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1996 British Open

The 1996 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament which was held from 1–8 April 1996 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.

British Open
Tournament information
Dates1–8 April 1996
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£321,400
Winner's share£60,000
Highest break139 (John Higgins and Andy Hicks)
Final
ChampionEngland Nigel Bond
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–8
1995
1997

Nigel Bond won the tournament, his first ranking title, by defeating the defending champion John Higgins 9–8 in the final.[1]

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 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Oliver King 2
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Graeme Dott 1
  Willie Thorne 4
  Graeme Dott 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Ken Doherty 3
  Ken Doherty 5
  Barry Pinches 1
  Ken Doherty 5
  Andy Hicks 4
  Chris Scanlon 1
  Andy Hicks 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Mark Williams 3
  Mark Williams 5
  David Roe 4
  Mark Williams 5
  Neal Foulds 1
  Yasin Merchant 4
  Neal Foulds 5
  Mark Williams 5
  Tony Knowles 0
  James Wattana 5
  Karl Broughton 2
  James Wattana 4
  Tony Knowles 5
  Jimmy Michie 3
  Tony Knowles 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  John Higgins 6
  John Parrott 5
  Mark Rowing 3
  John Parrott 5
  Dean Reynolds 3
  David McDonnell 4
  Dean Reynolds 5
  John Parrott 5
  Gary Wilkinson 2
  Mark Bennett 5
  Tony Drago 0
  Mark Bennett 0
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Stuart Pettman 2
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  John Parrott 3
  John Higgins 5
  Jason Ferguson 5
  Steve Newbury 0
  Jason Ferguson 4
  John Higgins 5
  John Higgins 5
  Jamie Burnett 1
  John Higgins 5
  Stephen Lee 3
  Brian Morgan 2
  Mike Hallett 5
  Mike Hallett 3
  Stephen Lee 5
  Stephen Lee 5
  Terry Griffiths 2
  John Higgins 8
  Nigel Bond 9
  Steve Davis 2
  Mark Johnston-Allen 5
  Mark Johnston-Allen 5
  Anthony Hamilton 4
  Karl Payne 2
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Mark Johnston-Allen 2
  Dave Harold 5
  Anthony Davies 2
  Mick Price 5
  Mick Price 2
  Dave Harold 5
  Dave Harold 5
  Antony Bolsover 2
  Dave Harold 5
  Darren Morgan 1
  Jimmy White 5
  Matthew Stevens 3
  Jimmy White 3
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Alain Robidoux 1
  Fergal O'Brien 1
  Darren Morgan 5
  Martin Clark 5
  Joe Johnson 4
  Martin Clark 4
  Darren Morgan 5
  Stefan Mazrocis 1
  Darren Morgan 5
  Dave Harold 5
  Nigel Bond 6
  Steve James 5
  Mark Flowerdew 1
  Steve James 4
  Alan McManus 5
  Steve Meakin 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Alan McManus 1
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Rod Lawler 0
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Dennis Taylor 4
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Pat Horne 3
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Peter Ebdon 3
  Nigel Bond 5
  Terry Murphy 1
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Joe Swail 1
  Billy Snaddon 2
  Joe Swail 5
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Nigel Bond 5
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Matthew Couch 2
  Dene O'Kane 1
  Nigel Bond 5
  Paul McPhillips 0
  Nigel Bond 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Len Ganley
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England. 8 April 1996.[2]
Nigel Bond
  England
9–8 John Higgins
  Scotland
Afternoon: 71–56, 96–4 (61), 65–64, 53–64 (56 Higgins), 79–47 (79), 18–72, 17–102 (66 Higgins), 0–91 (91 Higgins)
Evening: 89–0 (89), 30–60, 99–30 (50), 55–56, 72–0, 0–97 (97 Higgins), 122–6 (122), 8–128 (75 Higgins), 71–69
122 Highest break 97
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b snooker.org: British Open 1996