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The 1988 Tennents UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 19 and 27 November 1988 at the Guild Hall in Preston, England.[1] This was the last UK Championship to be sponsored by Tennents, and for the following two years the championship would be sponsored by StormSeal.[1] The highest break of the tournament was 139 made by David Roe.

Tennents UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates19–27 November 1988
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£80,000
Highest breakEngland David Roe (139)
Final
ChampionWales Doug Mountjoy
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score16–12
1987
1989

Doug Mountjoy won in the final 16–12 against Stephen Hendry, and picked up the £80,000 winners cheque.[1]. Mounjoy was 46 years old at the time and remains the oldest winner of the UK Championship.

Contents

Main drawEdit

[2][3]

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 7
  Steve Davis 9
  Gary Wilkinson 3
  Gary Wilkinson 9
  Bob Chaperon 0
  Steve Davis 9
  Danny Fowler 6
  Martin Clark 9
  Mike Hallett 6
  Martin Clark 6
  Danny Fowler 9
  Danny Fowler 9
  Steve Longworth 8
  Steve Davis 9
  John Parrott 4
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Jack McLaughlin 5
  Dennis Taylor 9
  Joe O'Boye 4
  Joe O'Boye 9
  Eugene Hughes 8
  Dennis Taylor 4
  John Parrott 9
  John Parrott 9
  Dave Martin 6
  John Parrott 9
  Nigel Gilbert 8
  Nigel Gilbert 9
  John Spencer 7
  Steve Davis 3
  Stephen Hendry 9
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Alain Robidoux 4
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  Steve James 6
  Steve James 9
  Tony Kearney 1
  Cliff Thorburn 9
  David Roe 8
  Peter Francisco 9
  John Rea 2
  Peter Francisco 7
  David Roe 9
  David Roe 9
  Tony Meo 6
  Cliff Thorburn 2
  Stephen Hendry 9
  Willie Thorne 9
  Dave Gilbert 3
  Willie Thorne 9
  Kirk Stevens 3
  Kirk Stevens 9
  Eddie Charlton 7
  Willie Thorne 4
  Stephen Hendry 9
  Stephen Hendry 9
  Tommy Murphy 4
  Stephen Hendry 9
  Colin Roscoe 3
  Colin Roscoe 9
  Steve Newbury 7
  Stephen Hendry 12
  Doug Mountjoy 16
  Neal Foulds 9
  Mark Rowing 4
  Neal Foulds 4
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Wayne Jones 7
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Joe Johnson 5
  Joe Johnson 9
  Martin Smith 2
  Joe Johnson 9
  Rex Williams 7
  Rex Williams 9
  Bob Harris 4
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  John Virgo 8
  John Virgo 9
  Brian Rowswell 3
  John Virgo 9
  Dene O'Kane 8
  Dene O'Kane 9
  Ray Reardon 8
  John Virgo 9
  Tony Knowles 3
  Tony Knowles 9
  Jim Wych 4
  Tony Knowles 9
  Alex Higgins 6
  Alex Higgins 9
  Les Dodd 7
  Doug Mountjoy 9
  Terry Griffiths 4
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Ken Owers 2
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Steve Duggan 2
  Steve Duggan 9
  Tony Drago 7
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Dean Reynolds 6
  Cliff Wilson 9
  Ray Edmonds 1
  Cliff Wilson 3
  Dean Reynolds 9
  Dean Reynolds 9
  Tony Chappel 4
  Terry Griffiths 9
  Barry West 5
  Silvino Francisco 9
  Paul Medati 8
  Silvino Francisco 4
  Barry West 9
  Barry West 9
  Tony Jones 5
  Barry West 9
  Mark Bennett 4
  Jimmy White 9
  John Campbell 5
  Jimmy White 6
  Mark Bennett 9
  Mark Bennett 9
  David Taylor 4

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 31 frames. Referee: John Street
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 26 and 27 November 1988.
Doug Mountjoy
  Wales
16–12 Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
First session: 75–25, 0–103 (103), 79–6 (71), 75–30, 25–113 (113), 81–47 (52), 87–0
Second session: 124–7 (98), 62–65, 13–96 (68), 14–89, 37–72 (55), 79–9, 136–0 (129)
Third session: 76–49, 71–41, 125–0 (81), 73–0 (72), 71–21, 131–1 (131), 106–0 (106)
Fourth session: 129–0 (124), 15–96 (96), 54–66, 5–73, 21–80 (61), 43–56, 67–11
131 Highest break 113
4 Century breaks 2
10 50+ breaks 6

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "1988 UK Championship Results". Snooker Database. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2010.