1987 UK Championship (snooker)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 England Willie Thorne (147)
Final
Champion England Steve Davis
Runner-up England Jimmy White
Score 16–14
1986
1988

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]

[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
Australia Warren King 2
England Steve Davis 9
South Africa Peter Francisco 6
South Africa Peter Francisco 9
England Eric Lawlor 4
England Steve Davis 9
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 2
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Steve Duggan 4
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England David Taylor 6
England David Taylor 9
Canada Bob Chaperon 6
England Steve Davis 9
England John Parrott 5
England John Parrott 9
Wales Steve Newbury 5
England John Parrott 9
Canada Jim Wych 6
Canada Jim Wych 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 7
England John Parrott 9
England Tony Knowles 4
England Tony Knowles 9
Scotland John Rea 6
England Tony Knowles 9
Canada Kirk Stevens 1
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 8
England Steve Davis 9
England Willie Thorne 2
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
England Les Dodd 8
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 7
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 9
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 9
Australia Eddie Charlton 8
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 7
England Willie Thorne 9
England Willie Thorne 9
England Bill Oliver 3
England Willie Thorne 9
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 4
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 9
Malta Tony Drago 7
England Willie Thorne 9
Canada Cliff Thorburn 8
England Martin Smith 9
Wales Doug Mountjoy 6
England Martin Smith 8
Australia John Campbell 9
Australia John Campbell 9
England Jim Chambers 7
Australia John Campbell 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Graham Cripsey 6
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England John Virgo 6
England John Virgo 9
England Fred Davis 4
England Steve Davis 16
England Jimmy White 14
England Danny Fowler 9
England Neal Foulds 5
England Danny Fowler 9
England Graham Miles 4
England Graham Miles 9
England John Spencer 5
England Danny Fowler 4
England Mike Hallett 9
England Mike Hallett 9
England Tony Jones 2
England Mike Hallett 9
England Tony Meo 5
England Tony Meo 9
Republic of Ireland Paul Watchorn 1
England Mike Hallett 7
England Joe Johnson 9
Wales Tony Chappel 9
England Dean Reynolds 5
Wales Tony Chappel 9
England Steve Longworth 6
England Steve Longworth 9
Canada Bill Werbeniuk 5
Wales Tony Chappel 4
England Joe Johnson 9
England Joe Johnson 9
Canada Jim Bear 5
England Joe Johnson 9
England Barry West 6
England Barry West 9
Canada Marcel Gauvreau 6
England Joe Johnson 4
England Jimmy White 9
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Gary Wilkinson 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Ray Edmonds 5
England Ray Edmonds 9
Scotland Murdo MacLeod 4
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
South Africa Silvino Francisco 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
Wales Ray Reardon 3
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
Wales Cliff Wilson 1
Wales Cliff Wilson 9
Wales Wayne Jones 5
Wales Terry Griffiths 7
England Jimmy White 9
England David Roe 9
England Rex Williams 7
England David Roe 9
England Vic Harris 5
England Vic Harris 9
England Dave Martin 7
England David Roe 5
England Jimmy White 9
England Jimmy White 9
England John Dunning 0
England Jimmy White 9
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 4
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 9
England Nigel Gilbert 7

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: John Williams
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 28 and 29 November 1987.
Steve Davis
 England
16–14 Jimmy White
 England
First session: 112–20 (106), 9–91 (91), 56–77, 0–139 (139), 53–74 (58), 78–27 (55), 27–77
Second session: 67–53 (52 White), 84–14, 31–103, 107–13 (107), 98–0 (98), 5–107 (57, 50), 75–37 (75)
Third session: 19–83, 16–67, 82–36, 81–44, 64–5, 73–0 (73), 16–75 (50)
Fourth session: 8–68, 28–77 (70), 107–0 (100), 65–64 (58 White), 4–64, 111–3 (110), 16–63 (59), 121–0 (108), 59–42
110 Highest break 139
5 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 10

Century breaks[edit]

References[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. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ "1987 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.