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1980 UK Championship

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The 1980 Coral UK Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston. The event began on 16 November 1980 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 22 and 29 November 1980. The television coverage by BBC had been extended to eight days after the success of other competitions such as the World Championship.

Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates16–29 November 1980
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Winner's share£6,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins (134)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score16–6
1979
1981

Steve Davis took his first major title after making his first major quarter-final the previous year. He whitewashed Terry Griffiths 9–0 in the semi-final and defeated Alex Higgins 16–6 in the final. The highest break of the tournament was a 134 made by Higgins.

Prize fundEdit

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  • Winner: £6,000
  • Runner-up: £3,000
  • Semi-final: £1,500
  • Quarter-final: £1,000
  • Last 16: £500
  • Last 24: £250

Main drawEdit

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  Last 24
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 31 frames
                                               
  Tony Meo 9       John Virgo 1  
  Pat Houlihan 1       Tony Meo 9  
    Tony Meo 5  
    Steve Davis 9  
  Steve Davis 9   Bill Werbeniuk 3
  Mike Hallett 1       Steve Davis 9  
    Steve Davis 9  
    Terry Griffiths 0  
  Dennis Taylor 9       Dennis Taylor 9  
  Graham Miles 5       Eddie Sinclair 6  
    Dennis Taylor 2
    Terry Griffiths 9  
  Patsy Fagan 9   Terry Griffiths 9
  Joe Johnson 4       Patsy Fagan 8  
    Steve Davis 16
    Alex Higgins 6
  Willie Thorne 9       Alex Higgins 9  
  Jim Meadowcroft 1       Willie Thorne 7  
    Alex Higgins 9
    Fred Davis 6  
  Mark Wildman 9   Fred Davis 9
  John Spencer 7       Mark Wildman 6  
    Alex Higgins 9
    Ray Reardon 7  
  Roy Andrewartha 9       Ray Reardon 9  
  John Pulman 6       Roy Andrewartha 3  
    Ray Reardon 9
    Rex Williams 4  
  Rex Williams 9   David Taylor 7
  Doug Mountjoy 8       Rex Williams 9  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: Jim Thorpe,   John Williams (final session)
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 28 and 29 November 1980.
Steve Davis
  England
16–6 Alex Higgins
  Northern Ireland
First session: 93–29 (69), 107–16, 27–79 (58), 79–16 (60), 26–69, 114–0 (114), 96–29 (95), 65–41, 68–29, 81–24, 28–74, 60–66, 47–55, 64–10 (64), 81–38, 74–21 (55), 105–12 (75), 65–32, 62–70 (Davis 61, Higgins 66), 86–34 (75), 97–20, 64–46
114 Highest break 66
1 Century breaks 0
9 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 UK Championship Player Prize Money". Snooker Database. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  2. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "1980 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.