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John Spencer

Male; England (England); Born: 18 Oct 1935 (88 years) Died: 11 Jul 2006 (17 years)
Status: Amateur; First season as pro: 1968; Last season as pro: 1991; Ranking wins: 1;


1991/1992
World Championship Qual (21-30 Mar 1992)
Q Rd 1 Norway Bjørn L'Orange (a) 10-0 England John Spencer (a)  
World Seniors Championship (18-22 Sep 1991)
Rd 1 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 5-0 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
1990/1991
World Championship Qual (22 Mar - 1 Apr 1991)
Q Rd 3 England Ray Edmonds (a) 10-4 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Shoot-Out (26-28 Sep 1990)
Rd 1 Scotland James Donnelly (a) w/o England John Spencer (a)  
1988/1989
Classic (1-15 Jan 1989)
Rd 1 England Martin Clark (a) 5-2 England John Spencer (a)  
1987/1988
Classic (1-10 Jan 1988)
Rd 2 England Jimmy White (a) 5-1 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-3 Scotland John Rea (a)  
1985/1986
World Championship (19 Apr - 5 May 1986)
Rd 1 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) 10-7 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
1984/1985
World Championship (12-28 Apr 1985)
Rd 1 England John Parrott (a) 10-3 England John Spencer (a)  
Masters (27 Jan - 3 Feb 1985)
QF England Jimmy White (a) 5-2 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-3 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) Head to head
1983/1984
World Championship (21 Apr - 7 May 1984)
Rd 2 England Steve Davis (a) 13-5 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 10-3 England Graham Miles (a) Head to head
Masters (22-29 Jan 1984)
QF Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 5-4 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-4 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head
Classic (8-15 Jan 1984)
Rd 1 England Steve Davis (a) 5-1 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
1982/1983
World Championship (16 Apr - 2 May 1983)
Rd 2 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) 13-11 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 10-7 England Mike Hallett (a)  
Classic (9-16 Jan 1983)
SF England Steve Davis (a) 5-4 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 5-2 England David Taylor (a)  
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-3 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
1981/1982
World Championship (30 Apr - 16 May 1982)
Rd 2 England Willie Thorne (a) 13-5 England John Spencer (a)  
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 10-4 England John Dunning (a)  
Masters (26-31 Jan 1982)
Rd 1 Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 5-4 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Classic (10-13 Jan 1982)
QF England Steve Davis (a) 5-2 England John Spencer (a) Head to head

Davis made the first ever televised maximum break in the fifth frame taking a 3:2 lead. Watch the full break on YouTube.

1980/1981
World Championship (7-20 Apr 1981)
Rd 2 Wales Ray Reardon (a) 13-11 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 10-9 England Ray Edmonds (a) Head to head
Masters (2-8 Feb 1981)
SF Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 6-5 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 5-1 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 5-2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
Classic (1-2 Dec 1980)
QF Wales Ray Reardon (a) 2-0 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
1979/1980
World Championship (22-5 May 1980)
Rd 2 Canada Kirk Stevens (a) 13-8 England John Spencer (a)  
Masters (6-10 Feb 1980)
SF Wales Terry Griffiths (a) 5-0 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 5-2 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) Head to head
Classic (7-8 Jan 1980)
Final England John Spencer (a) 4-3 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins (a) Head to head

64-46, 51-50, 39-102, 19-97 (75), 26-70 (52), 67-29, 30-90 (52)

Referee: Jim Thorpe

SF England John Spencer (a) 2-0 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 2-0 England Graham Miles (a) Head to head
1978/1979
World Championship (16-28 Apr 1979)
Rd 1 Canada Bill Werbeniuk (a) 13-11 England John Spencer (a)  
Masters (22-26 Jan 1979)
QF Wales Doug Mountjoy (a) 5-0 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
1977/1978
World Championship (17-29 Apr 1978)
Rd 1 South Africa Perrie Mans (a) 13-8 England John Spencer (a)  
Masters (6-10 Feb 1978)
SF Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) 5-3 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 4-2 England John Pulman (a) Head to head
1976/1977
World Championship (18-30 Apr 1977)
Final England John Spencer (a) 25-21 Canada Cliff Thorburn (a) Head to head

Session 1:
63-49; 98-21; 79-24; 41-46; 28-94; 73-13

Session 2:70-46 (68); 39-77; 11-71; 29-64; 87-21 (75); 32-70

Session 3:41-90; 51-62; 84-40 (54); 105-21 (97); 44-69; 118-0 (105)

Session 4:
60-71; 71-31; 73-45; 33-85; 53-85 (58); 38-70

Session 5:
38-58; 48-77 (77); 87-31; 90-40; 81-20; 63-58

Session 6:
29-82; 59-26; 78-58 (78); 70-44; 39-75 (75); 46-85

Session 7:
93-20; 64-51; 74-21; 9-83 (58); 36-72; 107-20 (67)

Session 8:
17-74; 83-14; 69-36; 72-12 (51)

Referee: John Smyth

SF England John Spencer (a) 18-16 England John Pulman (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 13-6 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 13-9 England John Virgo (a) Head to head
Masters (7-11 Feb 1977)
QF England Graham Miles (a) 4-1 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
Rd 1 England John Spencer (a) 4-2 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor (a) Head to head
1975/1976
Masters (26-30 Jan 1976)
SF England Graham Miles (a) 5-4 England John Spencer (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 4-1 England Fred Davis (a)  
1974/1975
Masters (13-17 Jan 1975)
Final England John Spencer (a) 9-8 Wales Ray Reardon (a) Head to head

Session 1:
13-121 (92), 81-52, 37-63, 68-59 (JS 57), 51-67, 77-22, 22-82 (70), 96-16

Session 2:
63-46, 20-68, 72-50, 40-68, 63-57, 82-22, 3-53, 25-64, 58-65

Referee: Gus Lillygreen

SF England John Spencer (a) 5-2 Australia Eddie Charlton (a) Head to head
QF England John Spencer (a) 5-3 England John Pulman (a) Head to head