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1995 Castella Classic British Open
Plymouth (Apr 1-9)

[First round | Second round | Third round | Quarters | Semis | THE FINAL]

First round

Losers receiving 640 pts except seeds 1 to 32 who get 427.
STEPHEN HENDRY      SCO  (1) bt Michael Judge       IRE (171) 5-1
STEVE DAVIS              (2) bt Paul Davies         WAL  (55) 5-4
JAMES WATTANA       THA  (3) bt Nick Terry               (38) 5-2
JIMMY WHITE              (4) bt Mark Flowerdew           (84) 5-1
JOHN PARROTT             (5) bt Suriya Suwannasingh THA (189) 5-3
ALAN MCMANUS        SCO  (6) bt Anthony Hamilton         (35) 5-2
KEN DOHERTY         IRE  (7) bt Jason Prince        NIR  (47) 5-0
DARREN MORGAN       WAL  (8) bt Nick Walker             (132) 5-2
RONNIE O'SULLIVAN        (9) bt Steve Newbury       WAL  (62) 5-1
PETER EBDON             (10) bt Dave Finbow              (41) 5-1
NIGEL BOND              (11) bt Mark J Williams     WAL  (58) 5-2
Billy Snaddon       SCO (36) bt JOE SWAIL           NIR  (12) 5-4
Stephen Lee             (40) bt DAVID ROE                (13) 5-3
John Higgins        SCO (51) bt TERRY GRIFFITHS     WAL  (14) 5-1
Chris Small         SCO (86) bt WILLIE THORNE            (15) 5-2
Jon Birch               (50) bt TONY DRAGO          MLT  (16) 5-4

STEVE JAMES             (17) bt Alex Higgins        NIR  (48) 5-3
MARTIN CLARK            (18) bt Stephen Murphy      IRE  (63) 5-0
DAVE HAROLD             (19) bt Anthony Davies      WAL  (64) 5-2
DENE O'KANE         NZL (20) bt Jim Wych            CAN  (56) 5-3
TONY KNOWLES            (21) bt Nick Dyson               (90) 5-2
Drew Henry          SCO (39) bt GARY WILKINSON           (22) 5-3
MIKE HALLETT            (23) bt Ian Graham               (70) 5-3
DENNIS TAYLOR       NIR (24) bt Mark Johnston-Allen      (44) 5-4
NEAL FOULDS             (25) bt John Burns              (222) 5-0
Karl Broughton          (67) bt DOUG MOUNTJOY       WAL  (26) 5-1
MICK PRICE              (27) bt Neil Mosley             (243) 5-2
JASON FERGUSON          (28) bt Tony Chappel        WAL  (53) 5-2
DEAN REYNOLDS           (29) bt Tony Jones               (34) 5-2
Wayne Jones         WAL (52) bt BRIAN MORGAN             (30) 5-1
Peter Francisco     SAF (61) bt MARK BENNETT        WAL  (31) 5-4
ALAIN ROBIDOUX      CAN (32) bt Terry Murphy        NIR  (91) 5-2

Jimmy White cleared up in the final frame with the tournament's highest break of 141 as he stormed to a 5-1 victory over Mark Flowerdew. The Whirlwind looked in unstoppable form and now he meets Steve James tonight (Tuesday).

Ken Doherty made the quickest win in the tournament so far with a 5-0 win over Jason Prince in just 78 minutes.

Steve Newbury won the first frame against Ronnie O'Sullivan, but after that Ronnie was never in any trouble. The highlight was a break of 99 in the fifth frame that took just four and a half minute to complete. "I've had ten days off and fell refreshed," he said. "I felt good in myself and when I'm like that I like to entertain a bit."

Willie Thorne's chances of staying in the top 16 were virtually ended when he crashed out 5-2 in the first round to Chris Small. Thorne has only won one match all year and now needs to beat Tai Pichit in the first round of the World Championships to keep his place in the top 32.

Former world champion Dennis Taylor clung onto his place among the game's elite with a nail-biting win over Mark Johnston-Allen. The Irishman came from 3-0 and 4-2 down to 5-4 and should now stay in the top 32 for next season. "I have said that I would have to think about my future in competetive snooker if I drop out of the 32. It would mean playing in all the qualifying rounds at Blackpool in front of 15 people and surrounded by three grey walls," he said.

Second round

Losers receiving 855 pts
HENDRY       (1) bt Henry     (39) 5-3
S DAVIS      (2) bt KNOWLES   (21) 5-4
WATTANA      (3) bt REYNOLDS  (29) 5-2
WHITE        (4) bt JAMES     (17) 5-0
PARROTT      (5) bt FERGUSON  (28) 5-1
HAROLD      (19) bt MCMANUS    (6) 5-1
HALLETT     (23) bt DOHERTY    (7) 5-3
FOULDS      (25) bt D MORGAN   (8) 5-3 
O'SULLIVAN   (9) bt DN TAYLOR (24) 5-4
EBDON       (10) bt W Jones   (52) 5-1
P Francisco (61) bt BOND      (11) 5-3
CLARK       (18) bt Snaddon   (36) 5-4
O'KANE      (20) bt Lee       (40) 5-4
PRICE       (27) bt Small     (86) 5-2
ROBIDOUX    (32) bt Birch     (50) 5-3

J Higgins   (51) bt Broughton (67) 5-0

Stephen Hendry posted two massive breaks on his way to the last 16 of the British Open. He compiled a 145 and a 142 beating fellow Scot Drew Henry 5-3 and only missed out on a 147 in the opening frame when he had to take a blue efter the eighth red. "I'm hitting the balls well but I'm only just building up to a peak for the World Championships," Hendry said confidently.

Steve Davis came from behind to survive a tense second round match against Tony Knowles. Davis was 3-1 down at one stage and would have been 4-1 down had Knowles not gone in off the final pink. Then Knowles relinquished a 63-0 lead in the sixth by giving away 16 points on the colours. Davis also took frame seven, then Knowles levelled with a break of 135 before Davis won the deciding frame rather easily.

Alan McManus became the first top eight seed to bow out of the tournament as he lost 5-1 to Dave Harold. He lost frame three by default after being called for three successive misses and Harold then reeled off breaks of 67, 58 and 73. "I had a terrible run with the balls. It happened in every frame and I don't know why," McManus said afterwards.

Mick Price and Chris Small set a new record of 72 mins 16 secs for the longest TV frame in a ranking event. The longest ever frame in a professional event is 92 mins 59 secs, set by Cliff Thorburn and Stephen O'Connor last year.

Third round

Losers receiving 1140 pts
HENDRY      (1) bt P Francisco (61) 5-2
S DAVIS     (2) bt CLARK       (18) 5-4
WATTANA     (3) bt EBDON       (10) 5-2
PRICE      (27) bt WHITE        (4) 5-2
PARROTT     (5) bt FOULDS      (25) 5-3
O'SULLIVAN  (9) bt O'KANE      (20) 5-1
HAROLD     (19) bt ROBIDOUX    (32) 5-2
J Higgins  (51) bt HALLETT     (23) 5-0 

Quarter-finals

Losers receiving 1520 pts
PARROTT     (5) bt HENDRY   (1) 5-1
J Higgins  (51) bt S DAVIS  (2) 5-2
WATTANA     (3) bt PRICE   (27) 5-1
O'SULLIVAN  (9) bt HAROLD  (19) 5-4

Semi-finals

Losers receiving 2025 pts
J Higgins  (51) bt PARROTT (5) 6-2
O'SULLIVAN  (9) bt WATTANA (3) 6-4

THE FINAL

Loser receiving 2700 pts. Winner receiving 3600.
J Higgins  (51) bt O'SULLIVAN  (9) 9-6

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