1997 UK Championship (snooker)
|Dates||12–30 November 1997|
|Total prize fund||£440,000|
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. The highest TV break of the competition was 137 made by Stephen Lee and it was £5,000 worth.
1st Round Best of 11 frames
2nd Round Best of 17 frames
3rd Round Best of 17 frames
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|