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Fraser Patrick (born 8 November 1985) is a Scottish professional snooker player from Glasgow.

Fraser Patrick
Fraser Patrick at Snooker German Masters (DerHexer) 2013-01-30 02.jpg
German Masters 2013
Born (1985-11-08) 8 November 1985 (age 33)
Glasgow, Scotland
Sport country Scotland
Professional2007/2008, 2013–2017, 2019–
Highest ranking75 (December 2014 – April 2015)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Current ranking 116 (as of 12 August 2019)
Career winnings£50,391
Highest break139:
2014 UK Championship
Century breaks10
Best ranking finishLast 32 (x4)

CareerEdit

Patrick started his professional career in 2002 by playing Challenge Tour, where he spent three seasons without success. In 2007 Patrick earned the Scottish nomination to make his Main Tour debut. Aside from Grand Prix, where he won four matches at the round-robin qualifying stage and finished third in his group, he was to struggle for wins during his debut season and was relegated from the tour.

With the introduction of Q School, Patrick came agonisingly close to regaining his tour place, twice losing his final match both in 2011 and 2012.[9][10] Nevertheless thanks to his high Q School ranking Patrick was able to compete in all the major ranking tournaments of the 2012/13 season as an amateur.[11] He enjoyed his best ever performance at the 2013 German Masters, where he beat Michael White and Martin Gould to qualify to the venue stages and was leading Ali Carter 3–1 before eventually losing 5–3. He also recorded an impressive 10–6 win against Luca Brecel at the World Championship qualifiers.[12] Patrick was to end the season on a high note, as in the final round of Q School Event 3 he edged out Ashley Carty 4–3 to regain his place on the main tour.[13]

Patrick managed to win just three matches during the 2013/2014 season, all of them in the minor-ranking European Tour events, to end up ranked world number 119.[14][15]

His 2014/2015 season was much better as he started it by beating Jimmy White 5–2 to qualify for the 2014 Wuxi Classic. In Patrick's debut at a Chinese ranking event he lost 5–3 to Sam Baird. He whitewashed Stuart Bingham 4–0 at the minor-ranking Paul Hunter Classic and then defeated Matthew Stevens 4–3 and Jamie Jones 4–1 to reach the last 16, where Rod Lawler ended his run 4–0.[16] Patrick won his first ever match at the venue stage of a ranking event by seeing off Jamie Burnett 6–4 at the UK Championship. He then knocked out world number 22 Ryan Day 6–4, during which he made a 139 break which went on to be the third highest of the event.[17] In his second last 32 appearance at a ranking event he lost 6–3 to Judd Trump.[18] Patrick qualified for the Indian Open, but lost 4–2 to Jamie Cope in the first round.[16] Patrick could not get into the top 64 in the world rankings (he was 77th), but by finishing 40th on the European Order of Merit he earned himself a new two-year tour place.[19][20]

Patrick began the 2015/2016 season by whitewashing Michael Williams 5–0 and beating Tom Ford 5–1 to reach the third qualifying round of the Australian Goldfields Open, but lost 5–3 to David Morris. He was knocked out in the first round of the UK Championship 6–4 by Michael Holt.[21] Patrick lost in a deciding frame to world number three Neil Robertson in the first round of the Welsh Open.[22]

At the 2016 English Open, Patrick eliminated Zak Surety 4–1 and James Wattana 4–2 and then narrowly lost 4–3 to John Higgins in the third round. He reached the same stage of the Northern Ireland Open after only conceding one frame during wins over Marc Davis and Duane Jones, but he was thrashed 4–0 by Barry Hawkins. Patrick lost the final two frames both times in his 6–5 and 5–4 first round defeats to Michael White and Mark Joyce at the UK Championship and China Open respectively.[23] He entered Q School to try and stay on the tour as he has finished the season outside of the top 64 in the rankings at world number 105, but failed to advance beyond the third round of either event.[24]

In May 2019, Patrick came through Q-School - Event 2 by winning six matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.[25]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2002/
03
2003/
04
2004/
05
2007/
08
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[26][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] 119 [nb 4] 116 [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] Tournament Not Held MR 1R A A LQ
International Championship Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A LQ
European Masters[nb 6] A A A NR Tournament Not Held LQ A A
English Open Tournament Not Held 3R A A
World Open[nb 7] A A A LQ A LQ Not Held LQ A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 3R A A
UK Championship A A A LQ LQ 1R 3R 1R 1R A A
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held 1R A 1R
German Masters Tournament Not Held 1R LQ LQ A LQ A A
World Grand Prix[nb 8] Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A LQ A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Variant Format Event 2R A WD
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 2R A A
Players Championship[nb 9] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open Not Held A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R A A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ A A LQ A A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy Not Held LQ Not Held
Wuxi Classic Tournament Not Held LQ LQ 1R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open Tournament Not Held LQ A LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic Not Held Minor-Ranking Event 1R LQ A NR
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ 1R NH WD A A NH
Former variant format tournaments
Shoot-Out Not Held A A 2R A Ranking Event
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.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f He was an amateur.
  3. ^ a b c New players don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified through European Tour Order of Merit started the season without prize money ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. ^ The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  7. ^ The event was called the LG Cup (2002/03–2003/2004) and the Grand Prix (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  8. ^ The event was called the Haikou World Open (2013/2014)
  9. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Rankings after the Coral UK Championship 2014" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ "World Rankings after the Kreativ Dental Lisbon Open 2014 (ET5)" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "World Rankings after the Xuzhou Open 2015 (AT3)" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ "World Rankings after the German Masters 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ "World Rankings after the BetVictor Welsh Open 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 22 February 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "World Rankings after the Kreativ Dental Gdynia Open 2015 (ET6)" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  7. ^ "World Rankings after the Indian Open 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 16 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "World Rankings after the Players Championship 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 30 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2010/2011". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Patrick Ready To Dodge A Bullet". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Wonderful Wakelin Earns Tour Place". World Snooker. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  15. ^ "World Snooker Rankings After the 2014 World Championship" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ a b "Fraser Patrick 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Snooker: Higgins gets lucky break but Scot slates table conditions in York". The Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  18. ^ "Judd Trump cruises into the last 16 of the UK Championships after Fraser Patrick win". Daily Mail. Retrieved 24 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  19. ^ "European Order of Merit 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  20. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Neil Robertson edges past Fraser Patrick at Welsh Open". Cambridge News. Retrieved 13 March 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  23. ^ "Fraser Patrick 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  24. ^ "Rankings 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  25. ^ "PATRICK AND CHEN EARN TOUR RETURNS". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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