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The snooker season 1987/1988 was a series of snooker tournaments played from July 1987 to May 1988. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and invitational events.

Snooker season 1987/1988
Details
DurationJuly 1987–May 1988
Tournaments27
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipEngland Steve Davis
MastersEngland Steve Davis
World ChampionshipEngland Steve Davis

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
08–?? 08–??   AUS NR Australian Masters Parmatta Club Sydney   Stephen Hendry   Mike Hallett [n 2] [1]
08–?? 08–??   AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Lakemba Services Memorial Club Sydney   Warren King   Eddie Charlton 10–7 [2]
08–?? 08–??   CAN NR Canadian Professional Championship Scarborough Village Theatre Toronto   Cliff Thorburn   Jim Bear 8–4 [2]
09–?? 09–06   HKG NR Hong Kong Masters Queen Elisabeth Stadium Hong Kong   Steve Davis   Stephen Hendry 9–3 [3][4]
09–?? 09–??   JPN NR Tokyo Masters Tokyo   Dennis Taylor   Terry Griffiths 6–3 [3]
09–17 09–20   SCO NR Scottish Masters Hospitality Inn Glasgow   Joe Johnson   Terry Griffiths 9–7 [5]
09–21 09–23   IRL NR Carling Challenge RTÉ Studios Dublin   Dennis Taylor   Joe Johnson 8–5 [6]
09–25 10–04   ENG WR International Open Trentham Gardens Stoke-on-Trent   Steve Davis   Cliff Thorburn 12–5 [7]
10–?? 10–??   ENG NR Matchroom Professional Championship Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea   Dennis Taylor   Willie Thorne 10–3 [3]
10–17 10–25   ENG WR Grand Prix Hexagon Theatre Reading   Stephen Hendry   Dennis Taylor 10–7 [8]
10–27 10–31   CAN NR Canadian Masters CBC Television Studios Toronto   Dennis Taylor   Jimmy White 9–7 [9]
11–13 11–29   ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston   Steve Davis   Jimmy White 16–14 [10]
12–01 12–13   ENG TE World Doubles Championship Derngate Centre Northampton   Mike Hallett
  Stephen Hendry
  Cliff Thorburn
  Dennis Taylor
12–8 [11]
01–01 01–10   ENG WR The Classic Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool   Steve Davis   John Parrott 13–11 [12]
01–?? 01–??   RSA NR South African Professional Championship Germiston   Francois Ellis   Jimmy van Rensberg 9–4 [2]
01–24 01–30   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   Steve Davis   Mike Hallett 9–0 [13]
02–04 02–10   ENG NR English Professional Championship Corn Exchange Ipswich   Dean Reynolds   Neal Foulds 9–5 [14][15]
02–08 02–12   NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Antrim Forum Antrim   Jack McLaughlin   Dennis Taylor 9–4 [14][16]
02–08 02–12   WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Newport Centre Newport   Terry Griffiths   Wayne Jones 9–3 [14][17]
02–11 02–14   SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Marco's Leisure Centre Edinburgh   Stephen Hendry   Murdo MacLeod 10–4 [18][19]
02–21 03–06   ENG WR British Open Assembly Rooms Derby   Stephen Hendry   Mike Hallett 13–2 [20][21]
03–16 03–19   ENG TE World Cup Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth   England   Australia 9–7 [22][23]
03–22 03–27   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   Steve Davis   Neal Foulds 9–4 [24][25]
04–?? 04–??   CHN NR Kent Cup Beijing   John Parrott   Martin Clark 5–1 [3]
04–16 05–02   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Steve Davis   Terry Griffiths 18–11 [26]
05–?? 05–??   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   John Parrott   Mike Hallett 9–1 [27]
01–?? 05–??   ENG NR Matchroom League   Steve Davis   Stephen Hendry [n 3] [28]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankingsEdit

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[29][30][31]

No. Ch. Name
1     Steve Davis
2     Jimmy White
3     Neal Foulds
4     Cliff Thorburn
5     Joe Johnson
6     Terry Griffiths
7     Tony Knowles
8     Dennis Taylor
9     Alex Higgins
10     Silvino Francisco
11     Willie Thorne
12     Rex Williams
13     John Parrott
14     Doug Mountjoy
15     Dean Reynolds
16     Mike Hallett

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The final was decided on aggregate score over five frames. Stephen Hendry won 371–226.
  3. ^ No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only.

ReferencesEdit

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