1987 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates2–11 January 1987
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakCanada Cliff Thorburn (140 non-TV)
England Jimmy White (126 TV)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Jimmy White
Score13–12
1986
1988

The 1987 Mercantile Credit Classic was the eighth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 2–11 January 1987. The tournament had now been moved to the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Defending champion Jimmy White made it to the final again but lost to Steve Davis in another 13-12 result.

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 Jimmy White 5
Wales Steve Newbury 4
England Jimmy White 5
England Malcolm Bradley 0
England Malcolm Bradley 5
England David Taylor 1
England Jimmy White 5
England Steve Duggan 2
England Steve Duggan 5
England Neal Foulds 3
England Steve Duggan 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 0
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 1
England Jimmy White 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 1
England Terry Griffiths 5
England Dave Martin 4
England Dave Martin 5
England Geoff Foulds 4
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Australia John Campbell 3
England John Spencer 5
England Willie Thorne 3
England John Spencer 3
Australia John Campbell 5
Australia John Campbell 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 2
England Jimmy White 9
England Dean Reynolds 8
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Republic of Ireland Tony Kearney 1
Republic of Ireland Tony Kearney 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 0
Wales Wayne Jones 3
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
England Les Dodd 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 4
England Les Dodd 4
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
England Ian Williamson 4
Wales Cliff Wilson 1
England Dean Reynolds 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 3
Canada Kirk Stevens 3
England Barry West 5
England Barry West 5
Canada Frank Jonik 4
England Barry West 3
England Dean Reynolds 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Graham Cripsey 0
Canada Cliff Thorburn 4
England Dean Reynolds 5
England Dean Reynolds 5
Australia Warren King 4
England Jimmy White 12
England Steve Davis 13
England Steve Davis 5
Australia Graham Jenkins 0
England Steve Davis 5
England John Virgo 2
England John Virgo 5
Wales Mark Bennett 3
England Steve Davis 5
England Tony Meo 2
England Tony Meo 5
Scotland John Rea 4
England Tony Meo 5
England Steve Longworth 0
England Steve Longworth 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3
England Steve Davis 5
England John Parrott 4
England Rex Williams 5
Canada Mario Morra 2
England Rex Williams 4
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
England Mick Fisher 0
Australia Eddie Charlton 4
England John Parrott 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Wales Colin Roscoe 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 2
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
England Tony Jones 2
England Steve Davis 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
England Danny Fowler 5
England Tony Knowles 4
England Danny Fowler 5
England Mike Hallett 4
England Mike Hallett 5
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen 3
England Danny Fowler 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Wales Ray Reardon 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Jon Wright 1
England Jon Wright 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 0
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 4
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Bob Harris 3
England Bob Harris 5
Canada Jim Wych 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 1
England Joe Johnson 5
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 0
England Joe Johnson 3
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: .
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 10 & 11 January 1987.
Steve Davis
 England
13–12 Jimmy White
 England
First session: 52–61, 25–65, 66–36, 95–29, 74–12 (70),56–66 (Davis 55), 65–21
Second session: 54–62, 68–66 (53), 6–69, 123–0 (119), 67–43, 37–71, 28–73, 69–58 (Davis 55, White 58)
Third session: 73–22 (72), 7–107 (74), 72–2 (53), 7–94 (50), 71–0 (60), 36–47, 1–75 (75), 65–35, 55–80, 75–35,
119 Highest break 75
1 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]