2019 UK Championship

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2019 Betway UK Championship
Betway UK Championship.svg
Tournament information
Dates26 November – 8 December 2019[1]
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£1,009,000
Winner's share£200,000
Highest break Barry Hawkins (ENG) (147)
Final
Champion Ding Junhui (CHN)
Runner-up Stephen Maguire (SCO)
Score10–6
2018

The 2019 UK Championship (also known as the 2019 Betway UK Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 26 November to 8 December 2019.[1] The 43rd edition of the UK Championship, it was the seventh ranking tournament and the first Triple Crown event of the 2019/2020 season.[2] The event was broadcast on BBC Sport in the United Kingdom and on Eurosport throughout Europe. The tournament was sponsored by betting company Betway.

The defending champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan, had won the previous two championships, defeating Shaun Murphy 10–5 in the 2017 final, and Mark Allen 10–6 in the 2018 final. O'Sullivan was eliminated in the last 16 by Ding Junhui, who won the match 6–4 and proceeded to reach the final of the event, defeating compatriots Liang Wenbo and Yan Bingtao, both 6–2, in the two intervening rounds. Ding's opponent in the final was Stephen Maguire, who had won his semi-final 6–0 against Mark Allen. Ding defeated Maguire 10–6 to win his third UK championship.[3]

Barry Hawkins compiled a maximum break in the fourth frame of his first round match with Gerard Greene. It was the first maximum break to be made at the UK Championship since 2016, and the third of Hawkins' career. There were a total of 139 century breaks in the event.

Prize fund[edit]

The total prize fund for the event was over £1,000,000 for the first time,[4] with the winner receiving £200,000. The breakdown of prize money is shown below:[5]

  • Winner: £200,000
  • Runner-up: £80,000
  • Semi-final: £40,000
  • Quarter-final: £24,500
  • Last 16: £17,000
  • Last 32: £12,000
  • Last 64: £6,500
  • Highest break: £15,000
  • Total: £1,009,000

Tournament summary[edit]

The 2019 UK Championship was the eleventh ranking and first Triple Crown event of the 2019/2020 snooker season.[6] The event saw 128 players from the World Snooker Tour take part, with all matches until the final being played as best-of-11 frame matches, with the final being played as best of 19 frame match, held over two sessions.[7] The first round of the competition started on 26 November, with players being seeded according to their world rankings. As defending champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan was seeded first, ahead of world number one Judd Trump.[8]

Tournament draw[edit]

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
1  Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) 6
 Ross Bulman (IRL) 0
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
65 China Tian Pengfei 0
64  Sam Craigie (ENG) 4
65  Tian Pengfei (CHN) 6
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
32 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 2
32  Noppon Saengkham (THA) 6
97  Jackson Page (WAL) 5
32 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6
33 Scotland Anthony McGill 3
33  Anthony McGill (SCO) 6
96  Mitchell Mann (ENG) 1
1 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
16 China Ding Junhui 6
16  Ding Junhui (CHN) 6
113  Duane Jones (WAL) 2
16 China Ding Junhui 6
49 Cyprus Michael Georgiou 2
49  Michael Georgiou (CYP) 6
80  Oliver Lines (ENG) 4
16 China Ding Junhui 6
17 England Ali Carter 4
17  Ali Carter (ENG) 6
112  Brandon Sargeant (ENG) 0
17 England Ali Carter 6
48 England Robert Milkins 2
48  Robert Milkins (ENG) 6
81  Harvey Chandler (ENG) 4

Section 2[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
41  Li Hang (CHN) 6
88  Jamie Clarke (WAL) 1
41 China Li Hang 6
24 China Xiao Guodong 4
24  Xiao Guodong (CHN) 6
105  Rod Lawler (ENG) 1
41 China Li Hang 6
56 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
56  Marco Fu (HKG) 6
73  Craig Steadman (ENG) 3
56 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
9 England Kyren Wilson 5
9  Kyren Wilson (ENG) 6
120  Riley Parsons (ENG) 0
41 China Li Hang 4
40 China Liang Wenbo 6
40  Liang Wenbo (CHN) 6
89  Dominic Dale (WAL) 5
40 China Liang Wenbo 6
104 England David Grace 3
25  Tom Ford (ENG) 3
104  David Grace (ENG) 6
40 China Liang Wenbo 6
121 Israel Eden Sharav 4
57  Daniel Wells (WAL) 6
72  Zhang Anda (CHN) 3
57 Wales Daniel Wells 2
121 Israel Eden Sharav 6
8  Shaun Murphy (ENG) 4
121  Eden Sharav (ISR) 6

Section 3[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
5  John Higgins (SCO) 6
124  Peter Lines (ENG) 0
5 Scotland John Higgins 6
60 China Lu Ning 1
60  Lu Ning (CHN) 6
69  Joe O'Connor (ENG) 0
5 Scotland John Higgins 6
101 England Ian Burns 1
28  Matthew Selt (ENG) 0
101  Ian Burns (ENG) 6
101 England Ian Burns 6
37 England Michael Holt 5
37  Michael Holt (ENG) 6
92  Adam Stefanow (POL) 1
5 Scotland John Higgins 6
12 England Stuart Bingham 4
12  Stuart Bingham (ENG) 6
117  Lei Peifan (CHN) 4
12 England Stuart Bingham 6
53 England Martin Gould 4
53  Martin Gould (ENG) 6
76  Alfie Burden (ENG) 4
12 England Stuart Bingham 6
44 China Zhao Xintong 1
21  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA) 6
108  Jamie O'Neill (ENG) 5
21 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4
44 China Zhao Xintong 6
44  Zhao Xintong (CHN) 6
85  Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI) 5

Section 4[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
45  Stuart Carrington (ENG) 6
84  James Wattana (THA) 3
45 England Stuart Carrington 2
20 China Yan Bingtao 6
20  Yan Bingtao (CHN) 6
109  Igor Figueiredo (BRA) 1
20 China Yan Bingtao 6
13 England Jack Lisowski 3
52  Peter Ebdon (ENG) 6
77  John Astley (ENG) 5
52 England Peter Ebdon 2
13 England Jack Lisowski 6
13  Jack Lisowski (ENG) 6
116  David Lilley (ENG) 2
20 China Yan Bingtao 6
4 Australia Neil Robertson 1
36  Mark King (ENG) 6
93  Chang Bingyu (CHN) 5
36 England Mark King 6
29 China Lyu Haotian 1
29  Lyu Haotian (CHN) 6
100  Andy Lee (HKG) 1
36 England Mark King 4
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
61  Robbie Williams (ENG) 6
68  Luo Honghao (CHN) 3
61 England Robbie Williams 4
4 Australia Neil Robertson 6
4  Neil Robertson (AUS) 6
125  Alex Borg (MLT) 0

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
3  Mark Williams (WAL) 6
126  Fraser Patrick (SCO) 2
3 Wales Mark Williams 2
62 Wales Michael White 6
62  Michael White (WAL) 6
67  Fergal O'Brien (IRL) 2
62 Wales Michael White 6
35 England Mark Davis 5
30  Zhou Yuelong (CHN) 4
99  Fan Zhengyi (CHN) 6
99 China Fan Zhengyi 4
35 England Mark Davis 6
35  Mark Davis (ENG) 6
94  Si Jiahui (CHN) 5
62 Wales Michael White 4
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
14  Stephen Maguire (SCO) 6
115  Billy Joe Castle (ENG) 4
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
78 Northern Ireland Jordan Brown 2
51  Mark Joyce (ENG) 2
78  Jordan Brown (NIR) 6
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
19 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
19  Graeme Dott (SCO) 6
110  Barry Pinches (ENG) 1
19 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
46 China Yuan Sijun 0
46  Yuan Sijun (CHN) 6
83  Hammad Miah (ENG) 5

Section 6[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
43  Matthew Stevens (WAL) 6
86  Chen Feilong (CHN) 0
43 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
22 Wales Ryan Day 5
22  Ryan Day (WAL) 6
107  Soheil Vahedi (IRN) 3
43 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
54 England Anthony Hamilton 2
54  Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 6
75  Sam Baird (ENG) 2
54 England Anthony Hamilton 6
118 England James Cahill 3
11  David Gilbert (ENG) 4
118  James Cahill (ENG) 6
43 Wales Matthew Stevens 6
6 England Mark Selby 5
38  Martin O'Donnell (ENG) 6
91  Kishan Hirani (WAL) 4
38 England Martin O'Donnell 6
27 England Ricky Walden 2
27  Ricky Walden (ENG) 6
102  Xu Si (CHN) 3
38 England Martin O'Donnell 3
6 England Mark Selby 6
59  Liam Highfield (ENG) 6
70  Mike Dunn (ENG) 2
59 England Liam Highfield 3
6 England Mark Selby 6
6  Mark Selby (ENG) 6
123  Andy Hicks (ENG) 0

Section 7[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
7  Mark Allen (NIR) 6
122  Jimmy White (ENG) 3
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
71 Wales Jak Jones 5
58  Andrew Higginson (ENG) 4
71  Jak Jones (WAL) 6
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
39 England Ben Woollaston 1
26  Scott Donaldson (SCO) 6
103  Chen Zifan (CHN) 1
26 Scotland Scott Donaldson 4
39 England Ben Woollaston 6
39  Ben Woollaston (ENG) 6
90  Zhang Jiankang (CHN) 2
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
42 Norway Kurt Maflin 5
10  Barry Hawkins (ENG) 6
119  Gerard Greene (NIR) 2
10 England Barry Hawkins 4
55 Scotland Alan McManus 6
55  Alan McManus (SCO) 6
74  Elliot Slessor (ENG) 1
55 Scotland Alan McManus 2
42 Norway Kurt Maflin 6
23  Jimmy Robertson (ENG) 6
106  Kacper Filipiak (POL) 4
23 England Jimmy Robertson 2
42 Norway Kurt Maflin 6
42  Kurt Maflin (NOR) 6
87  Thor Chuan Leong (MYS) 2

Section 8[edit]

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
47  Chris Wakelin (ENG) 6
82  Ashley Carty (ENG) 3
47 England Chris Wakelin 4
18 England Gary Wilson 6
18  Gary Wilson (ENG) 6
111  Bai Langning (CHN) 3
18 England Gary Wilson 6
15 England Joe Perry 1
50  Sunny Akani (THA) 6
79  Lee Walker (WAL) 4
50 Thailand Sunny Akani 3
15 England Joe Perry 6
15  Joe Perry (ENG) 6
114  Simon Lichtenberg (GER) 5
18 England Gary Wilson 5
98 England Nigel Bond 6
34  Hossein Vafaei (IRN) 5
95  Louis Heathcote (ENG) 6
95 England Louis Heathcote 5
98 England Nigel Bond 6
31  Luca Brecel (BEL) 5
98  Nigel Bond (ENG) 6
98 England Nigel Bond 6
2 England Judd Trump 3
63  Ken Doherty (IRL) 4
66  Mei Xiwen (CHN) 6
66 China Mei Xiwen 1
2 England Judd Trump 6
2  Judd Trump (ENG) 6
127  Amine Amiri (MAR) 0

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
         
16 China Ding Junhui 6
40 China Liang Wenbo 2
16 China Ding Junhui 6
20 China Yan Bingtao 2
5 Scotland John Higgins 3
20 China Yan Bingtao 6
16 China Ding Junhui 10
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
43 Wales Matthew Stevens 4
14 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 0
7 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
98 England Nigel Bond 5

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Greg Coniglio
Barbican Centre, York, England, 8 December 2019.
Ding Junhui (16)
 China
10–6 Stephen Maguire (14)
 Scotland
Afternoon: 95–38, 62–23 (56), 105–16 (105), 128–12 (128), 25–93, 49–77 (67), 12–76, 67–28 (66)
Evening: 83–5 (83), 73–53 (Maguire 53), 0–104 (103), 71–27 (67), 1–104 (103), 0–124 (124), 131–0 (131), 103–8 (103)
131 Highest break 124
4 Century breaks 3
8 50+ breaks 5

Century breaks[edit]

A total of 139 century breaks were made by 58 players during the championship.[9] Barry Hawkins made the highest of the tournament, making a maximum break.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Betway UK Championship 2019 – World Snooker". World Snooker. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Tickets For 2019 UK Snooker On Sale – World Snooker". World Snooker. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ding Junhui holds off Stephen Maguire to win third UK Championship". Guardian. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Barbican prize money for next year's 2019 UK Championship to break £1m barrier". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  5. ^ "2019–2020 Season Summary" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "2019/20 Season Calendar". World Snooker. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  7. ^ Årdalen, Hermund. "Betway UK Championship (2019) - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  8. ^ Årdalen, Hermund. "Seedings 2019/2020 - snooker.org". snooker.org (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Betway UK Championship 2019 – Centuries". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 26 November – 8 December 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ Phillips, Owen (27 November 2019). "UK Championship: Barry Hawkins makes 147 in victory over Gerard Greene". BBC Sport.

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