Date of birth:
Too shy to tell?Born:
Lives: Tarbock, Liverpool
Highest break: 68
Qualified as referee: 1988 and then by 1994 had passed all necessary exams.
First Pro match: It was a Challenge Tour game in Altrincham about 1996. Ken Owers was one of the players.
Most memorable match: Got to be Stephen Hendry against Nigel Bond at 2006 World Championship. It was only my second match at the Crucible and what a finish – it went to a respotted black in the last frame! Probably not Stephen’s most memorable game.
Most embarrassing moment: I did exhibition with John Parrott a few years ago. He potted the yellow and it stuck in the top of the pocket. I went to pick the ball out from the rail, lifted out a red and put it on the yellow spot.
If you weren’t a referee what would you do: I still work in the Civil Service so I probably have the best of both worlds.
Which is toughest rule to apply: Like most of my colleagues, I’d say the simultaneous hit. Unless you’ve got the benefit of a slow motion replay, it can be almost impossible to spot.
What do you carry in your pockets: Two pound coin and ball markers. Generally though as little as possible. Don’t want my pockets to rattle!.
Where do you get your gloves: Not from Paul Collier like everyone else! A shop called Harvey Malcolm in Liverpool city centre.
Interests: Staunch Everton fan and former season ticket holder. I have got into Texas Hold ’em Poker as well