The final against Scotland's John Higgins was a very tight affair, until Ding took it 10-8 after a 75 in the final frame.
Stephen Maguire (Scotland) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (England) lost out in the semifinals.
Ding received £100,000 for the victory and Higgins got £46,000 for his runner-up spot.
Stephen Lee and Mark Selby tied for highest break of the tournament with 141, for which they shared $5,000.
This was the second UK and fourth ranking title for Junhui. He's previously won the 2005 China Open, the 2005 UK Championship, the 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy. Higgins was looking for his third UK title and 21st win in ranking events.
In his four wins Ding has defeated the four greatest players of the last 30 years; Stephen Hendry (Scotland), Steve Davis (England), O'Sullivan and now Higgins.
Murphy moves from ninth to sixth in the provisional rankings. The top two remain the same. Higgins stays on top, followed by O'Sullivan. Neil Robertson (Australia) sits in third.
The event took place at the Telford International Centre, Telford, England 5-13 December, 2009. It was the third ranking tournament of six on the 2009/2010 Main Tour. Next up on the snooker calendar is the Masters which starts 10 January 2010.
- Pukka Pies UK Championship 2009 (World Snooker)
- Ding Junhui beats John Higgins in UK Championship final (BBC)
- Ding wins UK Championship (Eurosport)
- Ding Junhui Lands UK Title (Sporting Life)
- 2009 Pukka Pies UK Championship (Global Snooker)
- Ding Junhui delights his nation by carrying off UK crown (The Times)
- 2009 UK Snooker Championship (Wikipedia)
- Ding Downs Higgins to complete UK Double (Pro Snooker Blog)
- DING IN THE SWING (Snooker Scene Blog)
- SnookerManager: UK Championship 2009
- UK Snooker Championship (Wikipedia)
- Ding Junhui (Global Snooker Player Profile)
- Ding Junhui (Wikipedia)
- Peter Ebdon wins UK Championship (2006 UK Championship)
- Ronnie O'Sullivan wins fourth UK Championship (2007 UK Championship)
- Shaun Murphy wins 2008 UK Championship (2008 UK Championship)
- O'Sullivan pockets 2009 Shanghai Masters (2009 Main Tour)
- It's four from four as Robertson nicks 2009 Grand Prix (2009 Main Tour)
- John Higgins captures Grand Prix (2009 Main Tour)