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The 1997 Grand Prix was a professional snooker tournament and the first of eight WPBSA ranking events in the 1997/1998 season, preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 14 to 26 October 1997 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates14–26 October 1997
VenueBournemouth International Centre
CityBournemouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Alfie Burden (143)
Final
ChampionWales Dominic Dale
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–6
1996
1998

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Matthew Stevens. Dominic Dale won his first ranking title by defeating John Higgins 9–6 in the final.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Mark Williams was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ken Doherty seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main drawEdit

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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   Mark Williams 5
56   Michael Judge 2
1   Mark Williams 4
53   Matthew Stevens 5
24   Steve James 1
53   Matthew Stevens 5
53   Matthew Stevens 5
32   Billy Snaddon 4
32   Billy Snaddon 5
94   Matthew Couch 4
32   Billy Snaddon 5
15   Darren Morgan 3
15   Darren Morgan 5
58   Wayne Jones 4
53   Matthew Stevens 5
6   John Parrott 4
16   Stephen Lee 5
  Troy Shaw 4
16   Stephen Lee 1
43   Paul Hunter 5
27   Martin Clark 1
43   Paul Hunter 5
43   Paul Hunter 4
6   John Parrott 5
28   Brian Morgan 5
  Peter McCullagh 0
28   Brian Morgan 0
6   John Parrott 5
6   John Parrott 5
40   Drew Henry 1
53   Matthew Stevens 5
4   John Higgins 6
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
80   Bradley Jones 4
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
86   John Read 5
26   Rod Lawler 3
86   John Read 5
86   John Read 5
11   Tony Drago 3
23   Fergal O'Brien 2
69   Paul Wykes 5
69   Paul Wykes 3
11   Tony Drago 5
11   Tony Drago 5
44   Euan Henderson 2
86   John Read 0
4   John Higgins 5
12   James Wattana 5
106   Stephen O'Connor 4
12   James Wattana 1
20   Mark King 5
20   Mark King 5
  Craig MacGillivray 2
20   Mark King 0
4   John Higgins 5
22   Joe Swail 2
104   Quinten Hann 5
104   Quinten Hann 4
4   John Higgins 5
4   John Higgins 5
  Leigh Griffin 1
4   John Higgins 6
54   Dominic Dale 9
3   Stephen Hendry 3
38   Jamie Burnett 5
38   Jamie Burnett 3
18   Dave Harold 5
18   Dave Harold 5
62   Gerard Greene 3
18   Dave Harold 4
54   Dominic Dale 5
19   Andy Hicks 3
54   Dominic Dale 5
54   Dominic Dale 5
13   Steve Davis 2
13   Steve Davis 5
90   Peter Lines 3
54   Dominic Dale 5
25   Chris Small 2
9   Alain Robidoux 1
48   Paul Davies 5
48   Paul Davies 2
25   Chris Small 5
25   Chris Small 5
34   Dennis Taylor 0
25   Chris Small 5
  Alfie Burden 2
17   Gary Wilkinson 3
  Alfie Burden 5
  Alfie Burden 5
8   Nigel Bond 3
8   Nigel Bond 5
  David Gray 2
54   Dominic Dale 6
21   Jimmy White 2
5   Peter Ebdon 3
45   Jonathan Birch 5
45   Jonathan Birch 4
31   Mick Price 5
31   Mick Price 5
61   Anthony Davies 3
31   Mick Price 5
99   Wayne Brown 2
29   Terry Murphy 5
76   Ian McCulloch 0
29   Terry Murphy 4
99   Wayne Brown 5
14   Anthony Hamilton 4
99   Wayne Brown 5
31   Mick Price 0
21   Jimmy White 5
10   Alan McManus 5
87   Stuart Pettman 2
10   Alan McManus 5
49   David Roe 1
30   Neal Foulds 1
49   David Roe 5
10   Alan McManus 1
21   Jimmy White 5
21   Jimmy White 5
37   Jason Ferguson 0
21   Jimmy White 5
36   Willie Thorne 2
2   Ken Doherty 4
36   Willie Thorne 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Colin Brinded.
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, 26 October 1997.
John Higgins (4)
  Scotland
6–9 Dominic Dale (54)
  Wales
Afternoon: 0–73 (50), 44–57, 59–69, 17–78, 70–59 (61), 31–81, 77–1 (71), 98–0 (98)
Evening: 104–0 (104), 0–89, 87–4, 53–67, 74–39, 6–120 (120), 9–71 (71)
104 Highest break 120
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 3

QualifyingEdit

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017.