The Who's Who of the UK Championship

Who did what in the 40-year history of the UK Championship?

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Has made 11 quarter-final appearances or better but has only won the title once
Beat Stephen Hendry 9-0 in the 1998 UK Championship
Featured in two finals between 2002 and 2008, winning once
Defeated in five finals, the most for any player
Lost in back-to-back semi-finals in 2004 and 2005
Compiled the tournament's first 147 break in 1987
Compiled a 147 break en route to the final in 2004
Won the 1979 championship, the only time he appeared in the final
Opponent when Ronnie O'Sullivan made his record 13th maximum break in 2014
Suffered the biggest defeat in a UK final, losing 16-3 in 1981
Won the first UK Championship in 1977
Shock first round winner over Ding Junhui in 2017 with a ranking of 130
Runner-up in 2008, the only time he has appeared in a final
Compiled a 148 break using a free ball in the 2004 qualifying rounds
Recent World Championship runner-up who has never reached a UK Championship semi-final
Runner-up to Steve Davis in 1986
Won the 1992 UK Championship
The 2016 champion
Fined £20,000 for conceding halfway through his quarter-final match with Stephen Hendry in 2006
Compiled the tournament's second 147 break in 1992
Let slip a 9-5 lead in the 2010 final, eventually losing 10-9
Opponent when Stephen Hendry made the tournament's third 147 break in 1995
Won the UK Championship aged 46, the oldest winner
Won the 2011 UK Championship
Won the 2008 UK Championship
Winner in 2005 and 2009
Englishman who lost in the 1998 semi-finals to John Higgins, his best UK run.
Became only the fourth player to do the World and UK double in the same year in the late 90s
The last player to record a 147 break in the tournament, in 2016
The 2005 runner-up
Lost in three finals without ever winning the championship
The only Asian player from outside China to reach the semi-finals
Surprise semi-finalist in 2015 while seeded 80th
Lost back-to-back finals in 1998 and 1999
Played in the 1990, 1991, and 1996 semi-finals, but never appeared in a UK final
Amateur player who beat the defending champion Neil Robertson in the 2016 first round
Six-time world champion who never reached a UK Championship final
Featured in four finals between 1980 and 1984, winning once
The only player to compile a 147 in a UK Championship final
Missed the final black off the spot for a maximum 147 in 2015

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