Canadian Masters

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Canadian Masters
Tournament information
Venue Minkler Auditorium
Location Toronto
Country Canada
Established 1974
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Final year 1989
Final champion(s) England Jimmy White

The Canadian Masters was a professional snooker tournament.


The tournament was first held in 1974 and was named Canadian Open in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was part of Canadian National Exhibition Week. It was however discontinued after it clashed with the early start of the Main Tour. The event was revived in 1985, and was retitled as Canadian Masters. It was an eight-man invitation event held at the CBC Television Studios. The tournament was sponsored by BCE in 1985 and 1986.[1]

In 1987 the tournament became part of the World Series and Labatt's overtook sponsorship of the event. In 1989 it became the first ranking event held overseas, although only the stages from the last 32 were held in Canada. BCE sponsored the tournament, which was won by Jimmy White, who defeated Steve Davis 9–4 to win £40,000.[1]



Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Canadian Open (non-ranking)
1974 Canada Cliff Thorburn Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 8–6 1974/75
1975 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins England John Pulman 15–7 1975/76
1976 England John Spencer Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 17–9 1976/77
1977 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins England John Spencer 17–14 1977/78
1978 Canada Cliff Thorburn England Tony Meo 17–15 1978/79
1979 Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Terry Griffiths 17–16 1979/80
1980 Canada Cliff Thorburn Wales Terry Griffiths 17–10 1980/81
Canadian Masters (non-ranking)
1985 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Steve Davis 9–5 1985/86
1986[2] England Steve Davis England Willie Thorne 9–3 1986/87
1987 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Jimmy White 9–7 1987/88
Canadian Masters (ranking)
1988 England Jimmy White England Steve Davis 9–4 1988/89


  1. ^ a b c Turner, Chris. "Canadian Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Brit Davis pockets Canadian snooker". The Montreal Gazette. 3 November 1986. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
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