1986 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates3–12 January 1986
VenueSpectrum Arena
CityWarrington
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£224,977
Winner's share£45,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (135 non-TV), (117x2 TV)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upCanada Cliff Thorburn
Score13–12
1985
1987

The 1986 Mercantile Credit Classic was the seventh edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 3–12 January 1986. The tournament was played at the Spectrum Arena, Warrington, Cheshire.

The competition has now been extended and Willie Thorne the defending champion lost in the third round of 64 players to Tony Jones 3-5. Jimmy White meanwhile won his first ranking event beating Cliff Thorburn 13-12. Again, the final was played in three sessions with the last one on Sunday afternoon and will remain until 1989.

Main draw[edit]

First Round
Best of 9 frames
Second Round
Best of 9 frames
Third Round
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 25 frames
                  
England Tony Jones 5
England Willie Thorne 3
England Tony Jones 3
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 5
England Geoff Foulds 3
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Australia Warren King 4
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 3
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Paul Medati 0
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Neal Foulds 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Neal Foulds 5
England Neal Foulds 5
England Malcolm Bradley 3
England Neal Foulds 5
Australia John Campbell 1
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen 5
Wales Ray Reardon 3
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen 2
Australia John Campbell 5
Australia John Campbell 5
Scotland Jim Donnelly 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 6
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Fred Davis 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 2
England Fred Davis 3
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
Canada Jim Wych 2
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
England Joe Johnson 5
England Joe Johnson 5
England Bob Harris 4
England Joe Johnson 5
South Africa Perrie Mans 2
South Africa Perrie Mans 5
England Martin Smith 4
England Joe Johnson 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Tony Meo 5
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 3
England Tony Meo 5
England Barry West 1
England Barry West 5
England Mark Wildman 2
England Tony Meo 1
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 1
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Mike Hallett 3
England Mike Hallett 5
Scotland John Rea 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 12
England Jimmy White 13
England Steve Davis 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 1
England Steve Davis 5
South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 1
South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 5
England John Parrott 3
England Steve Davis 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 0
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 1
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
England Dave Martin 2
England Dave Martin 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 0
England Steve Davis 2
England Jimmy White 5
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 5
England David Taylor 3
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 3
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 3
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 2
England Jimmy White 5
England Jimmy White 5
England Danny Fowler 1
England Jimmy White 5
England John Virgo 2
England John Virgo 5
Scotland Matt Gibson 3
England Jimmy White 9
England Rex Williams 7
England Tony Knowles 5
Canada Gino Rigitano 4
England Tony Knowles 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 4
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 5
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 2
England Tony Knowles 2
England Rex Williams 5
England Vic Harris 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 3
England Vic Harris 1
England Rex Williams 5
England Rex Williams 5
England Mike Watterson 0
England Rex Williams 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Mick Fisher 0
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Graham Cripsey 2
England Graham Cripsey 5
England John Spencer 1
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Jack Fitzmaurice 1
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Dean Reynolds 4
England Dean Reynolds 5
England Pat Houlihan 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: John Williams.
Spectrum Arena, Warrington, England, 11 & 12 January 1986.
Jimmy White
 England
13–12 Cliff Thorburn
 Canada
First session: 78–44, 107–24 (67), 70–52 (Thorburn 52), 62–43, 23–59, 39–67, 18–63 (54)
Second session: 0–1(forfeit), 8–72, 44–66, 84–8 (69), 18–111 (107), 0–80 (60), 71–11, 71–16 (63), 22–97 (87)
Third session: 80–14 (56), 82–19, 75–30, 117–14 (117), 59–64 (White 53), 47–54, 70–58, 41–70, 57–55
117 Highest break 107
1 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]