1979 UK Championship

Status: Professional Non-ranking
Season: 1979-1980
Dates: November 19th 1979 - December 1st 1979
Qualifying dates: No qualifier dates available
Location: England Guild Hall, Preston, England
Sponsor: Coral
Broadcaster: None
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Amount 46 32 15 12 8 5 118
Frame rate 8.33 11.97 25.53 31.92 47.88 76.6 3.25
Players:
Professional Amateur Total
27 0 27
Matches: 26
Frames: 383
Centuries:
Qualifiers Venue Total
0 5 5
Prize fund: GBP 15,000
Points scored: 39,724
Round Player 1 Score Player 2
Final England John Virgo 14 (27) 13 Wales Terry Griffiths
Scores: 70-60; 67-9; 81-24; 100(63)-24; 103(67)-26; 52-61; 73(69)-24; 96-29; 22-90; 32-68; 4-126(60); 49-51; 86-38; 50-59; 136(93)-3; 57(57)-56; 8-108(71); 55-45; Virgo docked 2 frames; 43-61; 50-73; 65-44; 17-91(56); 26-96(68); 74(50)-19; 78-8
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
93, 69, 67, 63, 57, 50
Griffiths:
71, 68, 60, 56
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6, 10-6, 10-7, 11-7, , , 11-8, 11-9, 12-9, 12-10, 12-11, 13-11, 14-11
Virgo Griffiths Total
Points scored: 1494 1293 2787
Avg. points/frame: 55.33 47.89 103.22
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo 2 3 - - 1 - 6
Griffiths 1 2 1 - - - 4
Semi-final Wales Terry Griffiths 9 (17) 3 Canada Bill Werbeniuk
Scores: 84-46; 77-52; 55-70(58); 58-64; 63-17; 56-47; 17-81; 83-30; 81-18; 77-32; 108(84)-30; 119(119)-4
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:
119, 84
Werbeniuk:
58
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Griffiths Werbeniuk Total
Points scored: 878 491 1369
Avg. points/frame: 73.17 40.92 114.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths - - - 1 - 1 2
Werbeniuk 1 - - - - - 1
Semi-final England John Virgo 9 (17) 4 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor
Scores: 73(62)-46; 70-49; 50-75; 96(54)-7; 124(57)-0; 10-72; 126(81)-0; 77-31; 62-54; 113(95)-11; 35-79; 22-96; 121(92)-6
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
95, 92, 81, 62, 57, 54
Taylor:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 9-4
Virgo Taylor Total
Points scored: 979 526 1505
Avg. points/frame: 75.31 40.46 115.77
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo 2 1 - 1 2 - 6
Taylor - - - - - - 0
Quarter-final Wales Terry Griffiths 9 (17) 7 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins
Scores: 25-90(57); 117(93)-26; 35-71(70); 85-35; 71-29; 91(60)-9; 86-36; 22-85(58); 20-54; 19-68; 5-83(76); 13-108(104); 60-20; 76-39; 126(118)-0; 74-16
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:
118, 93, 60
Higgins:
104, 76, 70, 58, 57
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 9-7
Griffiths Higgins Total
Points scored: 925 769 1694
Avg. points/frame: 57.81 48.06 105.88
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths - 1 - - 1 1 3
Higgins 2 - 2 - - 1 5
Quarter-final Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9 (17) 6 Ireland Patsy Fagan
Scores: 66(50)-33; 66-43; 45-53; 27-67; 65-53; 62-47; 82-19; 70-47; 59-37; 83(74)-0; 2-62; 37-84(55); 67-75(50); 44-73; 73-33
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
74, 50
Fagan:
55, 50
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 9-6
Taylor Fagan Total
Points scored: 848 726 1574
Avg. points/frame: 56.53 48.4 104.93
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor 1 - 1 - - - 2
Fagan 2 - - - - - 2
Quarter-final England John Virgo 9 (17) 7 England Steve Davis
Scores: 47-82(54); 78-33; 63-70; 71(57)-58(58); 23-90; 71-39; 80-31; 70-29; 29-104(61); 52-62; 79(71)-46; 67-22; 58(53)-69; 80-33; 43-63; 89(61)-16
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
71, 61, 57, 53
Davis:
61, 58, 54
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 7-6, 8-6, 8-7, 9-7
Virgo Davis Total
Points scored: 1000 847 1847
Avg. points/frame: 62.5 52.94 115.44
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo 2 1 1 - - - 4
Davis 2 1 - - - - 3
Quarter-final Canada Bill Werbeniuk 9 (17) 8 England Ray Edmonds
Last 16 England Steve Davis 9 (17) 5 Wales Doug Mountjoy
Scores: 88-16; 51-79; 108(77)-3; 32-77; 61-50; 41-69; 10-77(50); 48-58; 92-27; 81-57; 103(62)-23; 91(91)-22; 103(67)-9; 66(62)-37
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
91, 77, 67, 62, 62
Mountjoy:
50
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 9-5
Davis Mountjoy Total
Points scored: 975 604 1579
Avg. points/frame: 69.64 43.14 112.79
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis - 3 1 - 1 - 5
Mountjoy 1 - - - - - 1
Last 16 England Ray Edmonds 9 (17) 6 England Fred Davis
Scores: 74-63; 35-96(65); 70-42; 51-67; 74(60)-43; 41-89(89); 55-65; 57-65; 76-35; 72(53)-54; 68-44; 19-105; 66-23; 63-50; 60-35
50+ Breaks:
Edmonds:
60, 53
Davis:
89, 65
Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6
Edmonds Davis Total
Points scored: 881 876 1757
Avg. points/frame: 58.73 58.4 117.13
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Edmonds 1 1 - - - - 2
Davis - 1 - 1 - - 2
Last 16 Ireland Patsy Fagan 9 (17) 5 England Graham Miles
Scores: 14-74; 69(65)-57; 30-69; 87-9; 23-53; 66-22; 24-82; 94(62)-3; 99(52)-19; 64-11; 60-37; 113(51,62)-13; 119(81)-13; 67-51
50+ Breaks:
Fagan:
81, 65, 62, 62, 52, 51
Miles:

Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4, 10-4
Fagan Miles Total
Points scored: 929 513 1442
Avg. points/frame: 66.36 36.64 103
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Fagan 2 3 - 1 - - 6
Miles - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Wales Terry Griffiths 9 (17) 4 Wales Cliff Wilson
Scores: 89-40; 59-50; 36-93(91); 80(52)-30; 46-66; 60(60)-42; 64-47; 85-36; 0-83(79); 81(70)-1; 27-59; 77-32; 72-11
50+ Breaks:
Griffiths:
70, 60, 52
Wilson:
91, 79
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Griffiths Wilson Total
Points scored: 776 590 1366
Avg. points/frame: 59.69 45.38 105.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Griffiths 1 1 1 - - - 3
Wilson - - 1 - 1 - 2
Last 16 Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 9 (17) 3 England Pat Houlihan
Scores: 74-36; 100-17; 85-22; 65-56; 34-89; 99(80)-20; 50-73; 61-28; 83-17; 51-61; 87-48; 90(53)-52
50+ Breaks:
Higgins:
80, 53
Houlihan:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Higgins Houlihan Total
Points scored: 879 519 1398
Avg. points/frame: 73.25 43.25 116.5
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Higgins 1 - - 1 - - 2
Houlihan - - - - - - 0
Last 16 Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor 9 (17) 8 England Willie Thorne
Scores: 33-93; 56-43; 9-79; 85-24; 53-66; 68-24; 72-3; 38-61; 20-91(64); 9-108(88); 8-61; 80-14; 82(63)-3; 24-81(50); 78-43; 66-56; 66(65)-55(55)
50+ Breaks:
Taylor:
65, 63
Thorne:
88, 64, 55, 50
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Taylor Thorne Total
Points scored: 847 905 1752
Avg. points/frame: 49.82 53.24 103.06
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Taylor - 2 - - - - 2
Thorne 2 1 - 1 - - 4
Last 16 England John Virgo 9 (17) 6 England Tony Meo
Scores: 55-74; 47-74(62); 10-82(73); 2-73(72); 50-84(59); 73-26; 83-39; 106(102)-5; 56-41; 79-27; 48-74; 85(51)-24; 86-79; 77-52; 79(71)-18
50+ Breaks:
Virgo:
102, 71, 51
Meo:
73, 72, 62, 59
Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 0-5, 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6, 9-6
Virgo Meo Total
Points scored: 936 772 1708
Avg. points/frame: 62.4 51.47 113.87
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Virgo 1 - 1 - - 1 3
Meo 1 1 2 - - - 4
Last 16 Canada Bill Werbeniuk 9 (17) 8 England John Spencer
Scores: 33-73; 84(83)-24; 62-26; 24-77(69); 55-29; 65-53(53); 20-103(59); 74-37; 49-63; 71-64(53); 14-75; 6-70; 41-65; 33-53; 62-52; 67-53; 74(69)-41
50+ Breaks:
Werbeniuk:
83, 69
Spencer:
69, 59, 53, 53
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Werbeniuk Spencer Total
Points scored: 834 958 1792
Avg. points/frame: 49.06 56.35 105.41
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Werbeniuk - 1 - 1 - - 2
Spencer 3 1 - - - - 4
Last 24 England Steve Davis 9 (17) 3 England John Dunning
Scores: 49-72(70); 73(63)-24; 86(65)-42; 86(52)-15; 4-114(97); 107(81)-10; 72-37; 64-57(56); 90-7; 26-66; 73-8; 8-27
50+ Breaks:
Davis:
81, 65, 63, 52
Dunning:
97, 70, 56
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4
Davis Dunning Total
Points scored: 738 479 1217
Avg. points/frame: 61.5 39.92 101.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Davis 1 2 - 1 - - 4
Dunning 1 - 1 - 1 - 3
Last 24 England Ray Edmonds 9 (17) 3 England Jim Meadowcroft
Scores: 71-37; 76-39; 6-88; 90(55)-23; 20-98; 70-32; 70-57; 106(94)-33; 64-22; 93(60)-27; 60-74; 69-33
50+ Breaks:
Edmonds:
94, 60, 55
Meadowcroft:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, 8-3, 9-3
Edmonds Meadowcroft Total
Points scored: 795 563 1358
Avg. points/frame: 66.25 46.92 113.17
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Edmonds 1 1 - - 1 - 3
Meadowcroft - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Ireland Patsy Fagan 9 (17) 4 England Mike Hallett
Scores: 95(89)-9; 63-52; 95-38; 58-65; 64-39; 30-76; 80(51)-31; 35-88(62); 74-46; 39-81(55); 78-37; 73-68; 56-37
50+ Breaks:
Fagan:
89, 51
Hallett:
62, 55
Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 5-2, 5-3, 6-3, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 9-4
Fagan Hallett Total
Points scored: 840 667 1507
Avg. points/frame: 64.62 51.31 115.92
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Fagan 1 - - 1 - - 2
Hallett 1 1 - - - - 2
Last 24 England Pat Houlihan 9 (17) 3 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea
Scores: 58-32; 44-56; 96(64)-33; 108(78)-5; 81-11; 30-73; 31-74; 78-20; 51-45; 108(103)-13; 63-33; 70-60
50+ Breaks:
Houlihan:
103, 78, 64
Rea:

Match Progress:
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Houlihan Rea Total
Points scored: 818 455 1273
Avg. points/frame: 68.17 37.92 106.08
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Houlihan - 1 1 - - 1 3
Rea - - - - - - 0
Last 24 England Tony Meo 9 (17) 7 England David Taylor
Scores: 28-76; 69-10; 81-43; 40-43; 38-53; 58-50; 91(53)-22; 88-16; 81-17; 94-12; 103(88)-14; 37-63; 56(56)-80(51); 10-85; 8-63; 87-0
50+ Breaks:
Meo:
88, 56, 53
Taylor:
51
Match Progress:
0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 9-7
Meo Taylor Total
Points scored: 969 647 1616
Avg. points/frame: 60.56 40.44 101
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Meo 2 - - 1 - - 3
Taylor 1 - - - - - 1
Last 24 England Willie Thorne 9 (17) 4 Wales Roy Andrewartha
Scores: 88-39; 84-26; 68-44; 54(53)-58; 28-72; 68-45; 59-65; 91(57)-18; 71-58; 71(59)-12; 79-46; 86(86)-5; 58-41
50+ Breaks:
Thorne:
86, 59, 57, 53
Andrewartha:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3, 10-3
Thorne Andrewartha Total
Points scored: 905 529 1434
Avg. points/frame: 69.62 40.69 110.31
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Thorne 3 - - 1 - - 4
Andrewartha - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Canada Bill Werbeniuk 9 (17) 3 England Joe Johnson
Scores: 71-40; 75-32; 82-12; 84(61)-37; 77(54)-32; 80(56)-13; 46-75; 25-88; 14-67; 90-45; 81(59)-30; 68-49
50+ Breaks:
Werbeniuk:
61, 59, 56, 54
Johnson:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3, 9-3
Werbeniuk Johnson Total
Points scored: 793 520 1313
Avg. points/frame: 66.08 43.33 109.42
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Werbeniuk 3 1 - - - - 4
Johnson - - - - - - 0
Last 24 Wales Cliff Wilson 9 (17) 7 England John Pulman
Scores: 30-62; 50-67; 95(78)-13; 80-51; 33-55; 19-74; 72-26; 96-17; 63-60; 76-12; 83-42; 77-36; 53-64; 26-64; 38-74; 62-46
50+ Breaks:
Wilson:
78
Pulman:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-4, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 9-7
Wilson Pulman Total
Points scored: 953 763 1716
Avg. points/frame: 59.56 47.69 107.25
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Wilson - - 1 - - - 1
Pulman - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England John Dunning 9 (17) 8 England David Greaves
Scores: 34-56; 13-93; 56-52; 32-76; 45-76; 47-57; 76-20; 85-13; 75-23; 43-71; 42-51; 56-11; 46-60; 62-17; 63-38; 97-6; 88(53)-50
50+ Breaks:
Dunning:
53
Greaves:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 5-8, 6-8, 7-8, 8-8, 9-8
Dunning Greaves Total
Points scored: 960 770 1730
Avg. points/frame: 56.47 45.29 101.76
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Dunning 1 - - - - - 1
Greaves - - - - - - 0
Round 1 England Mike Hallett 9 (17) 1 England Maurice Parkin
Scores: 100(59)-25; 96-20; 119(72)-17; 93-29; 113-7; 62-51; 81-34; 39-70; 87-14; 91-22
50+ Breaks:
Hallett:
72, 59
Parkin:

Match Progress:
1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1
Hallett Parkin Total
Points scored: 881 289 1170
Avg. points/frame: 88.1 28.9 117
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Hallett 1 - 1 - - - 2
Parkin - - - - - - 0
Round 1 Northern Ireland Jackie Rea 9 (17) 8 England Bernard Bennett
Scores: 14-95; 33-64; 43-70; 41-66; 42-52; 64-34; 66-25; 93(64)-34; 101(58)-15; 51-74; 43-68; 68-39; 54-49; 98(54)-35; 56-37; 28-61; 87(60)-20
50+ Breaks:
Rea:
64, 60, 58, 54
Bennett:

Match Progress:
0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 0-5, 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 8-7, 8-8, 9-8
Rea Bennett Total
Points scored: 982 838 1820
Avg. points/frame: 57.76 49.29 107.06
Breaks 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s Total
Rea 2 2 - - - - 4
Bennett - - - - - - 0