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The 2000 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England. The event started on 18 November 2000 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 25 November and 3 December 2000. Nick Dyson made a maximum break in the qualifying stage against Robert Milkins.

Liverpool Victoria UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates18 November–3 December 2000
VenueBournemouth International Centre
CityBournemouth
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£440,000
Winner's share£78,000
Highest breakAustralia Quinten Hann (141)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score10–4
1999
2001

John Higgins won in the final 10–4 against Mark Williams.[1]

This was to be the last UK Championship to be held in Bournemouth, where the event was hosted since the 1998. From 2001 onwards it was hosted in York.[1]

Contents

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion and World Champion Mark Williams was the number 1 seed. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize moneyEdit

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

  • Winner: £78,000
  • Runner-up: £41,000
  • Total: £440,000

Main drawEdit

[2]

  Last 48
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
                                                         
26   Tony Drago 9     1   Mark Williams 9  
51   Rod Lawler 7     26   Tony Drago 1  
  1   Mark Williams 9  
  15   Marco Fu 3  
23   Nigel Bond 9 15   Marco Fu 9
  Barry Pinches 7     23   Nigel Bond 2  
  1   Mark Williams 9  
  9   Fergal O'Brien 2  
18   Jimmy White 6     9   Fergal O'Brien 9  
  Nick Dyson 9       Nick Dyson 2  
  9   Fergal O'Brien 9
  6   Matthew Stevens 8  
21   Chris Small 9 6   Matthew Stevens 9
  Mark Gray 3     21   Chris Small 5  
  1   Mark Williams 9  
  4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4  
25   Darren Morgan 7     7   Ken Doherty 5  
58   Gerard Greene 9     58   Gerard Greene 9  
  58   Gerard Greene 0
  32   Quinten Hann 9  
32   Quinten Hann 9 16   Joe Swail 7
  Adrian Gunnell 7     32   Quinten Hann 9  
  32   Quinten Hann 5
  4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
19   Graeme Dott 9     13   Dave Harold 9  
  Neal Foulds 8     19   Graeme Dott 7  
  13   Dave Harold 5
  4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
24   Billy Snaddon 5 4   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
41   Jimmy Michie 9     41   Jimmy Michie 2  
1   Mark Williams 4
2   John Higgins 10
17   Steve Davis 9     3   Stephen Hendry 9  
37   Bradley Jones 5     17   Steve Davis 5  
  3   Stephen Hendry 9  
  46   Michael Judge 6  
30   Terry Murphy 3 14   Paul Hunter 6
46   Michael Judge 9     46   Michael Judge 9  
  3   Stephen Hendry 9  
  5   Stephen Lee 8  
28   Brian Morgan 9     10   John Parrott 2  
44   Jonathan Birch 1     28   Brian Morgan 9  
  28   Brian Morgan 7
  5   Stephen Lee 9  
31   Joe Perry 9 5   Stephen Lee 9
  Kristján Helgason 6     31   Joe Perry 7  
  3   Stephen Hendry 4
  2   John Higgins 9  
29   Drew Henry 9     8   Alan McManus 5  
43   Stuart Bingham 8     29   Drew Henry 9  
  29   Drew Henry 9
  20   Dominic Dale 4  
20   Dominic Dale 9 11   Anthony Hamilton 2
59   Patrick Wallace 3     20   Dominic Dale 9  
  29   Drew Henry 6
  2   John Higgins 9  
22   Mark King 9     12   Peter Ebdon 9  
39   Dave Finbow 5     22   Mark King 4  
  12   Peter Ebdon 4
  2   John Higgins 9  
27   James Wattana 6 2   John Higgins 9
52   David Gray 9     52   David Gray 6  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   John Williams.
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, 3 December 2000.
Mark Williams (1)
  Wales
4–10 John Higgins (2)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 17–74 (73), 0–131 (131), 73–0 (73), 32–94 (54), 0–108 (108), 47–71 (55), 0–115 (115), 117–0 (117)
Evening: 0–80, 15–67, 0–105 (76), 75–13 (51), 81–8 (51), 46–76
117 Highest break 131
1 Century breaks 3
4 50+ breaks 7

QualifyingEdit

[3]

Round of 160 Best of 9 frames

Round of 128 Best of 9 frames

Round of 96 Best of 9 frames

Round of 64 Best of 11 frames

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Liverpool Victoria UK Championship 2000". Snooker.org. Retrieved 30 April 2011.