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The 1998 Crucible Contest

The competition has finished. A total of 354 people entered. You can now view the final results. It's also possible to check out how things went in the 1997 edition of the competition.

Here are some stats from the entries:

[ Winners | Match-by-match | Countries | Detailed list of entries ]


Winners

The contestants' favourites for the title

Pos Player # Picks
1. Ronnie O'Sullivan 143
2. Stephen Hendry (Scotland) 106
3. John Higgins (Scotland) 36
4. Jimmy White 18
5. Mark J Williams (Wales) 15
6. Ken Doherty (Ireland) 11
7. Steve Davis 6

James Wattana (Thailand) 6
9. John Parrott 4
10. Matthew Stevens (Wales) 3
11. Peter Ebdon 2

David Gray 2
13. Simon Bedford 1

Alan McManus (Scotland) 1


Match-by-match

Number of picks for each player in each match. The actual winners are marked with "*".

First round

 342 Ken Doherty (Ireland) *
  12 Lee Walker (Wales)

 214 Stephen Lee *
 140 Andy Hicks

 189 Matthew Stevens (Wales) *
 165 Alain Robidoux (Canada)

 260 Nigel Bond
  94 Mark King *

 319 Peter Ebdon *
  35 Terry Murphy (N.Ireland)

 246 James Wattana (Thailand)
 108 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland) *

 341 Steve Davis *
  13 Simon Bedford

 293 Mark J Williams (Wales) *
  61 Quinten Hann (Australia)

 352 John Higgins (Scotland) *
   2 Jason Ferguson

 255 Anthony Hamilton *
  99 Dave Harold

 311 Tony Drago (Malta) *
  43 Alfie Burden

 343 John Parrott *
  11 Peter Lines

 351 Ronnie O'Sullivan *
   3 Joe Swail (N.Ireland)

 318 Alan McManus (Scotland) *
  36 David Gray

 273 Darren Morgan (Wales) *
  81 Jason Prince (N.Ireland)

 299 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)
  55 Jimmy White *

Second round

 309 Ken Doherty (Ireland) *
  31 Stephen Lee
  11 Andy Hicks
   3 Lee Walker (Wales)

 166 Nigel Bond
 102 Matthew Stevens (Wales) *
  44 Alain Robidoux (Canada)
  42 Mark King

 173 Peter Ebdon *
 128 James Wattana (Thailand)
  49 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)
   4 Terry Murphy (N.Ireland)

 195 Mark J Williams (Wales) *
 124 Steve Davis
  29 Quinten Hann (Australia)
   6 Simon Bedford

 325 John Higgins (Scotland) *
  25 Anthony Hamilton
   3 Dave Harold
   1 Jason Ferguson

 309 John Parrott *
  35 Tony Drago (Malta)
   7 Peter Lines
   3 Alfie Burden

 317 Ronnie O'Sullivan *
  31 Alan McManus (Scotland)
   6 David Gray

 294 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)
  53 Jimmy White *
   6 Darren Morgan (Wales)
   1 Jason Prince (N.Ireland)

Quarter-finals

 267 Ken Doherty (Ireland) *
  26 Nigel Bond
  25 Matthew Stevens (Wales)
  20 Stephen Lee
   6 Alain Robidoux (Canada)
   6 Mark King
   3 Andy Hicks
   1 Lee Walker (Wales)

 160 Mark J Williams (Wales) *
  75 Steve Davis
  55 Peter Ebdon
  36 James Wattana (Thailand)
  15 Quinten Hann (Australia)
   8 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)
   5 Simon Bedford

 283 John Higgins (Scotland) *
  49 John Parrott
  16 Anthony Hamilton
   3 Tony Drago (Malta)
   2 Dave Harold
   1 Peter Lines

 183 Ronnie O'Sullivan *
 144 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)
  21 Jimmy White
   4 Alan McManus (Scotland)
   2 David Gray

Semi-finals

 158 Ken Doherty (Ireland) *
  95 Mark J Williams (Wales)
  29 Steve Davis
  16 James Wattana (Thailand)
  15 Matthew Stevens (Wales)
  15 Peter Ebdon
   7 Stephen Lee
   6 Nigel Bond
   4 Quinten Hann (Australia)
   3 Simon Bedford
   2 Alain Robidoux (Canada)
   2 Mark King
   1 Andy Hicks
   1 Fergal O'Brien (Ireland)

 158 Ronnie O'Sullivan
 118 Stephen Hendry (Scotland) *
  47 John Higgins (Scotland)
  20 Jimmy White
   7 John Parrott
   2 Alan McManus (Scotland)
   2 David Gray

Final

 143 Ronnie O'Sullivan
 106 Stephen Hendry (Scotland)
  36 John Higgins (Scotland) *
  18 Jimmy White
  15 Mark J Williams (Wales)
  11 Ken Doherty (Ireland)
   6 James Wattana (Thailand)
   6 Steve Davis
   4 John Parrott
   3 Matthew Stevens (Wales)
   2 David Gray
   2 Peter Ebdon
   1 Alan McManus (Scotland)
   1 Simon Bedford


Countries

Where the contestants come from

  68 England
  54 Netherlands
  32 Canada
  23 Belgium
  20 Finland
  19 Ireland
  16 Thailand
  12 Germany
  12 United States
  10 Australia
   8 Hong Kong
   8 Singapore
   8 Sweden
   7 China
   6 Norway
   6 Wales
   5 Malaysia
   4 Switzerland
   3 Brazil
   3 France
   2 Afghanistan
   2 Austria
   2 Denmark
   2 Malta
   2 Scotland
   1 Algeria
   1 Greece
   1 Hungary
   1 Iceland
   1 India
   1 Italy
   1 Kuwait
   1 Latvia
   1 Macau
   1 Mongolia
   1 Morocco
   1 New Zealand
   1 Other
   1 Pakistan
   1 Portugal
   1 Slovenia
   1 Taiwan
   1 United Arab Emirates
   1 Yugoslavia
   1 Zimbabwe
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