1990 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates2–13 January 1990
VenueNorbreck Castle Hotel
CityBlackpool
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Steve James (141)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve James
Runner-upAustralia Warren King
Score10–6
1989
1991

The 1990 Mercantile Credit Classic was the eleventh edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 2–13 January 1990 with ITV coverage beginning on the 6th. The tournament was played at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire.

The semi-finals have been reduced to one session each of best of 11 frames and the final with two session with a best of 19 final. Steve James won his only ranking title beating Warren King of Australia 10-6 in a tournament of upsets which only 4 of the top 16 reaching their seeding places.

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 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                  
England Steve Duggan 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 4
England Steve Duggan 2
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 2
South Africa Peter Francisco 3
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Tony Meo 5
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 2
England Tony Meo 4
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
Republic of Ireland Paul Watchorn 2
Wales Steve Newbury 3
Australia Warren King 5
England John Virgo 5
England Jon Wright 2
England John Virgo 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 2
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 5
England David Roe 2
England John Virgo 1
Australia Warren King 5
Australia Warren King 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 1
Australia Warren King 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 2
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
England Bob Harris 2
Australia Warren King 6
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Ian Brumby w/o
England Jimmy White w/d
England Ian Brumby 0
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
Wales Colin Roscoe 1
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
England Mark Rowing 1
England Dean Reynolds w/o
Canada Jim Wych w/d
England Dean Reynolds 4
England Mark Rowing 5
England Mark Rowing 5
England Barry West 0
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 4
England Nigel Gilbert 5
England Joe Johnson 0
England Nigel Gilbert 4
England Martin Clark 5
England Martin Clark 5
England Andrew Cairns 2
England Martin Clark 1
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Tony Jones 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 2
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Danny Fowler 4
Australia Warren King 6
England Steve James 10
England John Parrott 5
England Craig Edwards 2
England John Parrott 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 4
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 0
England John Parrott 3
England Steve James 5
England Steve James 5
England Jim Chambers 4
England Steve James 5
Canada Bob Chaperon 2
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
England Brian Rowswell 1
England Steve James 5
Wales Wayne Jones 2
Australia John Campbell 5
England Tony Knowles 4
Australia John Campbell 4
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 2
England Gary Wilkinson 2
Wales Wayne Jones 5
England Mike Hallett 5
Republic of Ireland Stephen Murphy 1
England Mike Hallett 3
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Wayne Jones 5
England Ray Edmonds 1
England Steve James 6
England Steve Davis 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
England Nick Terry 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 4
Wales Darren Morgan 5
Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Neal Foulds 4
Wales Darren Morgan 1
England Brian Morgan 5
England David Taylor 5
England Willie Thorne 1
England David Taylor 4
England Brian Morgan 5
England Brian Morgan 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 1
England Brian Morgan 1
England Steve Davis 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Wales Mark Bennett 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
Malta Tony Drago 5
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Nick Dyson 3
Malta Tony Drago 3
England Steve Davis 5
England Steve Davis 5
Wales Tony Chappel 4
England Steve Davis 5
England Rex Williams 0
England Rex Williams 5
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: .
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England, 13 January 1990.
Steve James
 England
10–6 Warren King
 Australia
First session: 74–47, 33–85, 72–16, 76–8 (59), 72–33, 53–63, 67–61 (50), 46–71
Second session: 26–61, 77–1, 101–12(101), 35–71, 0–70 (68), 70–58 (70), 64–31, 75–13 (54)
101 Highest break 68
1 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 2

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]