Lada Classic 1983
|Tournament type:||Invitation tournament|
|Venue:||Spectrum Arena , Warrington , England|
|Opening:||January 9, 1983|
|Endgame:||January 16, 1983
|Highest Break:||101 ( Bill Werbeniuk )|
The Lada Classic 1983 was a professional invitational tournament as part of the Snooker - 1982/83 . It was held from January 9 to 16, 1983 in the Spectrum Arena in Warrington , England . The Englishman Steve Davis defeated the Canadian Bill Werbeniuk 9: 5 in the final , Werbeniuk played the highest tournament break and the only century break of the tournament with a 101 break in the semifinals.
For the second time in a row, Lada was the sponsor of the tournament. The prize money more than quadrupled from £ 15,000 to ₤ 64,000, of which exactly a quarter went to the winner.
|Quarter finals||£ 3,000|
|Round of 16||£ 1,750|
|All in all||64,000 ₤|
For the first time in the history of the tournament, the number of participants increased, doubling from 8 to 16.
|Round of 16
best of 9 frames
Best of 9 Frames
Best of 9 frames
Best of 17 frames
Although Steve Davis was five professional years less on the tour and 10 years younger, it was the first tournament final on the Snooker Main Tour for Canadian Bill Werbeniuk . The 1981 world champion was a clear favorite, but Werbeniuk initially kept the final open. The Canadian won the first frame and after Davis won two frames also the fourth frame to make it 2-2. Davis was now able to increase to 4-2, but Werbeniuk managed to equalize. After another lead, Werbeniuk equalized for the third time and after 10 of 17 frames the score was 5: 5. But Davis won the next four frames to 9: 5 victory through numerous small breaks, it was the second tournament victory for the Englishman.
Final: Best of 17 Frames
Referee: Jim Thorpe
Spectrum Arena, Warrington , England , January 16, 1983
|Steve Davis||9 : 5||Bill Werbeniuk|
|15: 103 (76); 69:21 ; 63 : 25 (54); 17: 76 ; 77:42 ; 71 : 13; 1: 107 (63); 51: 60 ; 68:15 (60); 0: 81 (81); 53:43 ; 59 : 54 (56); 65:29 ; 92 : 20|