2001 UK Championship (snooker)

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UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 3–16 December 2001
Venue Barbican Centre
City York
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £600,000
Winner's share £100,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (142)
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score 10–1
2000
2002

The 2001 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Barbican Centre in York, England. The event started on 3 December 2001 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 8 and 16 December 2001.

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he lost his quarter-final match against Stephen Lee.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his third UK title by defeating Ken Doherty 10–1 in the final. This was the biggest win in the final since the championship introduced the best-of-19-frame finals in 1993.[1][2] He also compiled the highest break, a 142, in the semi-final against Mark Williams.

This would be the first UK Championship to be held in York, only becoming the fourth venue in the championship's history.[1]

Tournament summary[edit]

Defending champion John Higgins was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £54,000
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £600,000

Main draw[edit]

[3]

  Last 48
Best of 13 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
                                                         
24  Scotland Chris Small 7     1  Scotland John Higgins 9  
54  England Robert Milkins 6     24  Scotland Chris Small 5  
  1  Scotland John Higgins 9  
  9  England Paul Hunter 5  
27  England Joe Perry 7 9  England Paul Hunter 9
36  Scotland Jamie Burnett 3     27  England Joe Perry 7  
  1  Scotland John Higgins 2  
  8  England Stephen Lee 9  
31  Wales Anthony Davies 2     13  England Mark King 2  
 Finland Robin Hull 7      Finland Robin Hull 9  
   Finland Robin Hull 4
  8  England Stephen Lee 9  
19  England Anthony Hamilton 7 8  England Stephen Lee 9
 England Antony Bolsover 5     19  England Anthony Hamilton 8  
  8  England Stephen Lee 7  
  4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9  
21  England Steve Davis 7     6  Wales Matthew Stevens 9  
55  England Stuart Pettman 6     21  England Steve Davis 6  
  6  Wales Matthew Stevens 9
  11  England Jimmy White 7  
17  Hong Kong Marco Fu 7 11  England Jimmy White 9
 England Luke Fisher 1     17  Hong Kong Marco Fu 6  
  6  Wales Matthew Stevens 7
  4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9  
20  Wales Dominic Dale 7     14  Scotland Graeme Dott 6  
45  England Michael Holt 4     20  Wales Dominic Dale 9  
  20  Wales Dominic Dale 3
  4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9  
26  Scotland Billy Snaddon 3 4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
35  Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 7     35  Northern Ireland Terry Murphy 4  
4  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 1
2  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
25  Australia Quinten Hann 2     3  Wales Mark Williams 9  
51  England Nick Dyson 7     51  England Nick Dyson 6  
  3  Wales Mark Williams 9  
  12  Scotland Alan McManus 7  
22  England John Parrott 7 12  Scotland Alan McManus 9
43  England Bradley Jones 5     22  England John Parrott 6  
  3  Wales Mark Williams 9  
  5  Scotland Stephen Hendry 8  
32  Thailand James Wattana 6     10  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 5  
60  England Mark Davis 7     60  England Mark Davis 9  
  60  England Mark Davis 2
  5  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
18  Scotland Drew Henry 7 5  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
 Canada Alain Robidoux 1     18  Scotland Drew Henry 7  
  3  Wales Mark Williams 6
  2  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
28  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7     7  England Peter Ebdon 9  
40  Pakistan Shokat Ali 1     28  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 4  
  7  England Peter Ebdon 9
  29  Malta Tony Drago 7  
29  Malta Tony Drago 7 16  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 8
37  England Gary Wilkinson 5     29  Malta Tony Drago 9  
  7  England Peter Ebdon 8
  2  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
30  England David Gray 4     15  England Dave Harold 8  
47  England Dave Finbow 7     47  England Dave Finbow 9  
  47  England Dave Finbow 0
  2  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8*  
23  England Nigel Bond 4 2  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
61  England Ali Carter 7     61  England Ali Carter 2  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 16 December 2001.
Ken Doherty (4)
 Ireland
1–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
 England
Afternoon: 47–70, 95–0 (95), 34–92 (72), 0–106 (106), 5–93, 6–76 (72), 1–103 (62), 10–79
Evening: 1–105 (59), 12–74 (66), 8–77 (58)
95 Highest break 106
0 Century breaks 1
1 50+ breaks 7

Century breaks[edit]

All Rounds

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. ^ "Ronnie claims UK hat-trick". BBC Sport. 18 February 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "UK Championship 2001". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 August 2011.