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Billy Snaddon (born 7 July 1969) is a Scottish former professional snooker player. He reached the World Snooker Championship first round five times, but never progressed past this stage. He spent 5 seasons ranked among the game's top 32, peaking at No. 24 in 2000.[1]

Billy Snaddon
Born (1969-07-07) 7 July 1969 (age 50)
Sport country Scotland
Professional1991–2004
Highest ranking24 (2000/01)
Career winnings£352,210
Highest break140:
1997 Welsh Open
Century breaks26
Best ranking finishRunner-up (1999 China International)

CareerEdit

Snaddon began life as a footballer, but turned to snooker after a hip disease ended his football career, turning professional in 1991.[2] He reached the last sixteen of seven ranking events before finally reaching a quarter-final, in the 1998 Irish Open.

He reached one ranking final in his thirteen-year career, in the 1999 Regal China International. A rank outsider in this tournament, he took out the top 16 players James Wattana, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Lee and Stephen Hendry en route to the final before losing 3–9 to World Champion John Higgins. Snaddon also reached the quarter-final of the Thailand Masters a year later.[1]

Snaddon announced his retirement after a poor 2003–2004 season.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Snooker Profiles – Billy Snaddon". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on 6 July 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Snooker: Snaddon turns the tables on Wattana". The Independent. 21 October 1992.

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