1997 Charity Challenge

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1997 Charity Challenge
Tournament information
Dates2–5 January 1997
VenueInternational Convention Centre
CityBirmingham
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£30,000
Highest breakScotland Stephen Hendry (147)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score9–8
1996
1998

The 1997 Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge was the third edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place in January 1997. The tournament was played at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England, and featured twelve professional players.[1]

Stephen Hendry won the title, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 in the final making a 147 Maximum break in the deciding frame.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3]

Round 1
Best of 9 Frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 Frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 Frames
Final
Best of 17 Frames
     
        Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
England Nigel Bond 5     England Nigel Bond 3  
Canada Alain Robidoux 2       Scotland Stephen Hendry 6  
          Scotland Alan McManus 5  
        Scotland John Higgins 4  
Scotland Alan McManus 5     Scotland Alan McManus 5  
Wales Darren Morgan 1       Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
          England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
        England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
England John Parrott 5     England John Parrott 4  
England Jimmy White 2       England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
          England Peter Ebdon 1  
        England Peter Ebdon 5      
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5     Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2      
England Steve Davis 4  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames.
International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, 5 January 1997.[3]
Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
9–8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
Afternoon: 110–25 (110), 59–31, 129–0 (129), 67–46, 10–107 (100), 129–9, 136–0 (136), 23–66
Evening: 82–1, 88–0, 20–106, 1–137 (137), 16–124 (124), 37–91, 9–87, 0–72, 147–0 (147)
147 Highest break 137
4 Century breaks 3
4 50+ breaks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 170.
  3. ^ a b "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1997". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.