1986 UK Championship (snooker)
|Dates||22–30 November 1986|
Scottish brewers Tennents took over as the sponsors of the UK Championship after Coral withdrew their sponsorship after 8 years. The event was also best known for Alex Higgins head-butting an official. Higgins later got fined £12,000 and was banned from five tournaments.
Steve Davis won in the final by defeating Neal Foulds 16–7, who had already won the BCE International two months earlier. Davis won £60,000 and his triumph was a personal landmark, because it took his career winnings past the £1 million barrier. The highest break of the tournament was 144 made by Jimmy White.
Round of 32 Best of 17 frames
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
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