1987 UK Championship (snooker)

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Tennents UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 13–29 November 1987
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £350,000
Winner's share £70,000
Highest break 147
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up England Jimmy White
Score 16–14

The 1987 Tennents UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 13 November 1987 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 21 and 29 November 1987.

Willie Thorne made UK Championship history, when he became the first player to make a maximum break at the tournament against Tommy Murphy, although it was not televised, as it took place on 17 November.[1]

Steve Davis meanwhile won his sixth and last UK title by defeating Jimmy White 16–14 in a classic match.[2]

Main draw[edit]


Round of 32 Best of 17 frames

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 England Steve Davis  9
 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins  2  
 England Steve Davis  9
   England John Parrott  5  
 England John Parrott  9
 England Tony Knowles  4  
 England Steve Davis  9
   England Willie Thorne  2  
 England Willie Thorne  9
 New Zealand Dene O'Kane  7  
 England Willie Thorne  9
   Canada Cliff Thorburn  8  
 Canada Cliff Thorburn  9
 Australia John Campbell  4  
 England Steve Davis  16
   England Jimmy White  14
 England Mike Hallett  9
 England Danny Fowler  4  
 England Mike Hallett  7
   England Joe Johnson  9  
 England Joe Johnson  9
 Wales Tony Chappel  4  
 England Joe Johnson  4
   England Jimmy White  9  
 Wales Terry Griffiths  9
 South Africa Silvino Francisco  3  
 Wales Terry Griffiths  7
   England Jimmy White  9  
 England Jimmy White  9
 England David Roe  5  

Century breaks[edit]


  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "1987 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.