2003 UK Championship (snooker)

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Travis Perkins UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 18–30 November 2003
Venue Barbican Centre
City York
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £615,000
Winner's share £84,500
Highest break England Ali Carter (143)
Final
Champion Wales Matthew Stevens
Runner-up Scotland Stephen Hendry
Score 10–8
2002
2004

The 2003 Travis Perkins UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18 and 30 November 2003 at the Barbican Centre in York, England.[1] The event was broadcast on the BBC between 22 and 30 November 2003 and was the third ranking event of the 2003/2004 season.[2] The sponsor for this year's event was building merchant Travis Perkins, who also sponsored the championship in 2004 and 2005.[3]

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Fergal O'Brien.

Matthew Stevens won his first ranking title when by defeating five times UK champion Stephen Hendry 10–8. In the final Hendry failed a 147 attempt, when he missed the yellow while on 120. The highest break of the tournament was 143 made by Ali Carter.

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.

Main draw[edit]

[1][2][4]

  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
                                                         
29  England Mark Selby 8     1  Wales Mark Williams 7  
33  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9     33  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9  
  33  Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7  
  15  England Jimmy White 9  
25  Scotland Drew Henry 9 15  England Jimmy White 9
39  England Michael Holt 7     25  Scotland Drew Henry 5  
  15  England Jimmy White 9  
  40  England Nigel Bond 3  
24  Malta Tony Drago 9     16  England Joe Perry 9  
78  England Rory McLeod 8     24  Malta Tony Drago 6  
  16  England Joe Perry 8
  40  England Nigel Bond 9  
21  England Robert Milkins 4 6  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 7
40  England Nigel Bond 9     40  England Nigel Bond 9  
  15  England Jimmy White 7  
  9  Wales Matthew Stevens 9  
31  Wales Anthony Davies 8     8  England Paul Hunter 9  
41  Scotland Stephen Maguire 9     41  Scotland Stephen Maguire 7  
  8  England Paul Hunter 9
  22  England Mark King 8  
22  England Mark King 9 12  England David Gray 8
91  Canada Alain Robidoux 4     22  England Mark King 9  
  8  England Paul Hunter 3
  9  Wales Matthew Stevens 9  
27  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 4     9  Wales Matthew Stevens 9  
38  Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9     38  Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 7  
  9  Wales Matthew Stevens 9
  34  Thailand James Wattana 6  
32  Finland Robin Hull 2 4  Scotland John Higgins 4
34  Thailand James Wattana 9     34  Thailand James Wattana 9  
9  Wales Matthew Stevens 10
2  Scotland Stephen Hendry 8
26  England Ian McCulloch 9     3  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
47  England Stuart Pettman 4     26  England Ian McCulloch 3  
  3  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
  10  Scotland Alan McManus 5  
28  Wales Dominic Dale 9 10  Scotland Alan McManus 9
 Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 3     28  Wales Dominic Dale 7  
  3  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
  14  Australia Quinten Hann 3  
18  Scotland Chris Small 9     14  Australia Quinten Hann 9  
62  England Andy Hicks 6     18  Scotland Chris Small 8  
  14  Australia Quinten Hann 9
  7  England Peter Ebdon 6  
20  England Anthony Hamilton 7 7  England Peter Ebdon 9
43  England Stuart Bingham 9     43  England Stuart Bingham 2  
  3  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  2  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
23  England Dave Harold 9     5  England Stephen Lee 9  
35  England Mark Davis 6     23  England Dave Harold 5  
  5  England Stephen Lee 6
  36  England Barry Pinches 9  
19  Hong Kong Marco Fu 1 13  Scotland Graeme Dott 6
36  England Barry Pinches 9     36  England Barry Pinches 9  
  36  England Barry Pinches 3
  2  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
17  England Ali Carter 9     11  England Steve Davis 6  
61  Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 3     17  England Ali Carter 9  
  17  England Ali Carter 8
  2  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9  
30  England John Parrott 9 2  Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
42  England Barry Hawkins 8     30  England John Parrott 5  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: England Colin Brinded.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 30 November 2003.[2]
Matthew Stevens (9)
 Wales
10–8 Stephen Hendry (2)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 0–79 (68), 0–100 (100), 30–57, 46–77 (65), 71–40 (66), 81–5 (50), 137–0 (137), 99–1 (99)
Evening: 76–0 (76), 11–107 (67), 0–94 (93), 0–101 (101), 78–27 (61), 63–61 (61 Hendry), 80–22, 63–59, 0–120 (120), 69–54 (53 Hendry)
137 Highest break 120
1 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 9

Century breaks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UK Championship results". BBC Sport. 27 November 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Travis Perkins UK Championship 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.