The Gent from Ghent took charge of the Crucible final in 2015.
Date of birth: May 10th 1969
Born: Nieuwpoort (Belgian Coast between French Boarder and Ostend)
Lives: Deinze (25km from Ghent)
Highest break: Practice : 133 / Official game : 78
Qualified as a referee: 1994
First pro match: Masters Qualifying 2006.
Most memorable match: Of course it has to be the 2015 World Championship final. Earlier in my career, I remember the 2009 European Open Final between Tony Drago and Roy Stolk. Just magic! Tony Drago won his return ticket to the Main Tour 2009-2010.
Most embarrassing moment: Arriving in Aberdeen for the 2007 Grand Prix, but my luggage arrived 3 days later…
If you weren’t a referee what would you do: Spend much more time with my family.
Which is the toughest rule to apply: The simultaneous hit rule.
What do you carry in your pocket: 4 ball-markers, a £2 pound piece, a pen and a picture of my deceased grandfather.
Where do you get your gloves: Self-supply. I buy them from a Belgian manufacturing company that delivers to the Belgian Police.
Interests: Football (Standard Club de Liège), Medical books, Science Fiction movies