Snooker season 1996/1997

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Snooker season 1996/1997
Details
Duration 9 September 1996–18 May 1997
Tournaments 19
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Scotland Stephen Hendry
Masters England Steve Davis
World Championship Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty

The snooker season 1996/1997 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 1996 and 1997. The following table outlines the results of the finals for ranking events and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1] Reference
09–09 09–15  THA WR Asian Classic Riverside Montien Hotel Bangkok England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Brian Morgan 9–8 [2][3]
09–24 09–29  SCO Scottish Masters Civic Centre Motherwell England Peter Ebdon Scotland Alan McManus 9–6 [4]
10–05 10–14  SCO Benson & Hedges Championship JP Snooker Centre Edinburgh England Brian Morgan Scotland Drew Henry 9–8 [5]
10–08 10–13  MLT Malta Grand Prix Jerma Palace Hotel Marsaskala England Nigel Bond Malta Tony Drago 7–3 [6]
10–16 10–27  ENG WR Grand Prix Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth Wales Mark Williams Scotland Euan Henderson 9–5 [7]
10–29 11–10  THA World Cup Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok  Scotland  Ireland 10–7 [8]
11–15 12–01  ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland John Higgins 10–9 [9]
12–09 12–15  GER WR German Open NAAFI Osnabrück England Ronnie O'Sullivan Canada Alain Robidoux 9–7 [10]
01–02 01–05  ENG Charity Challenge International Convention Centre Birmingham Scotland Stephen Hendry England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 [11]
01–24 02–01  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Leisure Centre Newport Scotland Stephen Hendry England Mark King 9–2 [12]
02–02 02–09  ENG The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London England Steve Davis England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–8 [13][14]
02–13 02–22  SCO WR International Open A.E.C.C. Aberdeen Scotland Stephen Hendry Malta Tony Drago 9–1 [15][16]
02–23 03–02  MLT WR European Open Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta Scotland John Higgins England John Parrott 9–5 [17][18]
03–10 03–16  THA WR Thailand Open Century Park Hotel Bangkok England Peter Ebdon England Nigel Bond 9–7 [19][20][21]
03–18 03–23  IRL Irish Masters Goff's Kill Scotland Stephen Hendry Wales Darren Morgan 9–8 [22][23]
03–27 04–05  ENG WR British Open Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–2 [24]
04–19 05–05  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Scotland Stephen Hendry 18–12 [25]
05–?? 05–??  WAL Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn England Martin Clark England Andy Hicks 9–7 [26]
12–28 05–18  ENG European League Diamond Centre Irthlingborough England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–8 [27]
WR = World ranking event
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.[28][29][30]

No. Ch. Name Points
1 Steady Scotland Stephen Hendry 36911
2 Rise Scotland John Higgins 32341
3 Rise England Peter Ebdon 28115
4 Steady England John Parrott 24339
5 Rise England Nigel Bond 22669
6 Steady Scotland Alan McManus 21492
7 Rise Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 21161
8 Fall England Ronnie O'Sullivan 21007
9 Fall Wales Darren Morgan 19142
10 Fall England Steve Davis 18252
11 Rise England Dave Harold 18247
12 Fall Thailand James Wattana 17641
13 Fall England Jimmy White 16620
14 Rise Canada Alain Robidoux 16058
15 Fall Malta Tony Drago 16031
16 Rise Wales Mark Williams 15988

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Regal Masters 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Benson & Hedges Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rothmans Malta Grand Prix 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Grand Prix 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Castrol-Honda World Cup 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "UK Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "German Open 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Regal Welsh 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Benson & Hedges Masters 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  14. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: White becomes Brown". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "International Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Ranking first for Carter". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "European Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: British success for the Whirlwind". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Singha and Eagle Cement Thailand Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  20. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Birth of the Hurricane". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  21. ^ Turner, Chris. "Thailan Open, Thailand Classic, Thailand Masters". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "On this Week: Irish hat-trick success". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  24. ^ "British Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "Embassy World Championship 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  26. ^ Turner, Chris. "Pontins Open, Pontins Professional, Pontins World Pro-Am Series". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Premier/Matchroom League, Matchroom Championship League". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. 
  28. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1990/91 to 2004/05". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  29. ^ "World Rankings 1996/97". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  30. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X. 

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