1997 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 14–26 October 1997
Venue Bournemouth International Centre
City Bournemouth
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £350,000
Winner's share £60,000
Highest break England Alfie Burden (143)
Final
Champion Wales Dominic Dale
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 9–6
1996
1998

The 1997 Grand Prix was a professional snooker tournament and the first of eight WPBSA ranking events in the 1997/1998 season, preceding the UK Championship. It was held from 14 to 26 October 1997 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Matthew Stevens. Dominic Dale won his first ranking title by defeating John Higgins 9–6 in the final.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion Mark Williams was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ken Doherty seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Main draw[edit]

[1]

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
                  
1 Wales Mark Williams 5
56 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
1 Wales Mark Williams 4
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
24 England Steve James 1
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 4
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
94 England Matthew Couch 4
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
15 Wales Darren Morgan 3
15 Wales Darren Morgan 5
58 Wales Wayne Jones 4
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
6 England John Parrott 4
16 England Stephen Lee 5
England Troy Shaw 4
16 England Stephen Lee 1
43 England Paul Hunter 5
27 England Martin Clark 1
43 England Paul Hunter 5
43 England Paul Hunter 4
6 England John Parrott 5
28 England Brian Morgan 5
England Peter McCullagh 0
28 England Brian Morgan 0
6 England John Parrott 5
6 England John Parrott 5
40 Scotland Drew Henry 1
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
4 Scotland John Higgins 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
80 England Bradley Jones 4
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
86 England John Read 5
26 England Rod Lawler 3
86 England John Read 5
86 England John Read 5
11 Malta Tony Drago 3
23 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
69 England Paul Wykes 5
69 England Paul Wykes 3
11 Malta Tony Drago 5
11 Malta Tony Drago 5
44 Scotland Euan Henderson 2
86 England John Read 0
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
12 Thailand James Wattana 5
106 Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Connor 4
12 Thailand James Wattana 1
20 England Mark King 5
20 England Mark King 5
Scotland Craig MacGillivray 2
20 England Mark King 0
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
22 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
104 Australia Quinten Hann 5
104 Australia Quinten Hann 4
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
England Leigh Griffin 1
4 Scotland John Higgins 6
54 Wales Dominic Dale 9
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
18 England Dave Harold 5
18 England Dave Harold 5
62 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3
18 England Dave Harold 4
54 Wales Dominic Dale 5
19 England Andy Hicks 3
54 Wales Dominic Dale 5
54 Wales Dominic Dale 5
13 England Steve Davis 2
13 England Steve Davis 5
90 England Peter Lines 3
54 Wales Dominic Dale 5
25 Scotland Chris Small 2
9 Canada Alain Robidoux 1
48 Wales Paul Davies 5
48 Wales Paul Davies 2
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
34 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 0
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
England Alfie Burden 2
17 England Gary Wilkinson 3
England Alfie Burden 5
England Alfie Burden 5
8 England Nigel Bond 3
8 England Nigel Bond 5
England David Gray 2
54 Wales Dominic Dale 6
21 England Jimmy White 2
5 England Peter Ebdon 3
45 England Jonathan Birch 5
45 England Jonathan Birch 4
31 England Mick Price 5
31 England Mick Price 5
61 Wales Anthony Davies 3
31 England Mick Price 5
99 England Wayne Brown 2
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
76 England Ian McCulloch 0
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 4
99 England Wayne Brown 5
14 England Anthony Hamilton 4
99 England Wayne Brown 5
31 England Mick Price 0
21 England Jimmy White 5
10 Scotland Alan McManus 5
87 England Stuart Pettman 2
10 Scotland Alan McManus 5
49 England David Roe 1
30 England Neal Foulds 1
49 England David Roe 5
10 Scotland Alan McManus 1
21 England Jimmy White 5
21 England Jimmy White 5
37 England Jason Ferguson 0
21 England Jimmy White 5
36 England Willie Thorne 2
2 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
36 England Willie Thorne 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: England Colin Brinded.
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, 26 October 1997.
John Higgins (4)
 Scotland
6–9 Dominic Dale (54)
 Wales
Afternoon: 0–73 (50), 44–57, 59–69, 17–78, 70–59 (61), 31–81, 77–1 (71), 98–0 (98)
Evening: 104–0 (104), 0–89, 87–4, 53–67, 74–39, 6–120 (120), 9–71 (71)
104 Highest break 120
1 Century breaks 1
4 50+ breaks 3

Qualifying[edit]

Round of 96 Best of 9 frames

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2017.