1999 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates25–31 January 1999
VenueCardiff International Arena
CityCardiff
CountryWales
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£382,900[1]
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan (147)
Final
ChampionWales Mark Williams
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score9–8
1998
2000

The 1999 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 25–31 January 1999 at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Paul Hunter was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Fergal O'Brien.

Mark Williams defeated Stephen Hendry 9–8 in the final to win his fifth ranking title.

Tournament summary[edit]

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

Main draw[edit]

[2][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
                  
1 England Paul Hunter 5
60 England Ian McCulloch 4
1 England Paul Hunter 2
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Ali Carter 2
21 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 0
15 England Steve Davis 5
20 England Dave Harold 3
55 England Joe Johnson 5
55 England Joe Johnson 3
15 England Steve Davis 5
15 England Steve Davis 5
44 England Bradley Jones 4
15 England Steve Davis 4
6 Wales Mark Williams 5
9 Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Alan Burnett 3
9 Scotland Alan McManus 5
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 0
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
9 Scotland Alan McManus 0
6 Wales Mark Williams 5
25 Scotland Chris Small 5
58 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2
25 Scotland Chris Small 0
6 Wales Mark Williams 5
6 Wales Mark Williams 5
34 England Neal Foulds 2
6 Wales Mark Williams 6
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 1
5 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
47 Wales Tony Chappel 1
27 England Brian Morgan 4
47 Wales Tony Chappel 5
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2
16 Thailand James Wattana 5
18 England Gary Wilkinson 2
52 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 5
52 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
16 Thailand James Wattana 5
16 Thailand James Wattana 5
England Robert Milkins 4
16 Thailand James Wattana 2
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
13 Canada Alain Robidoux 5
Thailand Phaitoon Phonbun 4
13 Canada Alain Robidoux 5
England Mike Dunn 1
17 England Mark King 3
England Mike Dunn 5
13 Canada Alain Robidoux 4
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
19 England Jimmy White 5
England Barry Mapstone 1
19 England Jimmy White 2
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Nigel Gilbert 2
6 Wales Mark Williams 9
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 8
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
48 England David Roe 1
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
87 England Darren Clarke 2
31 Scotland Jamie Burnett 1
87 England Darren Clarke 5
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
26 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
26 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
94 Scotland John Lardner 1
26 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
10 England Stephen Lee 4
10 England Stephen Lee 5
78 England Matthew Couch 3
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
12 England Anthony Hamilton 2
12 England Anthony Hamilton 5
75 England Gary Ponting 4
12 England Anthony Hamilton 5
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 1
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5
43 Scotland Drew Henry 2
12 England Anthony Hamilton 5
50 Wales Lee Walker 2
22 England Andy Hicks 4
50 Wales Lee Walker 5
50 Wales Lee Walker 5
7 England John Parrott 4
7 England John Parrott 5
92 England Mark Gray 2
3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
England Leigh Griffin 1
8 England Peter Ebdon 5
56 England Mark Davis 0
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 2
56 England Mark Davis 5
8 England Peter Ebdon 3
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
24 Wales Dominic Dale 3
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
14 England Nigel Bond 3
14 England Nigel Bond 5
68 England Dave Finbow 4
36 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
164 England Stuart Bingham 1
11 Malta Tony Drago 0
164 England Stuart Bingham 5
164 England Stuart Bingham 5
59 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4
23 Wales Darren Morgan 1
59 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
164 England Stuart Bingham 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 4
28 England Martin Clark 4
England Paul Sweeny 5
England Paul Sweeny 3
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
2 Scotland John Higgins 5
66 Wales Mark Bennett 1

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales John Williams.[5]
Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 31 January 1999.
Mark Williams (6)
 Wales
9–8 Stephen Hendry (3)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 15–100 (57), 59–66, 89–7 (71), 74–1 (62), 15–116 (67), 52–74 (56), 71–24 (56), 13–116 (116)
Evening: 82–9 (81), 117–23 (84), 42–71 (52), 67–74 (Williams 67), 68–40, 106–4 (64), 104–6 (104), 54–63 (Williams 52), 65–48
104 Highest break 116
1 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]