1978 UK Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1978-1979
Dates: November 22nd 1978 - December 1st 1978
Qualifying dates: September 13th 1978 - September 26th 1978
Location: England Guild Hall, Preston, England
Sponsor: Coral
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 33 16 12 3 2 4 70
Frame rate 9.61 19.81 26.42 105.67 158.5 79.25 4.53
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
24 0 24
Matches: 23
Frames: 317
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 4 4
Prize fund: GBP 12,500
Points scored: 34,899
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final Wales Doug Mountjoy 15 (29) 9 England David Taylor
Scores: 32-61; 76-16; 115-18; 29-75; 47-65(60); 55-44; 65-33; 62-32; 19-84; 7-74(55); 46-74; 35-81; 80(68)-34; 74(58)-29; 64-22; 88(50)-33; 57(52)-66; 65-35; 84-51; 58-39; 26-83; 112-33; 90(63)-26; 120(120)-1
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
120, 68, 63, 58, 52, 50
Taylor:
60, 55
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7, 9-8, 10-8, 11-8, 12-8, 12-9, 13-9, 14-9, 15-9
Mountjoy Taylor Total
Points scored: 1506 1109 2615
Avg. points/frame: 62.75 46.21 108.96
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 3 2 - - - 1 6
Taylor 1 1 - - - - 2
Semi-final Wales Doug Mountjoy 9 (17) 1 England Graham Miles
Scores: 81-49; 124(89)-0; 68-46; 103(59)-9; 80(51)-0; 82-32; 80-30; 86(57)-37; 53-66; 69-48
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
89, 59, 57, 51
Miles:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 8-1, 9-1
Mountjoy Miles Total
Points scored: 826 317 1143
Avg. points/frame: 82.6 31.7 114.3
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 3 - - 1 - - 4
Miles - - - - - - 0
Semi-final England David Taylor 9 (17) 5 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 67-56; 60-16; 76-35; 81-33; 40-91; 67-16; 77-33; 79-0; 34-61; 6-133(54); 40-81; 65-39; 42-73; 48-40
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:

Higgins:
54
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 9-5
Taylor Higgins Total
Points scored: 782 707 1489
Avg. points/frame: 55.86 50.5 106.36
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Higgins 1 - - - - - 1
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9 (17) 4 England Fred Davis
Scores: 64-40; 52-48; 83(57)-15; 56-39; 66-37; 14-98; 78(54)-24; 37-79; 106-12; 57-32; 35-62; 40-92; 60-56
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
57, 54
Davis:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4
Higgins Davis Total
Points scored: 748 634 1382
Avg. points/frame: 57.54 48.77 106.31
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 2 - - - - - 2
Davis - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final England Graham Miles 9 (17) 1 England Willie Thorne
Scores: 104(92)-2; 62-58; 78-61(61); 111(58)-16; 60-11; 78-33; 70-56; 75(70)-44; 20-75; 139(139)-0
50+ Breaks:
Miles:
139, 92, 70, 58
Thorne:
61
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 8-1, 9-1
Miles Thorne Total
Points scored: 797 356 1153
Avg. points/frame: 79.7 35.6 115.3
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles 1 - 1 - 1 1 4
Thorne - 1 - - - - 1
Quarter-final Wales Doug Mountjoy 9 (17) 4 Wales Roy Andrewartha
Scores: 45-63; 102(83)-7; 86-19; 82-38; 56-62; 122(52)-0; 84-25; 34-92; 33-70; 100-42; 66-34; 49-33; 67-31
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
83, 52
Andrewartha:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Mountjoy Andrewartha Total
Points scored: 926 516 1442
Avg. points/frame: 71.23 39.69 110.92
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 1 - - 1 - - 2
Andrewartha - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final England David Taylor 9 (17) 2 England John Virgo
Scores: 69-30; 53-56; 69-38; 62-53; 68-58; 87-30; 27-93; 67-33; 93-15; 87-38; 73-51
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:

Virgo:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2
Taylor Virgo Total
Points scored: 755 495 1250
Avg. points/frame: 68.64 45 113.64
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Virgo - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Wales Roy Andrewartha 9 (17) 8 England John Spencer
Scores: 56-28; 78-58; 59-40; 12-85; 38-60; 72(54)-34; 53-36; 73-54; 28-75; 19-98; 31-90(55); 16-73; 31-68; 67-61(54); 8-115; 60-27; 72-42
50+ Breaks:
Andrewartha:
54
Spencer:
55, 54
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Andrewartha Spencer Total
Points scored: 773 1044 1817
Avg. points/frame: 45.47 61.41 106.88
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Andrewartha 1 - - - - - 1
Spencer 2 - - - - - 2
Last 16 England Fred Davis 9 (17) 2 England John Dunning
Scores: 31-71(64); 87(67)-9; 110(78)-1; 70-33; 58-45; 78-43; 70-21; 63-48; 90-31; 6-120(101); 74-47
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
78, 67
Dunning:
101, 64
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 9-2
Davis Dunning Total
Points scored: 737 469 1206
Avg. points/frame: 67 42.64 109.64
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 1 1 - - - 2
Dunning - 1 - - - 1 2
Last 16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9 (17) 6 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 55-53; 74-60; 68-26; 60-49; 7-112; 114-15; 40-73; 69-34; 49-69; 80(50)-58; 90-23; 48-58; 51-54; 31-55; 78-30
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
50
Meadowcroft:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6
Higgins Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 914 769 1683
Avg. points/frame: 60.93 51.27 112.2
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 - - - - - 1
Meadowcroft - - - - - - 0
Last 16 England Graham Miles 9 (17) 8 England Rex Williams
Scores: 30-77; 72-6; 88-26; 1-129(70,51); 69-25; 63-43; 34-72(72); 53-45; 4-124(95); 58-59; 21-63; 67-28; 66-54; 65-49; 29-90; 50-52; 82-32
50+ Breaks:
Miles:

Williams:
95, 72, 70, 51
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8
Miles Williams Total
Points scored: 852 974 1826
Avg. points/frame: 50.12 57.29 107.41
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Miles - - - - - - 0
Williams 1 - 2 - 1 - 4
Last 16 Wales Doug Mountjoy 9 (17) 4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 70(59)-33; 28-65; 48-58; 94-31; 98(50)-41; 67-55(54); 46-58; 83(53)-20; 60-48; 80-15; 61-73; 76-12; 92-23
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
59, 53, 50
Taylor:
54
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Mountjoy Taylor Total
Points scored: 903 532 1435
Avg. points/frame: 69.46 40.92 110.38
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 3 - - - - - 3
Taylor 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 England David Taylor 9 (17) 7 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 61-53; 68-45; 75-27; 99-23; 39-90(72); 35-86; 36-64; 6-111; 51-63; 47-60; 42-58; 73-32; 64-9; 90-24; 61-49; 61-47
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:

Fagan:
72
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7
Taylor Fagan Total
Points scored: 908 841 1749
Avg. points/frame: 56.75 52.56 109.31
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Fagan - - 1 - - - 1
Last 16 England Willie Thorne 9 (17) 6 Wales Ray Reardon
Scores: 83-24; 94(53)-22; 83(51)-39; 34-74; 38-59; 70-56; 54-57; 92-32; 77-30; 42-73; 34-72; 40-88(53); 68(60)-54(54); 69-41; 76-29
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
60, 53, 51
Reardon:
54, 53
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6
Thorne Reardon Total
Points scored: 954 750 1704
Avg. points/frame: 63.6 50 113.6
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 2 1 - - - - 3
Reardon 2 - - - - - 2
Last 16 England John Virgo 9 (17) 3 England John Pulman
Scores: 47-59; 43-73; 65-57; 49-24; 69-48; 40-50; 90-28; 65-38; 64-53; 66-5; 69-40; 79(78)-42
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
78
Pulman:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Virgo Pulman Total
Points scored: 746 517 1263
Avg. points/frame: 62.17 43.08 105.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo - - 1 - - - 1
Pulman - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Wales Roy Andrewartha 9 (17) 3 England Pat Houlihan
Scores: 58-24; 9-85; 67-36; 60-43; 53-68; 50-81(63); 78(78)-32; 78-41; 60-50; 60-56; 82(54)-51; 81-46
50+ Breaks:
Andrewartha:
78, 54
Houlihan:
63
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Andrewartha Houlihan Total
Points scored: 736 613 1349
Avg. points/frame: 61.33 51.08 112.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Andrewartha 1 - 1 - - - 2
Houlihan - 1 - - - - 1
Last 24 England John Dunning 9 (17) 3 England David Greaves
Scores: 67-16; 80-9; 70-39; 39-74(64); 63-58; 65-10; 70-23; 82(57)-24; 74-19; 58-65; 36-74; 92-34
50+ Breaks:
Dunning:
57
Greaves:
64
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 9-3
Dunning Greaves Total
Points scored: 796 445 1241
Avg. points/frame: 66.33 37.08 103.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Dunning 1 - - - - - 1
Greaves - 1 - - - - 1
Last 24 England Jim Meadowcroft 9 (17) 5 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 65-38; 64-51; 86-26; 33-73; 74-25; 43-74(60); 25-111; 32-107; 24-97; 63-55; 79(60)-39; 69-48; 86-12; 59-48
50+ Breaks:
Meadowcroft:
60
Rea:
60
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5
Meadowcroft Rea Total
Points scored: 802 804 1606
Avg. points/frame: 57.29 57.43 114.71
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meadowcroft - 1 - - - - 1
Rea - 1 - - - - 1
Last 24 Wales Doug Mountjoy 9 (17) 5 England John Barrie
Scores: 46-61; 94(50)-32; 121(118)-3; 47-85(58); 46-65; 44-81; 112(62)-11; 61-50; 105-30; 89(71)-26; 86-21; 71(57)-42; 31-53; 75(62)-31
50+ Breaks:
Mountjoy:
118, 71, 62, 62, 57, 50
Barrie:
58
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 9-5
Mountjoy Barrie Total
Points scored: 1028 591 1619
Avg. points/frame: 73.43 42.21 115.64
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Mountjoy 2 2 1 - - 1 6
Barrie 1 - - - - - 1
Last 24 England David Taylor 9 (17) 2 England Maurice Parkin
Scores: 79-18; 70-29; 137(80)-0; 90-40; 111(61)-1; 113(75)-5; 57-71; 90(63)-32; 23-58; 81-39; 65-29
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
80, 75, 63, 61
Parkin:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2, 9-2
Taylor Parkin Total
Points scored: 916 322 1238
Avg. points/frame: 83.27 29.27 112.55
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - 2 1 1 - - 4
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England Willie Thorne 9 (17) 4 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 74-54; 78-23; 5-76(52); 61-73; 107(71)-15; 59-9; 27-58; 98-37; 61-50; 57-15; 27-77; 57-54; 79-18
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
71
Bennett:
52
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Thorne Bennett Total
Points scored: 790 559 1349
Avg. points/frame: 60.77 43 103.77
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne - - 1 - - - 1
Bennett 1 - - - - - 1
Last 24 England John Virgo 9 (17) 4 England Ray Edmonds
Scores: 71-41; 66-71; 33-91(58); 61-44; 89-0; 64-55; 97-25; 81-41; 25-60; 78-46; 14-111; 59-36; 104-0
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:

Edmonds:
58
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Virgo Edmonds Total
Points scored: 842 621 1463
Avg. points/frame: 64.77 47.77 112.54
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo - - - - - - 0
Edmonds 1 - - - - - 1
Last 24 England Rex Williams 9 (17) 8 Wales Terry Griffiths
Scores: 52-76; 73-29; 83(73)-40; 32-65; 43-71; 52-64; 36-82(76); 7-74(52); 25-86; 28-84; 91-44; 73-47; 85-17; 82-9; 73-32; 81(69)-18; 70-53
50+ Breaks:
Williams:
73, 69
Griffiths:
76, 52
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 3-8, 4-8, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Williams Griffiths Total
Points scored: 986 891 1877
Avg. points/frame: 58 52.41 110.41
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Williams - 1 1 - - - 2
Griffiths 1 - 1 - - - 2