1997 UK Championship (snooker)

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Liverpool Victoria UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 12–30 November 1997
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £440,000
Winner's share £75,000
Highest break Wales Matthew Stevens (143)
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Scotland Stephen Hendry
Score 10–6
1996
1998

The 1997 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 12 November 1997 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 22 and 30 November 1997. This was the last UK championship to be held in Preston, where the event was held since 1978. The following year's competition was held in Bournemouth.

Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Stephen Hendry 10–6 in the final, ending Hendry's run of three successive UK championship wins. O'Sullivan had been the last player other than Hendry to win the event, as a 17-year-old in 1993.[1] The highest TV break of the competition was 137 made by Stephen Lee and it was £5,000 worth.


Main draw[edit]

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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 19 frames
                  
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
86 England John Read 2
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
82 England Sean Storey 7
27 England Martin Clark 5
82 England Sean Storey 9
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
14 England Anthony Hamilton 8
31 England Mick Price 6
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 9
38 Scotland Jamie Burnett 3
14 England Anthony Hamilton 9
14 England Anthony Hamilton 9
England Troy Shaw 2
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
10 Scotland Alan McManus 5
10 Scotland Alan McManus 9
60 England Tony Jones 6
10 Scotland Alan McManus 9
21 England Jimmy White 7
21 England Jimmy White 9
48 Wales Paul Davies 2
10 Scotland Alan McManus 9
42 Northern Ireland Jason Prince 5
18 England Dave Harold 6
42 Northern Ireland Jason Prince 9
42 Northern Ireland Jason Prince 9
5 England Peter Ebdon 5
5 England Peter Ebdon 9
England David Gray 6
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
8 England Nigel Bond 6
104 Australia Quinten Hann 9
104 Australia Quinten Hann 6
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 9
22 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 9
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 9
51 England Dean Reynolds 7
28 England Brian Morgan 7
51 England Dean Reynolds 9
51 England Dean Reynolds 9
59 Pakistan Shokat Ali 6
9 Canada Alain Robidoux 3
59 Pakistan Shokat Ali 9
Scotland Martin Dziewialtowski 1
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 9
11 Malta Tony Drago 9
76 England Ian McCulloch 7
11 Malta Tony Drago 8
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 9
26 England Rod Lawler 7
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 9
53 Wales Matthew Stevens 9
4 Wales Mark Williams 1
24 England Steve James 5
34 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9
34 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 3
4 Wales Mark Williams 9
4 Wales Mark Williams 9
45 England Jonathan Birch 6
1 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
2 Scotland John Higgins 4
85 England Gary Ponting 9
85 England Gary Ponting 9
35 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 5
32 Scotland Billy Snaddon 6
35 New Zealand Dene O'Kane 9
85 England Gary Ponting 6
62 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9
19 England Andy Hicks 9
105 England Lee Richardson 8
19 England Andy Hicks 8
62 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9
13 England Steve Davis 2
62 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9
62 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
12 Thailand James Wattana 9
58 Wales Wayne Jones 6
12 Thailand James Wattana 8
17 England Gary Wilkinson 9
17 England Gary Wilkinson 9
36 England Willie Thorne 7
17 England Gary Wilkinson 4
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 9
64 England Chris Scanlon 8
29 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 5
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
97 Scotland Marcus Campbell 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
16 England Stephen Lee 4
6 England John Parrott 9
69 England Paul Wykes 1
6 England John Parrott 6
20 England Mark King 9
20 England Mark King 9
90 England Peter Lines 4
20 England Mark King 9
15 Wales Darren Morgan 5
23 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
80 England Bradley Jones 9
80 England Bradley Jones 6
15 Wales Darren Morgan 9
15 Wales Darren Morgan 9
54 Wales Dominic Dale 2
20 England Mark King 2
16 England Stephen Lee 9
16 England Stephen Lee 9
43 England Paul Hunter 8
16 England Stephen Lee 9
25 Scotland Chris Small 4
25 Scotland Chris Small 9
50 Wales Mark Bennett 5
16 England Stephen Lee 9
30 England Neal Foulds 2
30 England Neal Foulds 9
78 England Karl Burrows 6
30 England Neal Foulds 9
3 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 4
3 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
41 England Karl Broughton 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 30 November 1997.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
 England
10–6 Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
First session: 29–103 ('89), 37–75, 78–13 (78), 115–10 (78), 44–63 (57), 16–88 (67), 67–28, 21–73 (68), 98–33 (98)
Second session: 75–23, 89–0 (89), 72–0, 79–0 (54), 82–0, 1–80, 70–17 (70)
98 Highest break 89
0 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

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1st Round Best of 11 frames

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 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool Victoria UK Championship 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 April 2011.