Paul Hunter Classic 2018
|Born||17 August 1982|
|Highest ranking||97 (June 2018)|
2017 UK Championship
|Best ranking finish||Last 64 (2018 Snooker Shoot-Out)|
In 2017, Eltahhan beat fellow countryman Wael Talaat 6–5 in the final of the African Championship. The win gained him a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons.
Due to lack of sponsorship Eltahhan couldn't make his professional debut until the 2017 English Open. His only match win during the season came at the single-frame Shoot-Out event, although he impressed at the 2017 UK Championship, battling world number 1 Mark Selby before ultimately losing 4–6; Selby praised his opponent afterwards, saying that Eltahhan played like a top-32 player. Eltahhan failed to win a single match during the next season, which ended with a 10-0 whitewash at the hands of Liang Wenbo at the 2019 World Championship qualifying rounds, and thus was relegated from the tour.
Performance and rankings timelineEdit
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||97|
|Riga Masters[nb 4]||A||A||LQ|
|Paul Hunter Classic||A||A||1R|
|Northern Ireland Open||A||1R||1R|
|World Grand Prix||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Tour Championship||Not Held||DNQ|
|Variant format tournaments|
|Six-red World Championship||RR||A||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Performance Table Legend|
|LQ||lost in the qualifying draw||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals|
|SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
|DNQ||did not qualify for the tournament||A||did not participate in the tournament||WD||withdrew from the tournament|
|NH / Not Held||means an event was not held.|
|NR / Non-Ranking Event||means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking Event||means an event is/was a ranking event.|
|MR / Minor-Ranking Event||means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.|
- It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2015/2016)
Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2017||ABSF African Snooker Championships||Wael Talaat||6–5|
- "UK Snooker Championship 2017: World number 131 Basem Eltahhan prepares to meet Mark Selby". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
- "UK Snooker Championship 2017: Mark Selby defeats Basem Eltahhan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.