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The 1986 Mercantile Credit Classic was the seventh edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 3–12 January 1986. The tournament was played at the Spectrum Arena, Warrington, Cheshire.

Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates3–12 January 1986
VenueSpectrum Arena
CityWarrington
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£224,977
Winner's share£45,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (135 non-TV), (117x2 TV)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn
Score13–12
1985
1987

The competition has now been extended and Willie Thorne the defending champion lost in the third round of 64 players to Tony Jones 3-5. Jimmy White meanwhile won his first ranking event beating Cliff Thorburn 13-12. Again, the final was played in three sessions with the last one on Sunday afternoon and will remain until 1989.






Contents

Main drawEdit

First Round
Best of 9 frames
Second Round
Best of 9 frames
Third Round
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 25 frames
                  
  Tony Jones 5
  Willie Thorne 3
  Tony Jones 3
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Geoff Foulds 3
  Bill Werbeniuk 3
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Warren King 4
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Dene O'Kane 3
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Paul Medati 0
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Neal Foulds 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Silvino Francisco 4
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Neal Foulds 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Malcolm Bradley 3
  Neal Foulds 5
  John Campbell 1
  Bernie Mikkelsen 5
  Ray Reardon 3
  Bernie Mikkelsen 2
  John Campbell 5
  John Campbell 5
  Jim Donnelly 2
  Doug Mountjoy 6
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Fred Davis 5
  Kirk Stevens 2
  Fred Davis 3
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Jim Wych 2
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Joe Johnson 5
  Joe Johnson 5
  Bob Harris 4
  Joe Johnson 5
  Perrie Mans 2
  Perrie Mans 5
  Martin Smith 4
  Joe Johnson 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Tony Meo 5
  Joe O'Boye 3
  Tony Meo 5
  Barry West 1
  Barry West 5
  Mark Wildman 2
  Tony Meo 1
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Jack McLaughlin 1
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Mike Hallett 3
  Mike Hallett 5
  John Rea 2
  Cliff Thorburn 12
  Jimmy White 13
  Steve Davis 5
  Bob Chaperon 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Jimmy van Rensberg 1
  Jimmy van Rensberg 5
  John Parrott 3
  Steve Davis 5
  Peter Francisco 0
  Peter Francisco 5
  Eddie Charlton 1
  Peter Francisco 5
  Dave Martin 2
  Dave Martin 5
  Tommy Murphy 0
  Steve Davis 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Marcel Gauvreau 5
  David Taylor 3
  Marcel Gauvreau 5
  Paddy Browne 3
  Paddy Browne 5
  Cliff Wilson 3
  Marcel Gauvreau 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Jimmy White 5
  Danny Fowler 1
  Jimmy White 5
  John Virgo 2
  John Virgo 5
  Matt Gibson 3
  Jimmy White 9
  Rex Williams 7
  Tony Knowles 5
  Gino Rigitano 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Murdo MacLeod 4
  Murdo MacLeod 5
  Eddie Sinclair 2
  Tony Knowles 2
  Rex Williams 5
  Vic Harris 5
  Terry Griffiths 3
  Vic Harris 1
  Rex Williams 5
  Rex Williams 5
  Mike Watterson 0
  Rex Williams 5
  Alex Higgins 2
  Alex Higgins 5
  Mick Fisher 0
  Alex Higgins 5
  Graham Cripsey 2
  Graham Cripsey 5
  John Spencer 1
  Alex Higgins 5
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Jack Fitzmaurice 1
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Dean Reynolds 4
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Pat Houlihan 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: John Williams.
Spectrum Arena, Warrington, England, 11 & 12 January 1986.
Jimmy White
  England
13–12 Cliff Thorburn
  Canada
First session: 78–44, 107–24 (67), 70–52 (Thorburn 52), 62–43, 23–59, 39–67, 18–63 (54)
Second session: 0–1(forfeit), 8–72, 44–66, 84–8 (69), 18–111 (107), 0–80 (60), 71–11, 71–16 (63), 22–97 (87)
Third session: 80–14 (56), 82–19, 75–30, 117–14 (117), 59–64 (White 53), 47–54, 70–58, 41–70, 57–55
117 Highest break 107
1 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 5

Century breaksEdit

(Including qualifying rounds)

ReferencesEdit