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Ken Doherty

  • Title

    1997 World Champion
  • Nationality

    Irish
  • Turned Pro

    1990
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147
  • Location

    Ranelagh, Dublin
  • D.O.B

    17 September 1969
  • Money List Earnings

    £81,250
  • Nickname

    The Darling of Dublin

Ranking titles: Six
Triple Crown wins: 1997 World Championship

Career highlights

1993: Wins his first ranking title at the Welsh Open.
1997: Reaches the pinnacle of his career by winning the World Championship. Beats Stephen Hendry 18-12 in the final, the first player to beat Hendry at the event since 1991. Remains one of only three overseas players to conquer the Crucible, alongside Cliff Thorburn and Neil Robertson. Becomes the first player to win the world title at junior, amateur and professional level. Welcomed home by some 250,000 fans on the streets of Dublin and voted Ireland’s Sports Personality of the Year.
1998: Reaches the world final again but loses 18-12 to John Higgins.
2000: Makes the final of the Masters for the second time, losing 10-8 to Matthew Stevens.
2001: Wins the Welsh Open and Thailand Masters.
2002: Runner-up to Mark Williams at the UK Championship, his third defeat in the UK final.
2003: Makes the Crucible final for the third time after an epic 17-16 win over Paul Hunter in the semis. Loses 18-16 to Mark Williams.
2006: Wins the Malta Cup, beating John Higgins 9-8 in the final, his sixth and most recent ranking title. Climbs to number two in the world.
2012: Makes his first official 147 at the Paul Hunter Classic.
2017: Reaches the semi-finals of the Riga Masters before a narrow 5-4 defeat against Stephen Maguire.

2018/19 Results

2019 World Championship Last 80

2019 China Open Last 32

2019 Gibraltar Open Last 32

2019 Indian Open Last 128

2019 Shoot Out Last 64

2019 Welsh Open Last 64

2019 German Masters Last 64

2018 Scottish Open Last 128

2018 UK Championship Last 64

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2018 International Championship Last 64

2018 English Open Last 128

2018 European Masters Last 64

2018 China Championship Last 64

2018 Yushan World Open Last 128

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 48

2018 China Open Last 128

2018 Gibraltar Open Last 16

2018 Welsh Open Last 128

2018 Shoot Out Last 128

2018 German Masters Last 64

2017 Scottish Open Last 128

2017 UK Championship Last 64

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2017 English Open Last 128

2017 European Masters Last 32

2017 Yushan World Open Last 64

2017 Indian Open Last 16

2017 Paul Hunter Classic Last 32

2017 China Championship Last 64

2017 Riga Masters Semi-final

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