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The 1994 Skoda Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. The event started on 10 October 1994 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 16 and 23 October 1994.

Skoda Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates10–23 October 1994
VenueAssembly Rooms
CityDerby
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£325,000[1]
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Dave Harold (140)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Dave Harold
Score9–6
1993
1995

John Higgins won in the final 9–6 against Dave Harold to claim his first ranking title. Higgins, ranked 51 at the time, defeated four top 16 seeded players at the event: Willie Thorne (15) in the first round; James Wattana (4) in the last 16; Ronnie O'Sullivan (10) in a 5–0 whitewash in the quarter finals and Joe Swail (12) in the semi finals.

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Prize fund and ranking pointsEdit

The breakdown of prize money and ranking points of the event are shown below:[2]

Prize money Ranking points
Winner £60,000 2700
Runner-up £32,000 2025
Semi-final £16,000 1520
Quarter-final £9,050 1330
Last 16 £4,550 1140
Last 32 £2,600 855
Last 64 Unseeded £1,900 640
Seeded 427
Highest break Prize money Break
Non-televised £1,200 145   Robin Hull
Televised £2,400 140   Dave Harold

Main drawEdit

[2]

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 17 frames
                  
1   Peter Ebdon 5
  Stephen O'Connor 3
1   Peter Ebdon 5
  Jamie Burnett 3
17   Steve James 2
  Jamie Burnett 5
1   Peter Ebdon 3
  Jimmy Michie 5
27   Mick Price 4
  Ian Brumby 5
    Ian Brumby 4
  Jimmy Michie 5
11   Nigel Bond 1
  Jimmy Michie 5
  Jimmy Michie 4
12   Joe Swail 5
12   Joe Swail 5
  Dominic Dale 2
12   Joe Swail 5
28   Jason Ferguson 0
28   Jason Ferguson 5
  Shokat Ali 3
12   Joe Swail 5
  Wayne Brown 3
20   Dene O'Kane 2
  Wayne Brown 5
  Wayne Brown 5
53   Tony Chappel 4
6   John Parrott 4
53   Tony Chappel 5
12   Joe Swail 5
51   John Higgins 9
8   Ken Doherty 5
  Ken Owers 3
8   Ken Doherty 5
  Mark King 0
22   Gary Wilkinson 4
  Mark King 5
8   Ken Doherty 3
10   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
32   Alain Robidoux 5
  Darren Clarke 2
32   Alain Robidoux 4
10   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
10   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Jason Weston 3
10   Ronnie O'Sullivan 0
51   John Higgins 5
15   Willie Thorne 4
51   John Higgins 5
51   John Higgins 5
18   Martin Clark 4
18   Martin Clark 5
40   Stephen Lee 4
51   John Higgins 5
4   James Wattana 3
21   Tony Knowles 5
47   Jason Prince 3
21   Tony Knowles 3
4   James Wattana 5
4   James Wattana 5
  John Read 1
51   John Higgins 9
19   Dave Harold 6
3   Steve Davis 5
  Terry Murphy 3
3   Steve Davis 5
37   Joe Johnson 0
31   Mark Bennett 0
37   Joe Johnson 5
3   Steve Davis 5
35   Anthony Hamilton 1
25   Neal Foulds 1
35   Anthony Hamilton 5
35   Anthony Hamilton 5
62   Steve Newbury 2
13   David Roe 1
62   Steve Newbury 5
3   Steve Davis 3
33   Andy Hicks 5
14   Terry Griffiths 5
  Steve Judd 0
14   Terry Griffiths 1
33   Andy Hicks 5
23   Mike Hallett 4
33   Andy Hicks 5
33   Andy Hicks 5
  Euan Henderson 3
24   Dennis Taylor 0
  Euan Henderson 5
  Euan Henderson 5
5   Jimmy White 2
5   Jimmy White 5
59   Paul McPhillips 2
33   Andy Hicks 8
19   Dave Harold 9
7   Alan McManus 5
49   Nigel Gilbert 1
7   Alan McManus 5
26   Doug Mountjoy 2
26   Doug Mountjoy 5
  Karl Payne 4
7   Alan McManus 2
19   Dave Harold 5
19   Dave Harold 5
55   Paul Davies 3
19   Dave Harold 5
9   Darren Morgan 3
9   Darren Morgan 5
54   Cliff Thorburn 1
19   Dave Harold 5
2   Stephen Hendry 2
16   Tony Drago 5
  Mark Flowerdew 1
16   Tony Drago 2
45   Rod Lawler 5
30   Brian Morgan 3
45   Rod Lawler 5
45   Rod Lawler 0
2   Stephen Hendry 5
29   Dean Reynolds 5
58   Mark Williams 1
29   Dean Reynolds 3
2   Stephen Hendry 5
2   Stephen Hendry 5
  Chris Small 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   John Williams.
Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, 23 October 1994.
John Higgins (51)
  Scotland
9–6 Dave Harold (19)
  England
Afternoon: 98–10, 41–64, 82–48 (67), 72–9, 1–75 (70), 67–9, 74–0 (62), 93–36 (92)
Evening: 91–23, 6–123 (99), 22–82 (72), 118–0 (118), 46–58, 28–77, 82–1 (82)
118 Highest break 99
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snooker: Higgins faces tough task". London: The Independent. 28 August 1994. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "1994 New Skoda Grand Prix". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 January 2011.