1990 British Open

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Pearl Assurance British Open
Tournament information
Dates18 February–3 March 1990
VenueAssembly Rooms
CityDerby
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£365,000
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (138)
Final
ChampionCanada Bob Chaperon
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score10–8
1989
1991

The 1990 Pearl Assurance British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 18 February to 3 March 1990 with television coverage beginning on 24 February at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England.[1]

Bob Chaperon won his only ranking event as he beat Alex Higgins who was appearing in his last major final[2].

Main draw[edit]

[1][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
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
England Tony Meo 5
England Roger Bales 2
England Tony Meo 0
England Jimmy White 5
England Jimmy White 5
England John Spencer 4
England Jimmy White 4
England Steve James 5
England Steve James 5
England Bill Oliver 1
England Steve James 5
Isle of Man Tony Wilson 0
South Africa Silvino Francisco 4
Isle of Man Tony Wilson 5
England Steve James 5
England Les Dodd 2
England Tony Knowles 5
Canada Brady Gollan 2
England Tony Knowles 5
Thailand James Wattana 3
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 1
Thailand James Wattana 5
England Tony Knowles 4
England Les Dodd 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 3
England Les Dodd 5
England Les Dodd 5
England Mark Rowing 2
Wales Wayne Jones 4
England Mark Rowing 5
England Steve James 3
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Danny Fowler 1
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 2
England Barry West 0
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3
England Martin Clark 5
England Martin Clark 5
Republic of Ireland Stephen Murphy 2
England Martin Clark 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 2
England John Virgo 1
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 5
England Martin Clark 3
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Bob Harris 3
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Wales Mark Bennett 2
England Willie Thorne 1
Wales Mark Bennett 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Nick Terry 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Dean Reynolds 2
England Dean Reynolds 5
Wales Tony Chappel 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 8
Canada Bob Chaperon 10
England Neal Foulds 5
England Ian Graham 2
England Neal Foulds 5
Malta Tony Drago 0
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Steve Longworth 0
England Neal Foulds 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 5
England Gary Wilkinson 4
Wales Terry Griffiths 1
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
England David Taylor 4
England Neal Foulds 3
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
England John Parrott 1
England Steve Duggan 5
England Steve Duggan 4
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 3
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 4
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
England Mike Hallett 5
England Graham Miles 1
England Mike Hallett 3
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Scotland Jim Donnelly 0
Canada Bob Chaperon 9
England Robert Marshall 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 1
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
England Rex Williams 2
England Rex Williams 5
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 3
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 0
England Robert Marshall 5
England Joe Johnson w/o
Canada Jim Wych w/o
England Joe Johnson 4
England Robert Marshall 5
England David Roe 3
England Robert Marshall 5
England Robert Marshall 5
Wales Steve Newbury 4
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Jon Wright 3
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 3
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Steve Davis 2
England Steve Davis 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 2
England Steve Davis 5
Wales Darren Morgan 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
Wales Darren Morgan 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain
Assembly Rooms, Derby, England. 3 March 1990.
Bob Chaperon
 Canada
10–8 Alex Higgins
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 35–58, 115–1 (110), 57–10, 99–20, 73–30, 44–68, 7–61, 34–61
Evening: 33–73, 64–45, 99–2, 52–63, 70–17, 8–83, 76–19, 14–82, 69–36, 81–18
110 Highest break
1 Century breaks 0
1 50+ breaks 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 160.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070814223202/http://www.globalsnookercentre.co.uk/files/History/tourn_hist_bo.htm#
  3. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 2 March 2018.