Fosters Professional

The Fosters Professional was the final name of a series of snooker tournaments which ran for five editions from 1984 to 1988. From 1984 to 1986 it was known as the Carlsberg Challenge and in 1987 was called the Carling Challenge. Mike Hallett was the final champion of the series, all of which were held at RTÉ Studios in Dublin, Ireland.[1]

Fosters Professional
Tournament information
VenueRTÉ Studios
FormatNon-ranking event
Final year1988
Final championEngland Mike Hallett


Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Carlsberg Challenge
1984   Jimmy White   Tony Knowles 9–7 1984/85
1985   Jimmy White   Alex Higgins 8–3 1985/86
1986   Dennis Taylor   Jimmy White 8–3 1986/87
Carling Challenge
1987   Dennis Taylor   Joe Johnson 8–5 1987/88
Fosters Professional
1988   Mike Hallett   Stephen Hendry 8–5 1988/89


  1. ^ "Carlsberg Challenge, Carling Challenge, Fosters Professional". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2019.