2000 UK Championship (snooker)

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Liverpool Victoria UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18 November–3 December 2000
Venue Bournemouth International Centre
City Bournemouth
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £440,000
Winner's share £78,000
Highest break Australia Quinten Hann (141)
Final
Champion Scotland John Higgins
Runner-up Wales Mark Williams
Score 10–4
1999
2001

The 2000 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England. The event started on 18 November 2000 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 25 November and 3 December 2000. Nick Dyson made a maximum break in the qualifying stage against Robert Milkins.

John Higgins won in the final 10–4 against Mark Williams.[1]

This was to be the last UK Championship to be held in Bournemouth, where the event was hosted since the 1998. From 2001 onwards it was hosted in York.[1]

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion and World Champion Mark Williams was the number 1 seed. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize money[edit]

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

  • Winner: £78,000
  • Runner-up: £41,000
  • Total: £440,000

Main draw[edit]

[2]

Round of 160 Best of 9 frames

Round of 128 Best of 9 frames

Round of 96 Best of 9 frames

Round of 64 Best of 11 frames

  Last 48
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
                                                         
26 Malta Tony Drago 9     1 Wales Mark Williams 9  
51 England Rod Lawler 7     26 Malta Tony Drago 1  
  1 Wales Mark Williams 9  
  15 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3  
23 England Nigel Bond 9 15 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
England Barry Pinches 7     23 England Nigel Bond 2  
  1 Wales Mark Williams 9  
  9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2  
18 England Jimmy White 6     9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9  
England Nick Dyson 9     England Nick Dyson 2  
  9 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9
  6 Wales Matthew Stevens 8  
21 Scotland Chris Small 9 6 Wales Matthew Stevens 9
England Mark Gray 3     21 Scotland Chris Small 5  
  1 Wales Mark Williams 9  
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4  
25 Wales Darren Morgan 7     7 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
58 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9     58 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9  
  58 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 0
  32 Australia Quinten Hann 9  
32 Australia Quinten Hann 9 16 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 7
England Adrian Gunnell 7     32 Australia Quinten Hann 9  
  32 Australia Quinten Hann 5
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
19 Scotland Graeme Dott 9     13 England Dave Harold 9  
England Neal Foulds 8     19 Scotland Graeme Dott 7  
  13 England Dave Harold 5
  4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
24 Scotland Billy Snaddon 5 4 England Ronnie O'Sullivan
41 England Jimmy Michie 9     41 England Jimmy Michie 2  
1 Wales Mark Williams 4
2 Scotland John Higgins 10
17 England Steve Davis 9     3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
37 England Bradley Jones 5     17 England Steve Davis 5  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
  46 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 6  
30 Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 3 14 England Paul Hunter 6
46 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 9     46 Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 9  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
  5 England Stephen Lee 8  
28 England Brian Morgan 9     10 England John Parrott 2  
44 England Jonathan Birch 1     28 England Brian Morgan 9  
  28 England Brian Morgan 7
  5 England Stephen Lee 9  
31 England Joe Perry 9 5 England Stephen Lee 9
Iceland Kristján Helgason 6     31 England Joe Perry 7  
  3 Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
  2 Scotland John Higgins 9  
29 Scotland Drew Henry 9     8 Scotland Alan McManus 5  
43 England Stuart Bingham 8     29 Scotland Drew Henry 9  
  29 Scotland Drew Henry 9
  20 Wales Dominic Dale 4  
20 Wales Dominic Dale 9 11 England Anthony Hamilton 2
59 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 3     20 Wales Dominic Dale 9  
  29 Scotland Drew Henry 6
  2 Scotland John Higgins 9  
22 England Mark King 9     12 England Peter Ebdon 9  
39 England Dave Finbow 5     22 England Mark King 4  
  12 England Peter Ebdon 4
  2 Scotland John Higgins 9  
27 Thailand James Wattana 6 2 Scotland John Higgins 9
52 England David Gray 9     52 England David Gray 6  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales John Williams.
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, 3 December 2000.
Mark Williams (1)
 Wales
4–10 John Higgins (2)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 17–74 (73), 0–131 (131), 73–0 (73), 32–94 (54), 0–108 (108), 47–71 (55), 0–115 (115), 117–0 (117)
Evening: 0–80, 15–67, 0–105 (76), 75–13 (51), 81–8 (51), 46–76
117 Highest break 131
1 Century breaks 3
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Liverpool Victoria UK Championship 2000". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 April 2011.