1983 UK Championship

The 1983 UK Championship (also known as the 1983 Coral UK Championship for sponsorship reasons) was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England, between 21 November and 4 December 1983.[1] This was the seventh edition of the UK Championship, the sixth staging of the competition in Preston, and the sixth UK Championship to be sponsored by Coral. The televised stages were shown on the BBC from 26 November through to the end of the championship.

1983 Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates21 November – 4 December 1983
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatNon-ranking event
Total prize fund£60,000
Winner's share£12,000
Highest breakEngland Tony Meo (139)
Final
ChampionNorthern Ireland Alex Higgins
Runner-upEngland Steve Davis
Score16–15
1982
1984

Alex Higgins staged a dramatic comeback, recovering from 0–7 down to beat Steve Davis 16–15 in the final,[2][3] to win his only UK Championship title.[1] The highest break of the tournament was a 139 made by Tony Meo.

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner: £12,000
  • Runner-up £6,500
  • Highest break: £1,000
  • Total: £60,000

Main drawEdit

[4][5]

Last 32 Best of 17 frames

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Terry Griffiths9
 
 
 
  Mike Hallett5
 
  Terry Griffiths9
 
 
 
  Joe Johnson2
 
  Joe Johnson9
 
 
 
  David Taylor3
 
  Terry Griffiths4
 
 
 
  Alex Higgins9
 
  Alex Higgins9
 
 
 
  Paul Medati1
 
  Alex Higgins9
 
 
 
  Tony Knowles5
 
  Tony Knowles9
 
 
 
  Doug Mountjoy5
 
  Alex Higgins16
 
 
 
  Steve Davis15
 
  Jimmy White9
 
 
 
  Dennis Taylor4
 
  Jimmy White9
 
 
 
  Ray Reardon4
 
  Ray Reardon9
 
 
 
  Cliff Wilson4
 
  Jimmy White4
 
 
 
  Steve Davis9
 
  Tony Meo9
 
 
 
  John Spencer5
 
  Tony Meo4
 
 
 
  Steve Davis9
 
  Steve Davis9
 
 
  Willie Thorne3
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee:   Len Ganley
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 3 and 4 December 1983.
Alex Higgins
  Northern Ireland
16–15 Steve Davis
  England
First session: 29–107 (78), 31–86 (84), 62–82 (82), 43–56, 25–84 (54), 14–68 (64), 12–76 (67)
Second session: 109–18, 69–41, 110–12 (76), 46–68, 60–35, 76–18 (70), 73–0, 67–21
Third session: 70–29, 0–71, 21–73, 70–57, 38–79 (52), 94–0, 106–9 (62)
Fourth session: 73–21, 60–72, 87–34, 86–1 (86), 32–71, 14–58, 22–64, 88–24, 77–0
86 Highest break 84
0 Century breaks 0
4 50+ breaks 7

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "UK Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "UK Championship history". BBC Sport. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1983 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)