1985 UK Championship (snooker)

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Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 November–1 December 1985
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £120,000
Winner's share £24,000
Highest break 135
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up England Willie Thorne
Score 16–14

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]


Last 32 Best of 17 frames

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 England Steve Davis  9
 England Tony Meo  5  
 England Steve Davis  9
   England Barry West  1  
 England Barry West  9
 Scotland Murdo MacLeod  4  
 England Steve Davis  9
   England Jimmy White  5  
 England Jimmy White  9
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins  6  
 England Jimmy White  9
   England Tony Knowles  4  
 England Tony Knowles  9
 England David Taylor  7  
 England Steve Davis  16
   England Willie Thorne  14
 England Willie Thorne  9
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  7  
 England Willie Thorne  9
   Wales Terry Griffiths  7  
 Wales Terry Griffiths  9
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  5  
 England Willie Thorne  9
   Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  7  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
 England Neal Foulds  5  
 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor  9
   Canada Kirk Stevens  1  
 Canada Kirk Stevens  9
 England Rex Williams  7  

Century breaks[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.