Mark Williams (snooker player)

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Mark Williams
MBE
Mark Williams at Snooker German Masters (DerHexer) 2015-02-05 02.jpg
Williams at the 2015 German Masters
Born (1975-03-21) 21 Mairch 1975 (age 45)
Cwm, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
Sport kintra Wales
Nickname
  • Welsh Potting Machine
  • Sprog
  • The Welsh Wonder
Professional1992–
Heichest rankin1 (May 2000–May 2002, May 2003–May 2004, May–September 2011)
Current rankin3 (as o 27 June 2020[needs update])
Career winnins£6,112,883
Heichest break147: (2 times)[1]
Century braks484
Toornament wins
Minor-rankin2
Non-rankin6
Warld Champion

Mark James Williams, MBE (born 21 Mairch 1975) is a Welsh professional snooker player who is a three-time World Champion, winnin in 2000, 2003, an 2018. Aged 43 when he triumphed in May 2018, he became the seicont auldest winner of the Warld Championship at the Crucible (Ray Reardon wis the auldest winner in 1978, aged 45). Eften noted for his single-ball lang potting ability, Williams haes earned the nickname "The Welsh Potting Machine".

Williams haes been ranked the Warld number 1 for a tot of three seasons in his career (1999/2000, 2000/2001, an 2002/2003). His maist successfu saison tae date wis 2002/2003, when he won the acclaimed treble of toornaments (kent as the Triple Crown): the UK Championship, the Masters, an the World Championship. In daein sae, he became anly the third player, efter Steve Davis an Stephen Hendry, tae win aw three Triple Crown events in one saison. In addition, he is the first player (an tae date, the anly player) tae win aw three versions of the professional Warld Championship – the Warld Snooker Championship, the Sax-red Warld Championship an the Warld Seniors Championship.

Career finals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rankin finals: 35 (22 titles, 13 runners-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Legend
Warld Championship (3–1)
UK Championship (2–2)
Ither (17–10)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1996 Welsh Open Ingland Parrott, JohnJohn Parrott 9–3
Winner 2. 1996 Grand Prix Scotland Henderson, EuanEuan Henderson 9–5
Winner 3. 1997 British Open Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 9–2
Winner 4. 1998 Irish Open Scotland McManus, AlanAlan McManus 9–4
Winner 5. 1999 Welsh Open (2) Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 9–8
Winner 6. 1999 Thailand Masters Scotland McManus, AlanAlan McManus 9–7
Runner-up 1. 1999 Warld Snooker Championship Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 11–18
Runner-up 2. 1999 Grand Prix Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 8–9
Winner 7. 1999 UK Championship Wales Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens 10–8
Winner 8. 2000 Thailand Masters (2) Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 9–5
Winner 9. 2000 Warld Snooker Championship Wales Stevens, MatthewMatthew Stevens 18–16
Runner-up 3. 2000 Malta Grand Prix Republic o Ireland Doherty, KenKen Doherty 3–9
Winner 10. 2000 Grand Prix (2) Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 9–5
Runner-up 4. 2000 Scottish Open Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 1–9
Runner-up 5. 2000 UK Championship Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 4–10
Runner-up 6. 2000 Cheenae Open Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 3–9
Winner 11. 2002 Cheenae Open Ingland Hamilton, AnthonyAnthony Hamilton 9–8
Winner 12. 2002 Thailand Masters (3) Ingland Lee, StephenStephen Lee 9–4
Winner 13. 2002 UK Championship (2) Republic o Ireland Doherty, KenKen Doherty 10–9
Runner-up 7. 2003 Welsh Open Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 5–9
Winner 14. 2003 Warld Snooker Championship (2) Republic o Ireland Doherty, KenKen Doherty 18–16
Winner 15. 2003 LG Cup (3) Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 9–5
Winner 16. 2006 Cheenae Open (2) Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 9–8
Winner 17. 2010 Cheenae Open (3) Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Ding Junhui 10–6
Runner-up 8. 2010 UK Championship (2) Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 9–10
Winner 18. 2011 German Masters Ingland Selby, MarkMark Selby 9–7
Runner-up 9. 2011 Australian Goldfields Open Ingland Bingham, StuartStuart Bingham 8–9
Runner-up 10. 2011 Shanghai Masters Ingland Selby, MarkMark Selby 9–10
Runner-up 11. 2015 Players Tour Championship Finals Ingland Perry, JoeJoe Perry 3–4
Runner-up 12. 2017 Cheenae Open Ingland Selby, MarkMark Selby 8–10
Winner 19. 2017 Northren Ireland Open Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Bingtao, YanYan Bingtao 9–8
Winner 20. 2018 German Masters (2) Scotland Dott, GraemeGraeme Dott 9–1
Winner 21. 2018 Warld Snooker Championship (3) Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 18–16
Winner 22. 2018 Warld Open Ingland Gilbert, DavidDavid Gilbert 10–9
Runner-up 13. 2019 Cheenae Championship Ingland Murphy, ShaunShaun Murphy 9–10

Minor-rankin finals: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 2010 Players Tour Championship – Event 1 Scotland Maguire, StephenStephen Maguire 4–0
Winner 2. 2013 Rotterdam Open Ingland Selby, MarkMark Selby 4–3
Runner-up 1. 2015 Gdynia Open Australie Robertson, NeilNeil Robertson 0–4

Non-rankin finals: 17 (6 titles, 11 runners-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Legend
The Masters (2–1)
Premier League (0–3)
Ither (4–7)
Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1994 Benson & Hedges Championship Ingland Lawler, RodRod Lawler 9–5
Runner-up 1. 1995 WPBSA Minor Tour – Event 6 Scotland Henry, DrewDrew Henry 5–6
Winner 2. 1998 The Masters Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 10–9
Runner-up 2. 1998 German Masters Ingland Parrott, JohnJohn Parrott 4–6
Winner 3. 1998 Pontins Professional Ingland Clark, MartinMartin Clark 9–6
Runner-up 3. 1999 Champions Cup Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 5–7
Runner-up 4. 2000 Champions Cup (2) Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 5–7
Runner-up 5. 2000 Premier League Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 5–9
Runner-up 6. 2001 Malta Grand Prix Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 1–7
Runner-up 7. 2001 Champions Cup (3) Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 4–7
Runner-up 8. 2002 The Masters Ingland Hunter, PaulPaul Hunter 9–10
Winner 4. 2003 The Masters (2) Scotland Hendry, StephenStephen Hendry 10–4
Runner-up 9. 2003 Premier League (2) Hong Kong Fu, MarcoMarco Fu 5–9
Runner-up 10. 2005 (<b id="mwC7E">May</b>) Premier League (3) Ingland O'Sullivan, RonnieRonnie O'Sullivan 0–6
Winner 5. 2006 Pot Black Scotland Higgins, JohnJohn Higgins 1–0
Winner 6. 2015 Warld Seniors Championship Republic o Ireland O'Brien, FergalFergal O'Brien 2–1
Runner-up 11. 2015 General Cup Hong Kong Fu, MarcoMarco Fu 3–7

Variant finals: 3 (1 titles, 2 runner-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2009 Sax-red Warld Championship Ingland Mark Davis 3–6
Winner 1. 2017 Sax-red Warld Championship Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8–2
Runner-up 2. 2018 Sax-red Macau Masters Ingland Barry Hawkins 2–3

Pro-am finals: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1995 Pontins Spring Open Ingland Ebdon, PeterPeter Ebdon 7–4
Winner 2. 2003 TCC Open Snooker Championship Wales Morgan, DarrenDarren Morgan 6–1
Winner 3. 2004 TCC Open Snooker Championship (2) Wales Morgan, DarrenDarren Morgan 7–6
Runner-up 1. 2006 TCC Open Snooker Championship Wales Davies, PaulPaul Davies 4–7
Runner-up 2. 2008 TCC Open Snooker Championship (2) Wales Lee Walker 5–7
Runner-up 3. 2009 TCC Open Snooker Championship (3) Wales Morgan, DarrenDarren Morgan 4–7
Winner 4. 2010 Finnish Snooker Challenge Finland Hull, RobinRobin Hull 6–1
Winner 5. 2012 Austrian Open Ingland Couch, MatthewMatthew Couch 6–5

Team finals: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-up)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Outcome No. Year Championship Team Opponent in the final Score Ref.
Winner 1. 1999 Nations Cup  Wales  Scotland 6–4
Runner-up 1. 2000 Nations Cup  Wales  Ingland 4–6
Winner 2. 2017 CVB Snooker Challenge  Great Breetain  Cheenae 26–9
Runner-up 2. 2018 Macau Masters Ingland Joe Perry

Hong Kong Marco Fu

Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Zhang Anda
Ingland Barry Hawkins

Wales Ryan Day

Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Zhao Xintong

Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Zhou Yuelong
1–5

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Official 147s – World Snooker". Retrieved 8 Mey 2018.

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