2010 UK Championship (snooker)

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12BET.com UK Championship
2010 UK Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 4–12 December 2010
Venue Telford International Centre
City Telford
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £625,000
Winner's share £100,000
Highest break 143
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up Wales Mark Williams
Score 10–9
2009
2011

The 2010 12BET.com UK Championship[1] was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4–12 December 2010 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

Ding Junhui was the defending champion, but he lost 8–9 against Mark Allen in the last 16.[2]

John Higgins won the title after defeating Mark Williams in the final frame of the final to clinch his third UK title.[3][4] Higgins had trailed 5–9 and required a snooker in the seventeenth frame to remain in the match. With this win he regained the number one position in the rankings.[5]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[6][7]

Main draw[edit]

Last 32
Best of 17 frames
Last 16
Best of 17 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                             
1 China Ding Junhui 9
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
1 China Ding Junhui 8
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
England Tom Ford 5
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
England Stuart Bingham 7
16 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
England Barry Hawkins 7
16 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Stuart Bingham 9
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Stuart Bingham 9
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
9 England Mark Selby 7
9 England Mark Selby 9
England Ricky Walden 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 7
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 9
England Martin Gould 5
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 8
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
England Stephen Lee 6
4 Scotland John Higgins 10
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
3 England Ali Carter 6
England Mark Joyce 9
England Mark Joyce 9
England Judd Trump 7
14 England Jamie Cope 6
England Judd Trump 9
England Mark Joyce 7
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Jimmy White 8
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
England Mark Davis 3
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
8 England Shaun Murphy 8
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
Wales Ryan Day 8
15 England Mark King 8
Wales Ryan Day 9
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
2 Australia Neil Robertson 7
13 England Peter Ebdon 7
England Andrew Higginson 9
England Andrew Higginson 5
2 Australia Neil Robertson 9
2 Australia Neil Robertson 9
England Rory McLeod 1

[8][9][10]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Brendan Moore.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 12 December 2010.[9][10]
John Higgins (4)
 Scotland
10–9 Mark Williams (5)
 Wales
Afternoon: 80–0 (80), 1–78, 26–67, 45–65 (65), 66–60, 34–76, 17–66, 0–85 (85)
Evening: 3–55, 90–0 (90), 94–43 (94), 45–85 (70), 135–0 (105), 16–63, 68–31, 110–0 (76), 71–69 (61 Williams), 64–28, 81–46 (66)
105 Highest break 85
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 23 November and 1 December 2010 at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, England.[11][12][13]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
                               
Wales  Paul Davies 9   England  Matthew Couch 9   England  Robert Milkins 9   Wales  Matthew Stevens 9
Germany  Patrick Einsle 7   Wales  Paul Davies 8   England  Matthew Couch 4   England  Robert Milkins 5
England  Liam Highfield 9   Malta  Tony Drago 9   England  Tom Ford 9   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 2
England  Kuldesh Johal 7   England  Liam Highfield 4   Malta  Tony Drago 6   England  Tom Ford 9
Wales  Jamie Jones 9   England  Joe Jogia 6   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 9   England  Barry Hawkins 9
Northern Ireland  Dermot McGlinchey 4   Wales  Jamie Jones 9   Wales  Jamie Jones 4   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 3
Wales  Andrew Pagett 9   England  Peter Lines 9   England  Nigel Bond 7   England  Stuart Bingham 9
Thailand  Noppon Saengkham 2   Wales  Andrew Pagett 8   England  Peter Lines 9   England  Peter Lines 4
England  Ben Woollaston 9   England  Rod Lawler 9   England  Anthony Hamilton 3   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 9
Thailand  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 2   England  Ben Woollaston 3   England  Rod Lawler 9   England  Rod Lawler 7
Brazil  Igor Figueiredo 4   England  Jimmy Michie 5   Scotland  Alan McManus 5   England  Ricky Walden 9
China  Liu Chuang 9   China  Liu Chuang 9   China  Liu Chuang 9   China  Liu Chuang 8
Thailand  James Wattana 9   England  Jimmy Robertson 6   England  Dave Harold 4   England  Martin Gould 9
Norway  Kurt Maflin 4   Thailand  James Wattana 9   Thailand  James Wattana 9   Thailand  James Wattana 8
England  David Gilbert 9   England  Andy Hicks 8   England  Barry Pinches 4   England  Stephen Lee 9
Thailand  Issara Kachaiwong 3   England  David Gilbert 9   England  David Gilbert 9   England  David Gilbert 4
England  Mark Joyce 9   England  Alfie Burden 7   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 8   England  Steve Davis 2
Wales  Jak Jones 7   England  Mark Joyce 9   England  Mark Joyce 9   England  Mark Joyce 9
China  Xiao Guodong 9   Republic of Ireland  Michael Judge 1   England  Stuart Pettman 5   England  Judd Trump 9
England  Reanne Evans 1   China  Xiao Guodong 9   China  Xiao Guodong 9   China  Xiao Guodong 7
Republic of Ireland  Joe Delaney 3   England  Jimmy White 9   England  Adrian Gunnell 4   England  Joe Perry 6
England  Adam Wicheard 9   England  Adam Wicheard 1   England  Jimmy White 9   England  Jimmy White 9
Scotland  James McBain 8   Belgium  Bjorn Haneveer 4   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 9   England  Mark Davis 9
England  Simon Bedford 9   England  Simon Bedford 9   England  Simon Bedford 2   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 7
Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 9   Scotland  Anthony McGill 4   England  Michael Holt 4   England  Mike Dunn 1
England  Jamie O'Neill 4   Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 9   Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 9   Northern Ireland  Patrick Wallace 9
Wales  Michael White 9   Republic of Ireland  David Morris 3   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 9   Wales  Ryan Day 9
England  Justin Astley 6   Wales  Michael White 9   Wales  Michael White 6   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 5
England  Jack Lisowski 9   England  Matthew Selt 9   Wales  Dominic Dale 9   England  Andrew Higginson 9
China  Zhang Anda 4   England  Jack Lisowski 8   England  Matthew Selt 6   Wales  Dominic Dale 6
England  Kyren Wilson 9   England  Ian McCulloch 8   England  Rory McLeod 9   China  Liang Wenbo 6
England  Paul Davison 6   England  Kyren Wilson 9   England  Kyren Wilson 4   England  Rory McLeod 9

Century breaks[edit]

[14][15]

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