2009 UK Championship

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Pukka Pies UK Championship
2009 UK Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates5–13 December 2009
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Selby (141)
England Stephen Lee (141)
Final
ChampionChina Ding Junhui
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score10–8
2008
2010

The 2009 Pukka Pies UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 5–13 December 2009 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

This was the first time that the UK Championship was sponsored by Pukka Pies,[1] and thus the winning player also received his weight in the sponsor's product.[2][deprecated source] Ding Junhui won in the final 10–8 against John Higgins.[3]

Controversy[edit]

A controversial incident occurred in frame 13 of the semi final match between John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan. In trying to escape from a snooker after Higgins had left him in among the reds, O'Sullivan brushed one of the balls with his wrist while trying to play a colour. The foul was called by referee Jan Verhaas and acknowledged by O'Sullivan; however, when Higgins asked for the cue ball to be replaced, the referee refused because he had not called a miss- the foul could not be called as a miss by the letter of the law as a stroke had not actually been played- and he also did not have the option of a free ball. Additionally, O'Sullivan could not be put back in because in a situation where reds are still on the table, the miss rule does not apply when playing a colour and O'Sullivan would have to play for a red if the cue ball was replaced. Higgins was awarded 4 points for the foul but was required to play the next shot from where the cue ball finished. The incident was debated in the TV studio by former players Steve Davis and John Parrot who were covering the event for BBC, both of whom stated that they had never known of this situation having occurred before, and Verhaas was interviewed by Davis. The referee stated that he had applied the letter of the law but acknowledged that the law may need to be reviewed and that in the spirit of fair play he could have required O'Sullivan to play for a colour.[4] Higgins took the frame and eventually won the match 9-8.

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

Main draw[edit]

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 England Shaun Murphy 9
Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 5
1 England Shaun Murphy 3
13 China Ding Junhui 9
13 China Ding Junhui 9
England Mike Dunn 5
13 China Ding Junhui 9
5 England Ali Carter 8
11 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 8
England Stephen Lee 9
England Stephen Lee 5
5 England Ali Carter 9
5 England Ali Carter 9
England Rory McLeod 7
13 China Ding Junhui 9
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 5
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 3
England Peter Lines 9
England Peter Lines 9
15 Wales Mark Williams 8
15 Wales Mark Williams 9*
Scotland Graeme Dott 2
England Peter Lines 5
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
12 England Joe Perry 4
England Stuart Bingham 9
England Stuart Bingham 3
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
4 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
England Michael Holt 6
13 China Ding Junhui 10
2 Scotland John Higgins 8
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
Wales Matthew Stevens 3
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
14 England Peter Ebdon 3
14 England Peter Ebdon 9
England Judd Trump 4
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7 England Mark Selby 3
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Steve Davis 6
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
7 England Mark Selby 9
7 England Mark Selby 9
England Jamie Cope 8
3 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
6 Wales Ryan Day 3
China Liang Wenbo 9
China Liang Wenbo 9
16 England Mark King 2
16 England Mark King 9
England Anthony Hamilton 2
China Liang Wenbo 2
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
9 Australia Neil Robertson 9
England Tom Ford 3
9 Australia Neil Robertson 8
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
2 Scotland John Higgins 9
England Ricky Walden 7

* Dott withdrew due to illness.

[6][7]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 13 December 2009.
Ding Junhui (13)
 China
10–8 John Higgins (2)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 93–11 (81), 43–75 (67), 101–27 (69), 32–77 (67), 78–4 (63), 51–62, 65–49, 0–96 (80)
Evening: 58–22, 21–67, 78–12 (50), 12–99 (91), 5–68, 75–5 (74), 64–58, 62–49, 18–115 (115), 84–36 (75)
81 Highest break 115
0 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 5

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 23 and 30 November 2009 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[8][9]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
                               
England Chris Norbury 3   England Rod Lawler 7   Scotland Alan McManus 6   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 9
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
England Lee Spick 5   England Andy Hicks 9   England Mike Dunn 9   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2
Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 9   Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 4   England Andy Hicks 6   England Mike Dunn 9
England Lee Page 4   England Robert Milkins 9   England Martin Gould 5   England Stephen Lee 9
Thailand James Wattana 9   Thailand James Wattana 5   England Robert Milkins 9   England Robert Milkins 7
England Matthew Selt 9   England David Roe 4   England Rory McLeod 9   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 7
England David Gray 7   England Matthew Selt 9   England Matthew Selt 3   England Rory McLeod 9
China Xiao Guodong 9   England Peter Lines 9   England Ian McCulloch 6   England Nigel Bond 6
China Zhang Anda 5   China Xiao Guodong 8   England Peter Lines 9   England Peter Lines 9
England Craig Steadman 9   England Barry Pinches 7   Scotland Marcus Campbell 8   Scotland Graeme Dott 9
England Andrew Norman 5   England Craig Steadman 9   England Craig Steadman 9   England Craig Steadman 5
England Ben Woollaston 9   England Jimmy White w/d   England Jimmy Michie 9   England Stuart Bingham 9
Wales Ian Preece 4   England Ben Woollaston w/o   England Ben Woollaston 7   England Jimmy Michie 2
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9   England John Parrott 9   Wales Dominic Dale 9   England Michael Holt 9
Scotland Mark Boyle 0   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 8   England John Parrott 6   Wales Dominic Dale 4
Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 9   China Liu Song 4   England Adrian Gunnell 9   Wales Matthew Stevens 9
China Mei Xiwen 3   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 9   Thailand Atthasit Mahitthi 3   England Adrian Gunnell 1
China Li Hang 7   England David Gilbert 5   England Mark Davis 9   England Judd Trump 9
Malta Tony Drago 9   Malta Tony Drago 9   Malta Tony Drago 7   England Mark Davis 7
Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 9   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 9   England Steve Davis 9
England Sam Baird 9   England Sam Baird 8   Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 7
England Matthew Couch 9   England Mark Joyce 9   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9   England Jamie Cope 9
Republic of Ireland Brendan O'Donoghue 7   England Matthew Couch 4   England Mark Joyce 6   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
Wales Daniel Wells 8   China Jin Long 6   Scotland Jamie Burnett 8   China Liang Wenbo 9
Wales Michael White 9   Wales Michael White 9   Wales Michael White 9   Wales Michael White 4
England Stephen Rowlings 8   Wales Paul Davies 6   England Anthony Hamilton 9   England Dave Harold 5
England Jimmy Robertson 9   England Jimmy Robertson 9   England Jimmy Robertson 4   England Anthony Hamilton 9
Thailand Noppadol Sangnil 8   England Tom Ford 9   England Stuart Pettman 5   England Barry Hawkins 5
Republic of Ireland David Hogan 9   Republic of Ireland David Hogan 7   England Tom Ford 9   England Tom Ford 9
England Simon Bedford 9   Republic of Ireland David Morris 3   England Andrew Higginson 9   England Ricky Walden 9
England Joe Jogia 0   England Simon Bedford 9   England Simon Bedford 6   England Andrew Higginson 6

Century breaks[edit]

[10]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Now that's Pukka ... New UK Snooker champion will win his weight in pies". London: Daily Mail. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Ding Junhui beats John Higgins in UK Championship final". BBC Sport. 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ OneFourSevenDream (2009-12-17), UK Snooker Championship 2009 - Miss rule controversy: interview Jan Verhaas, retrieved 2018-10-10
  5. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
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  8. ^ "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
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