UK Championship

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UK Championship
Tournament information
VenueBarbican Centre
LocationYork
CountryEngland
Established1977
Organisation(s)World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£850,000
Current champion(s)China Ding Junhui

The UK Championship is a snooker tournament. It is one of the Triple Crown events, along with the World Championship and the Masters. It is the second-biggest ranking tournament, after the World Championship. Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the most times. Ding Junhui is the current champion.

Winners[change | change source]

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Year Winner Runner-up Final score Season Venue
UK Championship (non-ranking)
1977 Republic of Ireland Patsy Fagan Wales Doug Mountjoy 12–9 1977/78 Tower Circus, Blackpool
1978 Wales Doug Mountjoy England David Taylor 15–9 1978/79 Preston Guildhall
1979 England John Virgo Wales Terry Griffiths 14–13 1979/80
1980 England Steve Davis Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–6 1980/81
1981 England Steve Davis Wales Terry Griffiths 16–3 1981/82
1982 Wales Terry Griffiths Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–15 1982/83
1983 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins England Steve Davis 16–15 1983/84
UK Championship (ranking)
1984 England Steve Davis Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 16–8 1984/85 Preston Guildhall
1985 England Steve Davis England Willie Thorne 16–14 1985/86
1986 England Steve Davis England Neal Foulds 16–7 1986/87
1987 England Steve Davis England Jimmy White 16–14 1987/88
1988 Wales Doug Mountjoy Scotland Stephen Hendry 16–12 1988/89
1989 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Steve Davis 16–12 1989/90
1990 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Steve Davis 16–15 1990/91
1991 England John Parrott England Jimmy White 16–13 1991/92
1992 England Jimmy White England John Parrott 16–9 1992/93
1993 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–6 1993/94
1994 Scotland Stephen Hendry Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–5 1994/95
1995 Scotland Stephen Hendry England Peter Ebdon 10–3 1995/96
1996 Scotland Stephen Hendry Scotland John Higgins 10–9 1996/97
1997 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–6 1997/98
1998 Scotland John Higgins Wales Matthew Stevens 10–6 1998/99 Bournemouth International Centre
1999 Wales Mark Williams Wales Matthew Stevens 10–8 1999/00
2000 Scotland John Higgins Wales Mark Williams 10–4 2000/01
2001 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–1 2001/02 Barbican Centre, York
2002 Wales Mark Williams Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 10–9 2002/03
2003 Wales Matthew Stevens Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–8 2003/04
2004 Scotland Stephen Maguire England David Gray 10–1 2004/05
2005 China Ding Junhui England Steve Davis 10–6 2005/06
2006 England Peter Ebdon Scotland Stephen Hendry 10–6 2006/07
2007 England Ronnie O'Sullivan Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–2 2007/08 Telford International Centre
2008 England Shaun Murphy Hong Kong Marco Fu 10–9 2008/09
2009 China Ding Junhui Scotland John Higgins 10–8 2009/10
2010 Scotland John Higgins Wales Mark Williams 10–9 2010/11
2011[5] England Judd Trump Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–8 2011/12 Barbican Centre in York
2012[6] England Mark Selby England Shaun Murphy 10–6 2012/13
2013[7] Australia Neil Robertson England Mark Selby 10–7 2013/14
2014[8] England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Judd Trump 10–9 2014/15
2015[9] Australia Neil Robertson China Liang Wenbo 10–5 2015/16
2016[10] England Mark Selby England Ronnie O'Sullivan 10–7 2016/17
2017[11] England Ronnie O'Sullivan England Shaun Murphy 10–5 2017/18
2018[12] England Ronnie O'Sullivan Northern Ireland Mark Allen 10–6 2018/19
2019[13] China Ding Junhui Scotland Stephen Maguire 10–6 2019/20

Statsistics[change | change source]

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan  England 7 1
2 Steve Davis  England 6 4
3 Stephen Hendry  Scotland 5 5
4 John Higgins  Scotland 3 2
5 Ding Junhui  China 3 0
6 Mark Williams  Wales 2 2
7 Doug Mountjoy  Wales 2 1
Mark Selby  England 2 1
9 Neil Robertson  Australia 2 0
10 Alex Higgins  Northern Ireland 1 3
11 Terry Griffiths  Wales 1 2
Jimmy White  England 1 2
Matthew Stevens  Wales 1 2
Shaun Murphy  England 1 2
Stephen Maguire  Scotland 1 2
16 John Parrott  England 1 1
Peter Ebdon  England 1 1
Judd Trump  England 1 1
19 Patsy Fagan  Ireland 1 0
John Virgo  England 1 0
21 Ken Doherty  Ireland 0 3
22 Mark Allen  Northern Ireland 0 2
23 David Taylor  England 0 1
Willie Thorne  England 0 1
Neal Foulds  England 0 1
David Gray  England 0 1
Marco Fu  Hong Kong 0 1
Liang Wenbo  China 0 1

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