1998 Irish Masters

Status: Professional Invitational
Season: 1997-1998
Dates: March 24th 1998 - March 29th 1998
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: Ireland Goffs, Kill, Ireland
Sponsor: Benson and Hedges
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 13 17 6 5 4 7 52
Frame rate 7.54 5.76 16.33 19.6 24.5 14 1.88
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
12 0 12
Matches: 11
Frames: 98
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 7 7
Prize fund: GBP 135,297
Points scored: 9,566
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9 (17) 3 Ireland Ken Doherty
Scores: 52-51; 84(83)-0; 115(107)-18; 65(64)-0; 0-129(129); 77(77)-46; 37-82; 89-31; 118(68)-1; 34-57; 96-21; 84(84)-0(O'Sullivan was disqualified after the tournament due to a failed drugs test, the title and winners prize money was awarded to Doherty)
50+ Breaks:
O'Sullivan:
107, 84, 83, 77, 68, 64
Doherty:
129
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
O'Sullivan Doherty Total
Points scored: 851 436 1287
Avg. points/frame: 70.92 36.33 107.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
O'Sullivan - 2 1 2 - 1 6
Doherty - - - - - 1 1
Semi-final Ireland Ken Doherty 6 (11) 1 England John Parrott
Scores: 9-77(65); 66-17; 69-9; 60(60)-6; 65-32; 74(65)-15; 70-0
50+ Breaks:
Doherty:
65, 60
Parrott:
65
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1
Doherty Parrott Total
Points scored: 413 156 569
Avg. points/frame: 59 22.29 81.29
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Doherty - 2 - - - - 2
Parrott - 1 - - - - 1
Semi-final England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6 (11) 4 Scotland John Higgins
Scores: 73-41; 0-82(57); 91(91)-0; 0-105(81); 77-13; 123(123)-8; 0-99(99); 68(56)-17; 50(50)-59; 58-39
50+ Breaks:
O'Sullivan:
123, 91, 56, 50
Higgins:
99, 81, 57
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4
O'Sullivan Higgins Total
Points scored: 540 463 1003
Avg. points/frame: 54 46.3 100.3
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
O'Sullivan 2 - - - 1 1 4
Higgins 1 - - 1 1 - 3
Quarter-final Ireland Ken Doherty 6 (11) 1 Ireland Fergal O'Brien
Scores: 115(111)-0; 41-76; 74(74)-1; 82(60)-0; 99(69)-15; 68(54)-4; 74(70)-28
50+ Breaks:
Doherty:
111, 74, 70, 69, 60, 54
O'Brien:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1
Doherty O'Brien Total
Points scored: 553 124 677
Avg. points/frame: 79 17.71 96.71
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Doherty 1 2 2 - - 1 6
O'Brien - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Scotland John Higgins 6 (11) 3 England Steve Davis
Scores: 15-75; 64(56)-58; 81(81)-10; 0-114(51); 21-82; 71(58)-0; 76(54)-6; 56-43; 70(64)-44
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
81, 64, 58, 56, 54
Davis:
51
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3
Higgins Davis Total
Points scored: 454 432 886
Avg. points/frame: 50.44 48 98.44
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 3 1 - 1 - - 5
Davis 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6 (11) 3 Scotland Stephen Hendry
Scores: 43-59(53); 85(81)-17; 67-22; 65-13; 41-78; 16-84; 122(73)-16; 66(62)-25; 117(109)-16
50+ Breaks:
O'Sullivan:
109, 81, 73, 62
Hendry:
53
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3
O'Sullivan Hendry Total
Points scored: 622 330 952
Avg. points/frame: 69.11 36.67 105.78
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
O'Sullivan - 1 1 1 - 1 4
Hendry 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final England John Parrott 6 (11) 3 Wales Mark Williams
Scores: 65-61; 72-15; 0-118(112); 25-58(50); 70-58; 8-102(101); 62-2; 86-5; 88-12
50+ Breaks:
Parrott:

Williams:
112, 101, 50
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3
Parrott Williams Total
Points scored: 476 431 907
Avg. points/frame: 52.89 47.89 100.78
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Parrott - - - - - - 0
Williams 1 - - - - 2 3
Round 1 England Steve Davis 6 (11) 5 England Nigel Bond
Scores: 49-56; 0-117(60,52); 52-61; 85(65)-36; 52-59; 57-32; 70(70)-32; 35-58
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
70, 65
Bond:
60, 52
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 1-3, 1-4, 2-4, 3-4, 3-5
Davis Bond Total
Points scored: 400 451 851
Avg. points/frame: 36.36 41 77.36
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 1 - - - 2
Bond 1 1 - - - - 2
Round 1 Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6 (11) 2 England Peter Ebdon
Scores: 100(65)-12; 85(64)-21; 78(59)-34; 90(64)-21; 31-100; 76-38; 28-58; 81-8
50+ Breaks:
O'Brien:
65, 64, 64, 59
Ebdon:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2
O'Brien Ebdon Total
Points scored: 569 292 861
Avg. points/frame: 71.13 36.5 107.63
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
O'Brien 1 3 - - - - 4
Ebdon - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6 (11) 2 England Jimmy White
Scores: 94(56)-20; 76-44; 56-63; 67-55; 65-30; 96(96)-4; 29-58; 99-0
50+ Breaks:
O'Sullivan:
96, 56
White:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2
O'Sullivan White Total
Points scored: 582 274 856
Avg. points/frame: 72.75 34.25 107
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
O'Sullivan 1 - - - 1 - 2
White - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England John Parrott 6 (11) 2 Malta Tony Drago
Scores: 6-97(97); 57-16; 0-79(65); 75-14; 76(75)-27; 70(64)-1; 78-17; 76(67)-28
50+ Breaks:
Parrott:
75, 67, 64
Drago:
97, 65
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2
Parrott Drago Total
Points scored: 438 279 717
Avg. points/frame: 54.75 34.88 89.63
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Parrott - 2 1 - - - 3
Drago - 1 - - 1 - 2