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Fergal O’Brien

  • Title

    1999 British Open champion
  • Nationality

    Irish
  • Turned Pro

    1991
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147
  • Location

    Dublin
  • D.O.B

    08 March 1972
  • Money List Earnings

    £70,600
  • Nickname

    The Baby Faced Assassin

Ranking titles: One (1999 British Open)

Career highlights:

1999: Wins his first and only ranking title at the British Open in Plymouth. Wins four out of six matches in the deciding frame to reach the final, then sees off Anthony Hamilton 9-7.
2000: Reaches the quarter-finals of the World Championship, beating Chris Small and Stephen Lee at the Crucible before losing to Mark Williams. Climbs to a career-high ranking of ninth.
2001: Reaches the final of the Masters by beating Mark Williams, Ken Doherty and Dave Harold at Wembley. Leads Paul Hunter 7-3 in the final but eventually loses 10-9 after a gripping deciding frame.
2007: Enjoys a superb run to the final of the Northern Ireland Trophy in Belfast, knocking out John Higgins, Barry Hawkins, Mark Allen and Ronnie O’Sullivan before being denied the title by Stephen Maguire.
2014: Reaches the final of the Gdynia Open in Poland, losing to Shaun Murphy.
2016: Beats Barry Hawkins 6-5 in reaching the last 32 of the UK Championship, making five centuries – a record for a best-of-11 match. Makes his first official 147 at the Championship League.
2017: Qualifies for the final stages of the World Championship by winning the longest frame in pro snooker history. The deciding frame of his match against David Gilbert lasts 123 minutes and gives him a 10-9 win. Loses to Mark Selby at the Crucible.

2018/19 Results

2019 World Championship Last 80

2019 China Open Last 128

2019 Gibraltar Open Last 64

2019 Indian Open Last 64

2019 Shoot Out Last 128

2019 Welsh Open Last 128

2019 German Masters Last 32

2018 Scottish Open Last 128

2018 UK Championship Last 128

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2018 International Championship Last 128

2018 English Open Last 128

2018 European Masters Last 32

2018 China Championship Last 32

2018 Paul Hunter Classic Last 64

2018 Yushan World Open Last 16

2018 Riga Masters Last 64

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 144

2018 China Open Last 32

2018 Gibraltar Open Last 128

2018 Welsh Open Last 128

2018 Shoot Out Last 64

2018 German Masters Last 32

2017 Scottish Open Last 128

2017 UK Championship Last 128

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2017 Shanghai Masters Last 32

2017 International Championship Last 128

2017 English Open Last 128

2017 European Masters Last 128

2017 Yushan World Open Last 128

2017 Indian Open Last 32

2017 Paul Hunter Classic Last 64

2017 China Championship Quarter-final

2017 Riga Masters Last 128

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Last 32

2017 Gibraltar Open Last 128

2017 Shoot Out Last 16

2017 Welsh Open Last 32

2017 German Masters Last 128

2016 Scottish Open Last 64

2016 UK Championship Last 32

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2016 International Championship Last 64

2016 English Open Last 32

2016 European Masters Last 64

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 64

2016 Paul Hunter Classic Last 64

2016 World Open Last 64

2016 Indian Open Last 128

2016 Riga Masters Last 32