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The 1989 Mercantile Credit Classic was the tenth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–15 January 1989 with ITV coverage beginning on the 7th. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–15 January 1989
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£275,000
Winner's share£55,000
Highest breakEngland Nigel Gilbert (143 non-TV)
Wales Wayne Jones (137 TV)
Final
ChampionWales Doug Mountjoy
Runner-upWales Wayne Jones
Score13–11
1988
1990

Playing in the final were Doug Mountjoy who 2 months previously has won the UK Championship and ranked 24 in the world and Wayne Jones who made his first major final ranked 34. Mountjoy won the title by 13-11 and becoming the oldest player at 46 years to win a ranking event.







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 Chappel 5
  Steve Davis 3
  Tony Chappel 5
  Anthony Harris 1
  Anthony Harris 5
  Barry West 4
  Tony Chappel 1
  Paddy Browne 5
  Paddy Browne 5
  Mike Hallett 2
  Paddy Browne 5
  Steve James 4
  Steve James 5
  Gary Wilkinson 1
  Paddy Browne 3
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Nick Terry 5
  Peter Francisco 4
  Nick Terry 4
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Dennis Hughes 0
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Tony Knowles 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Colin Roscoe 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Dean Reynolds 4
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Steve Duggan 1
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Gary Wilkinson 2
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Graham Cripsey 1
  Graham Cripsey 5
  Steve Longworth 3
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  John Virgo 3
  John Virgo 5
  Les Dodd 2
  John Virgo 5
  Bob Chaperon 1
  Bob Chaperon 5
  Jack McLaughlin 3
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Danny Fowler 3
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Steve Newbury 5
  Steve Newbury 5
  Malcolm Bradley 3
  Steve Newbury 1
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Tommy Murphy 2
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Ray Reardon 4
  Ray Reardon 5
  Eddie Charlton 1
  Doug Mountjoy 13
  Wayne Jones 11
  Neal Foulds 5
  Dave Martin 1
  Neal Foulds 4
  Martin Clark 5
  Martin Clark 5
  John Spencer 2
  Martin Clark 5
  Joe Johnson 3
  Joe Johnson 5
  Dessie Sheehan 2
  Joe Johnson 5
  Alex Higgins 0
  Alex Higgins 5
  Murdo MacLeod 2
  Martin Clark 4
  Willie Thorne 5
  Willie Thorne 5
  Jason Smith 1
  Willie Thorne 5
  Dene O'Kane 3
  Dene O'Kane '5
  Nigel Gilbert 2
  Willie Thorne 5
  Terry Griffiths 1
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Warren King 2
  Terry Griffiths 5
  Tony Drago 0
  Tony Drago 5
  Robert Marshall 3
  Willie Thorne 4
  Wayne Jones 9
  John Parrott 5
  David Roe 2
  John Parrott 5
  Jon Wright 2
  Jon Wright 5
  Rex Williams 0
  John Parrott 5
  Silvino Francisco 1
  Silvino Francisco w/o
  Bill Werbeniuk w/d
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Tony Meo 1
  Tony Meo 5
  Kirk Stevens 3
  John Parrott 4
  Wayne Jones 5
  Cliff Wilson 5
  Steve Campbell 3
  Cliff Wilson 3
  David Taylor 5
  David Taylor 5
  Mike Darrington 2
  David Taylor 3
  Wayne Jones 5
  Wayne Jones 5
  Jimmy White 3
  Wayne Jones 5
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Graham Miles 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: Len Ganley.
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 14 & 15 January 1989.
Doug Mountjoy
  Wales
13–11 Wayne Jones
  Wales
First session: 4–125 (52), 71–14, 49–35, 14–71, 58–46, 23–72, 31–58
Second session: 99–13 (58), 72–53, 33–71, 54–64, 96–0 (96), 50–63, 78–36 (56)
Third session: 72–35, 46–56, 36–67 (52), 96–83 (74), 42–74, 11–82 (75), 114–12 (54, 60), 64–24, 81–8 (67), 71–11
96 Highest break 75
0 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit