|Stephen Hendry (a)||18||-||14||Jimmy White (a)|
Hendry trailed 8-14 during the third session, before winning ten consecutive frames
107-0 (105), 16-117 (70), 70-57, 15-101 (100), 54-69, 76-8, 53-68 (53), 65-67 (SH:53, JW:63), 75-29, 9-92, 63-47, 54-62, 6-128 (72), 8-71, 70-11, 28-83 (70), 0-90 (50,) 0-134 (134), 86-0 (86), 76-7, 8-76 (65), 52-86 (63), 77-35, 65-53 (64), 63-61, 70-19 (52),128-0 (128), 59-30, 81-26 (52), 134-0 (134), 112-5 (112)
Referee: John Street
|Jimmy White (a)||16||-||7||Alan McManus (a)|
|Stephen Hendry (a)||16||-||4||Terry Griffiths (a)|
biggest semi-final victory at the World Championship, until it was superseded by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 2004 when he defeated Hendry 17-4
|Alan McManus (a)||13||-||12||John Parrott (a)|
|Jimmy White (a)||13||-||9||Jim Wych (a)|
|Terry Griffiths (a)||13||-||7||Peter Ebdon (a)|
|Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||6||Dene O'Kane (a)|
|1||John Parrott (a)||13||-||4||Tony Knowles (a)|
|2||Alan McManus (a)||13||-||10||Mick Price (a)|
|3||Jim Wych (a)||13||-||6||Willie Thorne (a)|
|4||Jimmy White (a)||13||-||11||Alain Robidoux (a)|
|5||Peter Ebdon (a)||13||-||4||Martin Clark (a)|
|6||Terry Griffiths (a)||13||-||7||Neal Foulds (a)|
|7||Dene O'Kane (a)||13||-||10||Chris Small (a)|
|8||Stephen Hendry (a)||13||-||10||James Wattana (a)|
|Eight of the sixteen seeded players exited the tournament in the first round. This did not happen again until 2012.|
|1||John Parrott (a)||10||-||0||Mike Massey (a)|
first-ever whitewash in Crucible history
|2||Tony Knowles (a)||10||-||4||Mark Johnston-Allen (a)|
This was Johnston-Allen's first time at the crucible.
|3||Mick Price (a)||10||-||6||Dennis Taylor (a)|
This was Price's first time at the crucible.
|4||Alan McManus (a)||10||-||8||Mike Hallett (a)|
|5||Willie Thorne (a)||10||-||6||Gary Wilkinson (a)|
|6||Jim Wych (a)||10||-||7||Dean Reynolds (a)|
|7||Alain Robidoux (a)||10||-||7||Nigel Bond (a)|
This was Bond's first time at the crucible.
|8||Jimmy White (a)||10||-||4||Tony Drago (a)|
147 by White in frame 13. Crucible's all-time second since Cliff Thorburn's maximum in 1983.
|9||Peter Ebdon (a)||10||-||4||Steve Davis (a)|
Davis' defeat was his first loss in the opening round since 1982. It also ended his nine-year streak of reaching at least the semi-finals of the tournament.
This was Ebdon's first time at the crucible.
|10||Martin Clark (a)||10||-||7||Peter Francisco (a)|
|11||Terry Griffiths (a)||10||-||8||Bob Chaperon (a)|
|12||Neal Foulds (a)||10||-||8||Jason Ferguson (a)|
|13||Dene O'Kane (a)||10||-||9||Steve James (a)|
|14||Chris Small (a)||10||-||7||Doug Mountjoy (a)|
This was Small's first time at the crucible.
|15||James Wattana (a)||10||-||5||Tony Jones (a)|
This was Wattana's first time at the crucible.
|16||Stephen Hendry (a)||10||-||3||Stephen Murphy (a)|
This was Murphy's first time at the crucible.