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2010 UK Championship

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The 2010 12BET.com UK Championship[1] was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 4–12 December 2010 at the Telford International Centre in Telford, England.

12BET.com UK Championship
2010 UK Championship logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates4–12 December 2010
VenueTelford International Centre
CityTelford
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£625,000
Winner's share£100,000
Highest breakEngland Mark Joyce (143)
Final
ChampionScotland John Higgins
Runner-upWales Mark Williams
Score10–9
2009
2011

Ding Junhui was the defending champion, but he lost 8–9 against Mark Allen in the last 16.[2]

John Higgins won the title after defeating Mark Williams in the final frame of the final to clinch his third UK title.[3][4] Higgins had trailed 5–9 and required a snooker in the seventeenth frame to remain in the match. With this win he regained the number one position in the rankings.[5]

ControversyEdit

A controversial incident occurred in the twelfth frame of the Last 32 tie between John Higgins and Stephen Lee. While on a break of 34, Higgins potted the blue in a middle pocket and finished on the next red close to the pink spot. Higgins noticed that the pink had not been spotted correctly and asked the referee to re-spot the pink ball. This drew consternation from commentators Willie Thorne and Neal Foulds, who agreed that this should not have been allowed as Higgins had potted the blue on his previous shot, which rendered the fact that he noticed the incorrect position of the pink academic as he had already continued play after the pink was replaced. Ken Doherty and Steve Davis, covering the event for BBC, agreed with this and suggested that the referee should have refused. Lee did not point out the mistake and Higgins went on to win the frame.[6]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[7][8]

Main drawEdit

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Brendan Moore.
Telford International Centre, Telford, England, 12 December 2010.[10][11]
John Higgins (4)
  Scotland
10–9 Mark Williams (5)
  Wales
Afternoon: 0–88 (83), 78–1, 26–67, 45–65 (65), 66–60 (6655), 34–76, 17–66, 0–85 (85)
Evening: 3–55, 90–0 (90), 94–43 (94), 45–85 (70), 135–0 (105), 16–63, 68–31, 110–0 (76), 71–69 (Williams 61), 64–28 (52), 81–46 (66)
105 Highest break 85
1 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 23 November and 1 December 2010 at the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield, England.[12][13][14]

  Round 1
Best of 17 frames
  Round 2
Best of 17 frames
  Round 3
Best of 17 frames
  Round 4
Best of 17 frames
                               
  Paul Davies 9     Matthew Couch 9     Robert Milkins 9     Matthew Stevens 9
  Patrick Einsle 7     Paul Davies 8     Matthew Couch 4     Robert Milkins 5
  Liam Highfield 9     Tony Drago 9     Tom Ford 9     Gerard Greene 2
  Kuldesh Johal 7     Liam Highfield 4     Tony Drago 6     Tom Ford 9
  Jamie Jones 9     Joe Jogia 6     Fergal O'Brien 9     Barry Hawkins 9
  Dermot McGlinchey 4     Jamie Jones 9     Jamie Jones 4     Fergal O'Brien 3
  Andrew Pagett 9     Peter Lines 9     Nigel Bond 7     Stuart Bingham 9
  Noppon Saengkham 2     Andrew Pagett 8     Peter Lines 9     Peter Lines 4
  Ben Woollaston 9     Rod Lawler 9     Anthony Hamilton 3     Ken Doherty 9
  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 2     Ben Woollaston 3     Rod Lawler 9     Rod Lawler 7
  Igor Figueiredo 4     Jimmy Michie 5     Alan McManus 5     Ricky Walden 9
  Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 9     Liu Chuang 8
  James Wattana 9     Jimmy Robertson 6     Dave Harold 4     Martin Gould 9
  Kurt Maflin 4     James Wattana 9     James Wattana 9     James Wattana 8
  David Gilbert 9     Andy Hicks 8     Barry Pinches 4     Stephen Lee 9
  Issara Kachaiwong 3     David Gilbert 9     David Gilbert 9     David Gilbert 4
  Mark Joyce 9     Alfie Burden 7     Marcus Campbell 8     Steve Davis 2
  Jak Jones 7     Mark Joyce 9     Mark Joyce 9     Mark Joyce 9
  Xiao Guodong 9     Michael Judge 1     Stuart Pettman 5     Judd Trump 9
  Reanne Evans 1     Xiao Guodong 9     Xiao Guodong 9     Xiao Guodong 7
  Joe Delaney 3     Jimmy White 9     Adrian Gunnell 4     Joe Perry 6
  Adam Wicheard 9     Adam Wicheard 1     Jimmy White 9     Jimmy White 9
  James McBain 8     Bjorn Haneveer 4     Joe Swail 9     Mark Davis 9
  Simon Bedford 9     Simon Bedford 9     Simon Bedford 2     Joe Swail 7
  Patrick Wallace 9     Anthony McGill 4     Michael Holt 4     Mike Dunn 1
  Jamie O'Neill 4     Patrick Wallace 9     Patrick Wallace 9     Patrick Wallace 9
  Michael White 9     David Morris 3     Jamie Burnett 9     Ryan Day 9
  Justin Astley 6     Michael White 9     Michael White 6     Jamie Burnett 5
  Jack Lisowski 9     Matthew Selt 9     Dominic Dale 9     Andrew Higginson 9
  Zhang Anda 4     Jack Lisowski 8     Matthew Selt 6     Dominic Dale 6
  Kyren Wilson 9     Ian McCulloch 8     Rory McLeod 9     Liang Wenbo 6
  Paul Davison 6     Kyren Wilson 9     Kyren Wilson 4     Rory McLeod 9

Century breaksEdit

[15][16]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Higgins Battles Into Quarters". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  3. ^ Hirschowitz, Ivan. "Higgins – My Finest Hour". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ "John Higgins beats Mark Williams to win UK title". BBC Sport. 12 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  5. ^ "John Higgins proud of UK Championship comeback win". BBC Sport. 22 December 2010. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  6. ^ FreeSnookerVideos (11 December 2010), John Higgins vs Stephen Lee Controversy + Analysis (2010 UK Championship), retrieved 10 October 2018
  7. ^ "Prize Money". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 22 December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Prize Money". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Main Event (Draw)". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 22 December 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  10. ^ a b "12BET.com UK Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  11. ^ a b "12Bet.com UK Championship 2010". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  12. ^ "UK Championship Qualifiers Drawsheet". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  13. ^ "12BET.com UK Championship Qualifiers". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  14. ^ "UK Championship 2010 – Qualifying". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  15. ^ "UK Championship 2010 – Highest Breaks". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  16. ^ "UK Championship 2010 – Century Breaks" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2010.