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1997 China International

The 1997 Catch China International was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place from 17–20 September 1997 in Beijing, China. The tournament was the inaugural staging of the event as a non-ranking tournament, and was the first major international snooker tournament held in China. It featured a mixture of top sixteen stars and local Chinese players.[1]

Catch China International
Tournament information
Dates17–20 September 1997
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakThailand James Wattana (147)
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Jimmy White
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Steve Davis won the tournament by defeating Jimmy White 7–4 in the final.[2]

Main drawEdit


Round 1
Best of 7 frames
Best of 9 frames
Best of 11 frames
Best of 13 frames
          Stephen Hendry 0  
  Steve Davis 4       Steve Davis 5  
  Hasimu Tuerxun 0         Steve Davis 6  
            James Wattana 1  
          James Wattana 5  
  Pang Weiguo 4       Pang Weiguo 4  
  Xu Xinjian 1         Steve Davis 7
            Jimmy White 4
          Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
  Guo Hua 4       Guo Hua 1  
  Da Hailin 0         Ronnie O'Sullivan 0  
            Jimmy White 6  
          Mark Williams 3      
  Jimmy White 4       Jimmy White 6      
  Gao Feng 3  


  1. ^ "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters, Jiangsu / Wuxi Classic". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 172.