1996 Asian Classic

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Asian Classic
Tournament information
Dates9–15 September 1996
VenueRiverside Montien Hotel
CityBangkok
CountryThailand
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£40,000
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upEngland Brian Morgan
Score9–8
1995

The 1996 Suntory Asian Classic was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 9–15 September 1996 at the Riverside Montien Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.[1]

Ronnie O'Sullivan won the tournament, defeating Brian Morgan 9–8 in the final. The defending champion John Parrott was eliminated by Rod Lawler in the first round.[2]

Wildcard round[edit]

[3]

Match Score
WC1 England Karl Burrows 5–3 Thailand Anan Terananon
WC2 England Stefan Mazrocis 5–0 Thailand Amnuayporn Chotipong
WC3 Republic of Ireland Stephen Murphy 5–0 Thailand Sakchai Sim Ngam
WC4 Thailand Surathep Phuchalaem 5–4 England Jason Wallace

Main draw[edit]

[3]

Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 9 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
               
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Steve James 3
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 4
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
England Martin Clark 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Peter Ebdon 4
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Neal Foulds 4
England Peter Ebdon 5
Wales Mark Williams 1
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Willie Thorne 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Scotland Alan McManus 4
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Gary Wilkinson 4
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Thailand James Wattana 4
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Steve Davis 4
England Steve Davis 5
Republic of Ireland Stephen Murphy 2
England Steve Davis 5
England Rod Lawler 3
England Rod Lawler 5
England John Parrott 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
England Brian Morgan 8
England Brian Morgan 5
England Jimmy White 3
England Brian Morgan 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Stephen Lee 0
England Brian Morgan 5
Malta Tony Drago 4
Malta Tony Drago 5
Thailand Surathep Phuchulaem 2
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Nigel Bond 1
England Nigel Bond 5
England Anthony Hamilton 4
England Brian Morgan 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Dean Reynolds 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Dave Harold 2
England Dave Harold 5
England Jason Ferguson 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Stefan Mazrocis 4
England Stefan Mazrocis 5
Wales Darren Morgan 4
England Stefan Mazrocis 5
England Karl Burrows 1
England Karl Burrows 5
Scotland John Higgins 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Open, Asian Classic, Hong Kong Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ Hayton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 169.
  3. ^ a b "Suntory Asian Classic 1996". snooker.org. Retrieved 26 January 2018.