1977 World Championship

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  • Tournament Info

    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: None
    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

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    Final
    Referee
    Frame 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
    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
    Spencer
    Thorburn
    Total
    50+ Breaks
    105, 97, 78, 75, 68, 67, 54, 51
    77, 75, 58, 58
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    135, 93, 72, 68, 67, 59, 51
    66, 54
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    111, 100, 59, 57, 57, 53, 52, 50
    64, 63, 55, 50
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    76, 54
    75
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    66, 58, 56, 51, 51, 50
    56
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    64
    78, 59, 52, 51
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    69, 52
    54, 54, 53, 52
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    105, 53
    88, 52
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    63, 55, 55
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    102, 51
    74, 63, 57, 55
    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
    13 (25) 12
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    54
    52, 51
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    92, 75, 53
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    79, 77, 61, 54
    70, 53, 50
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    76
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    74, 70, 64
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    59, 53
    85, 72, 70, 60, 60
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    135, 66, 61, 59, 56
    68, 53, 51
    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
    Last 24
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    108, 95, 54
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    91, 78, 57, 57
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    95, 57, 50
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    68, 66, 57, 53
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    51, 50
    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
    Frame 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
    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
    50+ Breaks
    79, 72
    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