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The Dubai Classic (also known as the Dubai Duty Free Classic for sponsorship and marketing purposes) was a professional ranking snooker tournament. The last champion was Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Dubai Classic
Tournament information
VenueRiverside Montien Hotel
LocationBangkok
CountryThailand
Established1988
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Final year1996
Final champion(s)England Ronnie O'Sullivan

HistoryEdit

It began life as the Dubai Masters in 1988, the first major tournament in the Middle East. The following year it was renamed to Dubai Classic, and it became the first ranking event in the Middle East. During its tenure in Dubai, the tournament was played at the multi-purpose stadium of the Al-Nasr Sports Club.[1]

Later the event was moved to Thailand and renamed to Thailand Classic for 1995/96 and Asian Classic for 1996/97, before being dropped from the calendar.[2][3]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Dubai Masters (non-ranking)[1]
1988   Neal Foulds   Steve Davis 5–4 1988/89
Dubai Classic (ranking)[1][4]
1989   Stephen Hendry   Doug Mountjoy 9–2 1989/90
1990   Stephen Hendry   Steve Davis 9–1 1990/91
1991   John Parrott   Tony Knowles 9–3 1991/92
1992   John Parrott   Stephen Hendry 9–8 1992/93
1993   Stephen Hendry   Steve Davis 9–3 1993/94
1994   Alan McManus   Peter Ebdon 9–6 1994/95
Thailand Classic (ranking)[2]
1995   John Parrott   Nigel Bond 9–6 1995/96
Asian Classic (ranking)[3]
1996   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Brian Morgan 9–8 1996/97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Turner, Chris. "Dubai Classic, Dubai Masters, Bahrain Snooker Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Thailand Open, Thailand Classic, Thailand Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Asian Open, Asian Classic, Hong Kong Open". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Classic". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.