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The 1986 Rothmans Grand Prix was held during October 1986 in the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.[1]

Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
DatesOctober 1986
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upEngland Rex Williams
Score10–6
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1987

Rex Williams made his first (and only) major final in a professional snooker tournament after being a professional since 1951. He was 53 years and 98 days old making him the oldest player in a ranking final. He had beaten Mark Wildman, Alex Higgins, Steve Davis and Neal Foulds before facing Jimmy White in the final.[2] During that match Williams took a 5–2 lead which he had made a break of 125 in the 7th frame and 6–4 before White took the last 6 frames to win his first Grand Prix title by 10–6. White had beaten 17-year-old Stephen Hendry in the quarter-finals and Silvino Francisco in the semi-final.

Main drawEdit

[3]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Finals
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Steve Davis 5
  Matt Gibson 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Tony Drago 1
  Tony Drago 5
  Eddie Charlton 4
  Steve Davis 5
  Terry Griffiths 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Mario Morra 3
  Terry Griffiths 5
  John Campbell 1
  John Campbell 5
  Geoff Foulds 0
  Steve Davis 1
  Rex Williams 5
  Rex Williams 5
  Jim Bear 2
  Rex Williams 5
  Mark Wildman 1
  Mark Wildman 5
  Steve Longworth 2
  Rex Williams 5
  Alex Higgins 1
  Alex Higgins 5
  Fred Davis 0
  Alex Higgins 5
  Dave Martin 2
  Dave Martin w/o
  Jim Meadowcroft w/d
  Rex Williams 9
  Neal Foulds 8
  Willie Thorne 5
  Steve Duggan 0
  Willie Thorne 5
  Warren King 2
  Warren King 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 2
  Willie Thorne 3
  Neal Foulds 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Graham Miles 1
  Neal Foulds 5
  Cliff Wilson 0
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Ian Anderson 4
  Neal Foulds 5
  Tony Meo 3
  Tony Meo 5
  Tony Chappel 1
  Tony Meo 5
  John Parrott 3
  John Parrott 5
  Graham Cripsey 4
  Tony Meo 5
  Dennis Taylor 2
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Jon Wright 3
  Dennis Taylor 5
  John Virgo 1
  John Virgo 5
  Patsy Fagan 2
  Rex Williams 6
  Jimmy White 10
  Joe O'Boye 5
  Cliff Thorburn 4
  Joe O'Boye 2
  Steve Newbury 5
  Steve Newbury 5
  Dean Reynolds 0
  Steve Newbury 2
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Silvino Francisco 5
  John Spencer 4
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Wayne Jones 4
  Wayne Jones 5
  David Taylor 1
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Tony Knowles 2
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Bob Harris 2
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Jim Wych 1
  Jim Wych 5
  John Rea 2
  Doug Mountjoy 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  Tony Knowles 5
  David Roe 3
  Tony Knowles 5
  Peter Francisco 3
  Peter Francisco 5
  Paul Medati 1
  Silvino Francisco 6
  Jimmy White 9
  Jimmy White 5
  Tony Jones 0
  Jimmy White 5
  Jack McLaughlin 2
  Jack McLaughlin 5
  Barry West 1
  Jimmy White 5
  Mike Hallett 1
  Les Dodd 5
  Kirk Stevens 4
  Les Dodd 2
  Mike Hallett 5
  Mike Hallett 5
  Vic Harris 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Bob Chaperon 5
  Ray Reardon 3
  Bob Chaperon 2
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Paddy Browne 3
  Paddy Browne 5
  Joe Johnson 2
  Paddy Browne 5
  Mark Bennett 0
  Mark Bennett 5
  Murdo MacLeod 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 26 October 1986.
Jimmy White
  England
10–6 Rex Williams
  England
11–72 (53), 57–47, 130–3 (101), 54–73, 44–84, 44–74, 0–126 (125), 90–4 (73), 83–24, 0–76, 72–16, 79–39 (68), 79–23, 63–61, 88–8 (51), 79–8 (72)
101 Highest break 125
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012.