1986 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Rothmans Grand Prix
Tournament information
DatesOctober 1986
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upEngland Rex Williams
Score10–6
1985
1987

The 1986 Rothmans Grand Prix was held during October 1986 in the Hexagon Theatre in Reading.[1]

Rex Williams made his first (and only) major final in a professional snooker tournament after being a professional since 1951. He was 53 years and 98 days old making him the oldest player in a ranking final. He had beaten Mark Wildman, Alex Higgins, Steve Davis and Neal Foulds before facing Jimmy White in the final.[2] During that match Williams took a 5–2 lead which he had made a break of 125 in the 7th frame and 6–4 before White took the last 6 frames to win his first Grand Prix title by 10–6. White had beaten 17-year-old Stephen Hendry in the quarter-finals and Silvino Francisco in the semi-final.

Main draw[edit]

[3]

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
Finals
Best of 19 frames
                  
England Steve Davis 5
Scotland Matt Gibson 1
England Steve Davis 5
Malta Tony Drago 1
Malta Tony Drago 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 4
England Steve Davis 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 2
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Canada Mario Morra 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Australia John Campbell 1
Australia John Campbell 5
England Geoff Foulds 0
England Steve Davis 1
England Rex Williams 5
England Rex Williams 5
Canada Jim Bear 2
England Rex Williams 5
England Mark Wildman 1
England Mark Wildman 5
England Steve Longworth 2
England Rex Williams 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 1
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Fred Davis 0
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Dave Martin 2
England Dave Martin w/o
England Jim Meadowcroft w/d
England Rex Williams 9
England Neal Foulds 8
England Willie Thorne 5
England Steve Duggan 0
England Willie Thorne 5
Australia Warren King 2
Australia Warren King 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 2
England Willie Thorne 3
England Neal Foulds 5
England Neal Foulds 5
England Graham Miles 1
England Neal Foulds 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 0
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
Australia Ian Anderson 4
England Neal Foulds 5
England Tony Meo 3
England Tony Meo 5
Wales Tony Chappel 1
England Tony Meo 5
England John Parrott 3
England John Parrott 5
England Graham Cripsey 4
England Tony Meo 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Jon Wright 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England John Virgo 1
England John Virgo 5
Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 2
England Rex Williams 6
England Jimmy White 10
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 4
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 2
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Dean Reynolds 0
Wales Steve Newbury 2
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England John Spencer 4
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
Wales Wayne Jones 4
Wales Wayne Jones 5
England David Taylor 1
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Tony Knowles 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Bob Harris 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Canada Jim Wych 1
Canada Jim Wych 5
Scotland John Rea 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 1
England Tony Knowles 5
England Tony Knowles 5
England David Roe 3
England Tony Knowles 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 3
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
England Paul Medati 1
South Africa Silvino Francisco 6
England Jimmy White 9
England Jimmy White 5
England Tony Jones 0
England Jimmy White 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 2
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 5
England Barry West 1
England Jimmy White 5
England Mike Hallett 1
England Les Dodd 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 4
England Les Dodd 2
England Mike Hallett 5
England Mike Hallett 5
England Vic Harris 2
England Jimmy White 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Wales Ray Reardon 3
Canada Bob Chaperon 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 3
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
England Joe Johnson 2
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
Wales Mark Bennett 0
Wales Mark Bennett 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 26 October 1986.
Jimmy White
 England
10–6 Rex Williams
 England
11–72 (53), 57–47, 130–3 (101), 54–73, 44–84, 44–74, 0–126 (125), 90–4 (73), 83–24, 0–76, 72–16, 79–39 (68), 79–23, 63–61, 88–8 (51), 79–8 (72)
101 Highest break 125
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Professional Players Tournament, Grand Prix, LG Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2012.