2010 UK Championship (snooker)

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12BET.com UK Championship
2010 UK Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates4–12 December 2010
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Joyce (143)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score10–9
2009
2011

The 2010 12BET.com UK Championship[1] was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4–12 December 2010 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

Ding Junhui was the defending champion, but he lost 8–9 against Mark Allen in the last 16.[2]

John Higgins won the title after defeating Mark Williams in the final frame of the final to clinch his third UK title.[3][4] Higgins had trailed 5–9 and required a snooker in the seventeenth frame to remain in the match. With this win he regained the number one position in the rankings.[5]

Controversy[edit]

A controversial incident occurred in the twelfth frame of the Last 32 tie between John Higgins and Stephen Lee. While on a break of 34, Higgins potted the blue in a middle pocket and finished on the next red close to the pink spot. Higgins noticed that the pink had not been spotted correctly and asked referee Terry Camilleri to re-spot the pink ball. This drew consternation from commentators Willie Thorne and Neal Foulds, who agreed that this should not have been allowed as Higgins had potted the blue on his previous shot, which rendered the fact that he noticed the incorrect position of the pink academic as he had already continued play after the pink was replaced.  Former players Ken Doherty and Steve Davis, covering the event for BBC, agreed with this and suggested that the referee should have refused. Lee did not point out the mistake and Higgins went on to win the frame.[6]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7][8]

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 China Ding Junhui 9
Wales Matthew Stevens 4
1 China Ding Junhui 8
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
England Tom Ford 5
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
England Stuart Bingham 7
16 Hong Kong Marco Fu 9
England Barry Hawkins 7
16 Hong Kong Marco Fu 2
England Stuart Bingham 9
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Stuart Bingham 9
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 9
9 England Mark Selby 7
9 England Mark Selby 9
England Ricky Walden 6
6 Scotland Stephen Maguire 7
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 9
England Martin Gould 5
11 Scotland Graeme Dott 8
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
4 Scotland John Higgins 9
England Stephen Lee 6
4 Scotland John Higgins 10
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
3 England Ali Carter 6
England Mark Joyce 9
  England Mark Joyce 9
England Judd Trump 7
14 England Jamie Cope 6
England Judd Trump 9
England Mark Joyce 7
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 9
England Jimmy White 8
10 Scotland Stephen Hendry 6
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
England Mark Davis 3
5 Wales Mark Williams 9
8 England Shaun Murphy 8
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
Wales Ryan Day 8
15 England Mark King 8
Wales Ryan Day 9
8 England Shaun Murphy 9
2 Australia Neil Robertson 7
13 England Peter Ebdon 7
England Andrew Higginson 9
England Andrew Higginson 5
2 Australia Neil Robertson 9
2 Australia Neil Robertson 9
England Rory McLeod 1

[9][10][11]

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: England Brendan Moore.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 12 December 2010.[10][11]
John Higgins (4)
 Scotland
10–9 Mark Williams (5)
 Wales
Afternoon: 80–0 (80), 1–78, 26–67, 45–65 (65), 66–60, 34–76, 17–66, 0–85 (85)
Evening: 3–55, 90–0 (90), 94–43 (94), 45–85 (70), 135–0 (105), 16–63, 68–31, 110–0 (76), 71–69 (61 Williams), 64–28, 81–46 (66)
105 Highest break 85
1 Century breaks 0
5 50+ breaks 4

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 23 November and 1 December 2010 at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, England.[12][13][14]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
                               
Wales Paul Davies 9   England Matthew Couch 9   England Robert Milkins 9   Wales Matthew Stevens 9
Germany Patrick Einsle 7   Wales Paul Davies 8   England Matthew Couch 4   England Robert Milkins 5
England Liam Highfield 9   Malta Tony Drago 9   England Tom Ford 9   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 2
England Kuldesh Johal 7   England Liam Highfield 4   Malta Tony Drago 6   England Tom Ford 9
Wales Jamie Jones 9   England Joe Jogia 6   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 9   England Barry Hawkins 9
Northern Ireland Dermot McGlinchey 4   Wales Jamie Jones 9   Wales Jamie Jones 4   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 3
Wales Andrew Pagett 9   England Peter Lines 9   England Nigel Bond 7   England Stuart Bingham 9
Thailand Noppon Saengkham 2   Wales Andrew Pagett 8   England Peter Lines 9   England Peter Lines 4
England Ben Woollaston 9   England Rod Lawler 9   England Anthony Hamilton 3   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 9
Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 2   England Ben Woollaston 3   England Rod Lawler 9   England Rod Lawler 7
Brazil Igor Figueiredo 4   England Jimmy Michie 5   Scotland Alan McManus 5   England Ricky Walden 9
China Liu Chuang 9   China Liu Chuang 9   China Liu Chuang 9   China Liu Chuang 8
Thailand James Wattana 9   England Jimmy Robertson 6   England Dave Harold 4   England Martin Gould 9
Norway Kurt Maflin 4   Thailand James Wattana 9   Thailand James Wattana 9   Thailand James Wattana 8
England David Gilbert 9   England Andy Hicks 8   England Barry Pinches 4   England Stephen Lee 9
Thailand Issara Kachaiwong 3   England David Gilbert 9   England David Gilbert 9   England David Gilbert 4
England Mark Joyce 9   England Alfie Burden 7   Scotland Marcus Campbell 8   England Steve Davis 2
Wales Jak Jones 7   England Mark Joyce 9   England Mark Joyce 9   England Mark Joyce 9
China Xiao Guodong 9   Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 1   England Stuart Pettman 5   England Judd Trump 9
England Reanne Evans 1   China Xiao Guodong 9   China Xiao Guodong 9   China Xiao Guodong 7
Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 3   England Jimmy White 9   England Adrian Gunnell 4   England Joe Perry 6
England Adam Wicheard 9   England Adam Wicheard 1   England Jimmy White 9   England Jimmy White 9
Scotland James McBain 8   Belgium Bjorn Haneveer 4   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 9   England Mark Davis 9
England Simon Bedford 9   England Simon Bedford 9   England Simon Bedford 2   Northern Ireland Joe Swail 7
Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9   Scotland Anthony McGill 4   England Michael Holt 4   England Mike Dunn 1
England Jamie O'Neill 4   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9   Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 9
Wales Michael White 9   Republic of Ireland David Morris 3   Scotland Jamie Burnett 9   Wales Ryan Day 9
England Justin Astley 6   Wales Michael White 9   Wales Michael White 6   Scotland Jamie Burnett 5
England Jack Lisowski 9   England Matthew Selt 9   Wales Dominic Dale 9   England Andrew Higginson 9
China Zhang Anda 4   England Jack Lisowski 8   England Matthew Selt 6   Wales Dominic Dale 6
England Kyren Wilson 9   England Ian McCulloch 8   England Rory McLeod 9   China Liang Wenbo 6
England Paul Davison 6   England Kyren Wilson 9   England Kyren Wilson 4   England Rory McLeod 9

Century breaks[edit]

[15][16]

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