1986 UK Championship

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1986 Tennent's UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates22–30 November 1986
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£60,000
Highest breakEngland Jimmy White (144)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Neal Foulds
Score16–7
1985
1987

The 1986 UK Championship (also known as the 1986 Tennent's UK Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 22 and 30 November 1986 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. Scottish brewers Tennent's took over as sponsors of the UK Championship when Coral withdrew their sponsorship after eight years.[1]

Steve Davis won his fifth UK title by defeating Neal Foulds 16–7 in the final; Foulds had won the International Open two months earlier. Winning the top prize of £60,000, Davis achieved a personal landmark with his victory as it took his career winnings above £1 million.[2] The highest break of the tournament was a 144 made by Jimmy White.

The event is remembered for Alex Higgins headbutting the Tournament Director. He was later fined £12,000 and banned from five subsequent tournaments.[3]

Main draw[edit]

[4][5]

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
Wales Tony Chappel 7
England Steve Davis 9
Australia Eddie Charlton 6
Australia Eddie Charlton 9
England Vic Harris 2
England Steve Davis 9
England Dean Reynolds 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
England Ken Owers 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 8
England Dean Reynolds 9
England Dean Reynolds 9
Canada Bernie Mikkelsen 6
England Steve Davis 9
Malta Tony Drago 8
Malta Tony Drago 9
England Rex Williams 7
Malta Tony Drago 9
England John Virgo 6
England John Virgo 9
England Graham Miles 7
Malta Tony Drago 9
England Willie Thorne 5
England Willie Thorne 9
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 4
England Willie Thorne 9
South Africa Robbie Grace 1
South Africa Robbie Grace 9
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 6
England Steve Davis 9
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 3
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 8
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Dave Martin 6
England Dave Martin 9
England Ian Williamson 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Mike Hallett 7
England Tony Meo 9
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 8
England Tony Meo 4
England Mike Hallett 9
England Mike Hallett 9
Australia Warren King 5
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Ray Reardon 9
Scotland Matt Gibson 6
Wales Ray Reardon 5
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 9
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 9
Wales Colin Roscoe 8
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 5
Wales Wayne Jones 9
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
England David Roe 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 2
Wales Wayne Jones 9
Wales Wayne Jones 9
Australia John Campbell 3
England Steve Davis 16
England Neal Foulds 7
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Danny Fowler 7
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England David Taylor 4
England David Taylor 9
Canada Bob Chaperon 8
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England John Spencer 2
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
England George Scott 2
Canada Kirk Stevens 4
England John Spencer 9
England John Spencer 9
Wales Cliff Wilson 5
Canada Cliff Thorburn 2
England Neal Foulds 9
England Neal Foulds 9
England Graham Cripsey 7
England Neal Foulds 9
Canada Jim Wych 3
Canada Jim Wych 9
England Bob Harris 6
England Neal Foulds 9
England Jimmy White 7
England Jimmy White 9
England Ray Edmonds 4
England Jimmy White 9
South Africa Peter Francisco 5
South Africa Peter Francisco 9
England Mike Watterson 4
England Neal Foulds 9
England John Parrott 3
England Tony Knowles 9
Scotland John Rea 4
England Tony Knowles 9
England Tony Jones 5
England Tony Jones 9
England Barry West 4
England Tony Knowles 9
Wales Terry Griffiths 6
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Paul Gibson 3
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 0
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 9
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 5
England Tony Knowles 4
England John Parrott 9
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 6
Wales Doug Mountjoy 1
England Steve Longworth 9
England Steve Longworth 9
England Brian Rowswell 3
England Steve Longworth 6
England John Parrott 9
England Joe Johnson 9
England Jon Wright 1
England Joe Johnson 1
England John Parrott 9
England John Parrott 9
England Malcolm Bradley 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: John Street
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 29 and 30 November 1986.
Steve Davis
 England
16–7 Neal Foulds
 England
First session: 20–64 (63), 39–90 (53), 62–19, 79–39, 79–15, 71–59, 53–57
Second session: 104–0 (104), 9–63, 53–43, 82–20 (61), 80–1 (80), 96–38 (65), 123–0 (56, 67)
Third session: 18–80 (67), 78–70 (Foulds 56), 110–0 (110), 24–81, 65–28, 76–45 (59), 56–75
Fourth session: 124–0 (124), 75–0 (66)
124 Highest break 67
3 Century breaks 0
10 50+ breaks 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. ^ Hayton, Eric N.; Dee, John (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-9548549-0-4.
  3. ^ "Hurricane swept all before him". Independent.ie. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  5. ^ "1986 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.