Snooker season 1998/1999

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Snooker season 1998/1999
Details
Duration June 1998–16 May 1999
Tournaments 25
Triple Crown winners
UK Championship Scotland John Higgins
Masters Scotland John Higgins
World Championship Scotland Stephen Hendry

The snooker season 1998/1999 was a series of snooker tournaments played from June 1998 to 16 May 1999. The following table outlines the results for the ranking and the invitational events.

Calendar[edit]

Date[n 1] Rank Tournament name Venue City Winner Runner-up Score[1] Reference
06–?? 06–??  CHN Red Bull Challenge Guangzhou England Steve Davis Scotland Stephen Hendry [n 2] [2]
09–08 09–10  CHN Red Bull Champions Super League [n 3] Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland John Higgins [n 2] [3]
09–29 10–04  SCO Scottish Masters Civic Centre Motherwell England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland John Higgins 9–7 [4]
10–05 10–07  ENG UT UK Tour 1 Hazel Grove Snooker Club Stockport England Alfie Burden Wales Anthony Davies 6–5 [5]
10–14 10–25  ENG WR Grand Prix Guild Hall Preston England Stephen Lee Hong Kong Marco Fu 9–2 [6]
10–27 10–29  ENG UT UK Tour 2 Jesters Snooker Club Swindon Northern Ireland Joe Swail England Alfie Burden 6–1 [5]
11–01 11–12  ENG Benson & Hedges Championship Willie Thorne Snooker Centre Malvern England David Gray England Dave Harold 9–6 [7]
11–16 11–29  ENG WR UK Championship Bournemouth International Centre Bournemouth Scotland John Higgins Wales Matthew Stevens 10–6 [8]
12–03 12–06  MLT Malta Grand Prix New Dolmen Hotel Qawra Scotland Stephen Hendry Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 7–6 [9]
12–15 12–20  GER German Masters Best Western Rheinhotel Bingen am Rhein England John Parrott Wales Mark Williams 6–4 [10]
12–15 12–20  IRL WR Irish Open Tallaght National Basketball Arena Tallaght Wales Mark Williams Scotland Alan McManus 9–4 [11]
01–16 01–24  ENG Nations Cup Telewest Arena Newcastle upon Tyne  Wales  Scotland 6–4 [12][13][14]
01–25 01–31  WAL WR Welsh Open Cardiff International Arena Cardiff Wales Mark Williams Scotland Stephen Hendry 9–8 [15]
02–07 02–14  ENG The Masters Wembley Conference Centre London Scotland John Higgins Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–8 [16][17]
02–15 02–21  SCO WR Scottish Open A.E.C.C. Aberdeen Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland Graeme Dott 9–1 [18][19]
02–22 02–24  ENG UT UK Tour 3 Jesters Snooker Club Swindon England Stuart Bingham England Matthew Couch 6–1 [5]
02–25 02–28  ENG Charity Challenge Assembly Rooms Derby Scotland John Higgins England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–4 [20][21]
03–01 03–07  THA WR Thailand Masters Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Wales Mark Williams Scotland Alan McManus 9–7 [22]
03–08 03–14  CHN WR China International JC Mandarin Hotel Shanghai Scotland John Higgins Scotland Billy Snaddon 9–3 [23][24]
03–21 03–28  IRL Irish Masters Goff's Kill Scotland Stephen Hendry England Stephen Lee 9–8 [25][26]
04–04 04–11  ENG WR British Open Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien England Anthony Hamilton 9–7 [27][28]
04–12 04–14  ENG UK UK Tour 4 Hazel Grove Snooker Club Stockport Wales James Reynolds England Jason Ferguson 6–4 [5]
04–17 05–03  ENG WR World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre Sheffield Scotland Stephen Hendry Wales Mark Williams 18–11 [29]
05–?? 05–??  WAL Pontins Professional Pontins Prestatyn England Jimmy White Wales Matthew Stevens 9–5 [30]
01–?? 05–16  ENG Premier League Snooker Magnet Leisure Centre Maidenhead Scotland John Higgins England Jimmy White 9–4 [31]
WR = World ranking event
UT = UK Tour 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.[32][33][34]

No. Ch. Player Points 1996/1997 Points 1997/1998 Total
1 Rise Scotland John Higgins 19587 27835 47422
2 Fall Scotland Stephen Hendry 30457 16790 47247
3 Rise England Ronnie O'Sullivan 18302 21105 39407
4 Fall Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 21072 15095 36167
5 Fall Wales Mark Williams 21420 11335 32755
6 Steady England John Parrott 16422 15335 31757
7 Fall England Peter Ebdon 15086 10340 25426
8 Rise Scotland Alan McManus 13639 10755 24394
9 Rise England Stephen Lee 11384 12880 24264
10 Rise Malta Tony Drago 14504 9305 23809
11 Rise England Anthony Hamilton 11764 10760 22524
12 Fall Canada Alain Robidoux 16597 5790 22387
13 Fall England Nigel Bond 14106 8150 22256
14 Fall England Steve Davis 13077 9175 22252
15 Fall Thailand James Wattana 13177 8365 21542
16 Rise England Mark King 10520 10950 21470

Points distribution[edit]

1998/1999 points distribution for world ranking events:[35]

Tournament Round → L256 L198 L166 L134 L102 L96 L64 L48 L32 L16 QF SF F W
Grand Prix Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 480
UK Championship Unseeded loser 270 360 480 640 640 855 1140 1520 2025 2700 4050 6075
Seeded loser 270 360 480 480 640
Irish Open Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1330 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 640 855
Welsh Open Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 480
Scottish Open Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 480
China International Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1330 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 640 855
Thailand Masters Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1330 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 640 855
British Open Unseeded loser 200 270 360 480 480 640 855 1140 1520 2025 3040 4560
Seeded loser 200 270 360 360 480
World Championship Unseeded loser 270 360 480 640 855 855 1140 1520 2027 2360 2700 3600 5400 8100
Seeded loser 200 360 480 640 640 1140 1520

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dates use the month day format
  2. ^ a b No play-off was held and the title was decided on league table only.
  3. ^ The event was played at three different venues in Shenyang, Xian and Beijing.

References[edit]

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