Dubai Classic

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Dubai Classic
Tournament information
Venue Riverside Montien Hotel
Location Bangkok
Country Thailand
Established 1988
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Final year 1996
Final champion(s) England Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Dubai Classic (also known as the Dubai Duty Free Classic for sponsorship and marketing purposes) was a professional ranking snooker tournament. The last champion was Ronnie O'Sullivan.

History[edit]

It began life as the Dubai Masters in 1988, the first major tournament in the Middle East. The following year it was renamed to Dubai Classic, and it became the first ranking event in the Middle East. During its tenure in Dubai, the tournament was played at the multi-purpose stadium of the Al-Nasr Sports Club.[1]

Later the event was moved to Thailand and renamed to Thailand Classic for 1995/96 and Asian Classic for 1996/97, before being dropped from the calendar.[2][3]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season
Dubai Masters (non-ranking)[1]
1988 England Neal Foulds England Steve Davis 5–4 1988/89
Dubai Classic (ranking)[1][4]
1989 Scotland Stephen Hendry Wales Doug Mountjoy 9–2 1989/90
1990 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Steve Davis 9–1 1990/91
1991 England John Parrott England Tony Knowles 9–3 1991/92
1992 England John Parrott Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 1992/93
1993 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Steve Davis 9–3 1993/94
1994 Scotland Alan McManus England Peter Ebdon 9–6 1994/95
Thailand Classic (ranking)[2]
1995 England John Parrott England Nigel Bond 9–6 1995/96
Asian Classic (ranking)[3]
1996 England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Brian Morgan 9–8 1996/97

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Turner, Chris. "Dubai Classic, Dubai Masters, Bahrain Snooker Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Thailand Open, Thailand Classic, Thailand Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "Asian Open, Asian Classic, Hong Kong Open". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dubai Duty Free Classic". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.