1998 British Open

The 1998 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 2–12 April 1998 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.[1]

British Open
Tournament information
Dates2–12 April 1998
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£60,000
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–8
1997

John Higgins won the tournament by defeating Stephen Hendry nine frames to eight in the final. The defending champion, Mark Williams, was defeated by Higgins in the semi-final.[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
                  
  Mark Williams 5
  David Gray 2
  Mark Williams 5
  Joe Swail 1
  Joe Swail 5
  Willie Thorne 0
  Mark Williams 5
  Gary Wilkinson 4
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Mark Davis 2
  Anthony Hamilton 2
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Graeme Dott 0
  Mark Williams 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Stephen Lee 5
  Craig MacGillivray 1
  Stephen Lee 5
  Paul Davies 3
  Terry Murphy 1
  Paul Davies 5
  Stephen Lee 1
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Bradley Jones 1
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Brian Morgan 4
  Brian Morgan 5
  Mark Bennett 3
  Mark Williams 4
  John Higgins 6
  Nigel Bond 3
  Matthew Stevens 5
  Matthew Stevens 4
  Mark King 5
  Mark King 5
  Lee Walker 4
  Mark King 2
  Gary Ponting 5
  Darren Morgan 2
  John Read 5
  John Read 4
  Gary Ponting 5
  Fergal O'Brien 3
  Gary Ponting 5
  Gary Ponting 4
  John Higgins 5
  Steve Davis 5
  Shokat Ali 3
  Steve Davis 5
  Mick Price 2
  Mick Price 5
  Dean Reynolds 4
  Steve Davis 1
  John Higgins 5
  John Higgins 5
  Jason Prince 0
  John Higgins 5
  Martin Clark 1
  Martin Clark 5
  Michael Judge 4
  John Higgins 9
  Stephen Hendry 8
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Dave Finbow 0
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Andy Hicks 0
  Andy Hicks 5
  Matthew Couch 4
  Stephen Hendry 5
  Dave Harold 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Nick Pearce 3
  Alan McManus 4
  Dave Harold 5
  Dave Harold 5
  Jamie Burnett 3
  Stephen Hendry 5
  John Parrott 1
  James Wattana 5
  Stefan Mazrocis 1
  James Wattana 4
  Rod Lawler 5
  Rod Lawler 5
  Nick Walker 1
  Rod Lawler 0
  John Parrott 5
  John Parrott 5
  Joe Perry 3
  John Parrott 5
  Chris Small 4
  Chris Small 5
  Drew Henry 3
  Stephen Hendry 6
  Ken Doherty 4
  Peter Ebdon 4
  Dominic Dale 5
  Dominic Dale 5
  Mark Gray 3
  Jimmy White 4
  Mark Gray 5
  Dominic Dale 4
  Neal Foulds 5
  Tony Drago 5
  Chris Scanlon 4
  Tony Drago 4
  Neal Foulds 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Anthony Davies 2
  Neal Foulds 1
  Ken Doherty 5
  Alain Robidoux 3
  Karl Burrows 5
  Karl Burrows 5
  Joe Johnson 2
  Steve James 2
  Joe Johnson 5
  Karl Burrows 0
  Ken Doherty 5
  Ken Doherty 5
  Dene O'Kane 0
  Ken Doherty 5
  Billy Snaddon 1
  Billy Snaddon 5
  Peter McCullagh 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England. 12 April 1998.[3]
John Higgins
  Scotland
9–8 Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
Afternoon: 1–91, 19–64 (51), 68–29 (68), 61–63 (Higgins 61), 70–1 (63), 63–48, 22–79 (79), 52–7
Evening: 0–99 (99), 87–0 (51), 64–73, 128–0 (61), 67–69 (Higgins 59), 104–1 (72), 1–84 (58), 109–14 (102), 85–0 (85)
102 Highest break 99
1 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 174.
  2. ^ "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "British Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 15 January 2018.