1985 British Open

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Dulux British Open
Tournament information
Dates17 February–3 March 1985
VenueAssembly Rooms
CityDerby
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£245,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins (142)
Final
ChampionSouth Africa Silvino Francisco
Runner-upCanada Kirk Stevens
Score12–9
1984
1986

The 1985 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 17 February to 3 March 1985 with television coverage beginning on 22 February at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.[1]

Main draw[edit]

[1][2]

Last 64
Best of 11 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 23 frames
                  
England Steve Davis 6
Wales Tony Chappel 5
England Steve Davis 5
England John Virgo 2
England John Virgo 6
South Africa Peter Francisco 2
England Steve Davis 5
England Malcolm Bradley 2
England Rex Williams 4
England Danny Fowler 6
England Danny Fowler 4
England Malcolm Bradley 5
England David Taylor 3
England Malcolm Bradley 6
England Steve Davis 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 1
Australia John Campbell 4
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 6
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Vic Harris 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Vic Harris 6
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Dave Martin 4
Wales Ray Reardon 6
Australia Warren King 5
Wales Ray Reardon 4
England Dave Martin 5
England Dave Martin 6
England Bernard Bennett 0
England Steve Davis 7
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 6
England George Scott 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England John Parrott 2
England John Parrott 6
Scotland John Rea 4
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Wales Steve Newbury 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 6
England Dave Chalmers 0
Wales Terry Griffiths 3
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Wales Steve Newbury 6
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 6
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 3
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
England Mark Wildman 2
England Mark Wildman 6
Scotland Matt Gibson 1
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
England Graham Miles 2
England John Spencer 6
Canada Frank Jonik 0
England John Spencer 3
England Graham Miles 5
England Graham Miles 6
England Ray Edmonds 1
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
South Africa Silvino Francisco 12
England Tony Meo 6
Australia Robby Foldvari 0
England Tony Meo 5
England Mike Hallett 4
England Mike Hallett w/o
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen w/d
England Tony Meo 5
England Tony Knowles 2
England Tony Knowles 6
England Doug French 2
England Tony Knowles 5
England Steve Longworth 2
Wales Cliff Wilson 3
England Steve Longworth 6
England Tony Meo 4
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Jimmy White 6
England Tony Jones 5
England Jimmy White 4
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 6
Republic of Ireland Tony Kearney 4
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 2
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 1
Canada Bob Chaperon 6
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Wales Wayne Jones 2
England Joe Johnson 5
Wales Wayne Jones 6
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 6
Republic of Ireland Paul Watchorn 4
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
England Bob Harris 4
Australia Eddie Charlton 3
England Bob Harris 6
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 2
England Willie Thorne 6
England Bill Oliver 3
England Willie Thorne 0
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 6
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 6
Canada Gino Rigitano 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Dean Reynolds 3
England Dean Reynolds 6
Australia James Giannaros 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Neal Foulds 6
England John Hargreaves 1
England Neal Foulds 1
England Alex Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6
England Roger Bales 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 23 frames. Referee: Vic Bartlam
Assembly Rooms, Derby, England. 2 and 3 March 1985.
Silvino Francisco
South Africa South Africa
12–9 Kirk Stevens
 Canada
Afternoon: 73–51, 88–6 (65), 58–46, 63–2 (57), 74–29 (52), 52–71 (60), 23–76,
Evening: 61–50, 13–73, 81–4, 64–43, 12–80, 64–52, 5–108 (108)
Afternoon: 18–79, 31–77 (62), 54–63, 58–11, 79–40, 54–74, 64–14
65 Highest break 108
0 Century breaks 1
3 50+ breaks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 160.
  2. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 2 March 2018.