1992 Grand Prix (snooker)

The 1992 Rothmans Grand Prix was a professional snooker tournament and the second of nine WPBSA ranking events in the 1992/1993 season, preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 12 to 25 October 1992 at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, England. The event was the eleventh edition of the Grand Prix, first held in 1982 as the 1982 Professional Players Tournament.[1][2][3]

1992 Rothmans Grand Prix
1992 Grand Prix snooker poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates12–25 October 1992
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£424,700
Winner's share£80,000
Highest break Joe Swail (NIR) (140)
Final
Champion Jimmy White (ENG)
Runner-up Ken Doherty (IRL)
Score10–9
1991
1993

Stephen Hendry was the defending champion, but he lost his last 64 match against Tony Chappel. Jimmy White played Ken Doherty in the final, with the latter contesting his first ranking event final.[4] White defeated Doherty 10–9 in the final to win his eighth ranking title.[5] In qualifying for the event, Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Jason Curtis 5–0 in 43 minutes 36 seconds, the fastest best-of-nine-frames match to date.[6] The event featured a prize of £80,000 for the winner of the event.[7]

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending and World Champion Stephen Hendry was the number 1 seed. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main drawEdit

Below is the main draw for the event. Players in bold denote match winners.[8]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
1   Stephen Hendry 3
  Tony Chappel 5
    Tony Chappel 5
  Eugene Hughes 3
20   Tony Knowles 3
  Eugene Hughes 5
  Tony Chappel 1
27   Mark Bennett 5
27   Mark Bennett 5
  Jason Prince 4
27   Mark Bennett 5
12   Martin Clark 2
12   Martin Clark 5
  Paul Gibson 1
27   Mark Bennett 2
6   Terry Griffiths 5
11   Dennis Taylor 5
  Dermot McGlinchey 1
11   Dennis Taylor 5
53   Joe Swail 2
30   Danny Fowler 4
53   Joe Swail 5
11   Dennis Taylor 2
6   Terry Griffiths 5
17   Mike Hallett 5
  Rod Lawler 2
17   Mike Hallett 2
6   Terry Griffiths 5
6   Terry Griffiths 5
  Les Dodd 3
6   Terry Griffiths 6
21   Ken Doherty 9
7   James Wattana 5
  Mick Price 3
7   James Wattana 3
  Billy Snaddon 5
28   Silvino Francisco 4
  Billy Snaddon 5
  Billy Snaddon 1
21   Ken Doherty 5
21   Ken Doherty 5
  Steve Newbury 3
21   Ken Doherty 5
15   Willie Thorne 2
15   Willie Thorne 5
  Mark Rowing 3
21   Ken Doherty 5
4   Steve Davis 2
16   Darren Morgan 5
  Brian Rowswell 2
16   Darren Morgan 3
47   Peter Ebdon 5
25   Peter Francisco 2
47   Peter Ebdon 5
47   Peter Ebdon 0
4   Steve Davis 5
32   David Roe 5
  Anthony Davies 2
32   David Roe 4
4   Steve Davis 5
4   Steve Davis 5
  Dave Harold 0
21   Ken Doherty 9
3   Jimmy White 10
3   Jimmy White 5
  Jim Wych 2
3   Jimmy White 5
  Cliff Wilson 2
29   Eddie Charlton 4
  Cliff Wilson 5
3   Jimmy White 5
31   Mark Johnston-Allen 0
31   Mark Johnston-Allen 5
  Jason Ferguson 2
31   Mark Johnston-Allen 5
14   Alain Robidoux 1
14   Alain Robidoux 5
  Nigel Gilbert 1
3   Jimmy White 5
5   Neal Foulds 1
10   Steve James 5
  Sean Lanigan 2
10   Steve James 5
23   Joe Johnson 1
23   Joe Johnson 5
  Mark Boyd 2
10   Steve James 4
5   Neal Foulds 5
24   Tony Drago 1
  Nick Terry 5
  Nick Terry 2
5   Neal Foulds 5
5   Neal Foulds 5
  Nick Fruin 1
3   Jimmy White 9
13   Alan McManus 5
8   Gary Wilkinson 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
8   Gary Wilkinson 4
  John Higgins 5
18   Dene O'Kane 2
  John Higgins 5
  John Higgins 2
9   Nigel Bond 5
26   Doug Mountjoy 3
  Bill Oliver 5
  Bill Oliver 2
9   Nigel Bond 5
9   Nigel Bond 5
  David McLellan 0
9   Nigel Bond 3
13   Alan McManus 5
13   Alan McManus 5
  Scott MacFarlane 2
13   Alan McManus 5
  Anthony Hamilton 2
22   Tony Jones 4
  Anthony Hamilton 5
13   Alan McManus 5
  Cliff Thorburn 1
19   Dean Reynolds 3
  Cliff Thorburn 5
  Cliff Thorburn 5
2   John Parrott 3
2   John Parrott 5
  Jonathan Birch 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   John Williams.
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 25 October 1992.
Ken Doherty (21)
  Ireland
9–10 Jimmy White (3)
  England
Afternoon: 59–67 (Doherty 59), 118–0 (67), 69–51, 59–12, 61–27, 69–20, 4–130 (106), 36–73 (72), 38–85 (85)
Evening: 65–48, 43–57, 0–75 (75), 89–4 (53), 0–96 (96), 0–82 (65), 80–0 (80), 69–70, 117–0 (117), 2–80
117 Highest break 106
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 6

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "Player Profile of Ray Reardon MBE". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Hendon: Doherty at 40". Eurosport. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Snooker: White able to bridge the gap". The Independent. 1992-10-26. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  6. ^ Tribune.com.pk. "Hall of fame: Ronnie O'Sullivan — The Rocket | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 15 December 2019. At the qualifying stage of the 1992 Grand Prix, the Briton defeated Jason Curtis 5-0 in 43 minutes 36 seconds, setting the current record for the fastest best-of-nine frame match.
  7. ^ "A brief history of the Grand Prix and LG Cup". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012.
  8. ^ "1992 Grand Prix Results". snookerdatabase.co.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2019.