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The snooker season 1996/1997 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 1996 and 1997. The following table outlines the results of the finals for ranking events and the invitational events.

Snooker season 1996/1997
Details
Duration9 September 1996–18 May 1997
Tournaments19
Triple Crown winners
UK ChampionshipScotland Stephen Hendry
MastersEngland Steve Davis
World ChampionshipRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty

Contents

CalendarEdit

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1] Reference
09–09 09–15   THA WR Asian Classic Riverside Montien Hotel Bangkok   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Brian Morgan 9–8 [2][3]
09–24 09–29   SCO NR Scottish Masters Civic Centre Motherwell   Peter Ebdon   Alan McManus 9–6 [4]
10–05 10–14   SCO NR Benson & Hedges Championship JP Snooker Centre Edinburgh   Brian Morgan   Drew Henry 9–8 [5]
10–08 10–13   MLT NR Malta Grand Prix Jerma Palace Hotel Marsaskala   Nigel Bond   Tony Drago 7–3 [6]
10–16 10–27   ENG WR Grand Prix Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth   Mark Williams   Euan Henderson 9–5 [7]
10–29 11–10   THA TE World Cup Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok   Scotland   Ireland 10–7 [8]
11–15 12–01   ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston   Stephen Hendry   John Higgins 10–9 [9]
12–09 12–15   GER WR German Open NAAFI Osnabrück   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Alain Robidoux 9–7 [10]
01–02 01–05   ENG NR Charity Challenge International Convention Centre Birmingham   Stephen Hendry   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 [11]
01–24 02–01   WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Leisure Centre Newport   Stephen Hendry   Mark King 9–2 [12]
02–02 02–09   ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London   Steve Davis   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 [13][14]
02–13 02–22   SCO WR International Open A.E.C.C. Aberdeen   Stephen Hendry   Tony Drago 9–1 [15][16]
02–23 03–02   MLT WR European Open Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta   John Higgins   John Parrott 9–5 [17][18]
03–10 03–16   THA WR Thailand Open Century Park Hotel Bangkok   Peter Ebdon   Nigel Bond 9–7 [19][20][21]
03–18 03–23   IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill   Stephen Hendry   Darren Morgan 9–8 [22][23]
03–27 04–05   ENG WR British Open Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth   Mark Williams   Stephen Hendry 9–2 [24]
04–19 05–05   ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield   Ken Doherty   Stephen Hendry 18–12 [25]
05–?? 05–??   WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn   Martin Clark   Andy Hicks 9–7 [26]
12–28 05–18   ENG NR European League Diamond Centre Irthlingborough   Ronnie O'Sullivan   Stephen Hendry 10–8 [27]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event
TE = Team 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.[28][29][30]

No. Ch. Name Points
1     Stephen Hendry 36911
2     John Higgins 32341
3     Peter Ebdon 28115
4     John Parrott 24339
5     Nigel Bond 22669
6     Alan McManus 21492
7     Ken Doherty 21161
8     Ronnie O'Sullivan 21007
9     Darren Morgan 19142
10     Steve Davis 18252
11     Dave Harold 18247
12     James Wattana 17641
13     Jimmy White 16620
14     Alain Robidoux 16058
15     Tony Drago 16031
16     Mark Williams 15988

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 1996/97 Season". Snooker.org. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Suntory Asian Classic 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ 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 10 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Regal Masters 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Benson & Hedges Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Rothmans Malta Grand Prix 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Grand Prix 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Castrol-Honda World Cup 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. ^ "UK Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  10. ^ "German Open 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Regal Welsh 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Benson & Hedges Masters 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: White becomes Brown". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  15. ^ "International Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  16. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Ranking first for Carter". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  17. ^ "European Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: British success for the Whirlwind". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  19. ^ "Singha and Eagle Cement Thailand Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  20. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Birth of the Hurricane". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  21. ^ Turner, Chris. "Thailan Open, Thailand Classic, Thailand Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  22. ^ "Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  23. ^ "On this Week: Irish hat-trick success". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  24. ^ "British Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  25. ^ "Embassy World Championship 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  26. ^ Turner, Chris. "Pontins Open, Pontins Professional, Pontins World Pro-Am Series". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  27. ^ "Premier/Matchroom League, Matchroom Championship League". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012.
  28. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1990/91 to 2004/05". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  29. ^ "World Rankings 1996/97". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  30. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.

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