1981 UK Championship

The 1981 UK Championship (also known as the 1981 Coral UK Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England, between 22 November and 5 December 1981. This was the fifth edition of the UK Championship, the fourth staging of the competition in Preston, and the fourth consecutive UK Championship to be sponsored by Coral. The televised stages were shown on the BBC from 28 November through to the end of the championship.

1981 Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates22 November – 5 December 1981
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£40,000
Winner's share£10,000
Highest breakWales Terry Griffiths (131)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upWales Terry Griffiths
Score16–3
1980
1982

Tournament summaryEdit

Main drawEdit

[1]

  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
                                               
  Willie Thorne 9       Steve Davis 9  
  Ray Edmonds 4       Willie Thorne 2  
    Steve Davis 9  
    Bill Werbeniuk 5  
  Kirk Stevens 9   Bill Werbeniuk 9
  Mike Hallett 4       Kirk Stevens 7  
    Steve Davis 9  
    Jimmy White 0  
  Jimmy White 9       Dennis Taylor 5  
  John Virgo 6       Jimmy White 9  
    Jimmy White 9
    Ray Reardon 8  
  Joe Johnson 9   Ray Reardon 9
  John Spencer 5       Joe Johnson 7  
    Steve Davis 16
    Terry Griffiths 3
  Graham Miles 9       Terry Griffiths 9  
  Pat Houlihan 5       Graham Miles 4  
    Terry Griffiths 9
    Tony Knowles 5  
  Tony Knowles 9   Doug Mountjoy 6
  Fred Davis 6       Tony Knowles 9  
    Terry Griffiths 9
    Tony Meo 3  
  Alex Higgins 9       David Taylor 5  
  Dave Martin 4       Alex Higgins 9  
    Alex Higgins 4
    Tony Meo 9  
  Tony Meo 9   Cliff Thorburn 6
  Rex Williams 8       Tony Meo 9  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee:
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 4 and 5 December 1981.
Steve Davis
  England
16–3 Terry Griffiths
  Wales
First session: 28–60, 102–13 (87), 74–12, 76–24, 72–1 (65), 69–20, 75–45 (63)
Second session: 84–37 (58), 116–1 (56), 73–62 (54), 0–127 (96), 111–8, 64–44, 57–32, 27–77 (77)
Third session: 90–22, 113–9 (52), 81–26 (59), 54–37
87 Highest break 96
0 Century breaks 0
8 50+ breaks 2

QualifyingEdit

[2] Best of 17 frames

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "1981 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)