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Betfair World Snooker Championships 2013 – Crucible Theatre Sheffield 2013

Starting with Current Champion and world No28 Ronnie O’Sullivan, we cover the top 16 ranked players for the Snooker World Championships 2013 at the Crucible in Sheffield

Name: Ronnie O’Sullivan

DOB: 5th December 1975

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1992

Highest World Ranking: 1.

Highest Break: 147×11

4 x World Champion – 4 x UK Champion – 4 x Masters champion – 3 x China Open Champion – 2 x Welsh Open champion – 2004 Grand Prix Champion

 

Name: Mark Selby

DOB: 19th June 1983

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1999

Highest Ranking: 1

Highest Break: 147

2012 UK Champion – 3 x Masters Champion –  2007 World Championship finalist –  2012 Shanghai Masters champion – 2008 Welsh Open champion – 2008 Premier League finalist – 2011 German Masters finalist – 2011 Welsh Open finalist

 

Name: Neil Robertson

DOB: 11th February 1982

Nationality: Australian

Turned Pro: 1998

Highest Ranking: 1

Highest Break: 147

2010 World Champion – 2012 Masters Champion – 2 x Grand Prix Champion – 2007 Welsh Open Champion – 2008 Bahrain Champion –  2009 World Championship semi-finalist

 

Name: Judd Trump

DOB: 20th August 1989

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 2005

Highest Ranking: 1

Highest Break: 144

2011 UK Championship winner – 2012 International Championship winner – China Open winner – 2011 World Championship finalist

 

Name: Shaun Murphy

DOB: 10th August 1982

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1998

Highest Ranking: 3

Highest Break: 147

2005 World Champion – 2008 UK Champion, 2 x Malta Cup champion – 2009 Premier League champion – 2009 World Championship finalist

 

Name: Stephen Maguire

DOB: 13th March 1981

Nationality: Scottish

Turned Pro: 1998

Highest Ranking: 2

Highest Break: 147×2

2004 UK Champion – 2012 Welsh Open champio – 2004 European Open champion – 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy champio – 2008 China Open champion, 2007 & 2012 World Championship semi-finalist

 

Name: Mark Allen

DOB: 22nd February 1986

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Turned Pro: 2005

Highest Ranking: 7

Highest Break: 146×2

2012, 2013 Haikou World Open champion –  Jiangsu Classic champion – 2011 UK Championship finalist, 2009 World Championship semi-finalist

 

Name: John Higgins

DOB: May 18th 1975

Nationality: Scottish

Turned Pro: 1992

Highest Ranking: 1

Highest Break: 147×7

4 x World Champion 3 x UK Champion – 2x Masters champion – 4 x Grand Prix champion – 4 x British Open champion – 3 x Welsh Open champion

 

Name: Stuart Bingham

DOB: 21st May 1976

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1995

Highest Ranking: 10

Highest Break: 147×3

2011 Australian Goldfields Open champion – 2012 Premier League champion – 2012 APTC1 & APTC3 champion

 

Name: Ding Junhui

DOB: 1st April 1987

Nationality: Chinese

Turned Pro: 2003

Highest Ranking: 4

Highest Break: 147×5

2005 & 2009 UK champion – 2005 China Open champion – 2006 Northern Ireland Trophy champion – 2012 Welsh Open champion – 2008 Jiangsu Classic champion – 2011 Masters champion – 2013 PTC Grand Finals champion – 2012 World Championship semi-finalist

 

Name: Mark Williams

DOB: 21st March 1975

Nationality: Welsh

Turned Pro: 1992

Highest Ranking: 1

Highest Break: 147×2

2000 & 2003 World Champion – 1999 & 2002 UK Champion – 1998 & 2003 Masters Champion – 1996 & 2000 Grand Prix Champion – 1996 & 1999 Welsh Open Champion – 3 xThailand Open Champion

 

Name: Graeme Dott

DOB: 12th May 1977

Nationality: Scottish

Turned Pro: 1994

Highest Ranking: 2

Highest Break: 147

2006 World Champion – 2007 China Open champion – 2008 World Series Berlin Champion – 2004 & 2010 World Championship finalist

 

Name: Matthew Stevens

DOB: 11th September 1977

Nationality: Welsh

Turned Pro: 1994

Highest Ranking: 4

Highest Break: 147

2003 UK Champion – 2000 Masters Champion – 2005 N.I. Trophy Champion – 2005 Pot Black Champion – 2000 and 2005 World Championship finalist – 2001, 2002, 2004 & 2012 World Championship semi-finalist

 

Name: Ricky Walden

DOB: 11th November 1982

Nationality: England

Turned Pro: 2000

Highest Ranking: 15

Highest Break: 147

2008 Shanghai Masters champion – 2012 Wuxi Classic champion

 

Name: Barry Hawkins

DOB: 23rd April 1979

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1996

Highest Ranking: 12

Highest Break: 147

2012 Australian Goldfields Open champion – 2012 Shoot Out champion – 2011 & 2012 World Championship last 16

 

Name: Ali Carter

DOB: 25th July 1979

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1996

Highest Ranking: 2

Highest Break: 147

2009 Welsh Open Champion – 2010 Shanghai Masters Champion – 2013 German Masters champion – 2008 & 2012 World Championship finalist

 

Name: Mark Davis

DOB: 12th August 1972

Nationality: English

Turned Pro: 1991

Highest Ranking: 15

Highest Break: 143

2009 & 2012 Six Red World Champion – 2012 UK Championship – 2002 B&H Champion – 2007 German Open Champion

 

 

 

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