1998 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Regal Welsh Open
Tournament information
Dates 16–25 January 1998
Venue Newport Leisure Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £350,000
Winner's share £60,000
Highest break Scotland Graeme Dott (142)
Final
Champion England Paul Hunter
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 9–5
1997
1999

The 1998 Regal Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 16–25 January 1998 at the Newport Leisure Centre in Newport, Wales.

Stephen Hendry was the defending champion, but he lost in the first round against Jamie Burnett.

Paul Hunter defeated John Higgins 9–5 in the final to win his first ranking title.

Main draw[edit]

[1][2]

Last 64
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                   
England Paul Hunter 5
England Neal Foulds 2
England Paul Hunter 5
England Steve Davis 3
England Steve Davis 5
England Dave Finbow 3
England Paul Hunter 5
England Nigel Bond 4
England Nigel Bond 5
England Ian Brumby 0
England Nigel Bond 5
England Jason Ferguson 0
England Jason Ferguson 5
Scotland Billy Snaddon 3
England Paul Hunter 5
Scotland Alan McManus 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
England Joe Johnson 0
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 1
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 5
England Mick Price 3
Scotland Alan McManus 5
Scotland Chris Small 0
Scotland Chris Small 5
England David Roe 3
Scotland Chris Small 5
England Nick Walker 1
England Nick Walker 5
Wales Mark Williams 3
England Paul Hunter 6
England Peter Ebdon 1
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Stuart Pettman 4
England Peter Ebdon 5
England Gary Wilkinson 0
England Gary Wilkinson 5
England John Read 2
England Peter Ebdon 5
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
Wales Wayne Jones 4
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
England Steve Judd 3
England Steve Judd 5
Malta Tony Drago 3
England Peter Ebdon 5
Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Joe Perry 3
England Joe Perry 5
England Brian Morgan 4
Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Stephen Lee 3
England Stephen Lee 5
Scotland Marcus Campbell 4
England Stephen Lee 5
England Peter Lines 1
England Peter Lines 5
England Rod Lawler 0
England Paul Hunter 9
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland John Higgins 5
Scotland Euan Henderson 2
Scotland John Higgins 5
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 1
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
England Bradley Jones 4
Scotland John Higgins 5
England Andy Hicks 3
England Andy Hicks 5
England Tony Jones 3
England Andy Hicks 5
England Stefan Mazrocis 1
England Stefan Mazrocis 5
Canada Alain Robidoux 3
Scotland John Higgins 5
England John Parrott 4
England John Parrott 5
Wales Paul Davies 3
England John Parrott 5
England Ian McCulloch 1
England Ian McCulloch 5
England Martin Clark 1
England John Parrott 5
Scotland Graeme Dott 1
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
Thailand James Wattana 4
Scotland Graeme Dott 5
England Steve James 2
England Steve James 5
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 1
Scotland John Higgins 6
England Mark King 5
England Mark King 5
England Gary Ponting 1
England Mark King 5
Wales Tony Chappel 2
Wales Tony Chappel 5
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
England Mark King 5
Wales Dominic Dale 1
Wales Dominic Dale 5
Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4
Wales Dominic Dale 5
England Sean Storey 3
England Sean Storey 5
Wales Darren Morgan 4
England Mark King 5
England Anthony Hamilton 3
England Anthony Hamilton 5
Wales Matthew Stevens 1
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Dave Harold 2
England Dave Harold 5
England Wayne Brown 1
England Anthony Hamilton 5
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Connor 1
England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
England Jimmy White 4
England Jimmy White 5
England Mark Davis 2

Final[edit]

[3]

Final: Best of 17 frames.
Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, Wales, 25 January 1998.
Paul Hunter
 England
9–5 John Higgins
 Scotland
Afternoon: 40–87 (87), 131–1 (127), 44–81 (63), 116–0 (116), 0–88 (55), 26–62, 76–21, 61–8
Evening: 10–69 (52), 64–20, 73–34, 68–41, 74–8 (74), 108–0 (108)
127 Highest break 87
3 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Open". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "1998 Welsh Open Results Grid". Snooker Database. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Regal Welsh Open 1998". snooker.org. Retrieved 4 December 2017.