2017 UK Championship

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Betway UK Championship
Betway UK Championship.svg
Tournament information
Dates 28 November–10 December 2017
Venue Barbican Centre
City York
Country England
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £850,000
Winner's share £170,000
Highest break Wales Michael White (142)
Final
Champion England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Runner-up England Shaun Murphy
Score 10–5
2016
2018

The 2017 Betway UK Championship was a professional ranking snooker tournament taking place from 28 November to 10 December 2017 at the Barbican Centre in York, England.[1] It was the eleventh ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

Mark Selby was the defending champion, but he was defeated by Scott Donaldson 3–6 in the last 64.[2]

Ronnie O'Sullivan equalled Steve Davis's record of six UK titles by defeating Shaun Murphy 10–5 in the final.[3] This was O'Sullivan's 31st ranking title and 18th Triple Crown title, equalling Stephen Hendry's record of most major titles.[4]

Prize fund[edit]

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

The "rolling 147 prize" for a maximum break stood at £15,000

Tournament summary[edit]

  • A major upset in the first round was 2nd seed, and world number 3, Ding Junhui losing 5–6 to Leo Fernandez, seeded 127, despite having led 5–1 and having a great chance to clinch the match in frame 7. Fernandez had only recently returned to the professional circuit after serving a 15-month ban for a corruption charge.[6]
  • Also in the first round, 1992 UK Champion 55 year-old Jimmy White, who was seeded 118, beat Ali Carter, seeded 11, 6–2.[7]
  • In the second round, the defending champion, world number 1 Mark Selby, was defeated by Scott Donaldson, who was seeded 64. Donaldson, who prior to the tournament had lost all of his 10 matches of the season, trailed by 0–2 before winning 6–3.[8]
  • Only four top 16 seeded players reached the last 16 of the tournament, them being John Higgins (4), Shaun Murphy (5), Mark Allen (6) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (7). This was the lowest number of top 16 seeds to reach that stage in the tournament's 40 year history. Only Shaun Murphy and Ronnie O'Sullivan made it through to the quarter-finals.
  • For the first time since 2004 all quarter-finalists were British. Six of them were from England.

Main draw[edit]

Source: World Snooker[9][10]

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

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 England Mark Selby 6
128 Egypt Basem Eltahhan 4
1 England Mark Selby 3
64 Scotland Scott Donaldson 6
64 Scotland Scott Donaldson 6
65 England John Astley 2
64 Scotland Scott Donaldson 1
32 China Li Hang 6
32 China Li Hang 6
97 Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 1
32 China Li Hang 6
33 England Robert Milkins 4
33 England Robert Milkins 6
96 China Chen Zhe 1
32 China Li Hang 5
17 Wales Ryan Day 6
16 Wales Mark Williams 6
113 England Paul Davison 0
16 Wales Mark Williams 6
49 England Andrew Higginson 2
49 England Andrew Higginson 6
80 England Sam Craigie 0
16 Wales Mark Williams 5
17 Wales Ryan Day 6
17 Wales Ryan Day 6
112 England Jamie Curtis-Barrett 0
17 Wales Ryan Day 6
48 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 3
48 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6
81 England Elliot Slessor 5

Section 2[edit]

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 England Mark Joyce 6
88 Malaysia Thor Chuan Leong 3
41 England Mark Joyce 6
24 England David Gilbert 4
24 England David Gilbert 6
105 England Christopher Keogan 4
41 England Mark Joyce 6
9 Australia Neil Robertson 5
56 England Gary Wilson 3
73 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 6
73 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
9 Australia Neil Robertson 6
9 Australia Neil Robertson 6
120 England Rod Lawler 1
41 England Mark Joyce 6
104 China Lyu Haotian 4
40 England Peter Ebdon 6
89 England Allan Taylor 3
40 England Peter Ebdon 3
104 China Lyu Haotian 6
25 England Anthony Hamilton 1
104 China Lyu Haotian 6
104 China Lyu Haotian 6
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 4
57 England Rory McLeod 5
72 China Zhao Xintong 6
72 China Zhao Xintong 4
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
8 Hong Kong Marco Fu 6
121 England Nigel Bond 2

Section 3[edit]

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 England Shaun Murphy 6
124 Pakistan Hamza Akbar 1
5 England Shaun Murphy 6
69 England Liam Highfield 5
60 Wales Daniel Wells 4
69 England Liam Highfield 6
5 England Shaun Murphy 6
37 England Jimmy Robertson 3
28 Scotland Alan McManus 6
101 Finland Robin Hull 3
28 Scotland Alan McManus 5
37 England Jimmy Robertson 6
37 England Jimmy Robertson 6
92 Malta Alex Borg 1
5 England Shaun Murphy 6
21 England Ricky Walden 1
12 England Kyren Wilson 6
117 England Sean O'Sullivan 1
12 England Kyren Wilson 6
53 China Yu Delu 4
53 China Yu Delu 6
76 Wales Ian Preece 2
12 England Kyren Wilson 2
21 England Ricky Walden 6
21 England Ricky Walden 6
108 Wales Duane Jones 1
21 England Ricky Walden 6
44 Wales Jamie Jones 5
44 Wales Jamie Jones 6
85 England Craig Steadman 3

Section 4[edit]

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 England Mike Dunn 6
84 China Fang Xiongman 2
45 England Mike Dunn 4
20 England Mark King 6
20 England Mark King 6
109 Thailand Boonyarit Keattikun 0
20 England Mark King 6
13 Belgium Luca Brecel 3
52 England Sam Baird 5
77 India Aditya Mehta 6
77 India Aditya Mehta 3
13 Belgium Luca Brecel 6
13 Belgium Luca Brecel 6
116 Iran Soheil Vahedi 4
20 England Mark King 6
4 Scotland John Higgins 5
36 China Yan Bingtao 6
93 China Zhang Yong 1
36 China Yan Bingtao 6
29 England Ben Woollaston 1
29 England Ben Woollaston 6
100 China Li Yuan 2
36 China Yan Bingtao 3
4 Scotland John Higgins 6
61 China Tian Pengfei 5
68 China Cao Yupeng 6
68 China Cao Yupeng 4
4 Scotland John Higgins 6
4 Scotland John Higgins 6
125 Scotland Chris Totten 1

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

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 England Judd Trump 6
126 Australia Matthew Bolton 0
3 England Judd Trump 6
62 England Chris Wakelin 0
62 England Chris Wakelin 6
67 Wales Lee Walker 1
3 England Judd Trump 2
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
99 Republic of Ireland Josh Boileau 2
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 6
35 Wales Dominic Dale 5
35 Wales Dominic Dale 6
94 England Adam Duffy 0
30 Scotland Graeme Dott 2
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
14 China Liang Wenbo 6
115 England Sanderson Lam 1
14 China Liang Wenbo 6
78 England Mitchell Mann 1
51 England Stuart Carrington 2
78 England Mitchell Mann 6
14 China Liang Wenbo 5
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
110 China Yuan Sijun 1
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
83 Wales Jak Jones 0
46 England David Grace 4
83 Wales Jak Jones 6

Section 6[edit]

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 England Jack Lisowski 6
86 China Wang Yuchen 4
43 England Jack Lisowski 3
22 England Joe Perry 6
22 England Joe Perry 6
107 England Billy Joe Castle 1
22 England Joe Perry 6
54 Norway Kurt Maflin 3
54 Norway Kurt Maflin 6
75 Switzerland Alexander Ursenbacher 1
54 Norway Kurt Maflin 6
118 England Jimmy White 2
11 England Ali Carter 2
118 England Jimmy White 6
22 England Joe Perry 6
6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 4
38 England Mark Davis 5
91 China Xu Si 6
91 China Xu Si 2
102 England Peter Lines 6
27 China Zhou Yuelong 5
102 England Peter Lines 6
102 England Peter Lines 4
6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
59 England Oliver Lines 6
70 China Mei Xiwen 3
59 England Oliver Lines 4
6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
6 Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6
123 Germany Lukas Kleckers 2

Section 7[edit]

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 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
[n 1] Wales Jackson Page 3
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
71 Cyprus Michael Georgiou 1
58 England Alfie Burden 5
71 Cyprus Michael Georgiou 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
26 Wales Michael White 1
26 Wales Michael White 6
103 Scotland Ross Muir 5
26 Wales Michael White 6
39 England Matthew Selt 1
39 England Matthew Selt 6
90 England Ian Burns 2
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
87 Thailand Sunny Akani 5
10 England Barry Hawkins 6
119 Australia Kurt Dunham 1
10 England Barry Hawkins 6
74 England Hammad Miah 2
55 Wales Matthew Stevens 3
74 England Hammad Miah 6
10 England Barry Hawkins 0
87 Thailand Sunny Akani 6
23 England Michael Holt 6
106 China Niu Zhuang 5
23 England Michael Holt 4
87 Thailand Sunny Akani 6
42 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 5
87 Thailand Sunny Akani 6

Section 8[edit]

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 England Robbie Williams 6
82 England Martin O'Donnell 3
47 England Robbie Williams 2
18 England Martin Gould 6
18 England Martin Gould 6
111 Northern Ireland Joe Swail 3
18 England Martin Gould 6
50 Iran Hossein Vafaei 4
50 Iran Hossein Vafaei 6
79 Thailand James Wattana 4
50 Iran Hossein Vafaei 6
15 Scotland Anthony McGill 5
15 Scotland Anthony McGill 6
114 England Ashley Hugill 2
18 England Martin Gould 6
34 China Xiao Guodong 4
34 China Xiao Guodong 6
95 China Chen Zifan 0
34 China Xiao Guodong 6
31 England Tom Ford 1
31 England Tom Ford 6
98 Scotland Eden Sharav 1
34 China Xiao Guodong 6
63 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 3
63 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6
66 China Zhang Anda 2
63 Thailand Noppon Saengkham 6
127 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 0
2 China Ding Junhui 5
127 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 6

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals
Best of 11 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 19 frames
         
17 Wales Ryan Day 6
41 England Mark Joyce 5
17 Wales Ryan Day 3
5 England Shaun Murphy 6
5 England Shaun Murphy 6
20 England Mark King 1
5 England Shaun Murphy 5
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 6
22 England Joe Perry 3
19 Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
7 England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6
18 England Martin Gould 3

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 19 frames. Referee: Wales Paul Collier.
Barbican Centre, York, England, 10 December 2017.[10]
Shaun Murphy (5)
 England
5–10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (7)
 England
Afternoon: 124–0 (123), 39–83 (62), 9–108 (103), 76–62 (O'Sullivan 62), 18–72, 48–57, 70–27 (69), 60–57 (O'Sullivan 52, Murphy 52)
Evening: 1–75 (75), 84–32 (80), 0–104 (104), 0–84 (76), 18–103 (103), 49–86 (86), 0–108 (59)
123 Highest break 104
1 Century breaks 3
4 50+ breaks 10

Century breaks[edit]

Total: 99

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson Page replaced Rhys Clark (122nd seed) who withdrew from the tournament.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017/18 World Snooker Calendar" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 September 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Great Scott floors champ Selby". World Snooker. 2017-12-02. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan demolishes Shaun Murphy to seal UK Championship title". Guardian. 10 December 2017. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "UK Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan matches Steve Davis with sixth title". BBC Sport. 10 December 2017. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Indicative Prize Money Rankings Schedule 2017/2018 Season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 14 July 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "UK Snooker Championship 2017: Ding Junhui loses to world number 130 Leo Fernandez". BBC Sport. 2017-11-28. Archived from the original on 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  7. ^ "Whirlwind sends Captain crashing". World Snooker. 2017-11-30. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  8. ^ "Great Scott Floors Champ Selby". World Snooker. 2017-12-02. Archived from the original on 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2017-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Betway UK Championship 2017 Draw" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Betway UK Championship 2017 Provisional Format of Play" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Clark replaced by Page in UK draw". World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 24 November 2017. Archived from the original on 26 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.