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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]

Contents

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

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.