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1997 Charity Challenge

The 1997 Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge was the third edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place in January 1997. The tournament was played at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England, and featured twelve professional players.[1]

1997 Charity Challenge
Tournament information
Dates2–5 January 1997
VenueInternational Convention Centre
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£30,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (147)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–8
1996
1998

Stephen Hendry won the title, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the final making a 147 Maximum break in the deciding frame.[2]

Main drawEdit

[3]

Round 1
Best of 9 Frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 Frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 Frames
Final
Best of 17 Frames
     
          Stephen Hendry 5  
  Nigel Bond 5       Nigel Bond 3  
  Alain Robidoux 2         Stephen Hendry 6  
            Alan McManus 5  
          John Higgins 4  
  Alan McManus 5       Alan McManus 5  
  Darren Morgan 1         Stephen Hendry 9
            Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
          Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
  John Parrott 5       John Parrott 4  
  Jimmy White 2         Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
            Peter Ebdon 1  
          Peter Ebdon 5      
  Ken Doherty 5       Ken Doherty 2      
  Steve Davis 4  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, 5 January 1997.[3]
Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
Afternoon: 110–25 (110), 59–31, 129–0 (129), 67–46, 10–107 (100), 129–9, 136–0 (136), 23–66
Evening: 82–1, 88–0, 20–106, 1–137 (137), 16–124 (124), 37–91, 9–87, 0–72, 147–0 (147)
147 Highest break 137
4 Century breaks 3
4 50+ breaks 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 170.
  3. ^ a b "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1997". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.