1982 UK Championship (snooker)

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Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 20 November–4 December 1982
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Winner's share £11,000
Final
Champion Wales Terry Griffiths
Runner-up Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score 16–15
1981
1983

The 1982 Coral UK Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event began on 20 November 1982 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 27 November and 4 December 1982.

Terry Griffiths won his first and only UK Championship by winning the last 3 frames to beat Alex Higgins 16–15. He also beat defending champion Steve Davis, who had beaten him in the previous final on his way to victory. The highest break of the tournament was 137 made by Higgins.

Prize fund[edit]

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

Winner: £11,000
Runner-up: £6,000
Highest break: £1,000

Main draw[edit]

[1][2]

Round of 32
Best of 17 frames
  Round of 16
Best of 17 frames
  Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
  Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
  Final
Best of 31 frames
                                   
 England Steve Davis 9  
 England Rex Williams 6      England Steve Davis 9  
 Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 9    Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 3  
 England Bob Harris 6        England Steve Davis 6  
 Wales Terry Griffiths 9        Wales Terry Griffiths 9  
 England Joe Johnson 1      Wales Terry Griffiths 9
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9    Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 7  
 England Jim Meadowcroft 7        Wales Terry Griffiths 9  
 England David Taylor 9        England Tony Meo 7  
 England Les Dodd 7      England David Taylor 6  
 England Graham Miles 4    England Tony Meo 9  
 England Tony Meo 9        England Tony Meo 9
 England John Virgo 9        England John Virgo 6  
 Republic of Ireland Billy Kelly 2      England John Virgo 9
 Wales Doug Mountjoy 9    Wales Doug Mountjoy 5  
 England Pat Houlihan 3        Wales Terry Griffiths 16
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9        Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 15
 England Dave Martin 7      Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9  
 England Dean Reynolds 9    England Dean Reynolds 8  
 England Mick Fisher 6        Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9  
 England Tony Knowles 9        England John Spencer 5  
 Scotland Jim Donnelly 6      England Tony Knowles 6
 England John Spencer 9    England John Spencer 9  
 Scotland Eddie Sinclair 8        Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
 England Jimmy White 9        Wales Ray Reardon 6  
 England Paul Medati 7      England Jimmy White 9  
 England Willie Thorne 7    Wales Cliff Wilson 5  
 Wales Cliff Wilson 9        England Jimmy White 8
 England Fred Davis 7        Wales Ray Reardon 9  
 England Mike Hallett 9      England Mike Hallett 8
 Wales Ray Reardon 9    Wales Ray Reardon 9  
 England Mark Wildman 5  

Qualifying[edit]

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2011.