2012 UK Championship

The 2012 williamhill.com UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 1–9 December 2012 at the Barbican Centre in York, England. It was the fifth ranking event of the 2012/2013 season.[1]

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2012 UK Championship (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates1–9 December 2012
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£637,500
Winner's share£125,000
Highest breakScotland John Higgins (147)
England Jack Lisowski (147)
England Andy Hicks (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Shaun Murphy
Score10–6
2011
2013

For the first time in the history of snooker three maximum breaks were made in a ranking tournament, albeit at different venues. Andy Hicks made the 93rd official maximum break during his round 2 qualifying match against Daniel Wells. This was Hicks' first 147 break.[2] Just one day later Jack Lisowski compiled the 94th official maximum break during his round 3 qualifying match against Chen Zhe. This was Lisowski's first 147 break.[3] John Higgins made the 95th official maximum break during his last 16 match against Mark Davis. This was Higgins' seventh 147 break.[4] It also took the total number of maximum breaks for the season to seven.[5]

Judd Trump was the defending champion,[6] but he lost 5–6 against Mark Joyce in the last 32.[7][8]

Mark Selby won his third ranking title by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–6 in the final.[9] This was the tournament's first all-English final since 1992, when Jimmy White defeated John Parrott 16–9. By reaching the final Selby also regained number one position in the rankings from Trump.[10][11]

Prize fundEdit

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[12]

Main drawEdit

[13][14][15][16]

Last 32
best of 11 frames
Last 16
best of 11 frames
Quarter-finals
best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
best of 17 frames
Final
best of 19 frames
               
1   Judd Trump 5
  Mark Joyce 6
  Mark Joyce 2
14   Ali Carter 6
14   Ali Carter 6
  Steve Davis 2
14   Ali Carter 6
9   Stuart Bingham 4
9   Stuart Bingham 6
  Jack Lisowski 2
9   Stuart Bingham 6
7   Stephen Maguire 4
7   Stephen Maguire 6
  Fergal O'Brien 2
14   Ali Carter 8
4   Shaun Murphy 9
6   Mark Williams 3
  Mark King 6
    Mark King 4
  Luca Brecel 6
11   Ricky Walden 5
  Luca Brecel 6
  Luca Brecel 5
4   Shaun Murphy 6
12   Graeme Dott 6
  Martin Gould 5
12   Graeme Dott 2
4   Shaun Murphy 6
4   Shaun Murphy 6
  Robert Milkins 3
4   Shaun Murphy 6
2   Mark Selby 10
3   John Higgins 6
  Michael Holt 3
3   John Higgins 5
16   Mark Davis 6
16   Mark Davis 6
  Cao Yupeng 1
16   Mark Davis 6
13   Matthew Stevens 4
13   Matthew Stevens 6
  Dominic Dale 1
13   Matthew Stevens 6
  Marco Fu 4
8   Mark Allen 3
  Marco Fu 6
16   Mark Davis 4
2   Mark Selby 9
5   Neil Robertson 6
  Tom Ford 1
5   Neil Robertson 6
15   Barry Hawkins 2
15   Barry Hawkins 6
  Liang Wenbo 4
5   Neil Robertson 4
2   Mark Selby 6
10   Ding Junhui 4
  Ryan Day 6
  Ryan Day 4
2   Mark Selby 6
2   Mark Selby 6
  Michael White 3

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Leo Scullion.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 9 December 2012.[15][17]
Shaun Murphy (4)
  England
6–10 Mark Selby (2)
  England
Afternoon: 64–11, 49–58 (54), 0–82 (66), 83–0 (83), 98–35 (98), 67–39, 0–81 (70)
Evening: 1–77, 72–67 (Murphy 65, Selby 58), 38–70, 53–63, 78–8, 34–79 (51), 0–107 (98), 31–64, 37–69
98 Highest break 98
0 Century breaks 0
3 50+ breaks 6

QualifyingEdit

These matches were held between 20 and 23 November 2012 at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield, England.[18][19][20]

  Round 1
Best of 11 frames
  Round 2
Best of 11 frames
  Round 3
Best of 11 frames
  Round 4
Best of 11 frames
                               
  David Grace 4     Andy Hicks 6     Mark Joyce 6     Jamie Cope 4
  Daniel Wells 6     Daniel Wells 2     Andy Hicks 4     Mark Joyce 6
  Pankaj Advani 6     Jimmy White 5     Steve Davis 6     Jamie Burnett 2
  Sam Baird 2     Pankaj Advani 6     Pankaj Advani 5     Steve Davis 6
  Chen Zhe 6     Aditya Mehta 4     Jack Lisowski 6     Joe Perry 4
  Sean O'Sullivan 1     Chen Zhe 6     Chen Zhe 2     Jack Lisowski 6
  Tian Pengfei 6     Alan McManus 2     David Gilbert 6     Fergal O'Brien 6
  Joel Walker 4     Tian Pengfei 6     Tian Pengfei 3     David Gilbert 2
  Li Yan 4     Adam Duffy 6     Xiao Guodong 6     Mark King 6
  Fraser Patrick 6     Fraser Patrick 2     Adam Duffy 4     Xiao Guodong 0
  Luca Brecel 6     Peter Lines 4     Liu Chuang 3     Peter Ebdon 1
  Scott Donaldson 5     Luca Brecel 6     Luca Brecel 6     Luca Brecel 6
  Robbie Williams 2     James Wattana 6     Ben Woollaston 6     Martin Gould 6
  Jamie O'Neill 6     Jamie O'Neill 4     James Wattana 5     Ben Woollaston 3
  Michael Wasley w/o     Jimmy Robertson 6     Rory McLeod 6     Robert Milkins 6
  Hossein Vafaei w/d     Michael Wasley 5     Jimmy Robertson 3     Rory McLeod 5
  Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6     Barry Pinches 1     Jamie Jones 3     Michael Holt 6
  Passakorn Suwannawat 5     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6     Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1
  Liam Highfield 6     Cao Yupeng 6     Dave Harold 4     Marcus Campbell 4
  Ben Judge 1     Liam Highfield 3     Cao Yupeng 6     Cao Yupeng 6
  Ian Burns 6     Kurt Maflin 3     Anthony Hamilton 2     Dominic Dale 6
  Michael Leslie 1     Ian Burns 6     Ian Burns 6     Ian Burns 2
  Dechawat Poomjaeng 6     Rod Lawler 6     Gerard Greene 4     Marco Fu 6
  Simon Bedford 3     Dechawat Poomjaeng 5     Rod Lawler 6     Rod Lawler 2
  Paul Davison 6     Yu Delu 6     Nigel Bond 5     Tom Ford 6
  Gareth Allen 2     Paul Davison 4     Yu Delu 6     Yu Delu 1
  Zhang Anda w/o     Anthony McGill 6     Liang Wenbo 6     Andrew Higginson 0
  Duane Jones w/d     Zhang Anda 2     Anthony McGill 5     Liang Wenbo 6
  Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 6     Alfie Burden 5     Matthew Selt 6     Ryan Day 6
  Martin O'Donnell 5     Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 6     Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 4     Matthew Selt 3
  Tony Drago 3     Mike Dunn 4     Michael White 6     Ken Doherty 3
  Craig Steadman 6     Craig Steadman 6     Craig Steadman 3     Michael White 6

Century breaksEdit

Televised stage centuriesEdit

[21]

Qualifying stage centuriesEdit

[22]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Handy Andy Makes UK Maximum". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  3. ^ Kalb, Rolf. "UK Championship – Auch Lisowski gelingt ein Maximum-Break" (in German). Eurosport DE. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "John Higgins racks up maximum break at UK Championship". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Higgins Fires UK Maximum". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ Fazackerley, Karen. "UK Snooker Championship: Judd Trump beats Mark Allen to win title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  7. ^ Carroll, Steve. "Defending champion Judd Trump crashes out of williamhill.com UK Championship". The Press. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Trump dumped out of UK Championship". ESPN. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Selby secures York spoils". Sporting Life. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  10. ^ Hafez, Shamoon. "UK Snooker Championship 2012: Mark Selby beats Mark Davis". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Prize Money". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  13. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship 2012 draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  14. ^ "UK Championship 2012 draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  15. ^ a b "williamhill.com UK Championship (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  16. ^ "UK Championship scores and schedule". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Final – Match 31 – Shaun Murphy v Mark Selby". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  18. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship 2012 qualifiers draw and format" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  19. ^ "UK Championship 2012 qualifiers draw" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  20. ^ "williamhill.com UK Championship Qualifiers (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  21. ^ "UK Championship centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on December 6, 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  22. ^ "UK Championship qualifiers centuries". worldsnookerdata.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.

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