1988 World Cup (snooker)

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Fersina Windows World Cup
Tournament information
Dates16–19 March 1988
VenueBournemouth International Centre
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£125,000
Winner's share£40,000
ChampionEngland England
Runner-upAustralia Australia

The 1988 Snooker World Cup was a team snooker tournament played at the Bournemouth International Centre. Fersina Windows were the sponsors for the next two years.

Ireland returned to competing as Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland this year and both went out in the first round to Rest of the World and England respectively. England went on to win their third title with the top 3 world ranked players Steve Davis, Jimmy White and Neal Foulds beating unfancied Australia with Eddie Charlton, John Campbell and Warren King 9 frames to 7.

Main draw[edit]


Country Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Alex Higgins Tommy Murphy
 England Steve Davis Jimmy White Neal Foulds
 Canada Cliff Thorburn Kirk Stevens Bill Werbeniuk
 Wales Terry Griffiths Doug Mountjoy Cliff Wilson
 Ireland Eugene Hughes Paddy Browne Joe O'Boye
 Australia John Campbell Eddie Charlton Warren King
Rest of the World Malta Tony Drago New Zealand Dene O'Kane South Africa Silvino Francisco
 Scotland Murdo MacLeod Stephen Hendry John Rea

Best of 9 Frames
Best of 9 Frames
Best of 17 Frames
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland ?  
Rest of the World 5     Rest of the World ?  
England England 5     England England 5  
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 1       England England 9
Canada Canada 0       Australia Australia 7
Australia Australia 5     Australia Australia 5
Wales Wales 4     Scotland Scotland 1    
Scotland Scotland 5  


Final: Best of 17 frames. Referees:
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England. 19 March 1988.
Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Neal Foulds
9–7  Australia
John Campbell, Eddie Charlton, Warren King
Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks