Danny Fowler

Danny Fowler (born 30 July 1956 in Worksop) is an English former professional snooker player.

Danny Fowler
Born (1956-07-30) 30 July 1956 (age 64)
Worksop
Sport country England
Professional1984–1997
Highest ranking28 (1990–1992)
Career winnings£221,236
Highest break137:
1985 World Championship
Century breaks11
Best ranking finishSemi-final (x2)

Early lifeEdit

Danny Fowler was born on 30 July 1956[1] in Worksop.[2] Fowler played snooker recreationally from the age of 15 to 20, but then stopped playing for several years. He then started playing again, and turned professional in 1984 despite a lack of notable amateur championship success. Before becoming a professional player, he worked as a miner and as a local government waste collector.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Fowler started his professional career by whitewashing Bob Chaperon, Roy Andrewartha and Dave Martin all 5–0 in the qualifying rounds of the 1984 International Open before being whitewashed himself by Dennis Taylor, 0–5 in the first round. At the end of the season, he recorded 10–0 wins over both John Hargreaves and Jim Donnelly in the qualifying 1985 World Snooker Championship before being next out in the next qualifying round, 2–10 to John Parrott, and finished his debut professional season ranked 55th for the snooker world rankings 1985/1986.[1][2]

His best ranking tournament finishes were both in the 1989–90 snooker season, when he reached the semi-final stages of the 1989 Grand Prix and the 1989 Dubai Classic.[3]

At the 1993 World Championship, Fowler played the defending two-time World Champion Stephen Hendry in the first round but lost 1–10.[4]

Fowler's highest professional ranking was 28,[3] a position he held in 1990/1991 and 1991/1992. At the end of the 1996–97 snooker season he was ranked 114th[5] and did not compete professionally again.[3] He later became a courier for a company that sold maggots.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hale, Janice (1987). Rothmans Snooker Yearbook 1987–88. Aylesbury: Queen Anne Press. pp. 66–67. ISBN 0356146901.
  2. ^ a b c Morrison, Ian (1988). Hamlyn Who's Who in Snooker. London: Hamlyn. p. 32. ISBN 0600557138.
  3. ^ a b c Hayton, Eric; Dee, John (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. Rose Villa Publications. pp. 433–434. ISBN 978-0954854904.
  4. ^ "1993: White trounced by Hendry". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 18 April 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "WPBSA World rankings 1996–97". Snooker Scene. No. June 1997. Everton's News Agency. p. 28.
  6. ^ Clive Everton (2 December 2011). Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside Story of the Snooker World. Mainstream Publishing. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-78057-399-1.