1988 UK Championship

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Tennents UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates19–27 November 1988
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£80,000
Highest breakEngland David Roe (139)
Final
ChampionWales Doug Mountjoy
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score16–12
1987
1989

The 1988 Tennents UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 19 and 27 November 1988 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] This was the last UK Championship to be sponsored by Tennents, and for the following two years the championship would be sponsored by StormSeal.[1] The highest break of the tournament was 139 made by David Roe.

Doug Mountjoy won in the final 16–12 against Stephen Hendry, and picked up the £80,000 winners cheque.[1]. Mounjoy was 46 years old at the time and remains the oldest winner of the UK Championship.

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

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 7
England Steve Davis 9
England Gary Wilkinson 3
England Gary Wilkinson 9
Canada Bob Chaperon 0
England Steve Davis 9
England Danny Fowler 6
England Martin Clark 9
England Mike Hallett 6
England Martin Clark 6
England Danny Fowler 9
England Danny Fowler 9
England Steve Longworth 8
England Steve Davis 9
England John Parrott 4
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
Northern Ireland Jack McLaughlin 5
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 4
Northern Ireland Joe O'Boye 9
Republic of Ireland Eugene Hughes 8
Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 4
England John Parrott 9
England John Parrott 9
England Dave Martin 6
England John Parrott 9
England Nigel Gilbert 8
England Nigel Gilbert 9
England John Spencer 7
England Steve Davis 3
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
Canada Alain Robidoux 4
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England Steve James 6
England Steve James 9
Republic of Ireland Tony Kearney 1
Canada Cliff Thorburn 9
England David Roe 8
South Africa Peter Francisco 9
Scotland John Rea 2
South Africa Peter Francisco 7
England David Roe 9
England David Roe 9
England Tony Meo 6
Canada Cliff Thorburn 2
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Willie Thorne 9
England Dave Gilbert 3
England Willie Thorne 9
Canada Kirk Stevens 3
Canada Kirk Stevens 9
Australia Eddie Charlton 7
England Willie Thorne 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy 4
Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
Wales Colin Roscoe 3
Wales Colin Roscoe 9
Wales Steve Newbury 7
Scotland Stephen Hendry 12
Wales Doug Mountjoy 16
England Neal Foulds 9
England Mark Rowing 4
England Neal Foulds 4
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Wales Wayne Jones 7
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
England Joe Johnson 5
England Joe Johnson 9
England Martin Smith 2
England Joe Johnson 9
England Rex Williams 7
England Rex Williams 9
England Bob Harris 4
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
England John Virgo 8
England John Virgo 9
England Brian Rowswell 3
England John Virgo 9
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 8
New Zealand Dene O'Kane 9
Wales Ray Reardon 8
England John Virgo 9
England Tony Knowles 3
England Tony Knowles 9
Canada Jim Wych 4
England Tony Knowles 9
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 6
Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9
England Les Dodd 7
Wales Doug Mountjoy 9
Wales Terry Griffiths 4
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Ken Owers 2
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Steve Duggan 2
England Steve Duggan 9
Malta Tony Drago 7
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Dean Reynolds 6
Wales Cliff Wilson 9
England Ray Edmonds 1
Wales Cliff Wilson 3
England Dean Reynolds 9
England Dean Reynolds 9
Wales Tony Chappel 4
Wales Terry Griffiths 9
England Barry West 5
South Africa Silvino Francisco 9
England Paul Medati 8
South Africa Silvino Francisco 4
England Barry West 9
England Barry West 9
England Tony Jones 5
England Barry West 9
Wales Mark Bennett 4
England Jimmy White 9
Australia John Campbell 5
England Jimmy White 6
Wales Mark Bennett 9
Wales Mark Bennett 9
England David Taylor 4

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: John Street
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 26 and 27 November 1988.
Doug Mountjoy
 Wales
16–12 Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
First session: 75–25, 0–103 (103), 79–6 (71), 75–30, 25–113 (113), 81–47 (52), 87–0
Second session: 124–7 (98), 62–65, 13–96 (68), 14–89, 37–72 (55), 79–9, 136–0 (129)
Third session: 76–49, 71–41, 125–0 (81), 73–0 (72), 71–21, 131–1 (131), 106–0 (106)
Fourth session: 129–0 (124), 15–96 (96), 54–66, 5–73, 21–80 (61), 43–56, 67–11
131 Highest break 113
4 Century breaks 2
10 50+ breaks 6

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "1988 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2010.