1991 Classic (snooker)

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Mercantile Credit Classic
Tournament information
Dates1–12 January 1991
VenueBournemouth International Centre
CityBournemouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£300,000
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakWales Tony Chappel (135)
Final
ChampionEngland Jimmy White
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score10–4
1990
1992

The 1991 Mercantile Credit Classic was the twelfth edition of the professional snooker tournament which took place from 1–12 January 1991 with ITV coverage beginning on the 5th. The tournament has now been moved to the Bournemouth International Centre in Dorset after 4 years in Blackpool.

Jimmy White won his second Classic title beating Stephen Hendry 10–4 in the final. This was the second time in a month White beat Hendry in a major final after the World Matchplay. White lead 9–0 one frame from an incredible whitewash final win. Hendry avoided this by winning 4 in a row Jimmy closed the match out 10–4.

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 James 2
Australia John Campbell 5
Australia John Campbell 0
England Joe Johnson 5
England Joe Johnson 5
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 3
England Joe Johnson 3
England Rod Lawler 5
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England Andrew Cairns 4
Wales Steve Newbury 2
England Rod Lawler 5
England John Virgo 3
England Rod Lawler 5
England Rod Lawler 2
England Mike Hallett 5
England Mike Hallett 5
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 3
England Mike Hallett 5
England Barry West 0
England Barry West 5
England Pat Houlihan 0
England Mike Hallett 5
Wales Wayne Jones 2
Wales Wayne Jones w/o
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye w/d
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Tony Chappel 3
Wales Tony Chappel 5
England Willie Thorne 4
England Mike Hallett 4
England Jimmy White 6
England Jimmy White 5
England Ian Williamson 2
England Jimmy White 5
England Jonathan Birch 2
England Jonathan Birch 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 4
England Jimmy White 5
Scotland Alan McManus 1
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
England Bill Oliver 0
Canada Alain Robidoux 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Tony Knowles 3
England Jimmy White 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
England John Parrott 5
Canada Mario Morra 2
England John Parrott 1
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
England Nigel Gilbert 3
Australia Eddie Charlton 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 1
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Dean Reynolds 1
England Jimmy White 10
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Steve Davis 5
England Ken Owers 1
England Steve Davis 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 0
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
Scotland John Rea 3
England Steve Davis 1
England Neal Foulds 5
England Neal Foulds 5
England Nick Dyson 3
England Neal Foulds 5
England Ian Graham 0
England Ian Graham 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 3
England Neal Foulds 5
England Gary Wilkinson 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
England Les Dodd 4
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Scotland Matt Smith 2
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Thailand James Wattana 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 5
England Rex Williams 3
Wales Doug Mountjoy 3
Thailand James Wattana 5
Thailand James Wattana 5
Australia Warren King 0
England Neal Foulds 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
England Jason Smith 1
Canada Bob Chaperon 5
Wales Mark Bennett 3
Wales Mark Bennett 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 2
Canada Bob Chaperon 3
Malta Tony Drago 5
Malta Tony Drago 5
Malta Joe Grech 1
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Martin Clark 2
England Martin Clark 5
Canada Jim Wych 2
Malta Tony Drago 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Steve Longworth 3
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England David Roe 4
England David Roe 5
England Tony Meo 4
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Tony Jones 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Danny Fowler 0
England Danny Fowler 5
England Mick Price 2

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Street
Bournemouth International Centre , Bournemouth, England, 12 January 1991.
Jimmy White
 England
10–4 Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
First session: 66–55, 62–53 (62 White, 53 Hendry), 95–13, 70–24 (60), 83–24 (51), 85–20 (50), 72–9, 75–20
Second session: 59–55, 16–81 (70), 33–62, 38–79, 24–61 (54), 70–13
62 Highest break 70
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 3

Century breaks[edit]

(Including qualifying rounds)

References[edit]