1998 British Open

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British Open
Tournament information
Dates2–12 April 1998
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£60,000
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–8
1997

The 1998 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 2–12 April 1998 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.[1]

John Higgins won the tournament by defeating Stephen Hendry nine frames to eight in the final. The defending champion, Mark Williams, was defeated by Higgins in the semi-final.[2]

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

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
                  
Wales Mark Williams 5
England David Gray 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 1
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
England Willie Thorne 0
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Gary Wilkinson 4
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Mark Davis 2
England Anthony Hamilton 2
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 0
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Stephen Lee 5
Scotland Craig MacGillivray 1
England Stephen Lee 5
Wales Paul Davies 3
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 1
Wales Paul Davies 5
England Stephen Lee 1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Bradley Jones 1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Brian Morgan 4
England Brian Morgan 5
Wales Mark Bennett 3
Wales Mark Williams 4
Scotland John Higgins 6
England Nigel Bond 3
Wales Matthew Stevens 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
England Mark King 5
England Mark King 5
Wales Lee Walker 4
England Mark King 2
England Gary Ponting 5
Wales Darren Morgan 2
England John Read 5
England John Read 4
England Gary Ponting 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
England Gary Ponting 5
England Gary Ponting 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Steve Davis 5
Pakistan Shokat Ali 3
England Steve Davis 5
England Mick Price 2
England Mick Price 5
England Dean Reynolds 4
England Steve Davis 1
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Jason Prince 0
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Martin Clark 1
England Martin Clark 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 4
Scotland John Higgins 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 8
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Dave Finbow 0
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Andy Hicks 0
England Andy Hicks 5
England Matthew Couch 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Dave Harold 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Nick Pearce 3
Scotland Alan McManus 4
England Dave Harold 5
England Dave Harold 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England John Parrott 1
Thailand James Wattana 5
England Stefan Mazrocis 1
Thailand James Wattana 4
England Rod Lawler 5
England Rod Lawler 5
England Nick Walker 1
England Rod Lawler 0
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
England Joe Perry 3
England John Parrott 5
Scotland Chris Small 4
Scotland Chris Small 5
Scotland Drew Henry 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
England Peter Ebdon 4
Wales Dominic Dale 5
Wales Dominic Dale 5
England Mark Gray 3
England Jimmy White 4
England Mark Gray 5
Wales Dominic Dale 4
England Neal Foulds 5
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Chris Scanlon 4
Malta Tony Drago 4
England Neal Foulds 5
England Neal Foulds 5
Wales Anthony Davies 2
England Neal Foulds 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 3
England Karl Burrows 5
England Karl Burrows 5
England Joe Johnson 2
England Steve James 2
England Joe Johnson 5
England Karl Burrows 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 0
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 1
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
England Peter McCullagh 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Alan Chamberlain
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England. 12 April 1998.[3]
John Higgins
 Scotland
9–8 Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
Afternoon: 1–91, 19–64 (51), 68–29 (68), 61–63 (Higgins 61), 70–1 (63), 63–48, 22–79 (79), 52–7
Evening: 0–99 (99), 87–0 (51), 64–73, 128–0 (61), 67–69 (Higgins 59), 104–1 (72), 1–84 (58), 109–14 (102), 85–0 (85)
102 Highest break 99
1 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 174.
  2. ^ "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "British Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 15 January 2018.