1989 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–15 January 1989
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£275,000
Winner's share£55,000
Highest breakEngland Nigel Gilbert (143 non-TV)
Wales Wayne Jones (137 TV)
Final
ChampionWales Doug Mountjoy
Runner-upWales Wayne Jones
Score13–11
1988
1990

The 1989 Mercantile Credit Classic was the tenth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–15 January 1989 with ITV coverage beginning on the 7th. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Playing in the final were Doug Mountjoy who 2 months previously has won the UK Championship and ranked 24 in the world and Wayne Jones who made his first major final ranked 34. Mountjoy won the title by 13-11 and becoming the oldest player at 46 years to win a ranking event.

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
                  
Wales Tony Chappel 5
England Steve Davis 3
Wales Tony Chappel 5
England Anthony Harris 1
England Anthony Harris 5
England Barry West 4
Wales Tony Chappel 1
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
England Mike Hallett 2
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
England Steve James 4
England Steve James 5
England Gary Wilkinson 1
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Nick Terry 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 4
England Nick Terry 4
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Dennis Hughes 0
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Tony Knowles 4
England Tony Knowles 5
Wales Colin Roscoe 4
England Tony Knowles 5
England Dean Reynolds 4
England Dean Reynolds 5
England Steve Duggan 1
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Australia Gary Wilkinson 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Graham Cripsey 1
England Graham Cripsey 5
England Steve Longworth 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England John Virgo 3
England John Virgo 5
England Les Dodd 2
England John Virgo 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 1
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Danny Fowler 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Malcolm Bradley 3
Wales Steve Newbury 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Wales Ray Reardon 4
Wales Ray Reardon 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 1
Wales Doug Mountjoy 13
Wales Wayne Jones 11
England Neal Foulds 5
England Dave Martin 1
England Neal Foulds 4
England Martin Clark 5
England Martin Clark 5
England John Spencer 2
England Martin Clark 5
England Joe Johnson 3
England Joe Johnson 5
Republic of Ireland Dessie Sheehan 2
England Joe Johnson 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 0
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 2
England Martin Clark 4
England Willie Thorne 5
England Willie Thorne 5
England Jason Smith 1
England Willie Thorne 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 3
New Zealand Dene O'Kane '5
England Nigel Gilbert 2
England Willie Thorne 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 1
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Australia Warren King 2
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
Malta Tony Drago 0
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Robert Marshall 3
England Willie Thorne 4
Wales Wayne Jones 9
England John Parrott 5
England David Roe 2
England John Parrott 5
England Jon Wright 2
England Jon Wright 5
England Rex Williams 0
England John Parrott 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 1
South Africa Silvino Francisco w/o
Canada Bill Werbeniuk w/d
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Tony Meo 1
England Tony Meo 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 3
England John Parrott 4
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
England Steve Campbell 3
Wales Cliff Wilson 3
England David Taylor 5
England David Taylor 5
England Mike Darrington 2
England David Taylor 3
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Wayne Jones 5
England Jimmy White 3
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
England Graham Miles 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 25 frames. Referee: Len Ganley.
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 14 & 15 January 1989.
Doug Mountjoy
 Wales
13–11 Wayne Jones
 Wales
First session: 4–125 (52), 71–14, 49–35, 14–71, 58–46, 23–72, 31–58
Second session: 99–13 (58), 72–53, 33–71, 54–64, 96–0 (96), 50–63, 78–36 (56)
Third session: 72–35, 46–56, 36–67 (52), 96–83 (74), 42–74, 11–82 (75), 114–12 (54, 60), 64–24, 81–8 (67), 71–11
96 Highest break 75
0 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 3

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]