The gritty Englishman looked like a winner throughout the event. In a somewhat scrappy final he managed to beat Scotland's Stephen Hendry 10-6.
This was Ebdon's seventh ranking title and first since the 2004 Irish Masters. He now joins an illustrious list of players who have won both the World Championship and the UK Championship. The other players are Steve Davis (England), Terry Griffiths (Wales), Alex Higgins (N.Ireland), Hendry, John Parrott (England), Ronnie O'Sullivan (England), John Higgins (Scotland) and Mark J Williams (Wales).
The win puts Ebdon at No.4 in the provisional rankings. Hendry lies in 7th position. The list is headed by Higgins who surpassed Ireland's Ken Doherty after his semi-final appearance.
The event took place in York Barbican Centre, England Dec 4-17.
- Official tournament page (World Snooker)
- 2006 UK Championship (Global Snooker Centre)
- Ebdon beats Hendry to join elite (BBC)
- Ebdon Claims UK Title (Sporting Life)
- 2006 UK Championship (Wheels in Motion)
- Ebdon wins UK Championship (European billiards)
- UK2006: Ebdon siegt (Snookerblog - German)
- Snooker Ranking with Cuefacts from the Maplin Uk Championships 2006
- SnookerManager: UK Championship 2006