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The 2001 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Barbican Centre in York, England. The event started on 3 December 2001 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 8 and 16 December 2001.

UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates3–16 December 2001
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£600,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Peter Ebdon (143)
Final
ChampionEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-upRepublic of Ireland Ken Doherty
Score10–1
2000
2002

John Higgins was the defending champion, but he lost his quarter-final match against Stephen Lee.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his third UK title by defeating Ken Doherty 10–1 in the final. This was the biggest win in the final since the championship introduced the best-of-19-frame finals in 1993.[1][2] He also compiled the highest break, a 142, in the semi-final against Mark Williams. This victory meant that O'Sullivan- the reigning World Champion- had now won both major ranking events in the same calendar year.

This was the first UK Championship held in York, becoming only the fourth venue in the championship's history.[1]

Tournament summaryEdit

Defending champion John Higgins was the number 1 seed with World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan seeded 2. The remaining places were allocated to players based on the world rankings.

Prize fundEdit

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

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-up: £54,000
  • Highest break: £10,000
  • Total: £600,000

Main drawEdit

[3]

  Last 48
Best of 13 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
                                                         
24   Chris Small 7     1   John Higgins 9  
54   Robert Milkins 6     24   Chris Small 5  
  1   John Higgins 9  
  9   Paul Hunter 5  
27   Joe Perry 7 9   Paul Hunter 9
36   Jamie Burnett 3     27   Joe Perry 7  
  1   John Higgins 2  
  8   Stephen Lee 9  
31   Anthony Davies 2     13   Mark King 2  
  Robin Hull 7       Robin Hull 9  
    Robin Hull 4
  8   Stephen Lee 9  
19   Anthony Hamilton 7 8   Stephen Lee 9
  Antony Bolsover 5     19   Anthony Hamilton 8  
  8   Stephen Lee 7  
  4   Ken Doherty 9  
21   Steve Davis 7     6   Matthew Stevens 9  
55   Stuart Pettman 6     21   Steve Davis 6  
  6   Matthew Stevens 9
  11   Jimmy White 7  
17   Marco Fu 7 11   Jimmy White 9
  Luke Fisher 1     17   Marco Fu 6  
  6   Matthew Stevens 7
  4   Ken Doherty 9  
20   Dominic Dale 7     14   Graeme Dott 6  
45   Michael Holt 4     20   Dominic Dale 9  
  20   Dominic Dale 3
  4   Ken Doherty 9  
26   Billy Snaddon 3 4   Ken Doherty 9
35   Terry Murphy 7     35   Terry Murphy 4  
4   Ken Doherty 1
2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
25   Quinten Hann 2     3   Mark Williams 9  
51   Nick Dyson 7     51   Nick Dyson 6  
  3   Mark Williams 9  
  12   Alan McManus 7  
22   John Parrott 7 12   Alan McManus 9
43   Bradley Jones 5     22   John Parrott 6  
  3   Mark Williams 9  
  5   Stephen Hendry 8  
32   James Wattana 6     10   Joe Swail 5  
60   Mark Davis 7     60   Mark Davis 9  
  60   Mark Davis 2
  5   Stephen Hendry 9  
18   Drew Henry 7 5   Stephen Hendry 9
  Alain Robidoux 1     18   Drew Henry 7  
  3   Mark Williams 6
  2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
28   Michael Judge 7     7   Peter Ebdon 9  
40   Shokat Ali 1     28   Michael Judge 4  
  7   Peter Ebdon 9
  29   Tony Drago 7  
29   Tony Drago 7 16   Fergal O'Brien 8
37   Gary Wilkinson 5     29   Tony Drago 9  
  7   Peter Ebdon 8
  2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
30   David Gray 4     15   Dave Harold 8  
47   Dave Finbow 7     47   Dave Finbow 9  
  47   Dave Finbow 0
  2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 8*  
23   Nigel Bond 4 2   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9
61   Ali Carter 7     61   Ali Carter 2  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 16 December 2001.
Ken Doherty (4)
  Ireland
1–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (2)
  England
Afternoon: 47–70, 95–0 (95), 34–92 (72), 0–106 (106), 5–93, 6–76 (72), 1–103 (62), 10–79
Evening: 1–105 (59), 12–74 (66), 8–77 (58)
95 Highest break 106
0 Century breaks 1
1 50+ breaks 7

Century breaksEdit

All rounds

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. ^ "Ronnie claims UK hat-trick". BBC Sport. 18 February 2003. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ "UK Championship 2001". Snooker.org. Retrieved 20 August 2011.