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Encyclopedia > 1981 UK Snooker Championship

The 1981 Coral UK Championship took place at the Guildhall, Preston in November and TV stages shown on BBC TV took place between 28 November and 5 December 1981. Gala Coral Group Ltd is a British betting shop, bingo and casino operator owned by private equity houses Candover Investments, Cinven and Permira. ... The UK Championship is a professional snooker tournament, generally regarded as the second most prestigious tournament after the World Championship. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Steve Davis retained the first of his major titles by demolishing Terry Griffiths 16-3 in the final. Jimmy White, fresh from his sucess in the Langs Scottish Masters and Northern Ireland Classic which took place eariler in the 1981-82 season, beat John Virgo, Dennis Taylor and , in the match of the tournament, Ray Reardon, in reaching the semi-finals at his first attempt but then collapsed and whitewashed 9-0 by the reiging World Champion Steve Davis. Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... John Virgo (born 3 March 1946, in Salford, Lancashire, England) is an English ex-professional snooker player, commentator, and TV personality. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ...


Two other young players, Tony Knowles and Tony Meo, also enhanced their reputations, Knowles by beating Fred Davis and Doug Mountjoy in reaching the quarter finals and Meo by beating Rex Williams, Cliff Thorburn and Alex Higgins in reaching the semis. There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ... Doug Mountjoy (born 8 June 1942) is a retired Welsh Snooker player. ... Rex Williams (born 20 July 1933) is a retired English snooker player. ... Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ... Alexander Gordon Higgins (born March 18, 1949) is a world-famous snooker player. ...

Contents

Prize Money

Winner £10,000


Total £40,000


Highest Break

???


Qualifyling Stages

Best of 17 frames


Group 1


Paul Medati 9-5 E McLaughlin; Paul Medati 9-7 Jim Donnelly Scotland, Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...


Group 2


England Mike Hallett 9-4 Vic Harris; England Mike Hallett 9-6 Dennis Hughes Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mike Hallett (July 2, 1959 - April 19, 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mike Hallett (July 2, 1959 - April 19, 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ...


Group 3


Scotland Matt Gibson 9-6 Jack Fitzmaurice; Wales Clive Everton 9-6 Matt Gibson Scotland Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ... Clive Everton (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...


Group 4


England Joe Johnson 9-6 Terry Murphy England; England Mike Watterson 9-4 Bernard Bennett England; England Joe Johnson 9-3 Mike Watterson England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Joe Johnson can be one of several persons: Joe Johnson, snooker player Joe Johnson, U.S democratic politician Joe Johnson, basketball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Terry Murphy is a television hostess and correspondent, best known for her nine years anchoring the tabloid show Hard Copy and, since 2003, reporting for the entertainment show Extra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Joe Johnson can be one of several persons: Joe Johnson, snooker player Joe Johnson, U.S democratic politician Joe Johnson, basketball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Group 5


England Pat Houlihan 9-1 Kingsley Kennerley England; England Pat Houlihan 9-4 Ian Black Scotland Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ian Black is a British journalist and author focusing on international political issues. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...


Group 6


England Geoff Foulds 9-7 Billy Kelly England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Group 7


Scotland Eddie Sinclair 9-6 Mark Wildman England; Scotland Eddie Sinclair 9-0 Sid Hood England Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Mark Wildman (born January 25, 1936) is a retired English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Group 8


England Rex Williams 9-3 Doug French England; England Colin Roscoe 9-7 Murdo McLeod Scotland; England Rex Williams 9-4 Colin Roscoe England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Rex Williams (born 20 July 1933) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Rex Williams (born 20 July 1933) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Competition proper

1st Round Best of 17 frames


England Willie Thorne 9-6 Paul Medati Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... William Joseph Willie Thorne (born 4 March 1954 in Leicester) is a former English professional snooker player and now a commentator. ...


England Mike Hallett 9-5 Patsy Fagan Ireland Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mike Hallett (July 2, 1959 - April 19, 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ... Patsy Fagan (born January 15, 1951) is a retired Irish snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ...


England Jimmy White 9-4 Clive Everton Wales Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Clive Everton (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ...


England Joe Johnson 9-5 Cliff Wilson Wales Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Joe Johnson can be one of several persons: Joe Johnson, snooker player Joe Johnson, U.S democratic politician Joe Johnson, basketball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cliff Wilson was a professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ...


England Pat Houlihan 9-4 Jim Meadowcroft England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Jim Meadowcroft (born 15 December 1946) is a retired English professional snooker player who has latterly been a coach and a commentator on the game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Tony Knowles 9-1 Geoff Foulds England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Dave Martin 9-7 Eddie Sinclair Scotland Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...


England Rex Williams 9-4 John Dunning England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Rex Williams (born 20 July 1933) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...



2nd Round Best of 17 frames


England Willie Thorne 9-4 Ray Edmonds England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... William Joseph Willie Thorne (born 4 March 1954 in Leicester) is a former English professional snooker player and now a commentator. ... Ray Edmonds (born April 25, 1936, Grimsby, England) was a mildly successful professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Canada Kirk Stevens 9-4 Mike Hallett England Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Kirk Stevens (born August 17, 1958) is a Canadian professional snooker player. ... Mike Hallett (July 2, 1959 - April 19, 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Jimmy White 9-6 John Virgo England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... John Virgo (born 3 March 1946, in Salford, Lancashire, England) is an English ex-professional snooker player, commentator, and TV personality. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Joe Johnson 9-5 John Spencer England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Joe Johnson can be one of several persons: Joe Johnson, snooker player Joe Johnson, U.S democratic politician Joe Johnson, basketball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Spencer (18 June 1935 - 11 July 2006) was an English snooker player who dominated the game in the 1970s along with Ray Reardon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Graham Miles 9-5 Pat Houlihan England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Graham Miles (born 11 May 1941) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Tony Knowles 9-6 Fred Davis England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9-7 Dave Martin England Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Alexander Gordon Higgins (born March 18, 1949) is a world-famous snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


England Tony Meo 9-8 Rex Williams England Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... Rex Williams (born 20 July 1933) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Steve Davis  9
  Willie Thorne  2  
  Steve Davis  9
    Canada Bill Werbeniuk  5  
  Canada Bill Werbeniuk  9
  Canada Kirk Stevens  7  
  Steve Davis  9
    Jimmy White  0  
  Jimmy White  9
  Dennis Taylor  5  
  Jimmy White  9
    Ray Reardon  8  
  Ray Reardon  9
  Joe Johnson  7  
  Steve Davis  16
    Terry Griffiths  3
  Terry Griffiths  9
  Graham Miles  4  
  Terry Griffiths  9
    Tony Knowles  5  
  Tony Knowles  9
  Doug Mountjoy  6  
  Terry Griffiths  9
    Tony Meo  3  
  Alex Higgins  9
  David Taylor  5  
  Tony Meo  9
    Alex Higgins  4  
  Tony Meo  9
  Canada Cliff Thorburn  6  
Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... William Joseph Willie Thorne (born 4 March 1954 in Leicester) is a former English professional snooker player and now a commentator. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Bill Werbeniuk (January 14, 1947 - January 20, 2003) was a Canadian professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Bill Werbeniuk (January 14, 1947 - January 20, 2003) was a Canadian professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Kirk Stevens (born August 17, 1958) is a Canadian professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Joe Johnson can be one of several persons: Joe Johnson, snooker player Joe Johnson, U.S democratic politician Joe Johnson, basketball player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Graham Miles (born 11 May 1941) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... There have been several well-known people with the name Tony Knowles, including: Tony Knowles (politician) Tony Knowles (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Doug Mountjoy (born 8 June 1942) is a retired Welsh Snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_(bordered). ... Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... Alexander Gordon Higgins (born March 18, 1949) is a world-famous snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... David Taylor (born 29 July 1943) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland_(bordered). ... Alexander Gordon Higgins (born March 18, 1949) is a world-famous snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Tony Meo (born 4 October 1959) is a retired English snooker player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ...

 
 

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