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The 1997 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 12 November 1997 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 22 and 30 November 1997. This was the last UK championship to be held in Preston, where the event was held since 1978. The following year's competition was held in Bournemouth.

Liverpool Victoria UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates12–30 November 1997
VenueGuild Hall
CityPreston
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£440,000
Winner's share£75,000
Highest breakWales Matthew Stevens (143)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score10–6
1996
1998

Ronnie O'Sullivan defeated Stephen Hendry 10–6 in the final, ending Hendry's run of three successive UK championship wins. O'Sullivan had been the last player other than Hendry to win the event, as a 17-year-old in 1993.[1] The highest TV break of the competition was 137 made by Stephen Lee and it was worth £5,000.

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 19 frames
                  
1   Stephen Hendry 9
86   John Read 2
1   Stephen Hendry 9
82   Sean Storey 7
27   Martin Clark 5
82   Sean Storey 9
1   Stephen Hendry 9
14   Anthony Hamilton 8
31   Mick Price 6
38   Jamie Burnett 9
38   Jamie Burnett 3
14   Anthony Hamilton 9
14   Anthony Hamilton 9
  Troy Shaw 2
1   Stephen Hendry 9
10   Alan McManus 5
10   Alan McManus 9
60   Tony Jones 6
10   Alan McManus 9
21   Jimmy White 7
21   Jimmy White 9
48   Paul Davies 2
10   Alan McManus 9
42   Jason Prince 5
18   Dave Harold 6
42   Jason Prince 9
42   Jason Prince 9
5   Peter Ebdon 5
5   Peter Ebdon 9
  David Gray 6
1   Stephen Hendry 9
53   Matthew Stevens 5
8   Nigel Bond 6
104   Quinten Hann 9
104   Quinten Hann 6
  Martin Dziewialtowski 9
22   Joe Swail 5
  Martin Dziewialtowski 9
  Martin Dziewialtowski 9
51   Dean Reynolds 7
28   Brian Morgan 7
51   Dean Reynolds 9
51   Dean Reynolds 9
59   Shokat Ali 6
9   Alain Robidoux 3
59   Shokat Ali 9
  Martin Dziewialtowski 1
53   Matthew Stevens 9
11   Tony Drago 9
76   Ian McCulloch 7
11   Tony Drago 8
53   Matthew Stevens 9
26   Rod Lawler 7
53   Matthew Stevens 9
53   Matthew Stevens 9
4   Mark Williams 1
24   Steve James 5
34   Dennis Taylor 9
34   Dennis Taylor 3
4   Mark Williams 9
4   Mark Williams 9
45   Jonathan Birch 6
1   Stephen Hendry 6
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
2   John Higgins 4
85   Gary Ponting 9
85   Gary Ponting 9
35   Dene O'Kane 5
32   Billy Snaddon 6
35   Dene O'Kane 9
85   Gary Ponting 6
62   Gerard Greene 9
19   Andy Hicks 9
105   Lee Richardson 8
19   Andy Hicks 8
62   Gerard Greene 9
13   Steve Davis 2
62   Gerard Greene 9
62   Gerard Greene 6
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
12   James Wattana 9
58   Wayne Jones 6
12   James Wattana 8
17   Gary Wilkinson 9
17   Gary Wilkinson 9
36   Willie Thorne 7
17   Gary Wilkinson 4
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
29   Terry Murphy 9
64   Chris Scanlon 8
29   Terry Murphy 5
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
97   Marcus Campbell 6
7   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
16   Stephen Lee 4
6   John Parrott 9
69   Paul Wykes 1
6   John Parrott 6
20   Mark King 9
20   Mark King 9
90   Peter Lines 4
20   Mark King 9
15   Darren Morgan 5
23   Fergal O'Brien 2
80   Bradley Jones 9
80   Bradley Jones 6
15   Darren Morgan 9
15   Darren Morgan 9
54   Dominic Dale 2
20   Mark King 2
16   Stephen Lee 9
16   Stephen Lee 9
43   Paul Hunter 8
16   Stephen Lee 9
25   Chris Small 4
25   Chris Small 9
50   Mark Bennett 5
16   Stephen Lee 9
30   Neal Foulds 2
30   Neal Foulds 9
78   Karl Burrows 6
30   Neal Foulds 9
3   Ken Doherty 4
3   Ken Doherty 9
41   Karl Broughton 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: John Williams
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 30 November 1997.
Ronnie O'Sullivan
  England
10–6 Stephen Hendry
  Scotland
First session: 29–103 (89), 37–75, 78–13 (78), 115–10 (78), 44–63 (57), 16–88 (67), 67–28, 21–73 (68), 98–33 (98)
Second session: 75–23, 89–0 (89), 72–0, 79–0 (54), 82–0, 1–80, 70–17 (70)
98 Highest break 89
0 Century breaks 0
6 50+ breaks 4

QualifyingEdit

Century breaksEdit

All Rounds

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 18 March 2011.
  2. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Victoria UK Championship 1997". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 April 2011.