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The 2003 Travis Perkins UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 18 and 30 November 2003 at the Barbican Centre in York, England.[1] The event was broadcast on the BBC between 22 and 30 November 2003 and was the third ranking event of the 2003/2004 season.[2] This marked the first event of three consecutive events sponsored by building merchant Travis Perkins.[3]

Travis Perkins UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates18–30 November 2003
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£615,000
Winner's share£84,500
Highest breakEngland Ali Carter (143)
Final
ChampionWales Matthew Stevens
Runner-upScotland Stephen Hendry
Score10–8
2002
2004

Mark Williams was the defending champion, but he lost his last 32 match against Fergal O'Brien.

Matthew Stevens won his first ranking title when by defeating five times UK champion Stephen Hendry 10–8. In the final Hendry failed a 147 attempt, when he missed the yellow while on 120. The highest break of the tournament was 143 made by Ali Carter.

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.

Main drawEdit

[1][2][4]

  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
                                                         
29   Mark Selby 8     1   Mark Williams 7  
33   Fergal O'Brien 9     33   Fergal O'Brien 9  
  33   Fergal O'Brien 7  
  15   Jimmy White 9  
25   Drew Henry 9 15   Jimmy White 9
39   Michael Holt 7     25   Drew Henry 5  
  15   Jimmy White 9  
  40   Nigel Bond 3  
24   Tony Drago 9     16   Joe Perry 9  
78   Rory McLeod 8     24   Tony Drago 6  
  16   Joe Perry 8
  40   Nigel Bond 9  
21   Robert Milkins 4 6   Ken Doherty 7
40   Nigel Bond 9     40   Nigel Bond 9  
  15   Jimmy White 7  
  9   Matthew Stevens 9  
31   Anthony Davies 8     8   Paul Hunter 9  
41   Stephen Maguire 9     41   Stephen Maguire 7  
  8   Paul Hunter 9
  22   Mark King 8  
22   Mark King 9 12   David Gray 8
91   Alain Robidoux 4     22   Mark King 9  
  8   Paul Hunter 3
  9   Matthew Stevens 9  
27   Joe Swail 4     9   Matthew Stevens 9  
38   Gerard Greene 9     38   Gerard Greene 7  
  9   Matthew Stevens 9
  34   James Wattana 6  
32   Robin Hull 2 4   John Higgins 4
34   James Wattana 9     34   James Wattana 9  
9   Matthew Stevens 10
2   Stephen Hendry 8
26   Ian McCulloch 9     3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
47   Stuart Pettman 4     26   Ian McCulloch 3  
  3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
  10   Alan McManus 5  
28   Dominic Dale 9 10   Alan McManus 9
  Joe Delaney 3     28   Dominic Dale 7  
  3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 9  
  14   Quinten Hann 3  
18   Chris Small 9     14   Quinten Hann 9  
62   Andy Hicks 6     18   Chris Small 8  
  14   Quinten Hann 9
  7   Peter Ebdon 6  
20   Anthony Hamilton 7 7   Peter Ebdon 9
43   Stuart Bingham 9     43   Stuart Bingham 2  
  3   Ronnie O'Sullivan 4
  2   Stephen Hendry 9  
23   Dave Harold 9     5   Stephen Lee 9  
35   Mark Davis 6     23   Dave Harold 5  
  5   Stephen Lee 6
  36   Barry Pinches 9  
19   Marco Fu 1 13   Graeme Dott 6
36   Barry Pinches 9     36   Barry Pinches 9  
  36   Barry Pinches 3
  2   Stephen Hendry 9  
17   Ali Carter 9     11   Steve Davis 6  
61   Bjorn Haneveer 3     17   Ali Carter 9  
  17   Ali Carter 8
  2   Stephen Hendry 9  
30   John Parrott 9 2   Stephen Hendry 9
42   Barry Hawkins 8     30   John Parrott 5  

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Colin Brinded.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 30 November 2003.[2]
Matthew Stevens (9)
  Wales
10–8 Stephen Hendry (2)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 0–79 (68), 0–100 (100), 30–57, 46–77 (65), 71–40 (66), 81–5 (50), 137–0 (137), 99–1 (99)
Evening: 76–0 (76), 11–107 (67), 0–94 (93), 0–101 (101), 78–27 (61), 63–61 (61 Hendry), 80–22, 63–59, 0–120 (120), 69–54 (53 Hendry)
137 Highest break 120
1 Century breaks 3
6 50+ breaks 9

Century breaksEdit

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Televised stage centuriesEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "UK Championship results". BBC Sport. 27 November 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Travis Perkins UK Championship 2003". Snooker.org. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  5. ^ "2003 UK Championship - Centuries". Cuetracker. Retrieved 16 April 2017.