Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hall of Fame John Spencer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hall of Fame John Spencer

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name by winning Pot Black in 1970 and 1971. He was runner-up in 1974 but defeated Dennis Taylor in the 1976 final, becoming the show's first triple winner.

All kinds of accidents befell Spencer in the 1972 World Championship, which he eventually lost 37-32 to Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins.

Exhausted after a major tour of Canada, he was trapped in a lift and involved in a minor car crash on the way to playing the Irish star. In spite of this, Spencer graciously said Higgins won 'fair and square.' Spencer won the inaugural British Masters tournament at the West Centre Hotel in Fulham in 1975, after beating Reardon in a knife-edge final.

Tied at eight frames apiece, the match was decided on a re-spotted black.

Spencer won the first World Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in 1977, defeating Canadian Cliff Thorburn 25-21 in the final. …

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