Asian Open 1993
Asian Open 1993
Nescafé Asian Open 1993
|Tournament type:||World ranking tournament|
|Venue:||Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok , Thailand|
|Opening:||March 13, 1993|
|Endgame:||March 20, 1993
|Highest Break:||144 ( Stephen Hendry )|
The Nescafé Asian Open 1993 was a snooker tournament as part of the Snooker Main Tour of the 1992/93 season , which was held from March 13th to 20th in Bangkok . The venue was the Imperial Queens Park Hotel . It was the fourth edition of the tournament and the third time that it was held in the Thai capital. The first sponsor and namesake was the Swiss coffee brand Nescafé .
Defending champion Steve Davis was eliminated in round 2. In the final the Englishman Dave Harold won 9: 3 over Darren Morgan from Wales. Harold was number 93 in the world rankings and until then no player from this far behind had won a ranked tournament. But it remained the only ranking title in his career.
As in previous editions of the tournament, in the main tournament the top 32 of the world rankings met the 32 players who had emerged from the qualification. The mode also remained unchanged: all rounds including the semi-finals were played on 5 winning frames ( best of 9 ). The final then went over a maximum of 17 frames (9 frames to victory).
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