Snooker season 1987/1988

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Snooker season 1987/1988
Details
Duration July 1987–May 1988
Tournaments 27
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Steve Davis
Masters England Steve Davis
World Championship England Steve Davis

The snooker season 1987/1988 was a series of snooker tournaments played from July 1987 to May 1988. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score Reference
07–?? 07–??  IRL NR Carling Challenge RTÉ Studios Dublin Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Joe Johnson 8–5 [1]
08–?? 08–??  AUS NR Australian Masters Parmatta Club Sydney Scotland Stephen Hendry England Mike Hallett [n 2] [2]
08–?? 08–??  AUS NR Australian Professional Championship Lakemba Services Memorial Club Sydney Australia Warren King Australia Eddie Charlton 10–7 [3]
08–?? 08–??  CAN NR Canadian Professional Championship Scarborough Village Theatre Toronto Canada Cliff Thorburn Canada Jim Bear 8–4 [3]
09–?? 09–06  HKG NR Hong Kong Masters Queen Elisabeth Stadium Hong Kong England Steve Davis Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–3 [4][5]
09–?? 09–??  JPN NR Tokyo Masters Tokyo Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Wales Terry Griffiths 6–3 [4]
09–17 09–20  SCO NR Scottish Masters Hospitality Inn Glasgow England Joe Johnson Wales Terry Griffiths 9–7 [6]
09–25 10–04  ENG WR International Open Trentham Gardens Stoke-on-Trent England Steve Davis Canada Cliff Thorburn 12–5 [7]
10–?? 10–??  ENG NR Matchroom Professional Championship Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Willie Thorne 10–3 [4]
10–17 10–25  ENG WR Grand Prix Hexagon Theatre Reading Scotland Stephen Hendry Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 10–7 [8]
10–27 10–31  CAN NR Canadian Masters CBC Television Studios Toronto Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor England Jimmy White 9–7 [9]
11–13 11–29  ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston England Steve Davis England Jimmy White 16–14 [10]
12–01 12–13  ENG TE World Doubles Championship Derngate Centre Northampton England Mike Hallett
Scotland Stephen Hendry
Canada Cliff Thorburn
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
12–8 [11]
01–01 01–10  ENG WR The Classic Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool England Steve Davis England John Parrott 13–11 [12]
01–?? 01–??  RSA NR South African Professional Championship Germiston South Africa Francois Ellis South Africa Jimmy van Rensberg 9–4 [3]
01–24 01–30  ENG NR The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London England Steve Davis England Mike Hallett 9–0 [13]
02–04 02–10  ENG NR English Professional Championship Corn Exchange Ipswich England Dean Reynolds England Neal Foulds 9–5 [14][15]
02–08 02–12  NIR NR Irish Professional Championship Antrim Forum Antrim Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9–4 [14][16]
02–08 02–12  WAL NR Welsh Professional Championship Newport Centre Newport Wales Terry Griffiths Wales Wayne Jones 9–3 [14][17]
02–11 02–14  SCO NR Scottish Professional Championship Marco's Leisure Centre Edinburgh Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland Murdo Macleod 10–4 [18][19]
02–21 03–06  ENG WR British Open Assembly Rooms Derby Scotland Stephen Hendry England Mike Hallett 13–2 [20][21]
03–16 03–19  ENG TE World Cup Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth  England  Australia 9–7 [22][23]
03–22 03–27  IRL NR Irish Masters Goff's Kill England Steve Davis England Neal Foulds 9–4 [24][25]
04–?? 04–??  CHN NR Kent Cup Beijing England John Parrott England Martin Clark 5–1 [4]
04–16 05–02  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield England Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 18–11 [26]
05–?? 05–??  WAL NR Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn England John Parrott England Mike Hallett 9–1 [27]
01–?? 05–??  ENG NR Matchroom League England Steve Davis Scotland Stephen Hendry [n 3] [28]
WR = World ranking event
NR = Non-ranking event

Official rankings[edit]

The top 16 of the world rankings, these players automatically played in the final rounds of the world ranking events and were invited for the Masters.[29][30][31]

No. Ch. Name
1 Steady England Steve Davis
2 Rise England Jimmy White
3 Rise England Neal Foulds
4 Fall Canada Cliff Thorburn
5 Rise England Joe Johnson
6 Rise Wales Terry Griffiths
7 Fall England Tony Knowles
8 Fall Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
9 Fall Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
10 Rise South Africa Silvino Francisco
11 Fall England Willie Thorne
12 Rise England Rex Williams
13 Rise England John Parrott
14 Steady Wales Doug Mountjoy
15 Rise England Dean Reynolds
16 Rise England Mike Hallett

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ The final was decided on aggregate score over five frames. Stephen Hendry won 371–226.
  3. ^ No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only.

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