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1996 International Open

The 1996 Sweater Shop International Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 17–24 February 1996 at the Link Centre in Swindon, England.

Sweater Shop International Open
Tournament information
Dates17–24 February 1996
VenueLink Centre
CitySwindon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£321,400
Winner's share£60,000
Highest break144
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Rod Lawler
Score9–3
1995
1997

John Higgins defended his title by defeating Rod Lawler 9–3 in the final. This was the first time that Lawler reached the final of a ranking event.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

Main drawEdit

[1][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
                  
1   John Higgins 5
  Graeme Dott 0
1   John Higgins 5
  Mark Williams 2
18   Dene O'Kane 2
  Mark Williams 5
1   John Higgins 5
28   Neal Foulds 1
28   Neal Foulds 5
  Pat Horne 1
28   Neal Foulds 5
12   Nigel Bond 2
12   Nigel Bond 5
  Karl Payne 1
1   John Higgins 5
  Karl Broughton 2
9   Darren Morgan 3
  Karl Broughton 5
    Karl Broughton 5
  Wayne Jones 4
25   Willie Thorne 4
  Wayne Jones 5
    Karl Broughton 5
  Chris Small 3
26   Steve James 3
  David McLellan 5
    David McLellan 4
  Chris Small 5
7   Alan McManus 4
  Chris Small 5
1   John Higgins 6
20   Alain Robidoux 4
5   John Parrott 4
  Stephen Lee 5
  Stephen Lee 5
32   Dennis Taylor 0
32   Dennis Taylor 5
  Tony Jones 3
  Stephen Lee 5
31   Anthony Hamilton 2
31   Anthony Hamilton 5
  Mark Bennett 2
31   Anthony Hamilton 5
  Joe Johnson 4
11   Peter Ebdon 4
  Joe Johnson 5
  Stephen Lee 2
20   Alain Robidoux 5
14   Tony Drago 5
  Terry Murphy 2
14   Tony Drago 5
  Mark Rowing 2
24   Tony Knowles 4
  Mark Rowing 5
14   Tony Drago 0
20   Alain Robidoux 5
20   Alain Robidoux 5
  Mike Hallett 1
20   Alain Robidoux 5
  Fergal O'Brien 2
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
  Fergal O'Brien 5
1   John Higgins 9
  Rod Lawler 3
3   Steve Davis 3
  Jason Prince 5
    Jason Prince 2
  Nick Pearce 5
21   Mick Price 4
  Nick Pearce 5
  Nick Pearce 5
16   David Roe 2
23   Gary Wilkinson 5
  Paul Wykes 3
24   Gary Wilkinson 2
16   David Roe 5
16   David Roe 5
  Jimmy Chambers 2
  Nick Pearce 5
13   Dave Harold 2
13   Dave Harold 5
  Mark Davis 2
13   Dave Harold 5
  Drew Henry 4
17   Andy Hicks 4
  Drew Henry 5
13   Dave Harold 5
29   Jason Ferguson 0
29   Jason Ferguson 5
  Stefan Mazrocis 2
29   Jason Ferguson 5
  Michael Judge 3
6   James Wattana 3
  Michael Judge 5
    Nick Pearce 5
  Rod Lawler 6
8   Jimmy White 1
  Dave Finbow 5
    Dave Finbow 5
  Mark King 3
30   Dean Reynolds 0
  Mark King 5
    Dave Finbow 5
  Gary Ponting 2
27   Brian Morgan 3
  Marcus Campbell 5
    Marcus Campbell 3
  Gary Ponting 5
10   Ken Doherty 2
  Gary Ponting 5
    Dave Finbow 1
  Rod Lawler 5
15   Terry Griffiths 3
  Billy Snaddon 5
  Billy Snaddon 5
20   Joe Swail 1
19   Joe Swail 5
  Barry Pinches 2
    Billy Snaddon 3
  Rod Lawler 5
22   Martin Clark 0
  Rod Lawler 5
  Rod Lawler 5
2   Stephen Hendry 3
2   Stephen Hendry 5
  Brian Rowswell 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Jan Verhaas.
Link Centre, Swindon, England, 24 February 1996.
John Higgins
  Scotland
9–3 Rod Lawler
  England
46–74(56), 79–4, 71–48, 104(104)–0, 85(76)–13, 59–23, 83(59)–20, 0–85(77), 86(55)–10, 58–69, 100(100)–17, 65(55)–28
104 Highest break 77
2 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 2

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweater Shop International Open". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. ^ "International Open". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.