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James Wattana

  • Title

    3 Ranking Titles
  • Nationality

    Thai
  • Turned Pro

    1989
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - three times
  • Location

    Bangkok
  • D.O.B

    17 December 1970
  • Money List Earnings

    £0
  • Nickname

    The Thai-Phoon

Recent Results

James Wattana

2017 World Championship Last 144

2017 China Open Last 128

2017 Welsh Open Last 64

2017 German masters Last 128

2016 Scottish Open Last 128

2016 UK Championship Last 128

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2016 International Championship Last 16

2016 English Open Last 64

2016 European Masters Last 128

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 96

2016 Six Red World Championship Last 32

2016 World Open Last 64

2016 Indian Open Last 64

  • 3 Ranking event wins: 1992 Strachan Open, 1994 Thailand Open, 1995 Thailand Open
  • 1986 Thailand Masters, 1992 World Matchplay
  • The first player from the far east to make a significant impact on professional snooker.
  • Wattana has an invitational tour card to compete in World Snooker ranking events in 2017/18 and 2018/19 due to his past achievements.
  • Alongside winning two Thailand Open titles in his native Bangkok, he also appeared in two World Championship Semi-finals where he lost to Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry.
  • A national hero in Thailand, one of only a few sportsmen to be granted the title of Commander third class of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.
  • The Thai has also made three 147s including a dramatic one at the 1992 British Open, just after hearing the news that his father had been murdered.