Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 12

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Dr SB Kennedy
February 2013
SINCE 1783
Snooker. The Benson and Hedges Irish Masters Trophy.
The Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament started out as a challenge match in 1975
between Alex Higgins and John Spencer. In 1976 and 1977 the event was staged as a
four man invitational, and was replaced by the Irish Masters in 1978. Benson & Hedges
continued their sponsorship with the tournament being played at Goffs, Co. Kildare. After
tobacco sponsorship was outlawed in Ireland in 2000, the Irish government funded the
event from 2001 and it was subsequently relocated to the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co.
Dublin. The tournament was dominated by Steve Davis, who won it eight times. It was
only won by Irish players on two occasions, Alex Higgins in 1989 and Ken Doherty in
1998. The winners inscribed on this trophy include Alex Higgins, John Spencer, Doug
Mountjoy, Terry Griffiths, Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Peter Ebdon,
Darren Morgan, Ken Doherty and John Higgins. This unique silver trophy is an iconic
memento of twenty years of the best snooker ever played in Ireland. The trophy is 17
inches, 42.5cm, high and weighs 68 ounces, hallmarked silver. Also included in this lot are
a tournament souvenir clock, poster and some programmes, some of which are
autographed by players.
€8,000-€10,000 (£7,000-£8,750 approx)
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