1996 British Open

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British Open
Tournament information
Dates1–8 April 1996
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£321,400
Winner's share£60,000
Highest break139 (John Higgins and Andy Hicks)
Final
ChampionEngland Nigel Bond
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score9–8
1995
1997

The 1996 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament which was held from 1–8 April 1996 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.

Nigel Bond won the tournament, his first ranking title, by defeating the defending champion John Higgins 9–8 in the final.[1]

Main draw[edit]

[2]

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 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                  
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Oliver King 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 1
England Willie Thorne 4
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Barry Pinches 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Andy Hicks 4
England Chris Scanlon 1
England Andy Hicks 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Wales Mark Williams 3
Wales Mark Williams 5
England David Roe 4
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Neal Foulds 1
India Yasin Merchant 4
England Neal Foulds 5
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Tony Knowles 0
Thailand James Wattana 5
England Karl Broughton 2
Thailand James Wattana 4
England Tony Knowles 5
England Jimmy Michie 3
England Tony Knowles 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
Scotland John Higgins 6
England John Parrott 5
England Mark Rowing 3
England John Parrott 5
England Dean Reynolds 3
Republic of Ireland David McDonnell 4
England Dean Reynolds 5
England John Parrott 5
England Gary Wilkinson 2
Wales Mark Bennett 5
Malta Tony Drago 0
Wales Mark Bennett 0
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Stuart Pettman 2
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England John Parrott 3
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Jason Ferguson 5
Wales Steve Newbury 0
England Jason Ferguson 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 1
England John Higgins 5
England Stephen Lee 3
England Brian Morgan 2
England Mike Hallett 5
England Mike Hallett 3
England Stephen Lee 5
England Stephen Lee 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 2
Scotland John Higgins 8
England Nigel Bond 9
England Steve Davis 2
England Mark Johnston-Allen 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 5
England Anthony Hamilton 4
England Karl Payne 2
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 2
England Dave Harold 5
Wales Anthony Davies 2
England Mick Price 5
England Mick Price 2
England Dave Harold 5
England Dave Harold 5
England Antony Bolsover 2
England Dave Harold 5
Wales Darren Morgan 1
England Jimmy White 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
England Jimmy White 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 1
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Martin Clark 5
England Joe Johnson 4
England Martin Clark 4
Wales Darren Morgan 5
Netherlands Stefan Mazrocis 1
Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Dave Harold 5
England Nigel Bond 6
England Steve James 5
England Mark Flowerdew 1
England Steve James 4
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Steve Meakin 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Alan McManus 1
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Rod Lawler 0
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Pat Horne 3
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Peter Ebdon 3
England Nigel Bond 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 1
Scotland Billy Snaddon 2
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Nigel Bond 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Matthew Couch 2
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 1
England Nigel Bond 5
Scotland Paul McPhillips 0
England Nigel Bond 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Len Ganley
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England. 8 April 1996.[2]
Nigel Bond
 England
9–8 John Higgins
 Scotland
Afternoon: 71–56, 96–4 (61), 65–64, 53–64 (56 Higgins), 79–47 (79), 18–72, 17–102 (66 Higgins), 0–91 (91 Higgins)
Evening: 89–0 (89), 30–60, 99–30 (50), 55–56, 72–0, 0–97 (97 Higgins), 122–6 (122), 8–128 (75 Higgins), 71–69
122 Highest break 97
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b snooker.org: British Open 1996