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German Open 1996

Naafi, Osnabruck, Germany (Dec 9-15, 1996)
Ranking tournament (No.4 of 10)

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Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his second ranking tournament of the season and his fourth overall by beating Alain Robidoux 9-7 in the final. He was 7-3 ahead before The Canadian came back and made it 7-7. That series of frame wins included a tournament best 145 break. Ronnnie clinched the two last of the day the day though and went out in style with a 108 clearance.

The first prize was �40,000. Robidoux won �22,500 for his runner-up position and �5,000 for the tournament's highest break.

This was Robidoux' first ranking final, following three previous semi-final appearances.


(Players are English unless stated)


Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-7 Alain Robidoux (Canada)


Alain Robidoux (Canada) 6-4 John Higgins (Scotland)
Ronnie O'Sullivan       6-1 Nigel Bond


John Higgins (Scotland) 5-1 Mark J Williams (Wales)
Alain Robidoux (Canada) 5-4 Dave Harold
Nigel Bond              5-1 Mark Davis
Ronnie O'Sullivan       5-2 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)

First round

John Higgins (Scotland)   5-3 Tony Drago (Malta)
Mark J Williams (Wales)   5-2 Ken Doherty (Ireland)
Alain Robidoux (Canada)   5-1 Jason Ferguson
Dave Harold               5-2 David Gray
Mark Davis                5-1 Martin Clark
Nigel Bond                5-3 Steve Davis
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 5-1 Darren Morgan (Wales)
Ronnie O'Sullivan         5-1 Andy Hicks

Final qualifying round

(Played in Preston Nov 14, 1996)

Tony Drago (Malta)    	  5-3 Jamie Burnett (Scotland)
Mark J Williams (Wales)   5-2 Mick Price
Alain Robidoux (Canada)   5-1 Anthony Hamilton
Mark Davis 		  5-1 Jimmy White 
Darren Morgan (Wales) 	  5-0 Paul Davies (Wales)
Steve Davis 		  5-2 Ian Sargent (Wales)
Dave Harold 		  5-3 Brian Morgan
David Gray 		  5-3 John Parrott 
John Higgins (Scotland)   5-1 Stephen Lee
Ken Doherty (Ireland) 	  5-1 Dean Reynolds
Ronnie O'Sullivan 	  5-0 Karl Broughton
Andy Hicks 		  5-1 James Wattana (Thailand)
Martin Clark 		  5-4 Peter Ebdon 
Nigel Bond 		  5-2 Dave Finbow
Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 5-4 Gary Wilkinson
Jason Ferguson 		  5-3 Alan McManus (Scotland)

Related Pages

1995 German Open
German Open Finals

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