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The 1988 Mercantile Credit Classic was the ninth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–10 January 1988. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–10 January 1988
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor (132 non-TV)
England Dave Martin (116 TV)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland John Parrott
Score13–11
1987
1989

Steve Davis won his fifth Classic title beating John Parrott 13-11.







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
                  
  Steve Davis 5
  Les Dodd 0
  Steve Davis 5
  Jim Donnelly 0
  Jim Donnelly 5
  Murdo MacLeod 4
  Steve Davis 5
  Alex Higgins 0
  Alex Higgins 5
  Tony Jones 0
  Alex Higgins 5
  Tony Meo 3
  Tony Meo 5
  Mario Morra 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Stephen Hendry 3
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Brian Rowswell 3
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Steve Longworth 2
  Steve Longworth 5
  Ray Edmonds 3
  Silvino Francisco 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Joe Johnson 5
  Tony Chappel 2
  Joe Johnson 2
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Bill Werbeniuk 2
  Steve Davis 9
  Steve Newbury 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Jimmy van Rensberg 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Cliff Wilson 2
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Dave Gilbert 3
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Barry West 2
  Willie Thorne 5
  Malcolm Bradley 1
  Willie Thorne 2
  Barry West 5
  Barry West 5
  Bill Oliver 3
  Terry Griffiths 4
  Steve Newbury 5
  Martin Clark 5
  Mike Hallett 4
  Martin Clark 5
  Mark Bennett 2
  Mark Bennett 5
  Kirk Stevens 2
  Martin Clark 2
  Steve Newbury 5
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Ray Reardon 3
  Cliff Thorburn 3
  Steve Newbury 5
  Steve Newbury 5
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Steve Davis 13
  John Parrott 11
  Neal Foulds 5
  Bob Chaperon 1
  Neal Foulds 3
  John Virgo 5
  John Virgo 5
  Gino Rigitano 2
  John Virgo 0
  John Parrott 5
  John Parrott 5
  Mark Wildman 2
  John Parrott 5
  David Taylor 0
  David Taylor 5
  Matt Smith 3
  John Parrott 5
  Dennis Taylor 1
  Ken Owers 5
  Rex Williams 3
  Ken Owers 0
  Peter Francisco 5
  Peter Francisco '5
  Graham Cripsey 2
  Peter Francisco 3
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Terry Whitthread 2
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Tony Drago 0
  Tony Drago 5
  George Scott 3
  John Parrott 9
  Tony Knowles 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Jon Wright 1
  Tony Knowles 5
  Colin Roscoe 0
  Colin Roscoe 5
  Eddie Charlton 3
  Tony Knowles 5
  Tommy Murphy 3
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Joe O'Boye 3
  Dean Reynolds 4
  Tommy Murphy 5
  Tommy Murphy 5
  John Campbell 3
  Tony Knowles 5
  Dave Martin 1
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Fred Davis 0
  Doug Mountjoy 4
  Dave Martin 5
  Dave Martin 5
  Jack McLaughlin 2
  Dave Martin 5
  Jimmy White 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Steve James 1
  Jimmy White 5
  John Spencer 1
  John Spencer 5
  John Rea 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain.
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 9 & 10 January 1988.
Steve Davis
  England
13–11 John Parrott
  England
First session: 139–0 (99), 31–72, 34–68, 34–76 (69), 61–20, 76–18, 51–65
Second session: 88–47, 79–0 (79), 63–14, 63–12, 66–57, 94–0 (60), 28–64
Third session: 31–107 (103), 74–43, 39–68, 49–58, 9–114 (56), 60–62, 47–67 (58), 99–31 (83), 69–0 (68), 113–4 (99)
99 x2 Highest break 103
0 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 4

Century breaksEdit

(Including qualifying rounds)

ReferencesEdit