1991 Classic (snooker)

The 1991 Mercantile Credit Classic was the twelfth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–12 January 1991 with ITV coverage beginning on the 5th. The tournament has now been moved to the Bournemouth International Centre in Dorset after 4 years in Blackpool.

Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–12 January 1991
VenueBournemouth International Centre
CityBournemouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakWales Tony Chappel (135)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score10–4
1990
1992

Jimmy White won his second Classic title beating Stephen Hendry 10–4 in the final. This was the second time in a month White beat Hendry in a major final after the World Matchplay. White lead 9–0 one frame from an incredible whitewash final win. Hendry avoided this by winning 4 in a row Jimmy closed the match out 10–4.

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 James 2
  John Campbell 5
  John Campbell 0
  Joe Johnson 5
  Joe Johnson 5
  Paddy Browne 3
  Joe Johnson 3
  Rod Lawler 5
  Steve Newbury 5
  Andrew Cairns 4
  Steve Newbury 2
  Rod Lawler 5
  John Virgo 3
  Rod Lawler 5
  Rod Lawler 2
  Mike Hallett 5
  Mike Hallett 5
  Jack McLaughlin 3
  Mike Hallett 5
  Barry West 0
  Barry West 5
  Pat Houlihan 0
  Mike Hallett 5
  Wayne Jones 2
  Wayne Jones w/o
  Joe O'Boye w/d
  Wayne Jones 5
  Tony Chappel 3
  Tony Chappel 5
  Willie Thorne 4
  Mike Hallett 4
  Jimmy White 6
  Jimmy White 5
  Ian Williamson 2
  Jimmy White 5
  Jonathan Birch 2
  Jonathan Birch 5
  Silvino Francisco 4
  Jimmy White 5
  Alan McManus 1
  Alain Robidoux 5
  Bill Oliver 0
  Alain Robidoux 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Alan McManus 5
  Tony Knowles 3
  Jimmy White 5
  Ken Doherty 3
  John Parrott 5
  Mario Morra 2
  John Parrott 1
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Nigel Gilbert 3
  Eddie Charlton 2
  Ken Doherty 5
  Jason Prince 5
  Peter Francisco 1
  Jason Prince 3
  Ken Doherty 5
  Ken Doherty 5
  Dean Reynolds 1
  Jimmy White 10
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Steve Davis 5
  Ken Owers 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Cliff Wilson 0
  Cliff Wilson 5
  John Rea 3
  Steve Davis 1
  Neal Foulds 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Nick Dyson 3
  Neal Foulds 5
  Ian Graham 0
  Ian Graham 5
  Cliff Thorburn 3
  Neal Foulds 5
  Gary Wilkinson 3
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Les Dodd 4
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Matt Smith 2
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  James Wattana 2
  Doug Mountjoy 5
  Rex Williams 3
  Doug Mountjoy 3
  James Wattana 5
  James Wattana 5
  Warren King 0
  Neal Foulds 4
  Stephen Hendry 6
  Bob Chaperon 5
  Jason Smith 1
  Bob Chaperon 5
  Mark Bennett 3
  Mark Bennett 5
  Terry Griffiths 2
  Bob Chaperon 3
  Tony Drago 5
  Tony Drago 5
  Joe Grech 1
  Tony Drago 5
  Martin Clark 2
  Martin Clark 5
  Jim Wych 2
  Tony Drago 4
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Steve Longworth 3
  Dene O'Kane 5
  David Roe 4
  David Roe 5
  Tony Meo 4
  Dene O'Kane 2
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Tony Jones 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Danny Fowler 0
  Danny Fowler 5
  Mick Price 2

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Street
Bournemouth International Centre , Bournemouth, England, 12 January 1991.
Jimmy White
  England
10–4 Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
First session: 66–55, 62–53 (62 White, 53 Hendry), 95–13, 70–24 (60), 83–24 (51), 85–20 (50), 72–9, 75–20
Second session: 59–55, 16–81 (70), 33–62, 38–79, 24–61 (54), 70–13
62 Highest break 70
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 3

Century breaksEdit

(Including qualifying rounds)

ReferencesEdit