1998 Irish Open

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Irish Open
Tournament information
Dates14–20 December 1998
VenueNational Basketball Arena
CityDublin
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£305,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest breakWales Mark Williams (139)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland Alan McManus
Score9–4
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The 1998 Irish Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, held from 14 to 20 December 1998 at the National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland, of which only one edition was held. Mark Williams won the tournament by defeating Alan McManus 9–4 in the final.

Prize fund[edit]

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

Main draw[edit]

[2]

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 John Higgins 5
England Tony Knowles 3
Scotland John Higgins 3
England Stephen Lee 5
England Stephen Lee 5
Australia Quinten Hann 0
England Stephen Lee 2
England John Parrott 5
England Matthew Couch 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 1
England Matthew Couch 4
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
Wales Dominic Dale 4
England John Parrott 1
Wales Mark Williams 6
Wales Mark Williams 5
Wales Lee Walker 3
Wales Mark Williams 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 0
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Mark King 4
Wales Mark Williams 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 1
England Bradley Jones 5
England Nigel Bond 1
England Bradley Jones 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4
Wales Mark Williams 9
Scotland Alan McManus 4
England Jimmy Michie 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Jimmy Michie 0
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
England Anthony Hamilton 4
Scotland Billy Snaddon 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Wales Paul Davies 5
Thailand James Wattana 4
Wales Paul Davies 4
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Dave Harold 4
Scotland Alan McManus 6
Malta Tony Drago 3
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Jimmy White 4
England Peter Ebdon 4
Malta Tony Drago 5
Malta Tony Drago 5
England Karl Broughton 4
Malta Tony Drago 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Paul Hunter 5
England Steve Davis 4
England Paul Hunter 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Joe Perry 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Northern Ireland Len Ganley
National Basketball Arena, Dublin, Ireland, 20 December 1998.
Mark Williams
 Wales
9–4 Alan McManus
 Scotland
Afternoon: 62–25, 64–8, 64–20 (64), 44–36, 78–4 (64), 135–0 (135), 47–60, 49–53
Evening: 7–91 (71),68–1 (53), 75–16 (62), 0–82 (82), 107–0 (65)
Highest break
Century breaks
50+ breaks

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Irish Open". snooker.org. Retrieved 29 November 2017.