1988 Matchroom Professional Championship

The 1988 LEP Matchroom Professional Championship was the third and final edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament which took place in October 1988 in Southend-on-Sea, England.[1]

1988 Matchroom Professional Championship
Tournament information
Dates4–9 October 1988
VenueCliffs Pavilion
Organisation(s)Matchroom Sport
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£50,000
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Dennis Taylor

The tournament featured eight professional players, all part of Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport stable. The tournament was won by Steve Davis, who defeated reigning champion Dennis Taylor 10–7 in the final.[2][3]

Main drawEdit

Best of 11 frames
Best of 11 frames
Best of 19 frames
  Steve Davis 6
  Willie Thorne 2   Steve Davis 6
  Jimmy White 6   Jimmy White 4
  Cliff Thorburn 4   Steve Davis 10
  Dennis Taylor 6   Dennis Taylor 7
  Tony Meo 4   Dennis Taylor 6
  Neal Foulds 6   Neal Foulds 3
  Terry Griffiths 4


  1. ^ "Other Non-Ranking and Invitation Events". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 156.
  3. ^ "1988 Matchroom Professional Championship Results". snookerdatabase.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2017.