2011 UK Championship (snooker)

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Tournament information
Dates 3–11 December 2011
Venue Barbican Centre
City York
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £625,000
Winner's share £100,000
Highest break Scotland Stephen Maguire (144)
Final
Champion England Judd Trump
Runner-up Northern Ireland Mark Allen
Score 10–8
2010
2012

The 2011 williamhill.com UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 3–11 December 2011 at the Barbican Centre in York, England. This was the first time that William Hill sponsored the event.[1]

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he lost in the second round 4–6 against Stephen Maguire.[2]

Judd Trump won his second ranking title by defeating Mark Allen 10–8 in the final.[3]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[4]

Controversy[edit]

The format of the 2011 UK Championship was changed from previous editions. All rounds up to the semi-finals were played over the best of 11 frames instead of the best of 17 frames. The semi-finals and the final were played over the best of 17 and best of 19 frames respectively. The changes allowed for every match in the early rounds to be played in front of television cameras and avoided the need to use two extra tables.[5] However, the changes angered some players including John Higgins,[6] and Mark Williams, while Mark Allen called for Barry Hearn to resign as head of World Snooker, after Hearn had promised not to alter the championship when he had become the chairman in 2010.[7] During the same interview Allen aimed a four lettered expletive at Hearn.[8] Allen was later charged by World Snooker for bringing the game into disrepute.[9][10] Hearn, following the original comments by Allen, called him a "silly little boy",[11] to which Allen responded by gagging himself at a press conference.[12] Allen and Hearn later sat down and had a discussion, which resolved their differences,[13] while Allen was fined £250 for swearing in a press conference.[14]

Main draw[edit]

[15][16][17][18]

Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
                             
1 Scotland John Higgins 6
England Rory McLeod 5
1 Scotland John Higgins 4
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
Scotland Stephen Hendry 3
9 Scotland Stephen Maguire 3
8 England Judd Trump 6
14 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
England Steve Davis 1
14 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
8 England Judd Trump 6
8 England Judd Trump 6
Wales Dominic Dale 4
8 England Judd Trump 9
4 Australia Neil Robertson 7
5 China Ding Junhui 6
England Mark Davis 5
5 China Ding Junhui 6
15 Wales Matthew Stevens 5
15 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
Scotland Marcus Campbell 2
5 China Ding Junhui 2
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
10 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
England Matthew Selt 1
10 Scotland Graeme Dott 3
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Tom Ford 1
8 England Judd Trump 10
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 8
3 Wales Mark Williams 6
England Joe Jogia 4
3 Wales Mark Williams 3
England Ricky Walden 6
13 England Stephen Lee 3
England Ricky Walden 6
England Ricky Walden 6
6 England Shaun Murphy 3
16 England Martin Gould 6
England Peter Lines 2
16 England Martin Gould 4
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
6 England Shaun Murphy 6
China Li Yan 3
England Ricky Walden 7
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 9
7 England Ali Carter 6
England Robert Milkins 4
7 England Ali Carter 2
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
England Adrian Gunnell 3
12 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 5
11 England Stuart Bingham 4
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
2 England Mark Selby 3
2 England Mark Selby 6
Wales Ryan Day 0

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 11 December 2011.[18][19]
Judd Trump (8)
 England
10–8 Mark Allen (12)
 Northern Ireland
Afternoon: 92–4 (70), 23–58 (56), 0–149 (141), 48–69, 86–49 (52), 62–30, 75–33 (75), 73–31 (61)
Evening: 109–7 (109), 78–46 (78), 82–14 (74), 0–139 (139), 0–133 (129), 76–1 (76), 8–125 (125), 35–75, 32–95 (95), 91–0 (91)
109 Highest break 141
1 Century breaks 4
9 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 5 and 9 November 2011 at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester, England.[20][21][22]

Preliminary round

Best of 11 frames

Wales Daniel Wells 6–0 Poland Kacper Filipiak
India Lucky Vatnani 4–6 Finland Robin Hull
Round 1–4
  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
  Round 2
Best of 11 frames
  Round 3
Best of 11 frames
  Round 4
Best of 11 frames
                               
England  Adam Duffy 6   England  Alfie Burden 3   England  Rory McLeod 6   England  Barry Hawkins 2
Thailand  Dechawat Poomjaeng 3   England  Adam Duffy 6   England  Adam Duffy 4   England  Rory McLeod 6
Norway  Kurt Maflin 6   England  Jimmy Robertson 6   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 6   Scotland  Stephen Hendry 6
Republic of Ireland  David Hogan 4   Norway  Kurt Maflin 5   England  Jimmy Robertson 2   Northern Ireland  Gerard Greene 2
England  Ian McCulloch 6   Thailand  James Wattana 5   England  Steve Davis 6   England  Andrew Higginson 2
Belgium  Luca Brecel 5   England  Ian McCulloch 6   England  Ian McCulloch 2   England  Steve Davis 6
Belgium  Bjorn Haneveer 4   China  Liu Chuang 0   England  Nigel Bond 6   Wales  Dominic Dale 6
China  Tian Pengfei 6   China  Tian Pengfei 6   China  Tian Pengfei 4   England  Nigel Bond 2
Wales  Michael White 6   England  Barry Pinches 4   China  Liang Wenbo 2   England  Mark Davis 6
Wales  Daniel Wells 4   Wales  Michael White 6   Wales  Michael White 6   Wales  Michael White 2
Wales  Andrew Pagett 5   England  Ben Woollaston 6   England  Michael Holt 3   Scotland  Marcus Campbell 6
England  Sam Craigie 6   England  Sam Craigie 5   England  Ben Woollaston 6   England  Ben Woollaston 3
England  Matthew Couch 2   China  Liu Song 3   England  Matthew Selt 6   England  Mark King 4
China  Cao Yupeng 6   China  Cao Yupeng 6   China  Cao Yupeng 3   England  Matthew Selt 6
England  Paul Davison 2   China  Xiao Guodong 6   England  Mike Dunn 0   England  Tom Ford 6
England  Adam Wicheard 6   England  Adam Wicheard 5   China  Xiao Guodong 6   China  Xiao Guodong 0
England  Liam Highfield 3   Scotland  Anthony McGill 6   England  Joe Jogia 6   England  Jamie Cope 3
England  Sam Baird 6   England  Sam Baird 2   Scotland  Anthony McGill 5   England  Joe Jogia 6
Thailand  Passakorn Suwannawat 6   England  Jimmy White 6   Wales  Jamie Jones 6   England  Ricky Walden 6
Northern Ireland  Joe Meara 0   Thailand  Passakorn Suwannawat 2   England  Jimmy White 5   Wales  Jamie Jones 2
China  Yu Delu 1   England  Peter Lines 6   Scotland  Alan McManus 4   Republic of Ireland  Ken Doherty 5
Finland  Robin Hull 6   Finland  Robin Hull 4   England  Peter Lines 6   England  Peter Lines 6
China  Li Yan 6   England  Andy Hicks 5   England  Jack Lisowski 2   Republic of Ireland  Fergal O'Brien 2
England  Stuart Carrington 4   China  Li Yan 6   China  Li Yan 6   China  Li Yan 6
England  David Gilbert 6   Northern Ireland  Joe Swail 1   England  Robert Milkins 6   England  Peter Ebdon 3
India  Aditya Mehta 5   England  David Gilbert 6   England  David Gilbert 5   England  Robert Milkins 6
Republic of Ireland  David Morris 3   England  Adrian Gunnell 6   England  Dave Harold 3   England  Joe Perry 4
England  David Grace 6   England  David Grace 4   England  Adrian Gunnell 6   England  Adrian Gunnell 6
England  Rod Lawler 6   England  Mark Joyce 6   England  Anthony Hamilton 6   Hong Kong  Marco Fu 6
England  Simon Bedford 2   England  Rod Lawler 5   England  Mark Joyce 4   England  Anthony Hamilton 5
England  Andrew Norman 6   Malta  Tony Drago 6   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 6   Wales  Ryan Day 6
Scotland  Scott MacKenzie 5   England  Andrew Norman 3   Malta  Tony Drago 3   Scotland  Jamie Burnett 0

Century breaks[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[23]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[24]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Barry Hearn & Mark Allen hold positive talks over differences". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
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