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The 1987 Tennents UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 13 November 1987 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 21 and 29 November 1987.

Tennents UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates13–29 November 1987
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£350,000
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakEngland Willie Thorne (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Steve Davis
Runner-upEngland Jimmy White
Score16–14
1986
1988

Willie Thorne made UK Championship history, when he became the first player to make a maximum break at the tournament against Tommy Murphy, although it was not televised, as it took place on 17 November.[1]

Steve Davis meanwhile won his sixth and last UK title by defeating Jimmy White 16–14 in a classic match.[2]

Main drawEdit

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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
  Warren King 2
  Steve Davis 9
  Peter Francisco 6
  Peter Francisco 9
  Eric Lawlor 4
  Steve Davis 9
  Alex Higgins 2
  Alex Higgins 9
  Steve Duggan 4
  Alex Higgins 9
  David Taylor 6
  David Taylor 9
  Bob Chaperon 6
  Steve Davis 9
  John Parrott 5
  John Parrott 9
  Steve Newbury 5
  John Parrott 9
  Jim Wych 6
  Jim Wych 9
  Stephen Hendry 7
  John Parrott 9
  Tony Knowles 4
  Tony Knowles 9
  John Rea 6
  Tony Knowles 9
  Kirk Stevens 1
  Kirk Stevens 9
  Joe O'Boye 8
  Steve Davis 9
  Willie Thorne 2
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Les Dodd 8
  Dennis Taylor 7
  Dene O'Kane 9
  Dene O'Kane 9
  Eddie Charlton 8
  Dene O'Kane 7
  Willie Thorne 9
  Willie Thorne 9
  Bill Oliver 3
  Willie Thorne 9
  Tommy Murphy 4
  Tommy Murphy 9
  Tony Drago 7
  Willie Thorne 9
  Cliff Thorburn 8
  Martin Smith 9
  Doug Mountjoy 6
  Martin Smith 8
  John Campbell 9
  John Campbell 9
  Jim Chambers 7
  John Campbell 4
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Graham Cripsey 6
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  John Virgo 6
  John Virgo 9
  Fred Davis 4
  Steve Davis 16
  Jimmy White 14
  Danny Fowler 9
  Neal Foulds 5
  Danny Fowler 9
  Graham Miles 4
  Graham Miles 9
  John Spencer 5
  Danny Fowler 4
  Mike Hallett 9
  Mike Hallett 9
  Tony Jones 2
  Mike Hallett 9
  Tony Meo 5
  Tony Meo 9
  Paul Watchorn 1
  Mike Hallett 7
  Joe Johnson 9
  Tony Chappel 9
  Dean Reynolds 5
  Tony Chappel 9
  Steve Longworth 6
  Steve Longworth 9
  Bill Werbeniuk 5
  Tony Chappel 4
  Joe Johnson 9
  Joe Johnson 9
  Jim Bear 5
  Joe Johnson 9
  Barry West 6
  Barry West 9
  Marcel Gauvreau 6
  Joe Johnson 4
  Jimmy White 9
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Gary Wilkinson 5
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Ray Edmonds 5
  Ray Edmonds 9
  Murdo MacLeod 4
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Silvino Francisco 3
  Silvino Francisco 9
  Ray Reardon 3
  Silvino Francisco 9
  Cliff Wilson 1
  Cliff Wilson 9
  Wayne Jones 5
  Terry Griffiths 7
  Jimmy White 9
  David Roe 9
  Rex Williams 7
  David Roe 9
  Vic Harris 5
  Vic Harris 9
  Dave Martin 7
  David Roe 5
  Jimmy White 9
  Jimmy White 9
  John Dunning 0
  Jimmy White 9
  Eugene Hughes 4
  Eugene Hughes 9
  Nigel Gilbert 7

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: John Williams
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 28 and 29 November 1987.
Steve Davis
  England
16–14 Jimmy White
  England
First session: 112–20 (106), 9–91 (91), 56–77, 0–139 (139), 53–74 (58), 78–27 (55), 27–77
Second session: 67–53 (White 52), 84–14, 31–103, 107–13 (107), 98–0 (98), 5–107 (57, 50), 75–37 (75)
Third session: 19–83, 16–67, 82–36, 81–44, 64–5, 73–0 (73), 16–75 (50)
Fourth session: 8–68, 28–77 (70), 107–0 (100), 65–64 (White 58), 4–64, 111–3 (110), 16–63 (59), 121–0 (108), 59–42
110 Highest break 139
5 Century breaks 1
9 50+ breaks 10

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Maximum Breaks". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ "1987 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Retrieved 13 October 2010.