy Rea Total
Points scored: 1325 1029 2354
Avg. points/frame: 66.25 51.45 117.7
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 2 2 - - - 1 5
Rea 2 1 - - - - 3
Last 24 England John Pulman(Walkover) 0 (21) 0 England Maurice Parkin
Last 24 England David Taylor 11 (21) 0 England David Greaves
Scores: 79-37; 123(95)-0; 66-50; 114(108)-7; 83-37; 73-69; 103-9; 78-26; 71(54)-51; 61-37; 81-34
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
108, 95, 54
Greaves:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0, 11-0
Taylor Greaves Total
Points scored: 932 357 1289
Avg. points/frame: 84.73 32.45 117.18
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 1 - - - 1 1 3
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 11 (21) 0 England Jack Karnehm
Scores: 122(91)-5; 102-7; 66-59; 85(57)-2; 73-10; 79-40; 77-49; 61-28; 98(78)-14; 73(57)-33; 84-34
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
91, 78, 57, 57
Karnehm:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0, 11-0
Taylor Karnehm Total
Points scored: 920 281 1201
Avg. points/frame: 83.64 25.55 109.18
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 2 - 1 - 1 - 4
Karnehm - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Canada Cliff Thorburn 11 (21) 0 Scotland Chris Ross
Scores: 77-34; 113(50)-17; 75-45; 66-26; 77(57)-54; 80-53; 71-43; 108(95)-6; 76-53; 66-9; 94-38
50+ Breaks:
Thorburn:
95, 57, 50
Ross:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0, 11-0
Thorburn Ross Total
Points scored: 903 378 1281
Avg. points/frame: 82.09 34.36 116.45
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorburn 2 - - - 1 - 3
Ross - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England Willie Thorne 11 (21) 4 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 98(57)-23; 66-58; 32-55; 50-71; 112-21; 58-60; 77-42; 77(68)-24; 30-70; 65-31; 71(53)-27; 73-39; 80-41; 94(66)-20; 104-17
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
68, 66, 57, 53
Bennett:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4
Thorne Bennett Total
Points scored: 1087 599 1686
Avg. points/frame: 72.47 39.93 112.4
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 2 2 - - - - 4
Bennett - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England John Virgo 11 (21) 6 England John Dunning
Scores: 68-56; 21-70; 68(51)-43; 44-65; 93-18; 68-35; 86-32; 37-60; 19-67; 90-26; 78-34; 38-72; 55-59; 68-27; 119-14; 83-5; 103(50)-25
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
51, 50
Dunning:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 11-6
Virgo Dunning Total
Points scored: 1138 708 1846
Avg. points/frame: 66.94 41.65 108.59
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo 2 - - - - - 2
Dunning - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England John Virgo 11 (21) 1 Wales Roy Andrewartha
Scores: 57-50; 69-44; 55-54; 43-51; 84-43; 60-51; 101-16; 61-45; 40-15; 79(79)-14; 65-27; 76(72)-61
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
79, 72
Andrewartha:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1, 10-1, 11-1
Virgo Andrewartha Total
Points scored: 790 471 1261
Avg. points/frame: 65.83 39.25 105.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo - - 2 - - - 2
Andrewartha - - - - - - 0