1996 UK Championship (snooker)

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UK Championship
Tournament information
Dates 15 November–1 December 1996
Venue Guild Hall
City Preston
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Winner's share £70,000
Highest break Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty /
England Andy Hicks (141)
Final
Champion Scotland Stephen Hendry
Runner-up Scotland John Higgins
Score 10–9
1995
1997

The 1996 UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place at the Guild Hall in Preston, England. The event started on 15 November 1996 and the televised stages were shown on BBC between 23 November and 1 December 1996.

Stephen Hendry won his third UK Championship in a row and fifth overall by defeating John Higgins 10–9 in the final.[1] Hendry also made the highest break of the tournament with 140.

Tony Drago made the fastest century break in a ranking event with a time of 3 minutes 31 seconds.[2]

Prize fund[edit]

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

  • Winner £70,000
  • Runner-up £37,000
  • Highest break £5,000

Main draw[edit]

[3][4]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
Scotland Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
England Anthony Hamilton1
 
Scotland Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
England Paul Hunter5
 
England Paul Hunter9
 
 
 
Northern Ireland Terry Murphy7
 
Scotland Stephen Hendry9
 
 
 
Scotland Alan McManus1
 
Scotland Alan McManus9
 
 
 
Scotland Billy Snaddon5
 
Scotland Alan McManus9
 
 
 
England John Parrott8
 
England John Parrott9
 
 
 
England Joe Johnson6
 
Scotland Stephen Hendry10
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins9
 
Canada Alain Robidoux9
 
 
 
England Karl Broughton8
 
Canada Alain Robidoux3
 
 
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty9
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty9
 
 
 
England Steve Davis5
 
Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty3
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins9
 
Wales Mark Williams9
 
 
 
England Nigel Bond4
 
Wales Mark Williams6
 
 
 
Scotland John Higgins9
 
Scotland John Higgins9
 
 
Malta Tony Drago8
 

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Northern Ireland Len Ganley
The Guild Hall, Preston, England, 1 December 1996.
Stephen Hendry
 Scotland
10–9 John Higgins
 Scotland
First session: 32–72 (79), 78–32, 105–14 (74), 16–65 (64), 80–28, 108–8 (102), 115–14 (115), 36–70, 4–94
Second session: 73–4 (74), 61–33, 108–0 (108), 59–66, 39–68, 32–96, 29–62 (54), 12–62, 82–0 (82), 77–0 (77)
115 Highest break 69
3 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 3

Century breaks[edit]

All Rounds

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Various Snooker Records". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ "UK Championship 1996". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  4. ^ "UK Championship". Snooker Scene. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.