1983 UK Championship

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The 1983 Coral UK Championship was a professional non-ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] The event began on 21 November 1983 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 26 November and 4 December 1983. The highest break of the tournament was 139 made by Tony Meo.

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 one of his greatest dramatic comebacks to beat Steve Davis 16–15, coming back from 0–7,[2][3] to win his only UK Championship title.[1]

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". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "UK Championship history". BBC Sport. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  4. ^ "1983 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  5. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.