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1999 China International

The 1999 China International was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 8–14 March 1999 at the JC Mandarin Hotel in Shanghai, China. The tournament was the inaugural staging of the event as a ranking tournament, after the 1997 edition had previously been held as an invitational tournament. This edition was the seventh ranking event out of the 1998/1999 season.

China International
Tournament information
Dates8–14 March 1999
VenueJC Mandarin Hotel
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£255,000
Winner's share£42,000
Highest breakEngland Michael Holt
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upScotland Billy Snaddon

John Higgins won the tournament by defeating Billy Snaddon 9–3 in the final. Mehmet Husnu recorded a maximum break against Eddie Barker during qualifying for the tournament.[1]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[2]

Wildcard roundEdit

Main drawEdit


  1. ^ "China International, China Open, Shanghai Masters". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "China International 1999 (March)". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  3. ^ "1999 China Open Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. ^ "1999 China Open Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 4 December 2017.