1998 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Skoda Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 14–25 October 1998
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £370,000
Winner's share £60,000
Final
Champion England Stephen Lee
Runner-up Hong Kong Marco Fu
Score 9–2
1997
1999

The 1998 Skoda Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14–25 October 1998 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1]

Stephen Lee defeated finalist Marco Fu to win his first ranking title.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Main draw[edit]

[1]

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 17 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                   
Finland Robin Hull 5
Wales Dominic Dale 0
Finland Robin Hull 3
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Matthew Couch 0
England Gary Wilkinson 0
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Nigel Bond 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2
England Nigel Bond 2
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Steve James 1
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
Scotland Chris Small 5
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Leigh Griffin 4
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Paul Hunter 1
England Paul Hunter 5
England Jimmy Michie 2
England Anthony Hamilton 2
Scotland Chris Small 5
England John Parrott 5
Republic of Ireland Colm Gilcreest 4
England John Parrott 4
Scotland Chris Small 5
Scotland Chris Small 5
England Stuart Pettman 3
Scotland Chris Small 1
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
England Peter Ebdon 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
England Peter Ebdon 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 1
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
England Nick Pearce 1
England Peter Ebdon 5
Scotland Alan McManus 0
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Dean Reynolds 2
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Joe Johnson 3
England Joe Johnson 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3
England Peter Ebdon 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Scotland Drew Henry 5
Malta Tony Drago 2
Scotland Drew Henry 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
England Andy Hicks 4
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Malaysia Sam Chong 3
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Mark King 2
England Mark King 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Stephen Lee 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Ian McCulloch 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England David Roe 0
England David Roe 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Brian Morgan 3
England Rod Lawler 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 1
England Rod Lawler 2
England Brian Morgan 5
England Brian Morgan 5
England David Gray 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Dave Harold 5
Scotland Euan Henderson 5
Thailand James Wattana 1
Scotland Euan Henderson 2
England Dave Harold 5
England Dave Harold 5
Malta Alex Borg 0
England Dave Harold 5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England David McDonnell 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
Pakistan Shokat Ali 5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 5
England Jimmy White 4
England Dave Harold 4
England Stephen Lee 6
Wales Mark Williams 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3
Wales Mark Williams 4
Wales Darren Morgan 5
Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Robert Milkins 4
Wales Darren Morgan 2
England Stephen Lee 5
England Stephen Lee 5
England Tony Jones 3
England Stephen Lee 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 1
England Stephen Lee 5
Australia Quinten Hann 0
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Steve Davis 4
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 4
England Jason Ferguson 5
England Jason Ferguson 5
England Martin Clark 3
England Jason Ferguson 3
Australia Quinten Hann 5
Australia Quinten Hann 5
Scotland John Higgins
Australia Quinten Hann 5
Scotland Alan Burnett 4
Scotland Alan Burnett 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames
Preston Guild Hall, Preston, England, 25 October 1998.[1][2]
Marco Fu
 Hong Kong
2–9 Stephen Lee
 England
Afternoon: 8–115 (50), 0–128 (128), 17–75 (75), 0-130 (66, 64 ), 82–4 (82), 33-99, 0–77 (70), 85-12 (85)
Evening: 0–107 (90), 1–93 (57), 5-106 (106)
85 Highest break 128
0 Century breaks 2
2 50+ breaks 9

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Grand Prix 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "1998 Grand Prix". CueTracker: Snooker results & statistics database. Retrieved 4 May 2013.