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The 1997 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from March to April 1997 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.[1]

British Open
Tournament information
Dates27 March–5 April 1997
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£60,000
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–2
1996
1998

Mark Williams won the tournament by defeating Stephen Hendry nine frames to two in the final. The defending champion, Nigel Bond, was defeated in the last 16 by Tony Drago.[2]

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

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
                  
  Nigel Bond 5
  Tony Knowles 0
  Nigel Bond 5
  Andy Hicks 4
  Andy Hicks 5
  Robert Milkins 2
  Nigel Bond 1
  Tony Drago 5
  Tony Drago 5
  Wayne Jones 3
  Tony Drago 5
  Ian McCulloch 0
  Stephen Lee 2
  Ian McCulloch 5
  Tony Drago 1
  Mark Williams 5
  Mark Williams 5
  Jason Prince 4
  Mark Williams 5
  Nick Pearce 0
  Chris Small 4
  Nick Pearce 5
  Mark Williams 5
  Gary Wilkinson 3
  John Parrott 3
  Drew Henry 5
  Drew Henry 1
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Terry Murphy 3
  Mark Williams 6
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Ken Doherty 3
  Michael Judge 5
  Michael Judge 5
  Nick Walker 4
  Rod Lawler w/d
  Nick Walker w/o
  Michael Judge 5
  Dominic Dale 3
  Jimmy White 3
  Dominic Dale 5
  Dominic Dale 5
  Steve James 2
  Steve James 5
  Tony Chappel 3
  Michael Judge 3
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Alain Robidoux 5
  Joe Perry 3
  Alain Robidoux 1
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Lee Richardson 2
  Anthony Hamilton 1
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Fergal O'Brien 2
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Jimmy Michie 2
  Joe Swail 4
  Jimmy Michie 5
  Mark Williams 9
  Stephen Hendry 2
  John Higgins 4
  Antony Bolsover 5
  Antony Bolsover 3
  Martin Clark 5
  Martin Clark 5
  Graeme Dott 3
  Martin Clark 4
  Steve Davis 5
  Steve Davis 5
  Marcus Campbell 1
  Steve Davis 5
  Mark Davis 0
  Dene O'Kane 2
  Mark Davis 5
  Steve Davis 5
  Alan McManus 2
  Darren Morgan 5
  Sean Storey 3
  Darren Morgan 4
  Willie Thorne 5
  Willie Thorne 5
  Shokat Ali 4
  Willie Thorne 2
  Alan McManus 5
  Alan McManus 5
  Tony Jones 2
  Alan McManus 5
  Mark King 1
  Dave Finbow 2
  Mark King 5
  Steve Davis 2
  Stephen Hendry 6
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Gerard Greene 5
  Gerard Greene 2
  Paul Sweeny 5
  Mick Price 4
  Paul Sweeny 5
  Paul Sweeny 4
  Dave Harold 5
  Dave Harold 5
  Billy Snaddon 4
  Dave Harold 5
  Dennis Taylor 2
  Dennis Taylor 5
  Stephen Murphy 2
  Dave Harold 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  James Wattana 4
  Paul McPhillips 5
  Paul McPhillips 5
  Jason Ferguson 2
  Jason Ferguson 5
  Steve Judd 2
  Paul McPhillips 4
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Karl Broughton 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Paul Wykes 1
  Neal Foulds 3
  Paul Wykes 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 170-171.
  2. ^ "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "British Open 1997". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 15 January 2018.