BAIZE WATCH Ep 11: World Championship Special

John Higgins

  • Title

    Four-time World Champion
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - seven times
  • Location

    Wishaw, Lanarkshire
  • D.O.B

    18 May 1975
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Wizard of Wishaw

2018/19 Results

2019 China Open Last 64

2019 Players Championship Quarter-finals

2019 Indian Open Semi-final

2019 Welsh Open Quarter-final

2019 World Grand Prix Last 32

2019 German Masters Last 32

2019 Masters Last 16

2018 Scottish Open Last 16

2018 UK Championship Last 64

2018 UK Championship Last 64

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2018 International Championship Last 128

2018 Champion of Champions Quarter-final

2018 English Open Last 16

2018 China Championship Runner-up

2018 Shanghai Masters Last 16

  • 30 Ranking event wins including: 4x World Championship (1998,2007, 2009, 2011) 3x UK Championship (1998, 2000, 2015)
  • 1999 Masters, 2006 Masters, 2016 China Championship, 2016 Champion of Champions
  • Higgins fired in the ninth 147 of his career at his home event, the 2018 Scottish Open in Glasgow. It came in his last 64 clash with Gerard Greene.
  • Higgins reached his seventh World Championship final in 2018. He was defeated 18-16 by Mark Williams in one of the all-time great Crucible encounters.
  • The Scot claimed a 30th ranking title with victory at the 2018 Welsh Open. It was a record breaking win for Higgins who has now won five Welsh open crowns, more than anyone else. He sealed the Ray Reardon Trophy with a 9-7 win over Barry Hawkins in the final.
  • Higgins achieved a landmark moment in 2017. He surpassed boyhood idol Steve Davis’s total number of ranking titles with victory at the Indian Open. The 5-1 defeat of compatriot Anthony McGill saw him pick up his 29th piece of ranking silverware.
  • The Wizard of Wishaw reached his sixth World Championship final in 2017. Higgins battled through a terrific match with Mark Allen 13-9, before wins over Kyren Wilson and Barry Hawkins booked his place in the showpiece clash. It wasn’t to be for the Scot in the final, who surrendered a 10-4 advantage in losing 18-15 against Mark Selby.
  • Higgins enjoyed a red hot streak of form towards the end of 2016. In the final of the China Championship, he made three consecutive centuries from 7-7 to see off Stuart Bingham 10-7. He then secured back-to-back wins at the Champion of Champions in Coventry, defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final. A week later in Belfast Higgins racked up his eighth career 147 break during a last 64 clash with Sam Craigie. Later in the season he also won the Championship League.
  • The Scot had a successful 2015/16 campaign, which saw him to become Player of the Season at the World Snooker Awards. He got off to a perfect start, beating Martin Gould in the final of the Australian Open to seal his 27th ranking crown. His best performance of the season came at the 2015 International Championship, where he defeated the likes of Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby before a 10-4 win over Dave Gilbert in a high quality final.
  • His match with Neil Robertson in the Quarter-final of the UK Championships was one of the games of the season. Higgins made three centuries, but succumbed to a 6-5 defeat.
  • At the 2015 Welsh Open in Cardiff, he knocked out the likes of Stephen Maguire and Luca Brecel, before an emphatic 9-3 defeat of Ben Woollaston gave Higgins the top prize.
  • A remarkable performance at the 2015 Shanghai Masters earned Higgins his 25th ranking title. He trailed Judd Trump 7-2, before mounting a comeback to win 10-9, making a 147 along the way.
  • The 2010/11 season saw Higgins capture two of snooker’s big three titles. At the UK Championship, he beat Mark Williams 10-9 in an incredible final, having trailed 9-5 at one stage. He went on to win the World Championship at the Crucible. Inspired by an extraordinary atmosphere he beat Judd Trump 18-15 in the final.
  • The first of Higgins’ Masters titles came in 2006. He faced Ronnie O’Sullivan in a thrilling final. At 9-9 Higgins produced a nerveless counter clearance of 64 to claim a famous 10-9 win.
  • He won the first of his four world titles in 1998 when he beat Ken Doherty 18-12 in the final. His second came nine years later as he got the better of Mark Selby to become 2007 World Champion. In 2009 he got his third, beating Jamie Cope, Mark Selby and Mark Allen, before a comprehensive 18-9 win over Shaun Murphy saw him claim the title.
  • Higgins has made eight competitive 147 breaks, including two in consecutive matches- one in the 2003 LG Cup final and the next in the first round of the subsequent British Open.
  • The Scot has appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, showing off his knowledge of the TV soap Dallas, as well as winning £30,000 for charity on All Star Mr And Mrs.

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Runner-up

2018 China Open Last 32

2018 Players Championship Last 16

2018 Romanian Masters Quarter-final

2018 Welsh Open Winner

2018 World Grand Prix Last 16

2018 Masters Semi-final

2017 Scottish Open Semi-final

2017 UK Championship Last 16

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2017 Shanghai Masters Semi-final

2017 Champion of Champions Quarter-final

2017 International Championship Quarter-final

2017 English Open Last 16

2017 European Masters Last 32

2017 Yushan World Open Last 16

2017 Indian Open Winner

2017 China Championship Last 32

2017 Hong Kong Masters Quarter-final

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Runner-up

2017 China Open Last 16

2017 Players Championship Last 16

2017 Gibraltar Open Last 64

2017 Welsh Open Last 128

2017 World Grand Prix Last 32

2017 German Masters Last 64

2017 Masters Last 16

2016 Scottish Open Runner-up

2016 UK Championship Quarter-final

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 16

2016 Champion of Champions Winner

2016 China Championship Winner

2016 International Championship Quarter-final

2016 China Championship Last 16

2016 English Open Quarter-final

2016 European Masters Quarter-final

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 16

2016 World Open Quarter-final

2016 Riga Masters Last 16