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1998 Welsh Open (snooker)

The 1998 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16–25 January 1998 at the Newport Leisure Centre in Newport, Wales.

Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates16–25 January 1998
VenueNewport Leisure Centre
CityNewport
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakScotland Graeme Dott (142)
Final
ChampionEngland Paul Hunter
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–5
1997
1999

Stephen Hendry was the defending champion, but he lost in the first round against Jamie Burnett.

Paul Hunter defeated John Higgins 9–5 in the final to win his first ranking title.

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
                  
  Paul Hunter 5
  Neal Foulds 2
  Paul Hunter 5
  Steve Davis 3
  Steve Davis 5
  Dave Finbow 3
  Paul Hunter 5
  Nigel Bond 4
  Nigel Bond 5
  Ian Brumby 0
  Nigel Bond 5
  Jason Ferguson 0
  Jason Ferguson 5
  Billy Snaddon 3
  Paul Hunter 5
  Alan McManus 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Joe Johnson 0
  Alan McManus 5
  Martin Dziewialtowski 1
  Martin Dziewialtowski 5
  Mick Price 3
  Alan McManus 5
  Chris Small 0
  Chris Small 5
  David Roe 3
  Chris Small 5
  Nick Walker 1
  Nick Walker 5
  Mark Williams 3
  Paul Hunter 6
  Peter Ebdon 1
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Stuart Pettman 4
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Gary Wilkinson 0
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  John Read 2
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Fergal O'Brien 3
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Wayne Jones 4
  Fergal O'Brien 5
  Steve Judd 3
  Steve Judd 5
  Tony Drago 3
  Peter Ebdon 5
  Jamie Burnett 2
  Jamie Burnett 5
  Stephen Hendry 4
  Jamie Burnett 5
  Joe Perry 3
  Joe Perry 5
  Brian Morgan 4
  Jamie Burnett 5
  Stephen Lee 3
  Stephen Lee 5
  Marcus Campbell 4
  Stephen Lee 5
  Peter Lines 1
  Peter Lines 5
  Rod Lawler 0
  Paul Hunter 9
  John Higgins 5
  John Higgins 5
  Euan Henderson 2
  John Higgins 5
  Terry Murphy 1
  Terry Murphy 5
  Bradley Jones 4
  John Higgins 5
  Andy Hicks 3
  Andy Hicks 5
  Tony Jones 3
  Andy Hicks 5
  Stefan Mazrocis 1
  Stefan Mazrocis 5
  Alain Robidoux 3
  John Higgins 5
  John Parrott 4
  John Parrott 5
  Paul Davies 3
  John Parrott 5
  Ian McCulloch 1
  Ian McCulloch 5
  Martin Clark 1
  John Parrott 5
  Graeme Dott 1
  Graeme Dott 5
  James Wattana 4
  Graeme Dott 5
  Steve James 2
  Steve James 5
  Gerard Greene 1
  John Higgins 6
  Mark King 5
  Mark King 5
  Gary Ponting 1
  Mark King 5
  Tony Chappel 2
  Tony Chappel 5
  Ken Doherty 3
  Mark King 5
  Dominic Dale 1
  Dominic Dale 5
  Joe Swail 4
  Dominic Dale 5
  Sean Storey 3
  Sean Storey 5
  Darren Morgan 4
  Mark King 5
  Anthony Hamilton 3
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Matthew Stevens 1
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Dave Harold 2
  Dave Harold 5
  Wayne Brown 1
  Anthony Hamilton 5
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Stephen O'Connor 1
  Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Jimmy White 4
  Jimmy White 5
  Mark Davis 2

FinalEdit

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Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams.
Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, Wales, 25 January 1998.
Paul Hunter
  England
9–5 John Higgins
  Scotland
Afternoon: 40–87 (87), 131–1 (127), 44–81 (63), 116–0 (116), 0–88 (55), 26–62, 76–21, 61–8
Evening: 10–69 (52), 64–20, 73–34, 68–41, 74–8 (74), 108–0 (108)
127 Highest break 87
3 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welsh Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1998 Welsh Open Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 4 December 2017.