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2009 UK Championship

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The 2009 Pukka Pies UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 5–13 December 2009 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

Pukka Pies UK Championship
2009 UK Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates5–13 December 2009
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Selby (141)
England Stephen Lee (141)
Final
ChampionChina Ding Junhui
Runner-upScotland John Higgins
Score10–8
2008
2010

This was the first time that the UK Championship was sponsored by Pukka Pies,[1] and thus the winning player also received his weight in the sponsor's product.[2][deprecated source] Ding Junhui won in the final 10–8 against John Higgins.[3]

ControversyEdit

A controversial incident occurred in frame 13 of the semi final match between John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan. In trying to escape from a snooker after Higgins had left him in among the reds, O'Sullivan brushed one of the balls with his wrist while trying to play a colour. The foul was called by referee Jan Verhaas and acknowledged by O'Sullivan; however, when Higgins asked for the cue ball to be replaced, the referee refused because he had not called a miss- the foul could not be called as a miss by the letter of the law as a stroke had not actually been played- and he also did not have the option of a free ball. Additionally, O'Sullivan could not be put back in because in a situation where reds are still on the table, the miss rule does not apply when playing a colour and O'Sullivan would have to play for a red if the cue ball was replaced. Higgins was awarded 4 points for the foul but was required to play the next shot from where the cue ball finished. The incident was debated in the TV studio by former players Steve Davis and John Parrot who were covering the event for BBC, both of whom stated that they had never known of this situation having occurred before, and Verhaas was interviewed by Davis. The referee stated that he had applied the letter of the law but acknowledged that the law may need to be reviewed and that in the spirit of fair play he could have required O'Sullivan to play for a colour.[4] Higgins took the frame and eventually won the match 9-8.

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[5]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Eirian Williams.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 13 December 2009.
Ding Junhui (13)
  China
10–8 John Higgins (2)
  Scotland
Afternoon: 93–11 (81), 43–75 (67), 101–27 (69), 32–77 (67), 78–4 (63), 51–62, 65–49, 0–96 (80)
Evening: 58–22, 21–67, 78–12 (50), 12–99 (91), 5–68, 75–5 (74), 64–58, 62–49, 18–115 (115), 84–36 (75)
81 Highest break 115
0 Century breaks 1
6 50+ breaks 5

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 23 and 30 November 2009 at the Pontin's Centre, Prestatyn, Wales.[8][9]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
                               
  Chris Norbury 3     Rod Lawler 7     Alan McManus 6     Gerard Greene 9
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 9     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
  Lee Spick 5     Andy Hicks 9     Mike Dunn 9     Joe Swail 2
  Jordan Brown 9     Jordan Brown 4     Andy Hicks 6     Mike Dunn 9
  Lee Page 4     Robert Milkins 9     Martin Gould 5     Stephen Lee 9
  James Wattana 9     James Wattana 5     Robert Milkins 9     Robert Milkins 7
  Matthew Selt 9     David Roe 4     Rory McLeod 9     Fergal O'Brien 7
  David Gray 7     Matthew Selt 9     Matthew Selt 3     Rory McLeod 9
  Xiao Guodong 9     Peter Lines 9     Ian McCulloch 6     Nigel Bond 6
  Zhang Anda 5     Xiao Guodong 8     Peter Lines 9     Peter Lines 9
  Craig Steadman 9     Barry Pinches 7     Marcus Campbell 8     Graeme Dott 9
  Andrew Norman 5     Craig Steadman 9     Craig Steadman 9     Craig Steadman 5
  Ben Woollaston 9     Jimmy White w/d     Jimmy Michie 9     Stuart Bingham 9
  Ian Preece 4     Ben Woollaston w/o     Ben Woollaston 7     Jimmy Michie 2
  Patrick Wallace 9     John Parrott 9     Dominic Dale 9     Michael Holt 9
  Mark Boyle 0     Patrick Wallace 8     John Parrott 6     Dominic Dale 4
  Atthasit Mahitthi 9     Liu Song 4     Adrian Gunnell 9     Matthew Stevens 9
  Mei Xiwen 3     Atthasit Mahitthi 9     Atthasit Mahitthi 3     Adrian Gunnell 1
  Li Hang 7     David Gilbert 5     Mark Davis 9     Judd Trump 9
  Tony Drago 9     Tony Drago 9     Tony Drago 7     Mark Davis 7
  Bjorn Haneveer 4     Joe Delaney 9     Michael Judge 9     Steve Davis 9
  Sam Baird 9     Sam Baird 8     Joe Delaney 5     Michael Judge 7
  Matthew Couch 9     Mark Joyce 9     Ken Doherty 9     Jamie Cope 9
  Brendan O'Donoghue 7     Matthew Couch 4     Mark Joyce 6     Ken Doherty 6
  Daniel Wells 8     Jin Long 6     Jamie Burnett 8     Liang Wenbo 9
  Michael White 9     Michael White 9     Michael White 9     Michael White 4
  Stephen Rowlings 8     Paul Davies 6     Anthony Hamilton 9     Dave Harold 5
  Jimmy Robertson 9     Jimmy Robertson 9     Jimmy Robertson 4     Anthony Hamilton 9
  Noppadol Sangnil 8     Tom Ford 9     Stuart Pettman 5     Barry Hawkins 5
  David Hogan 9     David Hogan 7     Tom Ford 9     Tom Ford 9
  Simon Bedford 9     David Morris 3     Andrew Higginson 9     Ricky Walden 9
  Joe Jogia 0     Simon Bedford 9     Simon Bedford 6     Andrew Higginson 6

Century breaksEdit

[10]

Televised stage centuriesEdit

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pukka Partnership for UK Championship". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Now that's Pukka ... New UK Snooker champion will win his weight in pies". London: Daily Mail. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Ding Junhui beats John Higgins in UK Championship final". BBC Sport. 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ OneFourSevenDream (2009-12-17), UK Snooker Championship 2009 - Miss rule controversy: interview Jan Verhaas, retrieved 2018-10-10
  5. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Main Event (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Qualifying (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Qualifying (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Century Break List". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.