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1998 Charity Challenge

The 1998 Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge was the fourth edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place from February to March 1998. The tournament was played at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, and featured twelve professional players.[1]

1998 Charity Challenge
Tournament information
Dates26 February–1 March 1998
VenueAssembly Rooms
CityDerby
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£130,000
Winner's share£60,000
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–8
1997
1999

John Higgins won the title, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the final.[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
     
          John Higgins 5  
  John Parrott 5       John Parrott 4  
  Lee Walker 0         John Higgins 6  
            Ken Doherty 5  
          Ken Doherty 5  
  Steve Davis 5       Steve Davis 4  
  Nigel Bond 4         John Higgins 9
            Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
          Mark Williams 4  
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5       Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
  Tony Drago 1         Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
            Stephen Hendry 4  
          Stephen Hendry 5      
  Jimmy White 5       Jimmy White 4      
  Peter Ebdon 4  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, 1 March 1998.[3]
John Higgins
  Scotland
9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
Afternoon: 79–4 (79), 85–6 (85), 21–74 (74), 70–53, 16–101 (62), 0–98 (98), 52–68, 77–16 (64)
Evening: 66–26, 96–0 (79), 65–0 (57), 66–70 (66, 70), 24–64, 67–39 (54), 0–67 (67), 1–74, 84–1 (61)
85 Highest break 98
0 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 175.
  3. ^ a b "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.