1998 Grand Prix (snooker)

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Skoda Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 14–25 October 1998
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £370,000
Winner's share £60,000
Highest break England Peter Ebdon (139)
Final
Champion England Stephen Lee
Runner-up Hong Kong Marco Fu
Score 9–2
1997
1999

The 1998 Skoda Grand Prix was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 14–25 October 1998 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1]

Dominic Dale was the defending champion, but he lost his last 64 match against Robin Hull.

Stephen Lee and Marco Fu both contested a ranking tournament final for the first time in their careers, Fu in his first tournament as a professional; Lee prevailed 9–2 to claim his first ranking title.

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion Dominic Dale was the number 1 seed with World Champion John Higgins seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

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 Dominic Dale 0
Finland Robin Hull 5
Finland Robin Hull 3
18 England Gary Wilkinson 5
18 England Gary Wilkinson 5
78 England Matthew Couch 0
18 England Gary Wilkinson 0
31 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
31 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
37 England Steve James 1
31 Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
14 England Nigel Bond 2
14 England Nigel Bond 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2
31 Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
12 England Anthony Hamilton 5
93 England Leigh Griffin 4
12 England Anthony Hamilton 5
24 England Paul Hunter 1
24 England Paul Hunter 5
81 England Jimmy Michie 2
12 England Anthony Hamilton 2
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
76 England Stuart Pettman 3
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
7 England John Parrott 4
7 England John Parrott 5
Republic of Ireland Colm Gilcreest 4
25 Scotland Chris Small 1
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 1
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
64 England Nick Pearce 1
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
9 Scotland Alan McManus 0
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3
55 England Joe Johnson 5
55 England Joe Johnson 3
9 Scotland Alan McManus 5
9 Scotland Alan McManus 5
54 England Dean Reynolds 2
8 England Peter Ebdon 3
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
11 Malta Tony Drago 2
43 Scotland Drew Henry 5
43 Scotland Drew Henry 3
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
22 England Andy Hicks 4
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 2
17 England Mark King 5
59 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
17 England Mark King 2
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Malaysia Sam Chong 3
377 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
10 England Stephen Lee 9
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
60 England Ian McCulloch 1
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
48 England David Roe 0
26 Wales Matthew Stevens 1
48 England David Roe 5
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
27 England Brian Morgan 3
27 England Brian Morgan 5
61 England David Gray 3
27 England Brian Morgan 5
40 England Rod Lawler 2
13 Canada Alain Robidoux 1
40 England Rod Lawler 5
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
20 England Dave Harold 5
16 Thailand James Wattana 1
38 Scotland Euan Henderson 5
38 Scotland Euan Henderson 2
20 England Dave Harold 5
20 England Dave Harold 5
Malta Alex Borg 0
20 England Dave Harold 5
49 Pakistan Shokat Ali 0
19 England Jimmy White 4
49 Pakistan Shokat Ali 5
49 Pakistan Shokat Ali 5
5 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
5 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland David McDonnell 0
20 England Dave Harold 4
10 England Stephen Lee 6
6 Wales Mark Williams 5
58 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3
6 Wales Mark Williams 4
23 Wales Darren Morgan 5
23 Wales Darren Morgan 5
99 England Robert Milkins 4
23 Wales Darren Morgan 2
10 England Stephen Lee 5
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Mark Johnston-Allen 1
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1
10 England Stephen Lee 5
10 England Stephen Lee 5
63 England Tony Jones 3
10 England Stephen Lee 5
45 Australia Quinten Hann 0
15 England Steve Davis 4
57 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
57 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 4
35 England Jason Ferguson 5
28 England Martin Clark 3
35 England Jason Ferguson 5
35 England Jason Ferguson 3
45 Australia Quinten Hann 5
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
Scotland Alan Burnett 5
Scotland Alan Burnett 4
45 Australia Quinten Hann 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 1
45 Australia Quinten Hann 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: John Newton.
Preston Guild Hall, Preston, England, 25 October 1998.[1][2]
Marco Fu (377)
 Hong Kong
2–9 Stephen Lee (10)
 England
Afternoon: 8–115 (50), 0–128 (128), 17–75 (75), 0–130 (66, 64), 82–4 (82), 33–99 (66), 0–77 (70), 85–12 (85)
Evening: 0–107 (90), 1–93 (57), 5–106 (106)
85 Highest break 128
0 Century breaks 2
2 50+ breaks 10

Century breaks[edit]

[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Grand Prix 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "1998 Grand Prix". CueTracker: Snooker results & statistics database. Retrieved 4 May 2013.