1998 Irish Masters

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Irish Masters
Tournament information
Dates 24–29 March 1998
Venue Goffs
City Kildare
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-Ranking event
Final
Champion Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score [n 1]
1997
1999

The 1998 Irish Masters was the twenty-fourth edition of the professional invitational snooker tournament, which took place from 24 to 29 March 1998. The tournament was played at Goffs in Kildare, and featured twelve professional players.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won the final 9–3 against Ken Doherty, however O'Sullivan failed a post-final drugs test and tested positive for cannabis. He was stripped of the title and disqualified from the tournament with the victory awarded to Doherty.[1]

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

Round 1
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
     
        England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6     Scotland Stephen Hendry 3  
England Jimmy White 2       England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
          Scotland John Higgins 4  
        Scotland John Higgins 6  
England Steve Davis 6     England Steve Davis 3  
England Nigel Bond 5       England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9 *
          Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
        Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6  
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6     Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 1  
England Peter Ebdon 2       Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6  
          England John Parrott 1  
        England John Parrott 6      
England John Parrott 6     Wales Mark Williams 3      
Malta Tony Drago 2  

* Ronnie O'Sullivan was stripped of the title and disqualified from the tournament after winning 9–3. O'Sullivan failed a drugs test after testing positive for Cannabis. Ken Doherty was awarded the title.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Doherty was awarded the title after Ronnie O'Sullivan was subsequently stripped of his title and disqualified from the tournament, for failing a drugs test.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Sullivan stripped of Irish title". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Irish Masters". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "1998 Irish Masters Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 21 November 2017.