UK Championship special

QUIZ! Snookered: UK Championship Special

It’s getting nearer the nitty gritty at the Barbican Centre in York with only 16 players remaining – but there’s just enough time to fit in a little UK Championship special quiz.

UK Championship special
A UK Championship special player. Photo credit: Monique Limbos

A high-quality field comprising ten out of the elite top 16 in the world rankings are still in with a shout of attaining UK glory and with it the first Triple Crown title of the 2018/19 campaign.

Six of those contenders are former winners, with reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, Judd Trump, and Stephen Maguire in the running at the Barbican Centre.

The UK Championship has been a fixture on the snooker calendar ever since Irishman Patsy Fagan lifted the trophy in its inaugural staging back in 1977 – making it the third oldest tournament on the Main Tour behind the World Championship and the Masters.

Such has been the rich history and prestige that has been attached with this event, the roll of honour is an almost complete who’s who of the sport, with not a single name out of place as an undeserving member of the champion’s circle.

The likes of Mark Allen, Kyren Wilson, and Jack Lisowski will be hoping to etch their names onto the silverware for the first time come Sunday night, with £170,000 on offer for the winner.

This UK Championship special teaser follows the format of the recent “Snookered” series of quizzes, which means you have just a short time to match 15 UK related hints with the right year.

Be careful, though, because as usual a wrong answer will result in a premature end to the quiz.

The question is, how snookered are you?

CLICK HERE if you cannot see the Snookered: UK Championship Special quiz. (external site)

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
6. Kyren Wilson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Mark Williams
13. Mark Allen
14. Jack Lisowski
15. David Gilbert
16. Anthony McGill

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