Eugene Hughes (snooker player)
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|Born||4 November 1955|
|Highest ranking||20 (1986/1987)|
|Highest||132 (1980 Professional Ticket Event)|
|Best ranking finish||Semi Final (1984 & 1986 International Open)|
He reached his highest professional World Ranking of 20 in 1986. In 1985 and the following years 1986 & 1987 he won his only professional titles, as a member of the successful all-Irish team in the World Cup, alongside Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor. He reached two ranking semi-finals: the 1984 Jameson International and the 1986 BCE International. He qualified for the World Championship five times, including three successive years from 1985–1987, reaching the second round in 1986,beating David Taylor at the Crucible and losing to reigning champion Joe Johnson 9–10 in 1987 . He reached (and lost) six Irish Professional Championship semi-finals between 1982 and 1989.
Hughes left the professional game in 1998, to become an amateur snooker player once again. He has had some success in the amateur game since then, winning the Irish Over-40s title in 2007. He also remains active in billiards, winning the Irish title for the eighth time in 2008.
He is now resident in Baltinglass Co. Wicklow.
Team finals: 3 (3 titles)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Team/partner||Opponent(s) in the final||Score|
|Winner||2.||1986||World Cup (2)||Ireland||Canada||9–7|
|Winner||3.||1987||World Cup (3)||Ireland||Canada||9–2|