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The 1985 Coral UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] The event began on 15 November 1985 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 25 November and 1 December 1985. The highest break of the televised stages was 135 made by Neal Foulds and the same of the non-televised stages was 140 made by Willie Thorne.

Coral UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates15 November–1 December 1985
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£120,000
Winner's share£24,000
Highest breakEngland Willie Thorne (140)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Willie Thorne
Score16–14
1984
1986

Steve Davis won his fourth UK Championship, coming back from 13–8 down against Willie Thorne, after Thorne missed a straight blue from its spot in the first frame of the final session that would have seen him take a 14–8 lead.

Stephen Hendry, aged sixteen, made his début in the tournament, but lost his first qualifying round match 2–9 to Omprakesh Agrawal.[2]

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner £24,000
  • Runner-up £14,000
  • Total £120,000

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

Last 64
Best of 17 frames
Last 32
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
                  
  Steve Davis 9
  Dessie Sheehan 1
  Steve Davis 9
  Tony Drago 2
  Tony Drago 9
  Mark Wildman 5
  Steve Davis 9
  Tony Meo 5
  Tony Meo 9
  Steve Longworth 5
  Tony Meo 9
  Danny Fowler 2
  Danny Fowler 9
  Perrie Mans 2
  Steve Davis 9
  Barry West 1
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Mario Morra 2
  Doug Mountjoy 4
  Barry West 9
  Barry West 9
  Eugene Hughes 3
  Barry West 9
  Murdo MacLeod 4
  Ray Reardon 9
  Graham Miles 4
  Ray Reardon 5
  Murdo MacLeod 9
  Murdo MacLeod 9
  Tommy Murphy 7
  Steve Davis 9
  Jimmy White 5
  Jimmy White 9
  Malcolm Bradley 4
  Jimmy White 9
  Tony Chappel 5
  Tony Chappel 9
  Dene O'Kane 5
  Jimmy White 9
  Alex Higgins 6
  Alex Higgins 9
  Ray Edmonds 8
  Alex Higgins 9
  Fred Davis 2
  Fred Davis 9
  Bill Werbeniuk 7
  Jimmy White 9
  Tony Knowles 4
  David Taylor 9
  Bernie Mikkelsen 6
  David Taylor 9
  John Campbell 4
  John Campbell 9
  Paul Medati 7
  David Taylor 7
  Tony Knowles 9
  Tony Knowles 9
  Joe O'Boye 5
  Tony Knowles 9
  John Spencer 7
  John Spencer 9
  Vic Harris 5
  Steve Davis 16
  Willie Thorne 14
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Les Dodd 4
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  John Parrott 6
  John Parrott 9
  Eddie Sinclair 2
  Cliff Thorburn 7
  Willie Thorne 9
  Willie Thorne 9
  Paddy Browne 6
  Willie Thorne 9
  John Virgo 8
  John Virgo 9
  Wayne Jones 7
  Willie Thorne 9
  Terry Griffiths 7
  Silvino Francisco 9
  Jim Wych 8
  Silvino Francisco 9
  Dave Martin 6
  Dave Martin 9
  Mike Darrington 3
  Silvino Francisco 5
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Tony Jones 5
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Dean Reynolds 7
  Dean Reynolds 9
  Jack McLaughlin 7
  Willie Thorne 9
  Dennis Taylor 7
  Kirk Stevens 9
  Steve Newbury 7
  Kirk Stevens 9
  Mike Hallett 5
  Mike Hallett 9
  Jim Meadowcroft 1
  Kirk Stevens 9
  Rex Williams 7
  Peter Francisco 9
  Eddie Charlton 5
  Peter Francisco 7
  Rex Williams 9
  Rex Williams 9
  Warren King 5
  Kirk Stevens 1
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Joe Johnson 9
  Sakchai Sim Ngam 4
  Joe Johnson 8
  Neal Foulds 9
  Neal Foulds 9
  Patsy Fagan 5
  Neal Foulds 5
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Jim Bear 3
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Graham Cripsey 2
  Graham Cripsey 9
  Cliff Wilson 7

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: Jim Thorpe
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 30 November and 1 December 1985.
Steve Davis
  England
16–14 Willie Thorne
  England
First session: 76–25, 23–112 (112), 84–47, 0–90, 34–98 (70), 6–83 (69), 78–1
Second session: 85–4, 0–122 (121), 121–5 (104), 11–95 (87), 30–101 (66), 71–67 (Thorne 67), 39–75 (63)
Third session: 59–88, 56–69 (Davis 56, Thorne 68), 0–135 (115), 30–75 (61), 80–0 (76), 89–25 (64), 0–98
Fourth session: 68–59, 63–1 (63), 70–13, 71–10, 69–41, 12–96 (96), 129–1 (86), 64–19, 70–19
104 Highest break 121
1 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 12

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Omprakesh-Agrawal/1985-1986
  3. ^ "1985 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.