Thursday, 6 October 2011

UK Championship 2011 Draw

One of the biggest tournaments UK Championship will move back to Barbican Centre in York with a brand new format. The event takes place from December 3 to December 11.  (Updated: UK Championship 2011 Results/Draw, Live Streaming & Match/TV Schedule)

Higgins beaten Williams from behind to win the title last year
John Higgins won UK Championship in December right after his six-month ban to declare his return and regain his world number one spot. Higgins won the title by beating Mark Williams 10-9 after trialling 7-9.

The upper quarter of the main draw is as follow:

John Higgins v Rory McLeod

Stephen Maguire v Stephen Hendry
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Steve Davis

Judd Trump v Dominic Dale
Ding Junhui v
Mark Davis

Matthew Stevens v Marcus Campbell
Graeme Dott v Matthew Selt

Neil Robertson v Tom Ford

Defending Champion John Higgins is seeded number one but he has a tough draw. Higgins may face his fellow country man Stephen Maguire in last 16 and may play the winner between Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals. It is similar to Higgins' road to win the world title this year after beating O'Sullivan in the quarter-finals and Trump in the final. Indeed Trump v O'Sullivan will be a fabulous clash. Matthew Stevens who just getting back into the top 16 may face Ding Junhui in the last 16. A possible rematch for the Crucible final 2010 is set between Graeme Dott and Neil Robertson.

The lower quarter of the main draw:

Mark Williams v Joe Jogia

Stephen Lee v Ricky Walden
Martin Gould v Peter Lines

Shaun Murphy v
Li Yan
Ali Carter v
Robert Milkins

Mark Allen v Adrian Gunnell
Stuart Bingham v Marco Fu

Mark Selby v Ryan Day

The new reigning world number one Mark Selby is seeded at the bottom of the draw which may meet top16 new comer Stuart Bingham in last 16. Last year runner-up Mark Williams could meet again Shaun Murphy in last 8, after their meeting in semis last year if both of them are through.

UK Championship tickets are on sale now.To book call 0844 854 2757 or visit or Click HereFor details of format, ticket prices and seating plan click here

Qualifiers Draw can be found here. Since Stephen Hendry dropped out of top 16, he needs to win one match in order to qualify for the main draw. Hendry may face Gerard Greene, Jimmy Robertson, Kurt Maflin or David Hogan in his qualifying match. The qualifiers will be held at South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester from November 6 to 9. Tickets will be available for qualifiers - for details please visit


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