GARY WILSON – 30 YEAR OLD PROFESSIONAL SNOOKER PLAY FROM WALLSEND
From a very early age he had the ambition to be a snooker player and after many years of hard work and dedication, he has recently achieved professional status which allowed him to play in major tournaments, including the World Snooker Championships, the UK Snooker Championships and numerous national and internationally based competitions, alongside the world’s best players.
Amongst his achievements are:
appeared on junior big break 3 times, aged 9, 11 and 12
Indian open last 16 2013 beating Jimmy White, Dominic Dale and Marco Fu on the way
Welsh open Quarter Finalist 2015 beating Joe Perry and Neil Robertson on the way
Made a 147 v Ricky Walden in the German Masters 2013
China open Finalist beating Liang Wenbo, Ricky Walden, Barry Hawkins and
Ding Junhui on the way
was ranked at 32 during start of 2015/16 season.
He became involved in snooker as a youngster; he was barely able to see over the table when he first picked up a snooker cue. He was talent spotted at an early age and showcased at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield which lead to an invitation to compete on the first series of Junior Big Break when he was nine. He made further appearances on the show at age 11 and 12 and has been a regular on the North East, national and international amateur circuit for more than 15 years.
His major breakthrough came when he won the World Under 21 Championship when he was 18 years old and since then he has been working towards his ultimate ambition which is to be the top player in the world. Other key achievements in his career to date include:
- English Amateur Champion 2012
- World Amateur Championship 2012 finalist
- Won countless national junior and senior tournaments including two times
- English Under 18’s Champion representing his country in numerous
- international team events
- Made his first century break at the age of nine and achieved his first 147 break when he was 12 years old
- During his career he has beaten many players ranked higher than himself, including Peter Ebdon, Nigel Bond, Dave Harold, Gerard Greene, Marco Fu, Jimmy White and Ronnie O’Sullivan, who is regarded by many as the greatest ever snooker player