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Barry West (born 24 October 1958) is an English former professional snooker player.

Barry West
Born (1958-10-24) 24 October 1958 (age 60)
Sport country England
Professional1985–1997
Highest ranking21 (1989–1990)
Career winnings£147,407[1]
Highest break134 (1988 English Professional Championship)
Century breaks5
Best ranking finishQuarter-final (three times)

CareerEdit

West was born in 1958, turning professional in 1985.

He enjoyed some success over the next twelve years, reaching the last 32 of a ranking tournament on fifteen occasions, the last 16 on five and progressing to three quarter-finals.

In the 1985 UK Championship, West lost 1–9 in the quarter-final to Steve Davis; the 1988 International Open finished in a 2–5 loss to Jimmy White, and the UK Championship of that year ended for West with a 5–9 defeat to Terry Griffiths.

He also reached the semi-final of the 1988 English Professional Championship, losing 6–9 to Neal Foulds.

In the early 1990s, West's form declined, and he fell to 66th in the world rankings at the end of the 1992/1993 season; he finished the 1996/1997 season ranked 179th, and was relegated from the tour aged 38.

West made a return to competition in qualifying for the 2010 World Championship, but was defeated at his first attempt, 1–5 by Del Smith. He entered the 2012 World Seniors Championship, winning three matches to qualify for the last 16, where he lost 0–2 to New Zealander Dene O'Kane, and latterly played in the 2013 event, but lost his first match 1–2 to Les Dodd.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Barry West - Professional - Snooker Results & Statistics". CueTracker. 1 September 1946. Retrieved 10 August 2015.