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Scottish snooker player

For other people named John Higgins, see John Higgins (disambiguation).

  • 1998
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2011

John Higgins, MBE (born 18 May 1975) is a Scottish professional snooker player. He has won 31 career ranking titles, placing him in third position on the all-time list of ranking event winners, behind Ronnie O’Sullivan (39) and Stephen Hendry (36). Since turning professional in 1992, he has won four World Championships, three UK Championships and two Masters titles, for a total of nine Triple Crown titles. This achievement puts him on a par with Mark Selby and behind only O’Sullivan (21), Hendry (18) and Steve Davis (15). A prolific break-builder, Higgins has compiled over 900 century breaks and 12 maximum breaks in professional tournaments, second all time. He has achieved the world number 1 ranking position on four occasions.

In 2010, the News of the World tabloid newspaper carried out a sting operation in a hotel room in Ukraine, which claimed to show Higgins and his then-manager arranging to lose specific frames in future matches for money. Although an investigation cleared Higgins of match-fixing allegations, the WPBSA found that he had brought the sport into disrepute by failing to disclose an invitation to breach the sport’s betting rules and giving the impression of agreeing to it. Higgins was banned from professional competition for six months and fined £75,000. He returned to the tour midway through the 2010–11 season.

After winning his fourth world title in 2011, Higgins’ form became less consistent, and he has spoken frequently about his struggles with confidence. He has gone for extended periods without ranking wins. He reached three consecutive World Championship finals between 2017 and 2019, but was runner-up each time, losing to Mark Selby in 2017, Mark Williams in 2018 and Judd Trump in 2019. In the 2021–22 season, he lost five major finals, including the 2022 Tour Championship, when he lost 9–10 to Neil Robertson despite having led 9–4.

Career

Early years

Higgins turned professional in 1992 and reached the quarter-finals of the British Open during his first season on the professional tour. He rose to prominence in the 1994–95 season when, at the age of 19, he won his first ranking tournament at the Grand Prix, defeating Dave Harold 9–6 in the final. He went on to win two more ranking titles at the British Open and International Open, making him the first teenager to win three ranking events in one season, and he also reached the finals of the Welsh Open and the Masters. By the end of the season, he had moved from 51st to 11th in the world rankings. By the end of the following season, assisted by two more ranking titles and another ranking final, he had moved up to 2nd in the world. At the 1996 UK Championship final in 1996, he recovered from 4–8 down against Stephen Hendry to lead 9–8, only to lose 9–10.

In 1998, Higgins won his first World Championship, beating Jason Ferguson, Anthony Hamilton, John Parrott and Ronnie O’Sullivan, before overcoming defending champion Ken Doherty 18–12 in the final. He made a then-record 14 centuries in the tournament (an achievement that was later eclipsed by Hendry, who made 16 centuries in the 2002 World Championship). After winning the world title, Higgins became world number one for the first time in his career, ending Stephen Hendry’s eight-year tenure in the top spot.

After the first world title

During the 1998–99 season, Higgins won the UK Championship and Masters with 10–6 and 10–8 defeats of Matthew Stevens and Ken Doherty, respectively, to become only the third player after Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry to hold the World, UK and Masters titles simultaneously (Mark Williams later joined this elite group). In addition, he is one of just six players to have claimed both the World and UK Championship in the same calendar year (1998); the others are Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Parrott, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Mark Selby.

Higgins remained as world number one for two years, when Mark Williams replaced him at the top of the rankings at the close of the 1999–00 season. Higgins and Williams met in the Grand Prix final in 1999, where Higgins came from 2–6 down to claim a 9–8 victory; the World Championship semi-final in 2000, where Higgins was defeated 15–17 after surrendering a 14–10 advantage in the final session; and the UK Championship final in 2000– Higgins winning by a margin of 10–4 to earn his second UK title.

He reached the World Championship final in 2001, but lost 14–18 to Ronnie O’Sullivan. At the beginning of the 2001–02 season, Higgins became the first player to win the opening three tournaments of a season: the Champions Cup, Scottish Masters (both invitational events), and the British Open. Higgins then failed to win a major title until his fourth British Open triumph in 2004.

In the Grand Prix final in 2005, Higgins beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 9–2. In doing so, he became the first player to record four consecutive centuries in a ranking tournament, with breaks of 103, 104, 138 and 128 in frames 7 to 10. Higgins scored 494 points without reply, which was then a record (Ding Junhui managed 495 points against Stephen Hendry in the Premier League in 2007). Higgins and O’Sullivan also contested the Masters finals in 2005 and 2006. Higgins was beaten 3–10 in 2005. In 2006, he lost the first three frames, but won the next five to establish a lead after the first session. O’Sullivan levelled in the evening, and the match went to a deciding frame. On a 60 break, O’Sullivan missed a red to a baulk pocket, and Higgins made a clearance of 64 to win 10–9 to claim the title for the second time.

Second and third world titles

At the 2007 World Snooker Championship, Higgins beat Michael Holt, Fergal O’Brien, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Stephen Maguire en route to the final. His break of 122 in the 29th frame of his semi-final against Maguire, on recovering from a deficit of 10–14 in the final session to prevail 17–15, was the 1,000th century to be made at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield since the World Championship was first staged there in 1977. In the final, Higgins held a 12–4 advantage over Mark Selby overnight, but Selby reduced his arrears to a single frame on day two. However, at 14–13, Higgins rediscovered his form to win four consecutive frames to clinch the match 18–13 to secure his second World title at 12:54am, the latest finish to a World final (equalled when Neil Robertson beat Graeme Dott in 2010); and nine years after his first title– the longest time span between successes since Alex Higgins (1972, 1982), and the longest at The Crucible. He regained world number one status.

As World Champion, Higgins reached the quarter-final stages in only the Welsh Open and China Open tournaments. He helped to establish, and actively promoted, the World Series of Snooker– a tour intended to bring snooker to new venues outside the traditional United Kingdom and recently developed Far East markets. He won the inaugural event in St. Helier in June 2008, beating Mark Selby 6–3 in the final. Higgins also devised a new players’ union with his manager Pat Mooney, called The Snooker Players Association. He won the Grand Prix for the fourth time in 2008, beating Ryan Day 9–7 in the final in Glasgow– his first ranking tournament win on home soil.

At the 2009 World Snooker Championship, Higgins beat Michael Holt 10–5 in round one. His second-round and quarter-final matches both went the full distance of 25 frames, with Higgins overcoming 10–12 and 11–12 deficits against Jamie Cope and Mark Selby, respectively, to win 13–12. He established a 13–3 lead in the semi-final against Mark Allen and progressed 17–13– withstanding a comeback by the Northern Irishman. Higgins recorded an 18–9 victory over Shaun Murphy in the final to become the ninth player to win the World title three or more times after Joe Davis, Fred Davis, John Pulman, John Spencer, Ray Reardon, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan. He joined Steve Davis, Hendry and O’Sullivan as the only players to have lifted the trophy three or more times at The Crucible. At two weeks before his 34th birthday, Higgins became the oldest player to triumph since Dennis Taylor in 1985, who was 36 years of age.

In the 2009–10 season, as reigning World Champion, he lost 5–6 on the black ball to Neil Robertson in the semi-final of the Grand Prix; and 8–10 to Ding Junhui in the final of the UK Championship, after surviving a comeback by Ronnie O’Sullivan in the semi-final when leading 8–2, to advance 9–8 the previous evening. He also defeated Neil Robertson 9–8 during the tournament. He captured the Welsh Open title by defeating Ali Carter 9–4 in the final, and ended the season as world number one despite an 11–13 loss to Steve Davis in round two of the World Championship.

Match-fixing allegations and fourth world title

Suspension

On 2 May 2010, Higgins and his manager, Pat Mooney, a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) board member, were the subject of match-fixing allegations after being filmed in a sting operation conducted by the now defunct News of the World. On 30 April, an undercover News of the World team, led by Mazher Mahmood, posing as promoters, had met Higgins and his manager in a hotel room in Kyiv under the pretence of organising a series of events linked to the World Series of Snooker. The newspaper alleged that Higgins and Mooney had agreed to lose four frames in four separate tournaments in exchange for a total payment of €300,000 and further discussed the mechanics of how to fix a frame, which tournaments and opponents to choose, and how Higgins would receive the money. Higgins was immediately suspended from the game and Mooney resigned from his position on the WPBSA board. Higgins issued a statement on the day of the allegations denying that he had ever been involved in match-fixing, and explained that he had decided to “play along” out of fears for his safety, suspecting the involvement of the Russian Mafia.

A full investigation was conducted into the allegations by David Douglas, former Metropolitan Police detective chief superintendent and head of the WPBSA’s disciplinary committee. The independent tribunal that followed in September 2010, hosted by Sports Resolutions (UK) and chaired by Ian Mill QC, concurred that the WPBSA was right to conclude that Higgins had truthfully accounted for his words and actions and to withdraw the more serious charges of match-fixing, but found him guilty of “giving the impression” that he would breach betting rules, and of failing to report the approach made to him by the News of the World. Higgins received a six-month ban, backdated to the start of his suspension period, and was fined £75,000.

Return to snooker

Higgins returned to professional competition on 12 November 2010 in the Ruhr Championship– European Players Tour Championship (EPTC) event five in Hamm and went on to win the tournament beating Shaun Murphy 4–2 in the final. His winning streak continued in the Prague Classic (EPTC6) in Prague where he reached the final again, but lost 3–4 to Michael Holt.

In the 2010 UK Championship, his first tournament on British soil since his return, he reached his third final in succession. He fought back from 2–7 and 5–9 down against Mark Williams, and from 7–9 after trailing 0–61, and needing a snooker to level the match. He made a 68 break in the decider, and sealed a 10–9 victory with a sensational double on the brown. In securing his third UK title, Higgins became only the fourth player after Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, to win the second biggest ranking tournament in snooker three or more times. As a result of his progress in those three events, where he won 18 out of 19 matches, Higgins earned sufficient points to regain his position as world number one under the new two-year rolling ranking system after having slipped to third by missing the start of the 2010/2011 season.

Higgins lost in the first round of the Masters 4–6 against Graeme Dott, and withdrew from the German Masters after defeating Robert Milkins 5–3 in round one, to return home due to the deteriorating health of his father, who subsequently died after a long battle against cancer. A little over two weeks later, Higgins successfully defended his Welsh Open title by beating Stephen Maguire 9–6 in the final– dedicating victory to his late father. Higgins won the Hainan Classic, defeating Jamie Cope in the final. Higgins reached the quarter-final of the China Open, where he lost 2–5 against Shaun Murphy. Higgins’ next tournament was the Scottish Professional Championship, where he defeated Anthony McGill 6–1 in the final.

In the World Championship, Higgins defeated Stephen Lee 10–5 in the first round, Rory McLeod 13–7 in the second round and Ronnie O’Sullivan 13–10 in the quarter-finals. On the way to a 17–14 victory over Mark Williams in the semi-finals, Higgins was heckled by an audience member who shouted out, “How do you swallow that three hundred thousand, John? … You’re a disgrace to snooker.” Higgins went on to defeat Judd Trump 18–15 in the final to win his fourth world title, which prompted Steve Davis to comment “I think John Higgins is the best snooker player I’ve ever seen in my life”. Despite the victory, Higgins lost the world number one ranking to Mark Williams.

Struggles with consistency (2011–present)

2011–12 season

Higgins had a poor 2011–12 season, reaching only two quarter-finals of major ranking events. His season-best performance was reaching the semi-finals of the Masters, where he lost 4–6 to Shaun Murphy. Before the World Championship, he admitted that he had not practiced much throughout the season and did not feel confident about defending his title. In the first round of the tournament, he came from 6–8 down to defeat Liang Wenbo 10–9. He then played Hendry in the second round, the first time the two players had ever met in a World Championship match, but Hendry defeated the defending champion 13–4, with Higgins calling it the worst he had ever played at the Crucible. He finished the season ranked world number five.

2012–13 season

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Higgins at 2013 German Masters

Higgins started the 2012–13 season by winning his 25th ranking title at the Shanghai Masters, after coming back from 2–7 down to defeat Judd Trump 10–9 in the final. He made a maximum break during the final, and compiled another maximum in his second-round match against Mark Davis at the 2012 UK Championship. He won the minor-ranking Kay Suzanne Memorial Trophy, defeating Trump 4–2 in the final, and reached the final of the minor-ranking Bulgarian Open, where he lost 0–4 to Trump. However, Higgins did not enjoy sustained success for the rest of the season, reaching only one other semi-final of a major ranking event, the World Open, which he lost 2–6 to Mark Allen. He exited the World Championship in the first round, losing 6–10 to Mark Davis. Afterward, he admitted that doubts about whether he could remain at the pinnacle of the sport after 20 years as a professional had affected his form. He finished the season ranked 11th, slipping out of the top 10 for the first time in 17 seasons.

2013–14 season

Playing with a new cue, Higgins began the 2013–14 season strongly, winning the minor-ranking Bulgarian Open with a 4–1 victory over Neil Robertson in the final, having beaten Shaun Murphy and Ronnie O’Sullivan earlier in the event. He reached the final of the season’s first major ranking event, the Wuxi Classic, which he lost 7–10 to Robertson. He then lost in the early rounds at a number of minor-ranking events. He changed his cue again before defending his Shanghai Masters title, but lost 1–5 to Mark Davis in the last 16. His Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup title defence ended when he was whitewashed 0–4 by Andrew Higginson in the last 128. He lost 2–4 to Ding Junhui in the last 16 of the 2013 Indian Open, and 2–6 to Matthew Stevens in the last 32 of the 2013 International Championship. In the invitational Champion of Champions tournament, he lost 3–4 in the first round to Maguire.

Higgins switched cues yet again before the 2013 UK Championship, but continued to struggle in his matches, calling his poor form “soul-destroying.” He lost 3–6 to Maguire in the last 16. Referring to Higgins’s frequent changes of cue, Joe Johnson alleged in commentary that Higgins was “searching for something that is not there” and “looking for someone or something to blame” for his poor form. Higgins retaliated by claiming that players in Johnson’s era had struggled to make breaks of 30 or 40 on tables with much larger pockets, and by calling Johnson one of the sport’s worst commentators. After the UK Championship, he slipped to number 12 in the world rankings, having failed to progress beyond the last 16 of any tournament since the Wuxi Classic in June.

Before the Masters, Higgins revealed that he had reached the “depths of despair” after the UK Championship, after spending months “in turmoil.” He also revealed that he had switched to yet another cue, had regained his tempo, and felt that he was playing better than he had in some time. He defeated Stuart Bingham 6–2 in the first round, but lost 5–6 in the quarter-finals to defending champion Selby, despite having led the match 5–3.

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Higgins at 2014 German Masters

At the German Masters, Higgins lost 3–5 to Dominic Dale in the last 32. At the Welsh Open, he defeated Trump 4–3 in the last 16, but lost 1–5 to O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals. At the World Open, he came from 0–4 behind to defeat Trump 5–4 in the last 16, but lost 3–5 to defending champion Allen in the quarter-finals. He reached a third consecutive ranking tournament quarter-final at the Players Tour Championship Finals, but lost 1–4 to Marco Fu. At the China Open, he lost 2–5 to Ding in the last 16. He suffered a second consecutive first-round exit from the World Championship when he lost 7–10 to fellow Scot Alan McManus. After the match, Higgins described himself as a “journeyman top-16 player now,” suggesting that he no longer regarded himself among the top contenders at tournaments. He ended the campaign as the world number 11, the lowest he has been at the end of the season in 19 years.

2014–15 season

Higgins continued to struggle in the opening ranking events of the 2014–15 season, losing 4–5 to Alan McManus in the last 32 of the Wuxi Classic, 2–5 to Robert Milkins in the last 16 of the Australian Goldfields Open, and 4–5 to Ryan Day in the last 32 of the Shanghai Masters. He defended his minor-ranking Bulgarian Open title, but lost 1–4 against Judd Trump in the last 64. At the ranking International Championship, he lost 1–6 to Li Hang in the last 64. He lost 1–4 to Barry Hawkins in the first round of the Champion of Champions invitational tournament, and in the last 64 of the minor-ranking Ruhr Open, he failed to score a single point on his way to a 0–4 defeat by Marco Fu, who outscored Higgins by a cumulative total of 412 points to 0.

Higgins arrived at the 2014 UK Championship stating that he was struggling for confidence and concerned that a poor result in the championship could cost him his top-16 ranking and his place at the Masters. However, he defeated Lee Walker 6–2, Jamie Cope 6–4, and Matthew Stevens 6–2 to reach the last 16, where he lost 5–6 to fellow Scot Anthony McGill. This was enough to keep him inside the top 16, at number 14. At the Masters, he faced Mark Allen in the first round. Even though he made three century breaks, including missing the yellow when on for a maximum break, Higgins lost the match 4–6. After the match, he said that “I feel my form is steadily coming back – even when I’ve been losing matches I have still been gaining nuggets of confidence and I thought I played pretty well again.”

In the German Masters, Higgins lost 2–5 to Peter Ebdon in the first round, but he showed improved form and confidence at the Welsh Open, where he defeated Stephen Maguire 5–1 in the quarter-finals, Luca Brecel 6–4 in the semi-finals, and Ben Woollaston 9–3 in the final to claim a fourth Welsh Open title, his first ranking title in two and a half years. Afterwards, he said that “It’s great to win and get a bit of confidence back.” In the last 16 of the Indian Open, he suffered a sixth consecutive defeat by Mark Davis when he lost 0–4, scoring only 38 points in the match. He lost 3–4 to Graeme Dott in the last 32 of the World Grand Prix, and lost by the same scoreline to Stephen Maguire in the last 32 of the Players Championship Grand Final. In the China Open, he reached the quarter-finals, defeating Dott and Trump along the way, but lost 4–5 to Ding Junhui. At the World Championship, Higgins won his first match at the Crucible since 2012 with a 10–5 first round victory over Robert Milkins, but he lost 9–13 to Ding Junhui in the second round, despite winning five of the first six frames.

2015–16 season

Higgins started the 2015–16 season strongly, winning his 27th ranking title at the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Martin Gould 9–8 in the final. He won his 28th ranking title by defeating David Gilbert 10–5 in the final of the International Championship. This put Higgins level with Steve Davis in the list of ranking events won. Higgins started his quarter-final with Neil Robertson at the 2015 UK Championship by making the 600th century break of his career, but lost the match 5–6 Higgins reached the semi-finals of the China Open, but lost 5–6 after Ricky Walden made a 131 break in the deciding frame. He defeated Ryan Day 10–3 and Walden 13–8 at the World Championship, but lost 13–11 to Alan McManus in the quarter-finals, having been 11–9 ahead. He said later that he had cracked under pressure.

2016–17 season

At the 2016 World Open, Higgins was whitewashed 0–5 by Ali Carter. He lost in the quarter-finals of both the English Open and International Championship, 5–1 to Judd Trump and 6–2 to Ding Junhui respectively. He faced Stuart Bingham in the final of the inaugural China Championship; with the scores tied at 7–7, Higgins made three successive centuries to claim the title and £200,000, which was, at the time, the highest prize awarded outside the UK. At the Champion of Champions, he defeated Ding 6–5 in the semi-finals even though Ding made four centuries in the match. Higgins defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan 10–7 in the final to win his second title in a week. In the second round of the Northern Ireland Open, he made the eighth 147 of his career and also scored breaks of 137 and 130 in a 4–1 victory over Sam Craigie. He lost a deciding frame to Selby in the quarter-finals of the UK Championship. He closed out 2016 by beating O’Sullivan 5–2 in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open and then came back from 5–1 down to Judd Trump to win the semi-final 6–5. In the final against Marco Fu, he made three centuries in moving 4–1 ahead, but then lost eight frames in a row to lose 4–9. Higgins won the non-ranking Championship League by beating Ryan Day 3–0 in the final.

At the World Championship, Higgins reached his first world final in six years and became, at age 41, the oldest finalist in 35 years. In a rematch of the 2007 final, he faced Mark Selby. Higgins took a 10–4 lead, but then lost 12 of the next 14 frames. He recovered to 15–16 down before Selby won the two frames he required to claim the title.

2017–18 season to present

Higgins won his 29th ranking title at the 2017 Indian Open, defeating Anthony McGill 5–1 in the final. He won his 30th ranking title at the 2018 Welsh Open, defeating Barry Hawkins 9–7 in the final; it set a new record for the most Welsh Open titles, surpassing O’Sullivan’s four. Higgins also reached the final of the 2018 World Snooker Championship, but lost again to Mark Williams. At the 2019 World Snooker Championship Higgins reached the final again, only to be beaten 18–9 by Judd Trump. This was Higgins’ third consecutive World Championship final and his eighth overall.

Higgins surpassed Stephen Hendry’s career total of 775 centuries during the 2019 Scottish Open. He made his 775th century on 11 December during his match against Alexander Ursenbacher, and made his 776th against Jack Lisowski the following day. Higgins made his 800th career century on the first day of the 2020 Champion of Champions, although he lost the match to Ding Junhui.

In the 2020–21 season, Higgins reached his first Masters final since 2006 after beating Mark Allen, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and David Gilbert. However, he was defeated by tournament debutant Yan Bingtao 8–10 in the final. On 28 February 2021, Higgins defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final of the Players Championship to claim his 31st ranking title and his first ranking title in three years. After his win, Higgins said that was “the best week of [his] snooker career” in terms of the way he played. In particular, his most impressive performance came in the quarter-final against Mark Selby, Higgins outscored his opponent 546–7 in a 6–0 victory. After the match, Selby stated that, “I’ve never had a match where I had so few chances. John froze me out from start to finish, he played an incredible match.”

Before the beginning of the 2021/22 season, Higgins lost a significant amount of weight by taking spin classes. He weighed 15 and a half stones (217lbs or 98.5kg) during the 2021 World Championship, but began the new season at 12 stones (168lbs or 76kg). At the 2021 Northern Ireland Open, he won six consecutive frames to defeat Yan Bingtao 6–2 in the semi-finals, but lost the final 8–9 to Mark Allen, despite having led 8–6. At the 2021 English Open, Higgins came from 3–5 behind in the semi-finals to defeat O’Sullivan 6–5, but he lost the final 8–9 to Neil Robertson, despite again having led 8–6. This defeat meant that Higgins had lost six of his previous seven major finals. In his post-match comments, he expressed doubt about his ability to compete in ranking finals, stating: “The last two finals I really do think show I’ve not really got it at this level.” Higgins went on to lose the 2021 Champion of Champions final 4–10 to Trump, and the 2021 Scottish Open final 5–9 to Luca Brecel. Even though he lost in the round of 32 at the Gibraltar Open, he won the BetVictor Series bonus of £150,000 by winning the most prize money across the series as a whole. At the 2022 Tour Championship, he came from 4–8 behind to defeat Zhao Xintong 10–9 in the quarter-finals, a victory he called one of his “best ever wins”, and went on to face Robertson in the final. Higgins established a 9–4 lead, but lost his fifth major final of the season after Robertson won six consecutive frames to win 10–9. Afterwards, Higgins admitted that losing the final from a position of being five frames up with six to play would leave “real mental scars”. At the 2022 World Championship, Higgins won his quarter-final match against Jack Lisowski on a deciding frame, but lost 11–17 in the semi-finals to eventual champion O’Sullivan, finishing the season ranked fifth in the world.

Personal life

Higgins married Denise in 2000; they have three children. Higgins is a supporter of Celtic F.C. and also follows English club Everton. He enjoys playing poker. In 2006, Higgins was escorted off a plane for being drunk after losing the Malta Cup final to Ken Doherty, but he became teetotal in preparation for the 2007 World Championship which he went on to win. Higgins was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.

In January 2010, Higgins appeared on the BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind, answering questions on his specialist subject Dallas. He finished third equal. In February of that year, Higgins and his wife Denise appeared on ITV’s Mr. and Mrs. and reached the final after answering all of their questions correctly to win £30,000. They donated the money to The Dalziel Centre– a day hospice for cancer patients, based at Strathclyde Hospital in Motherwell, of which Higgins became a patron after they cared for his terminally ill father.

Miscellaneous

In a complex mathematical study conducted at the University of Limerick, Higgins was named the highest performing snooker player from 1968 to 2020, ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams and Stephen Hendry.

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Northern Ireland TrophyTournament Not Held1RRanking EventTournament Not Held
Irish MastersAAA1RQFSFQFWQFWRanking EventNHSFTournament Not Held
Warsaw Snooker TourTournament Not HeldFTournament Not Held
Euro-Asia Masters ChallengeTournament Not HeldANot HeldWTournament Not Held
Pot BlackAATournament Not HeldSFFQFTournament Not Held
European OpenRanking EventTournament Not HeldRanking EventSFTournament Not HeldRanking Event
World Series JerseyTournament Not HeldWTournament Not Held
World Series BerlinTournament Not HeldSFTournament Not Held
World Series MoscowTournament Not HeldWTournament Not Held
World Series Grand FinalTournament Not HeldFTournament Not Held
World Series KillarneyTournament Not HeldSFTournament Not Held
World Series PragueTournament Not HeldSFTournament Not Held
Scottish Professional ChampionshipTournament Not HeldWTournament Not Held
Hainan ClassicTournament Not HeldWTournament Not Held
Power SnookerTournament Not HeldARRTournament Not Held
Premier LeagueAAAARRSFWSFSFFRRFAAAFRRSFARRSFTournament Not Held
World Grand PrixTournament Not Held1RRanking Event
Shoot-OutTournament Not Held2R2R1R1R1R1RRanking Event
China ChampionshipTournament Not HeldWRanking Event
Romanian MastersTournament Not HeldQFTournament Not Held
Shanghai MastersTournament Not HeldRanking Event2R2RNot Held
Performance Table Legend
LQlost in the qualifying draw#Rlost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QFlost in the quarter-finals
SFlost in the semi-finalsFlost in the finalWwon the tournament
DNQdid not qualify for the tournamentAdid not participate in the tournamentWDwithdrew from the tournament
DQdisqualified from the tournament
NH / Not Heldevent was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Eventevent is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Eventevent is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Eventmeans an event is/was a pro-am event.

Career finals

Ranking finals: 55 (31 titles)

Legend
World Championship (4–4)
UK Championship (3–2)
Other (24–18)
OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.1994Grand PrixStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (3) Dave Harold9–6
Runner-up1.1995Welsh OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (4) Steve Davis3–9
Winner2.1995International OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (5) Steve Davis9–5
Winner3.1995British OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (6) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–6
Runner-up2.1995Grand PrixStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (7) Stephen Hendry5–9
Winner4.1995German OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (8) Ken Doherty9–3
Winner5.1996International Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (9) Rod Lawler9–3
Runner-up3.1996British OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (10) Nigel Bond8–9
Runner-up4.1996UK ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (11) Stephen Hendry9–10
Winner6.1997European OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (12) John Parrott9–5
Runner-up5.1997Grand Prix (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (13) Dominic Dale6–9
Winner7.1997German Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (14) John Parrott9–4
Runner-up6.1998Welsh Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (15) Paul Hunter5–9
Runner-up7.1998Scottish OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (16) Ronnie O’Sullivan5–9
Winner8.1998British Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (17) Stephen Hendry9–8
Winner9.1998World Snooker ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (18) Ken Doherty18–12
Winner10.1998UK ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (19) Matthew Stevens10–6
Winner11.1999China InternationalStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (20) Billy Snaddon9–3
Winner12.1999Grand Prix (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (21) Mark Williams9–8
Winner13.2000Welsh OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (22) Stephen Lee9–8
Winner14.2000UK Championship (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (23) Mark Williams10–4
Runner-up8.2001World Snooker ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (24) Ronnie O’Sullivan14–18
Winner15.2001British Open (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (25) Graeme Dott9–6
Runner-up9.2003Irish MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (26) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–10
Runner-up10.2003LG Cup (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (27) Mark Williams5–9
Winner16.2004British Open (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (28) Stephen Maguire9–6
Winner17.2005Grand Prix (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (29) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–2
Runner-up11.2006Malta Cup (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (30) Ken Doherty8–9
Runner-up12.2006China OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (31) Mark Williams8–9
Winner18.2007World Snooker Championship (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (32) Mark Selby18–13
Winner19.2008Grand Prix (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (33) Ryan Day9–7
Runner-up13.2009China Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (34) Peter Ebdon8–10
Winner20.2009World Snooker Championship (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (35) Shaun Murphy18–9
Runner-up14.2009UK Championship (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (36) Ding Junhui8–10
Winner21.2010Welsh Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (37) Ali Carter9–4
Winner22.2010UK Championship (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (38) Mark Williams10–9
Winner23.2011Welsh Open (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (39) Stephen Maguire9–6
Winner24.2011World Snooker Championship (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (40) Judd Trump18–15
Winner25.2012Shanghai MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (41) Judd Trump10–9
Runner-up15.2013Wuxi ClassicStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (42) Neil Robertson7–10
Winner26.2015Welsh Open (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (43) Ben Woollaston9–3
Winner27.2015Australian Goldfields OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (44) Martin Gould9–8
Winner28.2015International ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (45) David Gilbert10–5
Runner-up16.2016Scottish Open (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (46) Marco Fu4–9
Runner-up17.2017World Snooker Championship (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (47) Mark Selby15–18
Winner29.2017Indian OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (48) Anthony McGill5–1
Winner30.2018Welsh Open (5)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (49) Barry Hawkins9–7
Runner-up18.2018World Snooker Championship (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (50) Mark Williams16–18
Runner-up19.2018China ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (51) Mark Selby9–10
Runner-up20.2019World Snooker Championship (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (52) Judd Trump9–18
Winner31.2021Players ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (53) Ronnie O’Sullivan10–3
Runner-up21.2021Northern Ireland OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (54) Mark Allen8–9
Runner-up22.2021English OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (55) Neil Robertson8–9
Runner-up23.2021Scottish OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (56) Luca Brecel5–9
Runner-up24.2022Tour ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (57) Neil Robertson9–10

Minor-ranking finals: 6 (3 titles)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.2010Ruhr ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (58) Shaun Murphy4–2
Runner-up1.2010Prague ClassicStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (59) Michael Holt3–4
Runner-up2.2011Players Tour Championship – Event 5Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (60) Andrew Higginson1–4
Winner2.2012Kay Suzanne Memorial TrophyStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (61) Judd Trump4–2
Runner-up3.2012Bulgarian OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (62) Judd Trump0–4
Winner3.2013Bulgarian OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (63) Neil Robertson4–1

Non-ranking finals: 40 (21 titles)

Legend
The Masters (2–3)
Champion of Champions (1–1)
Premier League (1–3)
Other (17–12)
OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.1994Australian OpenStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (64) Willie Thorne9–5
Runner-up1.1995The MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (65) Ronnie O’Sullivan3–9
Runner-up2.1995Malta Grand PrixStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (66) Peter Ebdon4–7
Runner-up3.1996Charity ChallengeStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (67) Ronnie O’Sullivan6–9
Runner-up4.1997Malta Grand Prix (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (68) Ken Doherty5–7
Winner2.1998Charity ChallengeStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (69) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–8
Runner-up5.1998Champions Super LeagueStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (70) Stephen HendryRound-Robin
Runner-up6.1998Scottish MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (71) Ronnie O’Sullivan7–9
Winner3.1999The MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (72) Ken Doherty10–8
Winner4.1999Charity Challenge (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (73) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–4
Winner5.1999Premier LeagueStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (74) Jimmy White9–4
Runner-up7.1999Scottish Masters (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (75) Matthew Stevens7–9
Winner6.2000Irish MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (76) Stephen Hendry9–4
Winner7.2001Champions CupStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (77) Mark Williams7–4
Winner8.2001Scottish MastersStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (78) Ronnie O’Sullivan9–6
Winner9.2002Irish Masters (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (79) Peter Ebdon10–3
Runner-up8.2002Premier LeagueStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (80) Ronnie O’Sullivan4–9
Runner-up9.2002Scottish Masters (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (81) Ronnie O’Sullivan4–9
Runner-up10.2004Premier League (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (82) Stephen Hendry6–9
Runner-up11.2004World Champions v Asia Stars ChallengeStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (83) Marco Fu1–5
Runner-up12.2005The Masters (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (84) Ronnie O’Sullivan3–10
Winner10.2006The Masters (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (85) Ronnie O’Sullivan10–9
Runner-up13.2006Pot BlackStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (86) Mark Williams0–1
Runner-up14.2007Warsaw Snooker TourStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (87) Mark Selby3–5
Winner11.2007Euro-Asia Masters ChallengeStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (88) James Wattana5–4
Runner-up15.2007Premier League (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (89) Ronnie O’Sullivan4–7
Winner12.2008World Series of Snooker JerseyStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (90) Mark Selby6–3
Winner13.2008World Series of Snooker MoscowStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (91) Ding Junhui5–0
Runner-up16.2009World Series of Snooker Grand FinalStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (92) Shaun Murphy2–6
Winner14.2011Hainan ClassicStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (93) Jamie Cope7–2
Winner15.2011Scottish Professional ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (94) Anthony McGill6–1
Winner16.2016China ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (95) Stuart Bingham10–7
Winner17.2016Champion of ChampionsStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (96) Ronnie O’Sullivan10–7
Winner18.2017Championship LeagueStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (97) Ryan Day3–0
Winner19.2018Championship League (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (98) Zhou Yuelong3–2
Runner-up17.2019Six-red World ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (99) Stephen Maguire6–8
Runner-up18.2021The Masters (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (100) Yan Bingtao8–10
Runner-up19.2021Champion of ChampionsStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (101) Judd Trump4–10
Winner20.2022Championship League (3)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (102) Stuart Bingham3–2
Winner21.2023Championship League (4)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (103) Judd Trump3–1

Team finals: 5 (3 titles)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipTeam/partnerOpponent(s) in the finalScore
Winner1.1996World CupStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (104) ScotlandStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (105) Ireland10–7
Runner-up1.1999Nations CupStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (106) ScotlandStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (107) Wales4–6
Winner2.2001Nations CupStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (108) ScotlandStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (109) Ireland6–2
Runner-up2.2015World CupStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (110) ScotlandStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (111) China B1–4
Winner3.2019World Cup (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (112) ScotlandStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (113) China B4–0

Pro-am finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.2008Scottish Open Snooker ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (114) Marcus Campbell5–4

Amateur finals: 5 (4 titles)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.1990Scottish Under-16 ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (115) Jamie Burnett5–2
Winner2.1991Scottish Under-18 ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (116) Scott Bigham5–2
Winner3.1991Mita/Sky World Masters– Junior (Under 16)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (117) Mark Williams6–1
Runner-up1.1991British Under-16 ChampionshipStephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (118) Mark Williams0–4
Winner4.1992Scottish Under-18 Championship (2)Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (119) Scott Bigham5–0

References

External links

Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (120)

Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Higgins.

Stephen Hendry Provides Latest On Comeback After Another Difficult Defeat (update 2023) - Wikipedia (2024)

FAQs

Was Hendry better than O Sullivan? ›

Ronnie O'Sullivan is widely considered the greatest player of all time largely due to a combination of the following stats… He has the most number of major titles ('Triple Crown' tournaments) currently 19 to Hendry's 18. With the outright most Masters and UK Championship wins too.

Who is the greatest snooker player of all time? ›

Ronnie O'Sullivan is widely viewed as the greatest snooker player of all time, and Jimmy White has concurred by placing him top of his snooker GOAT list. White is front and centre of Eurosport's coverage as the stars of world snooker battle it out at the Crucible for the World Championship.

How much is Stephen Hendry worth in pounds? ›

Stephen Hendry – £23.1 Million ($30 Million)

What does Stephen Hendry do now? ›

Return to the professional tour (2021–present)

In August 2020, Hendry reached the semi-finals of the World Seniors Championship. The following month, citing improvements in his form and confidence, he accepted a two-year invitational tour card for the main World Snooker Tour.

Who is the most natural snooker player? ›

Who is the most natural snooker player? Ronnie is considered by many fellow players, pundits and fans, to be the most naturally gifted player ever to grace snooker, a “genius”. Seven times World Champion and most successful ever player Stephen Hendry has repeatedly branded him as the best player in the game.

Why did O Sullivan walk out on Hendry? ›

"Pre-Steve Peters, I think I walked out in a match against Stephen Hendry," O'Sullivan recalled in the show. "My head was gone. I wasn't playing well and I didn't want to be there. I shook hands and walked out.

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SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Luca Brecel mounted the greatest comeback in the history of the world snooker championship to reach the final on Saturday. The Belgian player recovered from 14-5 down against Si Jiahui of China, who was trying to become the youngest ever finalist at 20.

Who has the most 147 breaks? ›

Players who have made the most 147s
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan - 15.
  • John Higgins - 12.
  • Stephen Hendry - 11.
  • Stuart Bingham - 9.
  • Judd Trump - 8.
  • Shaun Murphy - 7.
  • Ding Junhui - 6.
  • Mark Selby - 5.
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' In the after-match press conference, the journalists who've noticed Alex muttering things in my direction ask him what he's been saying. 'Oh, I was just saying, "Well done, you were a bit lucky",' he replies, looking like butter wouldn't melt."

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What is Judd Trump's net worth? Whilst Trump has collecting 23 career titles, the Ace has earned a lot of money in that time too. His estimated net worth is around £9 million and Trump has reportedly earned over £5.2m in prize money during that time.

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Mark Davis (snooker player)

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During his lengthy career the Rocket has won a record 39 ranking titles - including 21 Triple Crown titles. Over his career the snooker legend has won over £8.5million in prize money contributing to an overall net worth believed to be around £11.27million ($14m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Who was banned from snooker for match fixing? ›

Chinese snooker players Liang Wenbo and Li Hang have been handed lifetime bans from the sport by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association for their role in a match-fixing scandal involving eight more of their countrymen.

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John Higgins net worth 2021: Is he the richest snooker player? Currently, he is one of the wealthiest snooker players in England. The net worth of Ronnie is estimated at $12 million or 9 million euros. Most of his fortune comes from the prize money that he wins during the snooker tournaments.

Will Stephen Hendry make a comeback? ›

He repeats what he has always said about his return to professional events, that it is not ' comeback' but just the chance to play if he wants to. 'It's not a comeback, it never was a comeback,' Hendry told the World Snooker Tour podcast.

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I am proud to inform you that I took a 30 questions IQ test and my IQ is 122.!

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It was just 12 months ago that four-time world champion Selby, a player renowned and admired for his tenacity and fighting qualities on the table, finally revealed in public the full extent and depth of the mental health issues that were threatening his ability to compete and even cope with life.

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RONNIE O'SULLIVAN has opened up about his infamous walkout against Stephen Hendry - saying his "head was gone" during the incident. The snooker legend walked out during a 2006 UK Championship quarter-final against Hendry, leaving the crowd and his opponent stunned.

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Disaster struck in 2003 when the cue was broken by baggage handlers while Hendry was on his way back from tournaments in Hong Kong and Bangkok. That proved a significant factor in his decline which led to his retirement nine years later in 2012.

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Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan jointly hold the record for the most World Snooker Championship titles with seven. Technically, the most successful player at the world championship is Joe Davis, who won 15 consecutive titles from 1927 to 1946.

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Overall, the 17-day World Snooker Championship had a total TV audience reach on the BBC of 13.3 million, averaging at 599,000. What is this? The 2023 event set a new record on BBC online with 23.3 million streams watched, breaking the previous record of 22.5 million set in 2022.

What is the best snooker break ever? ›

O'Sullivan's first 147 break against Mick Price in their second round tie at the 1997 World Snooker Championship set the record for the fastest maximum in the history of the game. Guinness World Records recorded the time of the break at 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

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Has a woman ever hit a 147? ›

Thailand's Nutcharut Wongharuthai made a 147 break during a practice match in her homeland – believed to be the first maximum by a woman in snooker history.

How much do you get paid for a 147 break? ›

The World Professional Billiard and Snooker Association (WPBSA) currently award £40,000 prize money for making a 147 break at the World Snooker Championship 2023, not including the £15,000 reward for the highest brake at the tournament.

Is it possible to get a 155 break in snooker? ›

Indeed, Higgins is said to be one of the few players in snooker history to have scored a break of 155 — rather remarkable as the 'maximum' is generally considered to be 147. But a 155 is possible, although it requires exceptional circumstances.

Why was Stephen Hendry so good? ›

Hendry was full-on attack, casting safety aside and always looking to open the balls and kill frames off in one visit. He practised with military discipline, watched over by his no-nonsense manager, Ian Doyle, and the rewards came quickly. At 18, he won his first ranking title, the 1987 Grand Prix.

Why did Stephen Hendry stop winning? ›

However, after losing 2–13 to Maguire in the quarter-finals, Hendry announced his retirement from professional snooker at the age of 43, citing dissatisfaction with his standard of play and difficulty balancing competitive, commercial, and personal commitments.

Was Stephen Hendry fined? ›

Stephen Hendry was fined by snooker's governing body after he pulled out of events due to his appearance on The Masked Singer. The seven-time world champion was revealed as the character Rubbish on the celebrity singing show on Saturday.

What car does Judd Trump have? ›

Judd Trump on Twitter: "My new car finally arrived😃😃.. #bmw #i8 maddd car http://t.co/UH1AI08iw0" / Twitter.

What illness did Judd Trump have? ›

Conjunctivitis – This infection can either be bacterial or viral and thrives in water.

What was Ashley Judds net worth? ›

The famous American actress “Ashley Judd” has a net worth of $16 Million. According to various online resources (Wikipedia, Forbes, Bloomberg), the most popular American actress Ashley Judd's estimated net worth is around $16 Million. Ashley Judd has made a successful career in the film industry.

Who was banned from the snooker today? ›

Chinese players Liang Wenbo and Li Hang have been handed lifetime bans for their involvement in snooker's biggest match-fixing scandal.

Has there ever been an American snooker player? ›

Thomas Kalinowski, who is better known in the world of snooker as Tom Kollins, is arguably the most recognized snooker player around the world from the United States.

How much are snooker referees paid? ›

Amateur and entry-level snooker officials can normally expect to receive a pay packet of between £35 and £70 per match. While a World Snooker professional referee earns a base salary of £20,750 every season, according to reports.

Who is Ronnie O Sullivan current partner? ›

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How old is Ronnie O Sullivan now? ›

How much did Ronnie o sullivan win for the World Championship? ›

That jealousy coveted silverware has now been claimed on seven occasions, equalling Hendry's heroics. In the process, O'Sullivan has pocketed over £3.4 million in prize money from the World Championship alone, appearing in 20 quarter-finals, 13 semi-finals and eight finals.

Who is the most successful player at the World Snooker Championship? ›

Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan jointly hold the record for the most World Snooker Championship titles with seven. Technically, the most successful player at the world championship is Joe Davis, who won 15 consecutive titles from 1927 to 1946.

Who is the best pool and snooker player in the world? ›

Mark Selby, 1999-Present

He is competent in other sports too, having won the WEPF Eight-Ball Pool World Championship in 2006. He won his first World Snooker Championship title in 2014, with his last success having been in 2021.

Who is banned from snooker world championships? ›

Liang Wenbo and Li Hang are the two players to receive lifetime bans from the sport, while Yan Bingtao has been suspended for five years, a ban that was reduced following early admissions and his plea of guilty. Yan is a former Masters champion having won the triple crown event in the 2020-21 season.

What happened to Stephen Hendry's cue? ›

Everyone had heard of the Crucible curse but probably less of the cue curse. This was a curse that dogged Stephen Hendry during his career and involved the two snooker cues that he played with during his pomp years. Both were stolen and only the latter made its way back to the owner's possession.

Who is the oldest snooker champion in the world? ›

O'Sullivan became the oldest champion in 2022, winning his seventh title aged 46 years and 148 days. O'Sullivan holds the record for the most Crucible appearances, with 31, having taken part in the tournament every year between 1993 and 2023.

Who is the oldest person to win the World Snooker Championship? ›

O'Sullivan, 46, matched Stephen Hendry's modern record with his 18-13 win on Monday. He also became the oldest world snooker champion in history, surpassing Ray Reardon, who won his last title in 1978 aged 45.

Who is considered the greatest pool player ever? ›

Efren Manalang Reyes OLD PLH (born August 26, 1954), popularly known by the nicknames "Bata" (English: "Kid") and "The Magician", is a Filipino professional pool player. Reyes is widely considered one of the greatest pool players of all time.

Who is considered the greatest pool player of all time? ›

Efren Reyes

Efren Manalang Reyes, aka Bata, is considered the greatest pool player of all time by fans and mates. He became the first Asian to join the BCA Hall of Fame in 2003 and the record holder of the first World Championship winner in two different disciplines.

Who is the most handsome snooker player? ›

Mark Selby Probably the sexiest picture *ever* taken of any snooker player.

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