1985 UK Championship (snooker)

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Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates15 November–1 December 1985
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£120,000
Winner's share£24,000
Highest breakEngland Willie Thorne (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Willie Thorne
Score16–14
1984
1986

The 1985 Coral UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] The event began on 15 November 1985 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 25 November and 1 December 1985. The highest break of the televised stages was 135 made by Neal Foulds and the same of the non-televised stages was 140 made by Willie Thorne.

Steve Davis won his fourth UK Championship, coming back from 13–8 down against Willie Thorne, after Thorne missed a straight blue from its spot in the first frame of the final session that would have seen him take a 14–8 lead.

Stephen Hendry, aged sixteen, made his début in the tournament, but lost his first qualifying round match 2–9 to Omprakesh Agrawal.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • Winner £24,000
  • Runner-up £14,000
  • Total £120,000

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

Last 64
Best of 17 frames
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 31 frames
                  
England Steve Davis 9
Republic of Ireland Dessie Sheehan 1
England Steve Davis 9
Malta Tony Drago 2
Malta Tony Drago 9
England Mark Wildman 5
England Steve Davis 9
England Tony Meo 5
England Tony Meo 9
England Steve Longworth 5
England Tony Meo 9
England Danny Fowler 2
England Danny Fowler 9
South Africa Perrie Mans 2
England Steve Davis 9
England Barry West 1
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Canada Mario Morra 2
Wales Doug Mountjoy 4
England Barry West 9
England Barry West 9
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 3
England Barry West 9
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 4
Wales Ray Reardon 9
England Graham Miles 4
Wales Ray Reardon 5
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 9
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 9
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 7
England Steve Davis 9
England Jimmy White 5
England Jimmy White 9
England Malcolm Bradley 4
England Jimmy White 9
Wales Tony Chappel 5
Wales Tony Chappel 9
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
England Jimmy White 9
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Ray Edmonds 8
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Fred Davis 2
England Fred Davis 9
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 7
England Jimmy White 9
England Tony Knowles 4
England David Taylor 9
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen 6
England David Taylor 9
Australia John Campbell 4
Australia John Campbell 9
England Paul Medati 7
England David Taylor 7
England Tony Knowles 9
England Tony Knowles 9
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 5
England Tony Knowles 9
England John Spencer 7
England John Spencer 9
England Vic Harris 5
England Steve Davis 16
England Willie Thorne 14
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Les Dodd 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England John Parrott 6
England John Parrott 9
Scotland Eddie Sinclair 2
Canada Cliff Thorburn 7
England Willie Thorne 9
England Willie Thorne 9
Republic of Ireland Paddy Browne 6
England Willie Thorne 9
England John Virgo 8
England John Virgo 9
Wales Wayne Jones 7
England Willie Thorne 9
Wales Terry Griffiths 7
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
Canada Jim Wych 8
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
England Dave Martin 6
England Dave Martin 9
England Mike Darrington 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Tony Jones 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Dean Reynolds 7
England Dean Reynolds 9
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 7
England Willie Thorne 9
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 7
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
Wales Steve Newbury 7
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
England Mike Hallett 5
England Mike Hallett 9
England Jim Meadowcroft 1
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
England Rex Williams 7
South Africa Peter Francisco 9
Australia Eddie Charlton 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 7
England Rex Williams 9
England Rex Williams 9
Australia Warren King 5
Canada Kirk Stevens 1
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
England Joe Johnson 9
Thailand Sakchai Sim Ngam 4
England Joe Johnson 8
England Neal Foulds 9
England Neal Foulds 9
Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan 5
England Neal Foulds 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
Canada Jim Bear 3
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
England Graham Cripsey 2
England Graham Cripsey 9
Wales Cliff Wilson 7

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: Jim Thorpe
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 30 November and 1 December 1985.
Steve Davis
 England
16–14 Willie Thorne
 England
First session: 76–25, 23–112 (112), 84–47, 0–90, 34–98 (70), 6–83 (69), 78–1
Second session: 85–4, 0–122 (121), 121–5 (104), 11–95 (87), 30–101 (66), 71–67 (Thorne 67), 39–75 (63)
Third session: 59–88, 56–69 (Davis 56, Thorne 68), 0–135 (115), 30–75 (61), 80–0 (76), 89–25 (64), 0–98
Fourth session: 68–59, 63–1 (63), 70–13, 71–10, 69–41, 12–96 (96), 129–1 (86), 64–19, 70–19
104 Highest break 121
1 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 12

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. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Omprakesh-Agrawal/1985-1986
  3. ^ "1985 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.