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The 1998 Irish Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, held from 14 to 20 December 1998 at the National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland, of which only one edition was held. Mark Williams won the tournament by defeating Alan McManus 9–4 in the final.

Irish Open
Tournament information
Dates14–20 December 1998
VenueNational Basketball Arena
CityDublin
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£305,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakWales Mark Williams (139)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland Alan McManus
Score9–4
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Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   Len Ganley
National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland, 20 December 1998.
Mark Williams
  Wales
9–4 Alan McManus
  Scotland
Afternoon: 62–25, 64–8, 64–20 (64), 44–36, 78–4 (64), 135–0 (135), 47–60, 49–53
Evening: 7–91 (71),68–1 (53), 75–16 (62), 0–82 (82), 107–0 (65)
Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Irish Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Irish Open". snooker.org. Retrieved 29 November 2017.