Snooker season 1997/1998

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Snooker season 1997/1998
Details
Duration 14 August 1997–17 May 1998
Tournaments 18
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Masters Wales Mark Williams
World Championship Scotland John Higgins

The snooker season 1997/1998 was a series of snooker tournaments played during the years 1997 and 1998. The following table outlines the results for ranking events and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1][2] Reference
08–14 08–16  CHN Riley Superstar International Guangdong Hotel Guangzhou England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Jimmy White 5–3 [3]
09–17 09–20  CHN China International Beijing England Steve Davis England Jimmy White 7–4 [4]
09–30 10–05  SCO Scottish Masters Civic Centre Motherwell England Nigel Bond Scotland Alan McManus 9–8 [5]
10–14 10–26  ENG WR Grand Prix Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth Wales Dominic Dale Scotland John Higgins 9–6 [6]
10–27 11–08  ENG Benson & Hedges Championship Willie Thorne Snooker Centre Malvern England Andy Hicks Wales Paul Davies 9–6 [7]
10–30 11–02  MLT Malta Grand Prix Jerma Palace Hotel Marsaskala Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Scotland John Higgins 7–5 [8][9]
11–12 11–30  ENG WR UK Championship Guild Hall Preston England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–6 [10]
12–08 12–14  GER WR German Open Atlantis Rheinhotel Bingen am Rhein Scotland John Higgins England John Parrott 9–4 [11]
01–16 01–25  WAL WR Welsh Open Newport Leisure Centre Newport England Paul Hunter Scotland John Higgins 9–5 [12][13]
02–01 02–08  ENG The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–9 [14][15]
02–12 02–22  SCO WR Scottish Open A.E.C.C. Aberdeen England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 9–5 [16][17]
02–26 03–01  ENG Charity Challenge Assembly Rooms Derby Scotland John Higgins England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8 [18][19]
03–07 03–15  THA WR Thailand Masters Imperial Queens Park Hotel Bangkok Scotland Stephen Hendry England John Parrott 9–6 [20][21]
03–24 03–29  IRL Irish Masters Goff's Kill Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty England Ronnie O'Sullivan 3–9[n 2] [22]
04–02 04–12  ENG WR British Open Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth Scotland John Higgins Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 [23][24]
04–18 05–04  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Scotland John Higgins Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 18–12 [25]
05–?? 05–??  WAL Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn Wales Mark Williams England Martin Clark 9–6 [26]
01–?? 05–17  ENG Premier League Snooker Diamond Centre Irthlingborough Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty England Jimmy White 10–1 [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 43127
2 Steady Scotland John Higgins 30867
3 Rise Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 28601
4 Rise Wales Mark Williams 27485
5 Fall England Peter Ebdon 25282
6 Fall England John Parrott 25082
7 Rise England Ronnie O'Sullivan 24217
8 Fall England Nigel Bond 22182
9 Rise Canada Alain Robidoux 21994
10 Fall Scotland Alan McManus 20995
11 Rise Malta Tony Drago 19959
12 Steady Thailand James Wattana 18822
13 Fall England Steve Davis 18654
14 Rise England Anthony Hamilton 17004
15 Fall Wales Darren Morgan 16423
16 Rise England Stephen Lee 16079

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ Having won 9–3, Ronnie O'Sullivan was subsequently stripped of his title and disqualified from the tournament, for failing a drugs test.

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Grand Prix 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Turner, Chris. "Benson & Hedges Championship, Masters Qualifying Tournament". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rothmans Grand Prix 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Turner, Chris. "Malta Grand Prix, Malta Cup". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Liverpool Victoria UK Championship 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "German Open 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Hunter's first ranking title". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Benson & Hedges Masters 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
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  18. ^ "Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  19. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: British success for the Whirlwind". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Beer Chang Thailand Masters 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  21. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: Birth of the Hurricane". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  22. ^ "Benson & Hedges Irish Masters 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "British Open 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  24. ^ Turner, Chris. "On this Week: First world title for Reardon". Eurosport UK. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Embassy World Championship 1998". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  26. ^ "1998 Pontins Professional". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 21 October 2008. Retrieved 24 March 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 1997/98". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 October 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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