1983 UK Championship (snooker)

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Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 21 November–4 December 1983
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Non-ranking event
Total prize fund £60,000
Winner's share £12,000
Highest break England Tony Meo (139)
Final
Champion Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-up England Steve Davis
Score 16–15
1982
1984

The 1983 Coral UK Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] The event began on 21 November 1983 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 26 November and 4 December 1983. The highest break of the tournament was 139 made by Tony Meo.

Alex Higgins staged one of his greatest dramatic comebacks to beat Steve Davis 16–15, coming back from 0–7,[2][3] to win his only UK Championship title.[1]

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • Winner: £12,000
  • Runner-up £6,500
  • Highest break: £1,000
  • Total: £60,000

Main draw[edit]

[4][5]

Last 32 Best of 17 frames

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
Wales Terry Griffiths9
 
 
 
England Mike Hallett5
 
Wales Terry Griffiths9
 
 
 
England Joe Johnson2
 
England Joe Johnson9
 
 
 
England David Taylor3
 
Wales Terry Griffiths4
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins9
 
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins9
 
 
 
England Paul Medati1
 
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins9
 
 
 
England Tony Knowles5
 
England Tony Knowles9
 
 
 
Wales Doug Mountjoy5
 
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins16
 
 
 
England Steve Davis15
 
England Jimmy White9
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor4
 
England Jimmy White9
 
 
 
Wales Ray Reardon4
 
Wales Ray Reardon9
 
 
 
Wales Cliff Wilson4
 
England Jimmy White4
 
 
 
England Steve Davis9
 
England Tony Meo9
 
 
 
England John Spencer5
 
England Tony Meo4
 
 
 
England Steve Davis9
 
England Steve Davis9
 
 
England Willie Thorne3
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: Northern Ireland Len Ganley
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 3 and 4 December 1983.
Alex Higgins
 Northern Ireland
16–15 Steve Davis
 England
First session: 29–107 (78), 31–86 (84), 62–82 (82), 43–56, 25–84 (54), 14–68 (64), 12–76 (67)
Second session: 109–18, 69–41, 110–12 (76), 46–68, 60–35, 76–18 (70), 73–0, 67–21
Third session: 70–29, 0–71, 21–73, 70–57, 38–79 (52), 94–0, 106–9 (62)
Fourth session: 73–21, 60–72, 87–34, 86–1 (86), 32–71, 14–58, 22–64, 88–24, 77–0
86 Highest break 84
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  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 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "UK Championship history". BBC Sport. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  4. ^ "1983 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  5. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.