Only 19 players participated. Last year there were more than 32 players, a notable setback. This was partly due to the fact that most of the players from Oslo Biljardklubb boycotted the event because of Bjørn L'Orange's participation. That's really a shame. It isn't too often that the home crowd gets to see Bjørn play. He became champion without losing a single match. In the final against Atle Grefstad from Grimstad he lost a frame though.