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The 1990 Mercantile Credit Classic was the eleventh edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 2–13 January 1990 with ITV coverage beginning on the 6th. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates2–13 January 1990
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Steve James (141)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve James
Runner-upAustralia Warren King
Score10–6
1989
1991

The semi-finals have been reduced to one session each of best of 11 frames and the final with two session with a best of 19 final. Steve James won his only ranking title beating Warren King of Australia 10-6 in a tournament of upsets which only 4 of the top 16 reaching their seeding places.






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 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
  Steve Duggan 5
  Doug Mountjoy 4
  Steve Duggan 2
  Peter Francisco 5
  Peter Francisco 5
  Murdo MacLeod 2
  Peter Francisco 3
  Steve Newbury 5
  Tony Meo 5
  Tommy Murphy 2
  Tony Meo 4
  Steve Newbury 5
  Steve Newbury 5
  Paul Watchorn 2
  Steve Newbury 3
  Warren King 5
  John Virgo 5
  Jon Wright 2
  John Virgo 5
  Jack McLaughlin 2
  Jack McLaughlin 5
  David Roe 2
  John Virgo 1
  Warren King 5
  Warren King 5
  Terry Griffiths 1
  Warren King 5
  Eddie Charlton 2
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Bob Harris 2
  Warren King 6
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Ian Brumby w/o
  Jimmy White w/d
  Ian Brumby 0
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Colin Roscoe 1
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Mark Rowing 1
  Dean Reynolds w/o
  Jim Wych w/d
  Dean Reynolds 4
  Mark Rowing 5
  Mark Rowing 5
  Barry West 0
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Dene O'Kane 4
  Nigel Gilbert 5
  Joe Johnson 0
  Nigel Gilbert 4
  Martin Clark 5
  Martin Clark 5
  Andrew Cairns 2
  Martin Clark 1
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Tony Jones 3
  Stephen Hendry 2
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Danny Fowler 4
  Warren King 6
  Steve James 10
  John Parrott 5
  Craig Edwards 2
  John Parrott 5
  Alex Higgins 4
  Alex Higgins 5
  Mark Johnston-Allen 0
  John Parrott 3
  Steve James 5
  Steve James 5
  Jim Chambers 4
  Steve James 5
  Bob Chaperon 2
  Bob Chaperon 5
  Brian Rowswell 1
  Steve James 5
  Wayne Jones 2
  John Campbell 5
  Tony Knowles 4
  John Campbell 4
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Cliff Wilson 2
  Gary Wilkinson 2
  Wayne Jones 5
  Mike Hallett 5
  Stephen Murphy 1
  Mike Hallett 3
  Wayne Jones 5
  Wayne Jones 5
  Ray Edmonds 1
  Steve James 6
  Steve Davis 4
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Nick Terry 2
  Cliff Thorburn 4
  Darren Morgan 5
  Darren Morgan 5
  Neal Foulds 4
  Darren Morgan 1
  Brian Morgan 5
  David Taylor 5
  Willie Thorne 1
  David Taylor 4
  Brian Morgan 5
  Brian Morgan 5
  Eugene Hughes 1
  Brian Morgan 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Mark Bennett 2
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Tony Drago 5
  Tony Drago 5
  Nick Dyson 3
  Tony Drago 3
  Steve Davis 5
  Steve Davis 5
  Tony Chappel 4
  Steve Davis 5
  Rex Williams 0
  Rex Williams 5
  Eddie Sinclair 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: .
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 13 January 1990.
Steve James
  England
10–6 Warren King
  Australia
First session: 74–47, 33–85, 72–16, 76–8 (59), 72–33, 53–63, 67–61 (50), 46–71
Second session: 26–61, 77–1, 101–12(101), 35–71, 0–70 (68), 70–58 (70), 64–31, 75–13 (54)
101 Highest break 68
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 2

Century breaksEdit

(Including qualifying rounds)

ReferencesEdit