Referee from the snooker city who took charge of Crucible finals in 2014 and 2018.
Date of birth: February 17, 1972
Highest break: 63, only the once. Never got close to it again.
Qualified as a referee: September 2002
First Pro game: September 2005, Grand Prix qualifier between David Roe and Patrick Wallace.
Most memorable match: My second world final where Mark Williams beat John Higgins in 2018. The game and atmosphere from start to finish was absolutely incredible.
Most embarrassing moment: I don’t think I’ve had one yet!
If you weren’t a referee what would you do: I’d sell up, move abroad somewhere warm and buy a bar.
Which is the toughest rule to apply: The Simultaneous hit.
What do you carry in your pocket: 2 ball markers, a £5 coin and a pen.
Where do you get your gloves: I purchase a few pairs every time I go over to China from one of the referees over there.
Interests: Playing poker with some of the other referees. I play snooker in the Sheffield League on a Wednesday night. Supporting Sheffield Wednesday and I’m a huge fan of American Football, especially the Miami Dolphins. Going to the cinema, listening to music, and spending time with my family.