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1996 UK Championship

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The 1996 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 15 November 1996 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 23 November and 1 December 1996.

UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates15 November–1 December 1996
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Winner's share£70,000
Highest breakRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty /
England Andy Hicks (141)
Final
ChampionScotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score10–9
1995
1997

Stephen Hendry won his third UK Championship in a row and fifth overall by defeating John Higgins 10–9 in the final.[1] Hendry also made the highest break of the tournament with 140.

Tony Drago made the fastest century break in a ranking event with a time of 3 minutes 31 seconds.[2]

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner £70,000
  • Runner-up £37,000
  • Highest break £5,000

Main drawEdit

[3][4]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
  Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
  Anthony Hamilton1
 
  Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
  Paul Hunter5
 
  Paul Hunter9
 
 
 
  Terry Murphy7
 
  Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
  Alan McManus1
 
  Alan McManus9
 
 
 
  Billy Snaddon5
 
  Alan McManus9
 
 
 
  John Parrott8
 
  John Parrott9
 
 
 
  Joe Johnson6
 
  Stephen Hendry10
 
 
 
  John Higgins9
 
  Alain Robidoux9
 
 
 
  Karl Broughton8
 
  Alain Robidoux3
 
 
 
  Ken Doherty9
 
  Ken Doherty9
 
 
 
  Steve Davis5
 
  Ken Doherty3
 
 
 
  John Higgins9
 
  Mark Williams9
 
 
 
  Nigel Bond4
 
  Mark Williams6
 
 
 
  John Higgins9
 
  John Higgins9
 
 
  Tony Drago8
 

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Len Ganley
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 1 December 1996.
Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
10–9 John Higgins
  Scotland
First session: 32–72 (79), 78–32, 105–14 (74), 16–65 (64), 80–28, 108–8 (102), 115–14 (115), 36–70, 4–94
Second session: 73–4 (74), 61–33, 108–0 (108), 59–66, 39–68, 32–96, 29–62 (54), 12–62, 82–0 (82), 77–0 (77)
115 Highest break 69
3 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 3

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. ^ Turner, Chris. "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ "UK Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.