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.
|Dates||1–12 January 1991|
|Venue||Bournemouth International Centre|
|Total prize fund||£300,000|
|Highest break||Tony Chappel (135)|
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.
|Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Street|
Bournemouth International Centre , Bournemouth, England, 12 January 1991.
|10–4||Stephen Hendry |
|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
(Including qualifying rounds)