After 30 Years An Amateur, Lilley Finally Turns Pro!

Stephen Maguire

  • Title

    Five ranking titles
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - twice
  • Location

    Milton, Glasgow
  • D.O.B

    13 March 1981
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    On Fire

2018/19 Results

2019 China Open Last 32

2019 Players Championship Last 16

2019 Welsh Open Last 128

2019 World Grand Prix Last 16

2019 German Masters Semi-final

2019 Masters Last 16

2018 Scottish Open Last 128

2018 UK Championship Quarter-final

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2018 International Championship Last 32

2018 English Open Semi-final

2018 European Masters Last 128

2018 China Championship Last 64

2018 Shanghai Masters Last 16

2018 Six Red World Championship Last 16

2018 Yushan World Open Last 32

2018 Riga Masters Semi-finals

  • 5 Ranking event wins: 2004 European Open, 2004 UK Championship, 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy, 2008 China Open, 2013 Welsh Open
  • Maguire nearly got the 2017/18 campaign off to a perfect start when he made the final of the Riga Masters. However, he lost out to Welshman Ryan Day. The Scot reached two further semi-finals at the UK Championship and the World Grand Prix, losing to Ronnie O’Sullivan on both occasions.
  • Maguire came on strongly at the tail end of the 2016/17 season. The five-time ranking winner had an up and down campaign up until the penultimate event of the season in Beijing. He went on a run to the last eight of the China Open before coming through World Championship qualifying at Ponds Forge with relative ease. He then won two matches at the Crucible before bowing out at the quarter-final stage against Barry Hawkins.
  • The Scot’s best run of the 2015/16 season saw him reach the semi-finals of the 2016 China Open. He won five matches to reach the last four where he lost out to Judd Trump. It was a result that helped Maguire qualify for the World Championship, forcing home favourite Ding Junhui out of the top 16 in the last event before the Crucible.
  • He exited the 2016 World Championship at the first hurdle in Sheffield. Losing to compatriot Alan McManus 10-7.
  • Maguire won two events in 2014/15. The first came at the Six Reds World Championship, where he beat Ricky Walden 8-7 in the final. He also saw off Matthew Selt 4-2 to claim the Lisbon Open title.
  • He reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship and German Masters, but was unable to add to his tally of five ranking titles.
  • Maguire’s most recent ranking title came at the 2013 Welsh Open. He beat Stuart Bingham 9-8 in an exciting final to take the top prize in Newport.
  • During the 2007/08 season, Maguire was the only player other than Ronnie O’Sullivan to win two ranking titles. He claimed the Northern Ireland trophy with a 9-5 win over Fergal O’Brien to win his first ranking title in three years. Maguire went on to win the China Open in Beijing, edging out Ryan Day 6-5 in the semi-finals having made a 147 break earlier in the match. He went on to secure the title with a 10-9 win in a thrilling final with Shaun Murphy.
  • Maguire made his breakthrough in 2004. First by hammering Jimmy White 9-3 in the final of the European Open to win his maiden major title. Then securing the highlight of his career so far with victory in the UK Championship, beating David Gray 10-1 in the final.

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 32

2018 China Open Last 64

2018 Players Championship Last 16

2018 Romanian Masters Quarter-final

2018 Welsh Open Last 64

2018 World Grand Prix Semi-final

2018 German Masters Last 128

2017 Scottish Open Quarter-final

2017 UK Championship Semi-final

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 64

2017 Shanghai Masters Last 16

2017 International Championship Last 32

2017 English Open Last 128

2017 European Masters Last 128

2017 Yushan World Open Last 32

2017 Indian Open Last 64

2017 China Championship Last 16

2017 Riga Masters Runner-up

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Quarter-final

2017 China Open Quarter-final

2017 Gibraltar Open Last 64

2017 Welsh Open Last 64

2017 World Grand Prix Last 32

2017 German Masters Last 32

2016 Scottish Open Last 32

2016 UK Championship Last 16

2016 International Championship Last 32

2016 English Open Last 64

2016 European Masters Last 128

2016 Shanghai Masters Semi-finals

2016 Six Red World Championship Semi-final

2016 World Open Last 64

2016 Indian Open Last Quarter-final

2016 Riga Masters Last 128