After 30 Years An Amateur, Lilley Finally Turns Pro!

Neil Robertson

  • Title

    2010 World Champion
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 Twice
  • Location

  • D.O.B

    11 February 1982
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Thunder From Down Under

2018/19 Results

Neil Robertson

2019 China Open Winner

2019 Tour Championship Runner-up

2019 Players Championship Runner-up

2019 Welsh Open Winner

2019 World Grand Prix Last 32

2019 German Masters Quarter-final

2019 Masters Semi-final

2018 Scottish Open Last 64

2018 UK Championship Last 16

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2018 International Championship Runner-up

2018 Champion of Champions Quarter-final

2018 English Open Last 16

2018 European Masters Last 64

2018 China Championship Last 32

2018 Shanghai Masters Last 16

2018 Yushan World Open Last 32

2018 Riga Masters Winner

  • 16 Ranking event wins including: 2010 World Championship, 2010 World Open, 2013 China Open, 2013 UK Championship, 2015 UK Championship
  • 2012 Masters, 2015 Champion of Champions
  • The Thunder from Down Under won his second title of the 2018/19 season and the 16th of his career at the 2019 China Open. He demolished Jack Lisowski 11-4 in the final to secure the £225,000 top prize.
  • Australia’s Robertson secured his 15th career ranking title by coming through a hard fought 2019 Welsh Open final with Stuart Bingham 9-7.
  • Robertson was victorious in Latvia for the second time in his career at the 2018 Riga Masters. Recapturing the title, which he won back in 2016, with a 5-2 defeat of Jack Lisowski in the final.
  • The Thunder from Down Under secured his 13th ranking crown with victory at the 2017 Scottish Open. Robertson trailed Cao Yupeng 8-4 in the final, but mounted an extraordinary comeback to win 9-8.
  • Robertson secured a magnificent win at the 2017 Hong Kong Masters, coming through a stellar eight man invitational field to lift the title. He defeated Mark Selby, Marco Fu and Ronnie O’Sullivan to lift the trophy.
  • The Australian got his 2016/17 season off to the perfect start with victory in the opening event at the Riga Masters. He defeated Michael Holt 5-2 in the final to secure the title. However, by Robertson’s high standards he never kicked on from that point, failing to win any further events in the remainder of the season.
  • Robertson won back to back titles in late 2015. At the Champion of Champions in Coventry the Australian defeated Mark Allen 10-5 in the final. He then went on to take snooker’s second most prestigious ranking crown, the UK Championship.  After winning an epic 6-5 battle with John Higgins in the quarter-final, Robertson ruthlessly dismissed Mark Selby 6-0 in the last four. He then saw off Liang Wenbo to seal a second UK Championship title.
  • Robertson was denied a third win of the season in the final of the Welsh Open. He led Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-2 before a superb comeback from the ‘Rocket’ saw Robertson succumb to a 9-5 defeat.
  • He was on the right side of a blitz of frames against O’Sullivan at the 2015 Masters, as he recorded a 6-1 demolition in the last four to reach the final. However, he was forced to settle for the runner-up spot after a 10-2 defeat to Shaun Murphy.
  • He reached the final of the 2014 Australian Open on home turf in Bendigo near his native Melbourne. But was denied the title he craves in a 9-5 loss to Judd Trump.
  • The Australian won his first UK Championship title in 2013, beating Mark Selby 10-7 to become the first non-British player to win the so called Triple Crown, the World and UK Championships and the Masters.
  • During the 2013/14 season Robertson also became the first player to make 100 century breaks in a single season. He completed the ‘tonne of tonnes’ at the Crucible in his quarter-final with Judd Trump.
  • Robertson won the Masters in 2012, beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final. He lifted the trophy in touching scenes as infant son Alexander joined him on the stage.
  • The highlight of his career so far came in 2010 when he made snooker history by becoming the first Australian to win the World Championship title, and only the third non-British player, after Cliff Thorburn and Ken Doherty, to lift the famous trophy. He overcame a gritty Graeme Dott in the final to claim an 18-13 victory.
  • Robertson, who comes from Melbourne but is based in Cambridge during the season, won the World Under-21 Championship in 2003.
  • He asserts that if it wasn’t for snooker, he would have made a career as a graphic designer. He also spends much of his spare time playing online games such as World of Warcraft.

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 32

2018 China Open Semi-final

2018 Players Championship Quarter-final

2018 Romanian Masters Last 16

2018 Welsh Open Last 64

2018 World Grand Prix Last 16

2018 German Masters Last 64

2017 Scottish Open Winner

2017 UK Championship Last 32

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2017 Shanghai Masters Last 128

2017 Champion of Champions Last 16

2017 International Championship Last 16

2017 English Open Quarter-final

2017 European Masters Last 16

2017 Yushan World Open Last 16

2017 China Championship Last 64

2017 Hong Kong Masters Winner

2017 Riga Masters Last 64

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Last 16

2017 Players Championship Quarter-final

2017 Gibraltar Quarter-final

2017 Welsh Open Last 64

2017 World Grand Prix Quarter-final

2017 German Masters Last 32

2017 Masters Quarter-final

2016 Scottish Open Last 16

2016 UK Championship Last 128

2016 Champion of Champions Last 16

2016 China Championship Last 16

2016 International Championship Last 16

2016 English Open Last 32

2016 European Masters Semi-final

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 32

2016 World Open Semi-final

2016 Riga Masters Winner