2012 UK Championship (snooker)

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Tournament information
Dates1–9 December 2012
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£637,500
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
England Jack Lisowski (147)
England Andy Hicks (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–6
2011
2013

The 2012 williamhill.com UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 1–9 December 2012 at the Barbican Centre in York, England. It was the fifth ranking event of the 2012/2013 season.[1]

For the first time in the history of snooker three maximum breaks were made in a ranking tournament, albeit at different venues. Andy Hicks made the 93rd official maximum break during his round 2 qualifying match against Daniel Wells. This was Hicks' first 147 break.[2] Just one day later Jack Lisowski compiled the 94th official maximum break during his round 3 qualifying match against Chen Zhe. This was Lisowski's first 147 break.[3] John Higgins made the 95th official maximum break during his last 16 match against Mark Davis. This was Higgins' seventh 147 break.[4] It also took the total number of maximum breaks for the season to seven.[5]

Judd Trump was the defending champion,[6] but he lost 5–6 against Mark Joyce in the last 32.[7][8]

Mark Selby won his third ranking title by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–6 in the final.[9] This was the tournament's first all-English final since 1992, when Jimmy White defeated John Parrott 16–9. By reaching the final Selby also regained number one position in the rankings from Trump.[10][11]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[12]

Main draw[edit]

[13][14][15][16]

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 England Judd Trump 5
England Mark Joyce 6
England Mark Joyce 2
14 England Ali Carter 6
14 England Ali Carter 6
England Steve Davis 2
14 England Ali Carter 6
9 England Stuart Bingham 4
9 England Stuart Bingham 6
England Jack Lisowski 2
9 England Stuart Bingham 6
7 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
7 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 2
14 England Ali Carter 8
4 England Shaun Murphy 9
6 Wales Mark Williams 3
England Mark King 6
  England Mark King 4
Belgium Luca Brecel 6
11 England Ricky Walden 5
Belgium Luca Brecel 6
Belgium Luca Brecel 5
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
12 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
England Martin Gould 5
12 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
England Robert Milkins 3
4 England Shaun Murphy 6
2 England Mark Selby 10
3 Scotland John Higgins 6
England Michael Holt 3
3 Scotland John Higgins 5
16 England Mark Davis 6
16 England Mark Davis 6
China Cao Yupeng 1
16 England Mark Davis 6
13 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
13 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
Wales Dominic Dale 1
13 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
8 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 3
Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
16 England Mark Davis 4
2 England Mark Selby 9
5 Australia Neil Robertson 6
England Tom Ford 1
5 Australia Neil Robertson 6
15 England Barry Hawkins 2
15 England Barry Hawkins 6
China Liang Wenbo 4
5 Australia Neil Robertson 4
2 England Mark Selby 6
10 China Ding Junhui 4
Wales Ryan Day 6
Wales Ryan Day 4
2 England Mark Selby 6
2 England Mark Selby 6
Wales Michael White 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Scotland Leo Scullion.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 9 December 2012.[15][17]
Shaun Murphy (4)
 England
6–10 Mark Selby (2)
 England
Afternoon: 64–11, 49–58 (54), 0–82 (66), 83–0 (83), 98–35 (98), 67–39, 0–81 (70)
Evening: 1–77, 72–67 (Murphy 65, Selby 58), 38–70, 53–63, 78–8, 34–79 (51), 0–107 (98), 31–64, 37–69
98 Highest break 98
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

These matches were held between 20 and 23 November 2012 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[18][19][20]

  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 David Grace 4   England Andy Hicks 6   England Mark Joyce 6   England Jamie Cope 4
Wales Daniel Wells 6   Wales Daniel Wells 2   England Andy Hicks 4   England Mark Joyce 6
India Pankaj Advani 6   England Jimmy White 5   England Steve Davis 6   Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
England Sam Baird 2   India Pankaj Advani 6   India Pankaj Advani 5   England Steve Davis 6
China Chen Zhe 6   India Aditya Mehta 4   England Jack Lisowski 6   England Joe Perry 4
England Sean O'Sullivan 1   China Chen Zhe 6   China Chen Zhe 2   England Jack Lisowski 6
China Tian Pengfei 6   Scotland Alan McManus 2   England David Gilbert 6   Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 6
England Joel Walker 4   China Tian Pengfei 6   China Tian Pengfei 3   England David Gilbert 2
China Li Yan 4   England Adam Duffy 6   China Xiao Guodong 6   England Mark King 6
Scotland Fraser Patrick 6   Scotland Fraser Patrick 2   England Adam Duffy 4   China Xiao Guodong 0
Belgium Luca Brecel 6   England Peter Lines 4   China Liu Chuang 3   England Peter Ebdon 1
Scotland Scott Donaldson 5   Belgium Luca Brecel 6   Belgium Luca Brecel 6   Belgium Luca Brecel 6
England Robbie Williams 2   Thailand James Wattana 6   England Ben Woollaston 6   England Martin Gould 6
England Jamie O'Neill 6   England Jamie O'Neill 4   Thailand James Wattana 5   England Ben Woollaston 3
England Michael Wasley w/o   England Jimmy Robertson 6   England Rory McLeod 6   England Robert Milkins 6
Iran Hossein Vafaei w/d   England Michael Wasley 5   England Jimmy Robertson 3   England Rory McLeod 5
Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6   England Barry Pinches 1   Wales Jamie Jones 3   England Michael Holt 6
Thailand Passakorn Suwannawat 5   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6   Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
England Liam Highfield 6   China Cao Yupeng 6   England Dave Harold 4   Scotland Marcus Campbell 4
Australia Ben Judge 1   England Liam Highfield 3   China Cao Yupeng 6   China Cao Yupeng 6
England Ian Burns 6   Norway Kurt Maflin 3   England Anthony Hamilton 2   Wales Dominic Dale 6
Scotland Michael Leslie 1   England Ian Burns 6   England Ian Burns 6   England Ian Burns 2
Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 6   England Rod Lawler 6   Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 4   Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
England Simon Bedford 3   Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 5   England Rod Lawler 6   England Rod Lawler 2
England Paul Davison 6   China Yu Delu 6   England Nigel Bond 5   England Tom Ford 6
Wales Gareth Allen 2   England Paul Davison 4   China Yu Delu 6   China Yu Delu 1
China Zhang Anda w/o   Scotland Anthony McGill 6   China Liang Wenbo 6   England Andrew Higginson 0
Wales Duane Jones w/d   China Zhang Anda 2   Scotland Anthony McGill 5   China Liang Wenbo 6
Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 6   England Alfie Burden 5   England Matthew Selt 6   Wales Ryan Day 6
England Martin O'Donnell 5   Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 6   Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 4   England Matthew Selt 3
Malta Tony Drago 3   England Mike Dunn 4   Wales Michael White 6   Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 3
England Craig Steadman 6   England Craig Steadman 6   England Craig Steadman 3   Wales Michael White 6

Century breaks[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

[21]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Handy Andy Makes UK Maximum". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ Kalb, Rolf. "UK Championship – Auch Lisowski gelingt ein Maximum-Break" (in German). Eurosport DE. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "John Higgins racks up maximum break at UK Championship". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Higgins Fires UK Maximum". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ Fazackerley, Karen. "UK Snooker Championship: Judd Trump beats Mark Allen to win title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  7. ^ Carroll, Steve. "Defending champion Judd Trump crashes out of williamhill.com UK Championship". The Press. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Trump dumped out of UK Championship". ESPN. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Selby secures York spoils". Sporting Life. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  10. ^ Hafez, Shamoon. "UK Snooker Championship 2012: Mark Selby beats Mark Davis". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  13. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship 2012 draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  14. ^ "UK Championship 2012 draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  15. ^ a b "williamhill.com UK Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  16. ^ "UK Championship scores and schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Final – Match 31 – Shaun Murphy v Mark Selby". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  18. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship 2012 qualifiers draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  19. ^ "UK Championship 2012 qualifiers draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  20. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship Qualifiers (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  21. ^ "UK Championship centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  22. ^ "UK Championship qualifiers centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.

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