1996 UK Championship (snooker)

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UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 November–1 December 1996
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Winner's share £70,000
Highest break 140
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 10–9
1995
1997

The 1996 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 15 November 1996 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 23 November and 1 December 1996.

Stephen Hendry won his third UK Championship in a row and fifth overall by defeating John Higgins 10–9 in the final.[1] Hendry also made the highest break of the tournament with 140.

Tony Drago made the fastest century break in a ranking event with a time of 3 minutes 31 seconds.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:

  • Winner £70,000
  • Runner-up £37,000
  • Highest break £5,000

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  9
 England Anthony Hamilton  1  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  9
   England Paul Hunter  5  
 England Paul Hunter  9
 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy  7  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  9
   Scotland Alan McManus  1  
 Scotland Alan McManus  9
 Scotland Billy Snaddon  5  
 Scotland Alan McManus  9
   England John Parrott  8  
 England John Parrott  9
 England Joe Johnson  6  
 Scotland Stephen Hendry  10
   Scotland John Higgins  9
 Canada Alain Robidoux  9
 England Karl Broughton  8  
 Canada Alain Robidoux  3
   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  9  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  9
 England Steve Davis  5  
 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty  3
   Scotland John Higgins  9  
 Wales Mark Williams  9
 England Nigel Bond  4  
 Wales Mark Williams  6
   Scotland John Higgins  9  
 Scotland John Higgins  9
 Malta Tony Drago  8  

Century breaks[edit]

All Rounds

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. ^ Turner, Chris. "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "UK Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.