1979 UK Championship (snooker)

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Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 19 November–1 December 1979
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £15,000
Winner's share £4,500
Final
Champion England John Virgo
Runner-up Wales Terry Griffiths
Score 14–13
1978
1980

The 1979 Coral UK Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place between 19 November and 1 December 1979 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1]

John Virgo defeated Terry Griffiths 14–13 in the final.

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
 Wales Doug Mountjoy  5
 England Steve Davis  9  
 England Steve Davis  7
   England John Virgo  9  
 England John Virgo  9
 England Tony Meo  6  
 England John Virgo  9
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  4  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
 England Willie Thorne  8  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
   Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan  6  
 England Graham Miles  5
 Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan  9  
 England John Virgo  14
   Wales Terry Griffiths  13
 England John Spencer  8
 Canada Bill Werbeniuk  9  
 Canada Bill Werbeniuk  9
   England Ray Edmonds  8  
 England Fred Davis  6
 England Ray Edmonds  9  
 Canada Bill Werbeniuk  3
   Wales Terry Griffiths  9  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins  9
 England Pat Houlihan  3  
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins  7
   Wales Terry Griffiths  9  
 Wales Terry Griffiths  9
 Wales Cliff Wilson  4  

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "1979 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.