1982 UK Championship

The 1982 UK Championship (also known as the 1982 Coral UK Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England, between 20 November and 4 December 1982. This was the sixth edition of the UK Championship and the fifth staging of the competition in Preston. The event was sponsored by Coral for the fifth year in a row. The televised stages were shown on the BBC from 27 November through to the end of the championship.

1982 Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates20 November – 4 December 1982
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£47,000
Winner's share£11,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins (137)
Final
ChampionWales Terry Griffiths
Runner-upNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Score16–15
1981
1983

Terry Griffiths won his first and only UK title by winning the last three frames of the final to defeat Alex Higgins 16–15. On his way to victory, Griffiths also beat defending champion Steve Davis, who had defeated him in the previous year's final. The highest break of the tournament was a 137 made by Higgins.

Prize fundEdit

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

Winner: £11,000
Runner-up: £6,000
Highest break: £1,000

Main drawEdit

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Round of 32
Best of 17 frames
Round of 16
Best of 17 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 17 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 17 frames
Final
Best of 31 frames
  Steve Davis 9
  Rex Williams 6   Steve Davis 9
  Patsy Fagan 9   Patsy Fagan 3
  Bob Harris 6   Steve Davis 6
  Terry Griffiths 9   Terry Griffiths 9
  Joe Johnson 1   Terry Griffiths 9
  Dennis Taylor 9   Dennis Taylor 7
  Jim Meadowcroft 7   Terry Griffiths 9
  David Taylor 9   Tony Meo 7
  Les Dodd 7   David Taylor 6
  Graham Miles 4   Tony Meo 9
  Tony Meo 9   Tony Meo 9
  John Virgo 9   John Virgo 6
  Billy Kelly 2   John Virgo 9
  Doug Mountjoy 9   Doug Mountjoy 5
  Pat Houlihan 3   Terry Griffiths 16
  Alex Higgins 9   Alex Higgins 15
  Dave Martin 7   Alex Higgins 9
  Dean Reynolds 9   Dean Reynolds 8
  Mick Fisher 6   Alex Higgins 9
  Tony Knowles 9   John Spencer 5
  Jim Donnelly 6   Tony Knowles 6
  John Spencer 9   John Spencer 9
  Eddie Sinclair 8   Alex Higgins 9
  Jimmy White 9   Ray Reardon 6
  Paul Medati 7   Jimmy White 9
  Willie Thorne 7   Cliff Wilson 5
  Cliff Wilson 9   Jimmy White 8
  Fred Davis 7   Ray Reardon 9
  Mike Hallett 9   Mike Hallett 8
  Ray Reardon 9   Ray Reardon 9
  Mark Wildman 5

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee:   John Williams
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 3 and 4 December 1982.
Terry Griffiths
  Wales
16–15 Alex Higgins
  Northern Ireland
First session: 20–58, 31–90, 56–52, 26–87 (67), 0–114 (67), 73–65 (73), 105–25 (64)
Second session: 86–10 (60), 84–50 (56), 25–101 (65), 75–33, 14–92 (84), 61–70 (61), 31–88 (64), 90–23,
Third session: 119–8 (52), 112–13 (55, 57), 1–100 (70), 16–115 (76), 63–40, 89–4 (52), 80–20,
Fourth session: 4–109 (101), 21–91 (62), 90–34 (77), 31–78 (58), 11–100 (68), 42–68, 86–22, 87–47, 74–22
77 Highest break 101
0 Century breaks 1
10 50+ breaks 11

QualifyingEdit

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  2. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2011.