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1975 World Snooker Championship

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Dates  9 April–1 May 1975
Country  Australia
Total prize fund  A$30,000
Final city  Melbourne
Organisation(s)  WPBSA
1975 World Snooker Championship
Final venue  Nunawading Basketball Centre

The 1975 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament that took place at various locations in Australia. The final was held at the Nunawading Basketball Centre on Burwood Highway, in Burwood East, Victoria.


In the final Ray Reardon won 10 of the 12 frames on the second day to lead 16–8 but Eddie Charlton won the first 9 frames on day 3 to lead. Reardon then led 23–21 before Charlton won 8 frames in a row to lead 29–23, needing just 2 of the last 9 frames to win. However Reardon then won 7 frames in a row to lead again and, although Charlton levelled the match at 30–30, Reardon won the deciding frame to win 31–30.

Tournament summary

With Park Drive having ended their sponsorship, The WPBSA awarded the 1975 World Championship to Eddie Charlton Promotions. This was the second and, currently, the last world championship to be held in Australia.

There were 27 competitors. 3 preliminary matches were played to reduce the field to 24. 8 seeded players received a bye to the last-16 stage. Most of the early round matches were played in New South Wales although the semi-finals were played in Canberra and Brisbane with the final in Melbourne. There was controversy about the seedings. John Spencer was seeded 8 which meant that he met Ray Reardon in the quarter-final. Alex Higgins was also in the top half of the draw while Eddie Charlton was in the bottom half of the draw.

David Taylor made the highest break of the tournament with 128.

The final was decided on the final frame, with Reardon winning 31–30.

Prize fund

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

Main draw

Number in (parentheses) indicates seeding.


Preliminary matches



1975 World Snooker Championship Wikipedia

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