2001 UK Championship (snooker)

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UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3–16 December 2002
Venue Barbican Centre
City York
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £600,000
Winner's share £100,000
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score 10–1

The 2001 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Barbican Centre in York, England. The event started on 3 December 2001 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 8 and 16 December 2001.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his third UK title by defeating Ken Doherty 10–1 in the final. This was the biggest win in the final since the championship introduced the best-of-19-frame finals in 1993.[1][2] He also compiled the highest break, a 142, in the semi-final against Mark Williams.

This would be the first UK Championship to be held in York, only becoming the fourth venue in the championship's history.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

  • Winner £100,000
  • Runner-up £54,000
  • Highest break £10,000
  • Total £600,000

Main draw[edit]


Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
 Scotland John Higgins  9
 England Paul Hunter  5  
 Scotland John Higgins  2
   England Stephen Lee  9  
 England Stephen Lee  9
 Finland Robin Hull  4  
 England Stephen Lee  7
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  9  
 Wales Matthew Stevens  9
 England Jimmy White  7  
 Wales Matthew Stevens  7
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  9  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  9
 Wales Dominic Dale  3  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  1
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan  10
 Wales Mark Williams  9
 Scotland Alan McManus  7  
 Wales Mark Williams  9
   Scotland Stephen Hendry  8  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  9
 England Mark Davis  2  
 Wales Mark Williams  6
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan  9  
 England Peter Ebdon  9
 Malta Tony Drago  7  
 England Peter Ebdon  8
   England Ronnie O'Sullivan  9  
 England Ronnie O'Sullivan  8*
 England Dave Finbow  0  


  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ronnie claims UK hat-trick". BBC Sport. 18 February 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "UK Championship 2001". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 August 2011.