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QUIZ! Ranking Event Winners in the 1990s

We had the last decade a couple of days ago so let’s take a trip further back down memory lane with the ranking event winners of the 1990s.

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This guy bagged 27 ranking event trophies. Not too shabby! Photo credit: Monique Limbos

Highlights from the final decade of the last century included Ireland’s stranglehold of the Eurovision Song Contest, the conclusion of Dallas, and the introduction of the Nokia 3210.

While it was indeed difficult to topple those lofty headlines, snooker tried its best and was still riding the crest of a wave that began in the 1980s with the sport’s original boom.



More tournaments and more prize money meant that there was plenty of snooker to enjoy on the television throughout this decade.

The game was changing too with a flurry of younger and more attack-minded entertainers entering the circuit and transforming the sport’s image.

It meant that fast-flowing and crash-bang-wallop snooker replaced the old tippy-tappy approach of the 1980s.

One man – it’s not really a spoiler, is it? – completely dominated the period from 1990 until 1999 and the number of titles that he amassed is truly incredible.

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That said, it might be a little surprising to see how many, or indeed how few, some of his rivals managed to collect as well.

All in all, there were 20 different competitors who managed to etch their names onto silverware during this decade.

This is in comparison to the 22 who did so during the first decade of the new millennium and the 32 who have so far achieved the feat during the current decade.

The question is, how many ranking event winners from the 1990s can you remember?

Ranking Event Winners in the 1990s


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Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
6. Kyren Wilson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Mark Williams
13. Mark Allen
14. Jack Lisowski
15. David Gilbert
16. Anthony McGill

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