1999 British Open (1998/1999)

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British Open
Tournament information
Dates4–11 April 1999
VenuePlymouth Pavilions
CityPlymouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£370,000
Winner's share£60,000
Final
ChampionRepublic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien
Runner-upEngland Anthony Hamilton
Score9–7
1998

The 1999 British Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament, that was held from 4–11 April 1999 at the Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.[1]

Fergal O'Brien won the tournament by defeating Anthony Hamilton nine frames to seven in the final. The defending champion, John Higgins, was defeated by O'Brien in the semi-final.[2]

Jason Prince recorded a maximum break during qualifying for the tournament against Ian Brumby.[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
                  
Scotland John Higgins 5
England John Read 0
Scotland John Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 1
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
Belgium Mario Geudens 0
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Michael Holt 1
Thailand James Wattana 4
England Michael Holt 5
England Michael Holt 5
England Dave Finbow 2
England Andy Hicks 2
England Dave Finbow 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Brian Morgan 0
Canada Alain Robidoux 2
Wales Anthony Davies 5
Wales Anthony Davies 2
England Nick Walker 5
England Dave Harold 4
England Nick Walker 5
England Nick Walker 4
England Brian Morgan 5
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Alfie Burden 3
Scotland Alan McManus 3
England Brian Morgan 5
England Brian Morgan 5
Wales Philip Williams 2
Scotland John Higgins 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6
England Peter Ebdon 5
Australia Quinten Hann 3
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Mark Gray 4
Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
England Mark Gray 5
England Peter Ebdon 5
Scotland Chris Small 3
England Stephen Lee w/d
Scotland Drew Henry w/o
Scotland Drew Henry 3
Scotland Chris Small 5
Scotland Chris Small 5
England Joe Johnson 4
England Peter Ebdon 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Nigel Bond 3
England Bradley Jones 5
England Bradley Jones 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Antony Bolsover 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Gary Wilkinson 2
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
England Wayne Brown 1
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England Ian Brumby 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9
England Anthony Hamilton 7
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Tony Jones 2
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Wales Paul Davies 0
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
Wales Paul Davies 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3
England Jimmy Michie 5
Malta Tony Drago 3
England Jimmy Michie 5
England Jimmy Michie 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 2
England Martin Clark 2
Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
England Jimmy Michie 5
England John Parrott 4
England Steve Davis 5
England Darren Clarke 2
England Steve Davis 5
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 3
Wales Dominic Dale 4
Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
England Steve Davis 4
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 5
Wales Lee Walker 4
England John Parrott 5
England Jimmy White 4
England Jimmy White 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
England Jimmy Michie 1
England Anthony Hamilton 6
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Joe Perry 2
Wales Mark Williams 5
England Craig Harrison 2
Scotland Billy Snaddon 3
England Craig Harrison 5
Wales Mark Williams 4
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Anthony Hamilton 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Paul Hunter 4
England Paul Hunter 5
Wales Ian Sargeant 3
England Anthony Hamilton 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
England Mark King 5
England Barry Mapstone 2
England Mark King 5
Wales Darren Morgan 3
Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Dean Reynolds 3
England Mark King 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
England Jonathan Birch 0
Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 2
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England David Roe 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Eirian Williams
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England. 11 April 1999.[3]
Fergal O'Brien
 Ireland
9–7 Anthony Hamilton
 England
Afternoon: 0–134 (110), 0–134 (134), 55–40, 67–60 (51), 108–15 (59), 0–77 (61), 22–66 (64), 70–58
Evening: 95–0 (95), 65–41 (51), 0–80 (80), 4–86 (82), 0–143 (121), 77–42, 130–0 (129), 73–60
129 Highest break 134
1 Century breaks 3
5 50+ breaks 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Layton, Eric. Cuesport Book of Professional Snooker. p. 176.
  2. ^ a b "British Open". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "British Open 1999". snooker.org. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "British Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 12 January 2018.