1988 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–10 January 1988
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£250,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Dennis Taylor (132)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland John Parrott
Score13–11
1987
1989

The 1988 Mercantile Credit Classic was the ninth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–10 January 1988. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Steve Davis won his fifth Classic title, beating John Parrott 13-11 in the final.

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 Steve Davis 5
England Les Dodd 0
England Steve Davis 5
Scotland Jim Donnelly 0
Scotland Jim Donnelly 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 4
England Steve Davis 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 0
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Tony Jones 0
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Tony Meo 3
England Tony Meo 5
Canada Mario Morra 1
England Steve Davis 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Brian Rowswell 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Steve Longworth 2
England Steve Longworth 5
England Ray Edmonds 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Joe Johnson 5
Wales Tony Chappel 2
England Joe Johnson 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 2
England Steve Davis 9
Wales Steve Newbury 2
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 2
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 2
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
England Dave Gilbert 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
England Barry West 2
England Willie Thorne 5
England Malcolm Bradley 1
England Willie Thorne 2
England Barry West 5
England Barry West 5
England Bill Oliver 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 4
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Martin Clark 5
England Mike Hallett 4
England Martin Clark 5
Wales Mark Bennett 2
Wales Mark Bennett 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 2
England Martin Clark 2
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Wales Ray Reardon 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 3
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
England Steve Davis 13
England John Parrott 11
England Neal Foulds 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 1
England Neal Foulds 3
England John Virgo 5
England John Virgo 5
Canada Gino Rigitano 2
England John Virgo 0
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
England Mark Wildman 2
England John Parrott 5
England David Taylor 0
England David Taylor 5
Scotland Matt Smith 3
England John Parrott 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 1
England Ken Owers 5
England Rex Williams 3
England Ken Owers 0
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco '5
England Graham Cripsey 2
South Africa Peter Francisco 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Terry Whitthread 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Malta Tony Drago 0
Malta Tony Drago 5
England George Scott 3
England John Parrott 9
England Tony Knowles 4
England Tony Knowles 5
England Jon Wright 1
England Tony Knowles 5
Wales Colin Roscoe 0
Wales Colin Roscoe 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 3
England Tony Knowles 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 3
England Dean Reynolds 5
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 3
England Dean Reynolds 4
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 5
Australia John Campbell 3
England Tony Knowles 5
England Dave Martin 1
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Fred Davis 0
Wales Doug Mountjoy 4
England Dave Martin 5
England Dave Martin 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 2
England Dave Martin 5
England Jimmy White 2
England Jimmy White 5
England Steve James 1
England Jimmy White 5
England John Spencer 1
England John Spencer 5
Scotland John Rea 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain.
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 9 & 10 January 1988.
Steve Davis
 England
13–11 John Parrott
 England
First session: 139–0 (99), 31–72, 34–68, 34–76 (69), 61–20, 76–18, 51–65
Second session: 88–47, 79–0 (79), 63–14, 63–12, 66–57, 94–0 (60), 28–64
Third session: 31–107 (103), 74–43, 39–68, 49–58, 9–114 (56), 60–62, 47–67 (58), 99–31 (83), 69–0 (68), 113–4 (99)
99 x2 Highest break 103
0 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 4

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]