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Ken Doherty

  • Title

    6 Ranking Titles
  • Nationality

    Irish
  • Turned Pro

    1990
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - Paul Hunter Classic 2012
  • Location

    Ranelagh, Dublin
  • D.O.B

    17 September 1969
  • Money List Earnings

    £78,338
  • Nickname

    The Darling of Dublin

2017/18 ResultsKen Doherty

2017 Paul Hunter Classic Last 32

2017 China Championship Last 64

2017 Riga Masters Semi-final

  • 6 Ranking event wins including: 1993 Welsh Open, 1997 World Championship, 2001 Welsh Open, 2006 Malta Cup
  • Doherty dropped off the pro tour at the end of the 2016/17 season. However he was immediately handed an invitational tour card which allows him to keep playing in ranking events for another two seasons. And he took advantage with a return to form at the 2017 Riga Masters, reaching the semi-finals before a narrow 5-4 defeat against Stephen Maguire.
  • Doherty started the 2015/16 season strongly, reaching the last 16 of the 2015 Riga Open on a run which included a 4-1 victory over Mark Selby.
  • The Dubliner also reached the last 32 stage of the 2016 German Masters and 2016 Welsh Open.
  • He made the first 147 break of his career in 2012 at the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany.
  • Doherty’s most recent ranking event win came at the 2006 Malta Cup. The Irishman claimed wins over the likes of Stuart Bingham and Stephen Maguire before scoring a stunning 9-8 victory over John Higgins in the final.
  • The crowning glory of his career to date came in 1997 when he ended Stephen Hendry’s five-year unbeaten streak at the Crucible with an 18-12 victory in the final.
  • He became the first player to win the world title at junior, amateur and professional level. Doherty was welcomed home by some 250,000 fans on the streets of Dublin and voted Ireland’s Sports Personality of the Year.
  • The Irishman reached his second world final a year later, but suffered an 18-12 defeat at the hands of John Higgins.
  • His third final came in 2003, when he made a remarkable fightback against Paul Hunter, winning 17-16 from 15-9 down. He fell just short in the final after 18-16 loss to Mark Williams.

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Last 80

2017 China Open Last 128

2017 Shoot Out Last 16

2017 Welsh Open Last 128

2017 German Masters Last 128

2016 UK Championship Last 128

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 64

2016 International Championship Last 64

2016 English Open Last 128

2016 European Masters Last 128

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 96

2016 World Open Last 128

2016 Indian Open Last 128

2016 Riga Masters Last 16