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2016 UK Championship

The 2016 Betway UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 22 November to 4 December 2016 at the Barbican Centre in York, England.[1] It was the tenth ranking event of the 2016/2017 season.[2]

Betway UK Championship
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Tournament information
Dates22 November – 4 December 2016
VenueBarbican Centre
CityYork
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£850,000[1]
Winner's share£170,000
Highest breakNorthern Ireland Mark Allen (147)
Final
ChampionEngland Mark Selby
Runner-upEngland Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score10–7
2015
2017

Neil Robertson was the defending champion,[3] but he lost 3–6 in the first round to Peter Lines.

In his last 64 match against Barry Hawkins, Fergal O'Brien made 5 centuries, setting up a new record in a best of 11 match.[4]

Mark Allen made the 124th official maximum break in the 7th frame of his last 64 match against Rod Lawler.[5] It was Allen's first maximum break, and it was the fifth time in a row, that a maximum was made in a UK Championship.

105 centuries were made during the tournament, breaking last year's record of 104, which included 10 from both Selby and O'Sullivan.

Mark Selby claimed his second UK title by beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–7 in the final.[6] This was Selby's 10th ranking title. This also made him the sixth player to have completed the Triple Crown twice.[7]

Prize fundEdit

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £5,000.

Main drawEdit

[9][10]

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
1   Neil Robertson 3
  Peter Lines 6
  Peter Lines 6
65   Chris Wakelin 4
64   Alfie Burden 2
65   Chris Wakelin 6
    Peter Lines 2
97   Liam Highfield 6
32   Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5
97   Liam Highfield 6
97   Liam Highfield 6
96   Wang Yuchen 5
33   Peter Ebdon 5
96   Wang Yuchen 6
97   Liam Highfield 5
16   Mark Williams 6
16   Mark Williams 6
113   Jason Weston 1
16   Mark Williams 6
49   Andrew Higginson 2
49   Andrew Higginson 6
80   Hossein Vafaei 4
16   Mark Williams 6
17   Ricky Walden 5
17   Ricky Walden 6
112   Fang Xiongman 0
17   Ricky Walden 6
81   Scott Donaldson 2
48   Dechawat Poomjaeng 4
81   Scott Donaldson 6

Section 2Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
41   Matthew Stevens 6
88   James Cahill 1
41   Matthew Stevens 6
24   Michael White 4
24   Michael White 6
105   Fraser Patrick 5
41   Matthew Stevens 6
9   Joe Perry 2
56   Xiao Guodong 6
73   John Astley 3
56   Xiao Guodong 4
9   Joe Perry 6
9   Joe Perry 6
120   Jamie Curtis-Barrett 3
41   Matthew Stevens 2
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
40   Mike Dunn 6
89   Darryl Hill 1
40   Mike Dunn 4
104   Michael Georgiou 6
25   Matthew Selt 2
104   Michael Georgiou 6
104   Michael Georgiou 1
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
57   Li Hang 5
72   Rhys Clark 6
72   Rhys Clark 0
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
  Boonyarit Keattikun 0

Section 3Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
5   Ding Junhui 6
  Igor Figueiredo 5
5   Ding Junhui 6
69   Ross Muir 2
60   Joe Swail 5
69   Ross Muir 6
5   Ding Junhui 2
37   Jamie Jones 6
28   Alan McManus 6
101   Michael Wild 5
28   Alan McManus 2
37   Jamie Jones 6
37   Jamie Jones 6
92   Eden Sharav 1
37   Jamie Jones 6
21   David Gilbert 2
12   Ali Carter 6
117   Christopher Keogan 1
12   Ali Carter 6
53   Robbie Williams 2
53   Robbie Williams 6
76   Sunny Akani 1
12   Ali Carter 5
21   David Gilbert 6
21   David Gilbert 6
108   Adam Duffy 2
21   David Gilbert 6
44   Mark Joyce 2
44   Mark Joyce 6
85   Lee Walker 3

Section 4Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
45   Jack Lisowski 5
84   Mei Xiwen 6
84   Mei Xiwen 6
20   Martin Gould 3
20   Martin Gould 6
109   Gareth Allen 2
84   Mei Xiwen 4
13   Marco Fu 6
52   Rory McLeod 6
77   Jak Jones 3
52   Rory McLeod 0
13   Marco Fu 6
13   Marco Fu 6
116   Josh Boileau 2
13   Marco Fu 6
61   Oliver Lines 0
36   Jimmy Robertson 6
93   Rory Thor 0
36   Jimmy Robertson 6
29   Mark Davis 2
29   Mark Davis 6
100   Sydney Wilson 3
36   Jimmy Robertson 0
61   Oliver Lines 6
61   Oliver Lines 6
68   Martin O'Donnell 5
61   Oliver Lines 6
4   Judd Trump 2
4   Judd Trump 6
  James Wattana 2

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
3   Stuart Bingham 6
  Adam Stefanow 0
3   Stuart Bingham 4
62   Yu Delu 6
62   Yu Delu 6
67   Nigel Bond 3
62   Yu Delu 1
30   Luca Brecel 6
30   Luca Brecel 6
99   Aditya Mehta 0
30   Luca Brecel 6
94   Sam Craigie 5
35   Mark King 2
94   Sam Craigie 6
30   Luca Brecel 6
19   Stephen Maguire 3
14   Barry Hawkins 6
115   David John 0
14   Barry Hawkins 5
51   Fergal O'Brien 6
51   Fergal O'Brien 6
78   Zhang Yong 2
51   Fergal O'Brien 5
19   Stephen Maguire 6
19   Stephen Maguire 6
110   Cao Yupeng 1
19   Stephen Maguire 6
83   Zhao Xintong 2
46   David Grace 2
83   Zhao Xintong 6

Section 6Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
43   Zhou Yuelong 6
86   Duane Jones 3
43   Zhou Yuelong 6
22   Michael Holt 1
22   Michael Holt 6
107   Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn 2
43   Zhou Yuelong 6
75   Yan Bingtao 5
54   Stuart Carrington 5
75   Yan Bingtao 6
75   Yan Bingtao 6
11   Liang Wenbo 4
11   Liang Wenbo 6
118   Kurt Dunham 1
43   Zhou Yuelong 2
6   Shaun Murphy 6
38   Dominic Dale 6
91   Sanderson Lam 5
38   Dominic Dale 6
27   Graeme Dott 3
27   Graeme Dott 6
102   Ian Preece 1
38   Dominic Dale 5
6   Shaun Murphy 6
59   Robin Hull 6
70   Jamie Cope 1
59   Robin Hull 3
6   Shaun Murphy 6
6   Shaun Murphy 6
  Itaro Santos 3

Section 7Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
7   John Higgins 6
  Alex Borg 3
7   John Higgins 6
71   Noppon Saengkham 4
58   Ken Doherty 0
71   Noppon Saengkham 6
7   John Higgins 6
26   Ben Woollaston 2
26   Ben Woollaston 6
103   Elliot Slessor 5
26   Ben Woollaston 6
90   Paul Davison 4
39   Gary Wilson 3
90   Paul Davison 6
7   John Higgins 6
10   Mark Allen 3
10   Mark Allen 6
119   Chen Zhe 4
10   Mark Allen 6
55   Rod Lawler 4
55   Rod Lawler 6
74   Anthony Hamilton 3
10   Mark Allen 6
23   Ryan Day 5
23   Ryan Day 6
106   Jimmy White 2
23   Ryan Day 6
42   Kurt Maflin 2
42   Kurt Maflin 6
87   Allan Taylor 0

Section 8Edit

Last 128
Best of 11 frames
Last 64
Best of 11 frames
Last 32
Best of 11 frames
Last 16
Best of 11 frames
            
47   Tian Pengfei 2
82   Zhang Anda 6
82   Zhang Anda 6
18   Anthony McGill 3
18   Anthony McGill 6
111   Craig Steadman 5
82   Zhang Anda 6
114   Mitchell Mann 3
50   Sam Baird 6
79   Sean O'Sullivan 2
50   Sam Baird 2
114   Mitchell Mann 6
15   Kyren Wilson 3
114   Mitchell Mann 6
82   Zhang Anda 1
2   Mark Selby 6
34   Tom Ford 5
95   Hammad Miah 6
95   Hammad Miah 5
31   Robert Milkins 6
31   Robert Milkins 6
98   Hamza Akbar 1
31   Robert Milkins 1
2   Mark Selby 6
63   Ian Burns 5
66   Daniel Wells 6
66   Daniel Wells 4
2   Mark Selby 6
2   Mark Selby 6
  Andy Hicks 1

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
         
16   Mark Williams 2
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
13   Marco Fu 5
37   Jamie Jones 5
13   Marco Fu 6
8   Ronnie O'Sullivan 7
2   Mark Selby 10
30   Luca Brecel 1
6   Shaun Murphy 6
6   Shaun Murphy 2
2   Mark Selby 6
7   John Higgins 5
2   Mark Selby 6

FinalEdit

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee:   Olivier Marteel.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 4 December 2016.[10]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (8)
  England
7–10 Mark Selby (2)
  England
Afternoon: 138–0 (124), 41–71, 63–0 (63), 8–103 (67), 0–82 (63), 32–58, 1–109 (51, 58), 0–128 (87)
Evening: 9–65 (56), 144–0 (56, 80), 50–36, 134–0 (134), 0–137 (137), 130–0 (130), 82–0 (82), 1–134 (134), 5–118 (107)
134 Highest break 137
3 Century breaks 3
7 50+ breaks 9

Century breaksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Betway UK Championship 2016". World Snooker. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Calendar 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ "UK Championship final: Neil Robertson makes 147 and wins title". BBC Sport. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Five-Ton Fergal Floors Hawk". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Allen Joins 147 Club". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Mark Selby holds off a Ronnie O'Sullivan fightback to win the UK Championship title with a 10-7 victory". Daily Mail. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win UK Championship final". BBC Sport. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Indicative prize money rankings schedule 2016/2017 season" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  9. ^ "UK Championship 2016 Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b "UK Championship 2016 Format" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 4 November 2016.