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The 1999 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25–31 January 1999 at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates25–31 January 1999
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£382,900[1]
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–8
1998
2000

Paul Hunter was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Fergal O'Brien.

Mark Williams defeated Stephen Hendry 9–8 in the final to win his fifth ranking title.

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion Paul Hunter was the number 1 seed with World Champion John Higgins seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main drawEdit

[2][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
                  
1   Paul Hunter 5
60   Ian McCulloch 4
1   Paul Hunter 2
21   Fergal O'Brien 5
21   Fergal O'Brien 5
  Ali Carter 2
21   Fergal O'Brien 0
15   Steve Davis 5
20   Dave Harold 3
55   Joe Johnson 5
55   Joe Johnson 3
15   Steve Davis 5
15   Steve Davis 5
44   Bradley Jones 4
15   Steve Davis 4
6   Mark Williams 5
9   Alan McManus 5
  Alan Burnett 3
9   Alan McManus 5
  Marco Fu 4
30   Graeme Dott 0
  Marco Fu 5
9   Alan McManus 0
6   Mark Williams 5
25   Chris Small 5
58   Michael Judge 2
25   Chris Small 0
6   Mark Williams 5
6   Mark Williams 5
34   Neal Foulds 2
6   Mark Williams 6
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 1
5   Ken Doherty 2
  Patrick Wallace 5
  Patrick Wallace 5
47   Tony Chappel 1
27   Brian Morgan 4
47   Tony Chappel 5
  Patrick Wallace 2
16   James Wattana 5
18   Gary Wilkinson 2
52   Dennis Taylor 5
52   Dennis Taylor 2
16   James Wattana 5
16   James Wattana 5
  Robert Milkins 4
16   James Wattana 2
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
13   Alain Robidoux 5
  Phaitoon Phonbun 4
13   Alain Robidoux 5
  Mike Dunn 1
17   Mark King 3
  Mike Dunn 5
13   Alain Robidoux 4
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19   Jimmy White 5
  Barry Mapstone 1
19   Jimmy White 2
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
  Nigel Gilbert 2
6   Mark Williams 9
3   Stephen Hendry 8
3   Stephen Hendry 5
48   David Roe 1
3   Stephen Hendry 5
87   Darren Clarke 2
31   Jamie Burnett 1
87   Darren Clarke 5
3   Stephen Hendry 5
26   Matthew Stevens 4
26   Matthew Stevens 5
94   John Lardner 1
26   Matthew Stevens 5
10   Stephen Lee 4
10   Stephen Lee 5
78   Matthew Couch 3
3   Stephen Hendry 5
12   Anthony Hamilton 2
12   Anthony Hamilton 5
75   Gary Ponting 4
12   Anthony Hamilton 5
32   Billy Snaddon 1
32   Billy Snaddon 5
43   Drew Henry 2
12   Anthony Hamilton 5
50   Lee Walker 2
22   Andy Hicks 4
50   Lee Walker 5
50   Lee Walker 5
7   John Parrott 4
7   John Parrott 5
92   Mark Gray 2
3   Stephen Hendry 6
36   Joe Swail 2
8   Peter Ebdon 5
  Leigh Griffin 1
8   Peter Ebdon 5
56   Mark Davis 0
29   Terry Murphy 2
56   Mark Davis 5
8   Peter Ebdon 3
36   Joe Swail 5
24   Dominic Dale 3
36   Joe Swail 5
36   Joe Swail 5
14   Nigel Bond 3
14   Nigel Bond 5
68   Dave Finbow 4
36   Joe Swail 5
164   Stuart Bingham 1
11   Tony Drago 0
164   Stuart Bingham 5
164   Stuart Bingham 5
59   Gerard Greene 4
23   Darren Morgan 1
59   Gerard Greene 5
164   Stuart Bingham 5
2   John Higgins 4
28   Martin Clark 4
  Paul Sweeny 5
  Paul Sweeny 3
2   John Higgins 5
2   John Higgins 5
66   Mark Bennett 1

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee:   John Williams.[5]
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 31 January 1999.
Mark Williams (6)
  Wales
9–8 Stephen Hendry (3)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 15–100 (57), 59–66, 89–7 (71), 74–1 (62), 15–116 (67), 52–74 (56), 71–24 (56), 13–116 (116)
Evening: 82–9 (81), 117–23 (84), 42–71 (52), 67–74 (Williams 67), 68–40, 106–4 (64), 104–6 (104), 54–63 (Williams 52), 65–48
104 Highest break 116
1 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 5

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit