99-00 season British Open - Plymouth Pavilionshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Brit ... (1999/2000
Stephen Hendry was at his best in Plymouth, beating Stephen Lee and Ronnie O'Sullivan on his was to the final, and then knocking in 8 50+ breaks (including a maximum) to defeat Peter Ebdon in the final.
Number 1, John Higgins, was thrashed 5-1 by O'Sullivan in the quarters, while Mark Williams fell to Steve Davis in the last 16.
Nick Walker, fresh from making the second round at the Crucible, again fared well by making it to the last 16, where he lost narrowly, 5-3 to Hendry.
I must admit, I don't remember Walker, who was born in 1973 and was 26 at the time of this spell of form. His Wiki article says his highest ranking was 42, though in these rankings he is now as high as 21st. He is going to retire from snooker in 2005, when he is 31.
Joe Swail (23) 5-4 Alan McManus (9)
Peter Ebdon (13) 5-2 Steve Davis (14)
Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 5-1 John Higgins (1)
Stephen Hendry (2) 5-2 Stephen Lee (8)
Ebdon (13) 6-3 Swail (23)
Hendry (2) 6-5 O'Sullivan (4)
Hendry (2) 9-5 Ebdon (13)