1992 Grand Prix (snooker)

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1992 Rothmans Grand Prix
1992 Grand Prix snooker poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates12–25 October 1992
VenueHexagon Theatre
CityReading
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£424,700
Winner's share£80,000
Highest break Joe Swail (NIR) (140)
Final
Champion Jimmy White (ENG)
Runner-up Ken Doherty (IRL)
Score10–9
1991
1993

The 1992 Rothmans Grand Prix was a professional snooker tournament and the second of nine WPBSA ranking events in the 1992/1993 season, preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 12 to 25 October 1992 at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, England. The event was the eleventh edition of the Grand Prix, first held in 1982 as the 1982 Professional Players Tournament.[1][2][3]

Stephen Hendry was the defending champion, but he lost his last 64 match against Tony Chappel. Jimmy White played Ken Doherty in the final, with the latter contesting his first ranking event final.[4] White defeated Doherty 10–9 in the final to win his eighth ranking title.[5] In qualifying for the event, Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Jason Curtis 5–0 in 43 minutes 36 seconds, the fastest best-of-nine-frames match to date.[6] The event featured a prize of £80,000 for the winner of the event.[7]

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending and World Champion Stephen Hendry was the number 1 seed. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main draw[edit]

Below is the main draw for the event. Players in bold denote match winners.[8]

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
                  
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
Wales Tony Chappel 5
  Wales Tony Chappel 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 3
20 England Tony Knowles 3
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
Wales Tony Chappel 1
27 Wales Mark Bennett 5
27 Wales Mark Bennett 5
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 4
27 Wales Mark Bennett 5
12 England Martin Clark 2
12 England Martin Clark 5
England Paul Gibson 1
27 Wales Mark Bennett 2
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 1
11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
53 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
30 England Danny Fowler 4
53 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
11 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
17 England Mike Hallett 5
England Rod Lawler 2
17 England Mike Hallett 2
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 5
England Les Dodd 3
6 Wales Terry Griffiths 6
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
7 Thailand James Wattana 5
England Mick Price 3
7 Thailand James Wattana 3
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
28 South Africa Silvino Francisco 4
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 1
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Wales Steve Newbury 3
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
15 England Willie Thorne 2
15 England Willie Thorne 5
England Mark Rowing 3
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
4 England Steve Davis 2
16 Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Brian Rowswell 2
16 Wales Darren Morgan 3
47 England Peter Ebdon 5
25 South Africa Peter Francisco 2
47 England Peter Ebdon 5
47 England Peter Ebdon 0
4 England Steve Davis 5
32 England David Roe 5
Wales Anthony Davies 2
32 England David Roe 4
4 England Steve Davis 5
4 England Steve Davis 5
England Dave Harold 0
21 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
3 England Jimmy White 10
3 England Jimmy White 5
Canada Jim Wych 2
3 England Jimmy White 5
Wales Cliff Wilson 2
29 Australia Eddie Charlton 4
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
3 England Jimmy White 5
31 England Mark Johnston-Allen 0
31 England Mark Johnston-Allen 5
England Jason Ferguson 2
31 England Mark Johnston-Allen 5
14 Canada Alain Robidoux 1
14 Canada Alain Robidoux 5
England Nigel Gilbert 1
3 England Jimmy White 5
5 England Neal Foulds 1
10 England Steve James 5
England Sean Lanigan 2
10 England Steve James 5
23 England Joe Johnson 1
23 England Joe Johnson 5
England Mark Boyd 2
10 England Steve James 4
5 England Neal Foulds 5
24 Malta Tony Drago 1
England Nick Terry 5
England Nick Terry 2
5 England Neal Foulds 5
5 England Neal Foulds 5
England Nick Fruin 1
3 England Jimmy White 9
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
8 England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
8 England Gary Wilkinson 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
18 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 2
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 2
9 England Nigel Bond 5
26 Wales Doug Mountjoy 3
England Bill Oliver 5
England Bill Oliver 2
9 England Nigel Bond 5
9 England Nigel Bond 5
Scotland David McLellan 0
9 England Nigel Bond 3
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Scott MacFarlane 2
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Anthony Hamilton 2
22 England Tony Jones 4
England Anthony Hamilton 5
13 Scotland Alan McManus 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 1
19 England Dean Reynolds 3
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 5
2 England John Parrott 3
2 England John Parrott 5
England Jonathan Birch 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales John Williams.
Hexagon Theatre, Reading, England, 25 October 1992.
Ken Doherty (21)
 Ireland
9–10 Jimmy White (3)
 England
Afternoon: 59–67 (Doherty 59), 118–0 (67), 69–51, 59–12, 61–27, 69–20, 4–130 (106), 36–73 (72), 38–85 (85)
Evening: 65–48, 43–57, 0–75 (75), 89–4 (53), 0–96 (96), 0–82 (65), 80–0 (80), 69–70, 117–0 (117), 2–80
117 Highest break 106
1 Century breaks 1
5 50+ breaks 6

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Snooker: White able to bridge the gap". The Independent. 1992-10-26. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  6. ^ Tribune.com.pk. "Hall of fame: Ronnie O'Sullivan — The Rocket | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 15 December 2019. At the qualifying stage of the 1992 Grand Prix, the Briton defeated Jason Curtis 5-0 in 43 minutes 36 seconds, setting the current record for the fastest best-of-nine frame match.
  7. ^ "A brief history of the Grand Prix and LG Cup". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012.
  8. ^ "1992 Grand Prix Results". snookerdatabase.co.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2019.