1958 News of the World Snooker Tournament

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News of the World Tournament
Tournament information
Dates 6 October–15 November 1958
Venue Burroughes Hall
City London
Country United Kingdom
Format Non-Ranking event
Winner's share £400
Final
Champion England Fred Davis
Runner-up England Joe Davis
1957/58
1959

The 1958 News of the World Snooker Tournament was a professional snooker tournament sponsored by the News of the World. The tournament was won by Fred Davis who won 7 of his 9 matches, beating his brother Joe in all their three matches. Joe won 5 matches and finished in second place ahead of John Pulman by winning more frames overall. The News of the World Snooker Tournament ran from 1949/50 to 1959.

Format[edit]

There were four competitors: Joe Davis, Fred Davis, John Pulman and Walter Donaldson. Rather than 3-day matches of 37 frames, matches were over 13 frames on a single day with each playing the others three times. Originally the tournament was planned to take place over three consecutive weeks but the third week of matches were delayed for three weeks. Unlike previous News of the World tournaments there was no handicapping. All matches were played in Burroughes Hall, London.[1]

Results[edit]

Winner Score Loser Date Ref
Joe Davis 11–2 John Pulman 6 October [1]
Fred Davis 7–6 Joe Davis 7 October [2]
Fred Davis 9–4 Walter Donaldson 8 October [3]
Joe Davis 8–5 Walter Donaldson 9 October [4]
John Pulman 8–5 Fred Davis 10 October [5]
John Pulman 7–6 Walter Donaldson 11 October [6]
John Pulman 7–6 Walter Donaldson 13 October [7]
Joe Davis 9–4 Walter Donaldson 14 October [8]
Joe Davis 9–4 John Pulman 15 October [9]
John Pulman 7–6 Fred Davis 16 October [10]
Fred Davis 10–3 Walter Donaldson 17 October [11]
Fred Davis 9–4 Joe Davis 18 October [12]
Fred Davis 9–4 Walter Donaldson 10 November [13]
John Pulman 9–4 Walter Donaldson 11 November [14]
Joe Davis 8–5 John Pulman 12 November [15]
Walter Donaldson 7–6 Joe Davis 13 November [16]
Fred Davis 10–3 John Pulman 14 November [17]
Fred Davis 7–6 Joe Davis 15 November [18]

Table

Pos Player Pld MW FW Prize
1 England Fred Davis 9 7 72 £400
2 England Joe Davis 9 5 57 ?
3 England John Pulman 9 5 52 ?
4 Scotland Walter Donaldson 9 1 43 ?

The positions were determined firstly by the number of matches won (MW) and, in the event of a tie, the number of frames won (FW).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 7 October 1958. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 8 October 1958. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 9 October 1958. p. 4.
  4. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 10 October 1958. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 11 October 1958. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 13 October 1958. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 14 October 1958. p. 15.
  8. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 15 October 1958. p. 18.
  9. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 16 October 1958. p. 17.
  10. ^ "Snooker". The Times. 17 October 1958. p. 20.
  11. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 18 October 1958. p. 6.
  12. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 20 October 1958. p. 4.
  13. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 11 November 1958. p. 4.
  14. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 12 November 1958. p. 4.
  15. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 13 November 1958. p. 11.
  16. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 14 November 1958. p. 4.
  17. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 15 November 1958. p. 7.
  18. ^ "Snooker". The Glasgow Herald. 17 November 1958. p. 4.