1996 Pontins Professional

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1996 Pontins Professional
Tournament information
Dates May 1996
Venue Pontin's
City Prestatyn
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-Ranking event
Champion Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Runner-up England Nigel Bond
Score 9–7

The 1996 Pontins Professional was the twenty-third edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament which took place in May 1996 in Prestatyn, Wales.[1]

The tournament featured eight professional players. The quarter-final matches were contested over the best of 9 frames, the semi-final matches over the best of 11 frames, and the final over the best of 17 frames.

Ken Doherty won the event for the third time, beating Nigel Bond 9–7 in the final.[2]

Main draw[edit]

Best of 9 frames
Best of 11 frames
Best of 17 frames
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5
Wales Mark Williams 4 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
England Peter Ebdon 5 England Peter Ebdon 3
England Mike Hallett 3 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
England Nigel Bond 5 England Nigel Bond 7
England Andy Hicks 2 England Nigel Bond 6
Wales Darren Morgan 5 Wales Darren Morgan 5
England Neal Foulds 0


  1. ^ "Brief History of the Pontins Open and Professional". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ "1996 Pontins Professional Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 18 November 2017.