1997 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 24 January–1 February 1997
Venue Newport Leisure Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Winner's share £37,500
Highest break Scotland Stephen Hendry (140)
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up England Mark King
Score 9–2
1996
1998

The 1997 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 24 January–1 February 1997 at the Newport Leisure Centre in Newport, Wales.

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but lost in the semi-final to Mark King.

Stephen Hendry defeated Mark King 9–2 in the final to win his second Welsh Open title.

Main draw[edit]

[1][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
                  
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Ian McCulloch 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Mick Price 2
England Mick Price 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Thailand James Wattana 4
Thailand James Wattana 5
Wales Steve Newbury 1
Thailand James Wattana 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
Wales Mark Bennett 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
England Stephen Lee 3
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Barry Pinches 2
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
England Nigel Bond 0
England Nigel Bond 5
England Darren Clarke 4
England Nigel Bond 5
England Steve James 1
England Steve James 5
Wales Doug Mountjoy 1
Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
England John Parrott 2
England John Parrott 5
England Peter Lines 3
England John Parrott 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Neal Foulds 2
England John Parrott 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 4
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Chris Scanlon 4
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Dylan Leary 1
England Dylan Leary 5
England Jimmy White 3
England John Parrott 5
Scotland John Higgins 1
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 3
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Nick Walker 3
England Nick Walker 5
England Anthony Hamilton 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 2
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 4
Canada Alain Robidoux 5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 2
Pakistan Shokat Ali 5
England Jason Ferguson 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Mark King 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Dominic Dale 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Willie Thorne 1
England Willie Thorne 5
England Darryn Walker 4
Wales Mark Williams 5
Malta Tony Drago 4
Malta Tony Drago 5
Scotland Drew Henry 2
Malta Tony Drago 5
Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn 1
Thailand Noppadon Noppachorn 5
England Dave Finbow 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Paul Davies 3
Wales Paul Davies 5
England Dave Harold 2
Wales Paul Davies 5
Scotland Chris Small 3
Scotland Chris Small 5
England Joe Johnson 3
Wales Paul Davies 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Paul Wykes 3
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 0
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Scotland Euan Henderson 0
England Mark King 6
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Mark King 5
England Steve Davis 4
England Mark King 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 4
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Andy Hicks 4
England Mark King 5
Wales Tony Chappel 1
Wales Tony Chappel 5
Scotland Alan McManus 3
Wales Tony Chappel 5
England Lee Richardson 3
England Lee Richardson 5
England Rod Lawler 4
England Mark King 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Martin Clark 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Peter Ebdon 4
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Nick Terry 0
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 1
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 5
England Gary Wilkinson 4
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 5
England Dean Reynolds 3
England Dean Reynolds 5
Wales Darren Morgan 3

Final[edit]

[3]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Colin Brinded.
Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, Wales, 1 February 1997.
Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
9–2 Mark King
 England
Afternoon: 140–0 (140), 101–5 (101), 29–75, 113–0 (95), 72–50, 110–1 (106), 67–2, 16–96 (58)
Evening: 91–26, 71–20, 90–1 (52)
140 Highest break 58
3 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ "1997 Welsh Open Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Regal Welsh 1997". snooker.org. Retrieved 6 December 2017.