Hossein Vafaei

  • Title

  • Nationality

    Iranian
  • Turned Pro

    2012
  • Highest Tournament Break

    146
  • Location

    Iran
  • D.O.B

    15 October 1994
  • Money List Earnings

    £159,000
  • Nickname

    The Persian Prince

Ranking event best performance: Semi-finals

Career highlights

2011: Wins the World Amateur Championship at the age of just 17, beating Lee Walker in the final.
2012: Becomes the first Iranian player to compete on the pro tour.
2014: Wins the World Under-21 Championship, and makes a 147 in the semi-finals.
2017: Reaches his first ranking event semi-final at the China Open, beating Judd Trump in the quarters before losing to Mark Williams. Comes within one victory of becoming the first Iranian player to qualify for the Crucible.
2018: Again reaches the final qualifying round of the World Championship but loses.
2019: Reaches the semi-finals of the Welsh Open before losing to Neil Robertson. Another run to the last four – this time at the China Championship – ends with a narrow 6-5 defeat against Mark Williams. Climbs into the world’s top 32.

2018/19 Results

2019 World Championship Last 80

2019 China Open Last 16

2019 Indian Open Last 32

2019 Shoot Out Last 64

2019 Welsh Open Semi-final

2019 German Masters Last 128

2018 Scottish Open Last 128

2018 UK Championship Last 32

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2018 International Championship Last 32

2018 English Open Last 64

2018 China Championship Last 16

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 48

2018 Welsh Open Last 128

2018 German Masters Last 128

2017 Scottish Open Last 128

2017 UK Championship Last 32

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 64

2017 Shanghai Masters Last 64

2017 International Championship Last 64

2017 English Open Quarter-final

2017 European Masters Last 64

2017 Indian Open Last 16

2017 China Championship Last 64

2017 Riga Masters Last 32

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Last 48

2017 China Open Semi-final

2017 Gibraltar Open Last 128

2017 Shoot Out Last 64

2017 Welsh Open Last 16

2016 Scottish Open Last 64

2016 UK Championship Last 128

2016 Northern Ireland Open Quarter-final

2016 International Championship Last 128

2016 World Open Last 128

2016 Indian Open Last 128

2016 Riga Masters Last 64