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Ian Glover (born 8 November 1978) is a former professional snooker player from Doncaster.[3] He practises at the Jeff Cundy snooker centre in Scunthorpe and the Sheffield Star Snooker Academy. His practice partners are the club's owner Jeff Cundy, retired professional Barry West, Ben Woollaston and Stuart Carrington.[4]

Ian Glover
Ian Glover PHC 2016.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 40)
Doncaster, England
Sport country England
Professional1995–1997, 1998/1999, 2014–2016
Highest ranking90 (July–August 2015)[1][2]
Career winnings£6,346
Highest break135:
2011 Q School Event 3
Century breaks10
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2016 Paul Hunter Classic)


Glover first entered Main Tour for the 1995/96 season for the first of three seasons in the 1990s; however, he had little success and only won £50 from the last 128 of the Masters Qualifying Event in 1998.[citation needed] After dropping of the tour in 1999, Glover took a hiatus from 2001[5] before returning to snooker in 2009, playing the secondary Pontins International Open Series tour, Glover finished the season 43rd in the Order of Merit[6] with his best result being a quarter final defeat to Alfie Burden in the second event.[7] Glover reached the last 16 of the 2009 Six-red World Championship, with a notable 5–4 win over Ricky Walden in the last 32.

For 2010/2011, the PIOS was dropped and replaced by the pro-am Players Tour Championship and Glover enjoyed success in these events, with notable wins over former two times World Champion Mark Williams and top 32 player Marcus Campbell, wins which helped him reach the last 64 stage of Event 3 and last 32 of Event 4 respectively;[5][8] however, these runs were not enough to earn him a place back on the professional tour at the end of the season and he failed to win place through the 2011 Q School also.[5] He however did qualify for the main qualifying stages of the 2010 World Open after qualifying from Leicester Riley's Club.[9] He lost 3–1 to Anthony McGill in the first qualifying round.[8]

From 2011 to 2014 Glover continued to enter PTC events but failed to advance beyond the last 128 stage and failed to win prize money.[5] Glover however did return to the tour in 2014 for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons after winning a two-year card in the EBSA Play-offs beating Gareth Allen and Jamie Rhys Clarke both 4–2.[3][5][10]

In the 2014/15 season Glover twice reached the last 32 of the PTC events (AT1 and ET1); however, in the major tournaments he failed to win a single match.[11]

Glover began the 2015/2016 season positively, with a 5–0 victory over promising amateur Ross Higgins in the Australian Open, but lost in the next qualifying round 3–5 to Kyren Wilson. He overcame another amateur, Xu Yuan, in the Haining Open, but followed this 4–2 win with a loss to Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon in the last 64. At the UK Championship, he led Jamie Jones 4–3, but could not prevent a 4–6 defeat; his 2016 German Masters qualifying campaign ended similarly, Glover taking the first frame but losing 1–5 to the resurgent John Higgins.

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 1995/
Ranking[12][nb 1] [nb 2] 421 [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 2] 115 [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
Indian Open Tournament Not Held A LQ NH A
World Open[nb 4] LQ LQ A A A LQ A A A Not held A
Paul Hunter Classic Tournament Not Held Minor-Ranking 2R
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A LQ LQ A
European Masters LQ LQ A A A Not Held A
International Championship Not held A A LQ LQ A
UK Championship LQ LQ A A A A A A A 1R 1R A
German Masters[nb 5] LQ LQ NR Not held A A A A LQ LQ A
Welsh Open LQ LQ A A A A A A A 1R 1R A
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR LQ
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 6] Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 7] Not Held A A A A A A A LQ LQ A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ A A A A A A LQ LQ A
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Asian Classic[nb 8] LQ LQ Not Held
Thailand Open LQ LQ A A A Not Held
International Open LQ LQ A A A Not Held MR Not Held
British Open LQ LQ A A A Not Held
Wuxi Classic Not held Non-ranking A A LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 9] NR Not held A A A LQ LQ NH
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
DQ disqualified from the tournament
NH / Not Held event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event 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 New players don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g He was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event run under different name as Grand Prix (1995/1996–2000/2001)
  5. ^ The event run under different name as German Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
  6. ^ The event run under different name as Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)
  7. ^ The event run under different name as China International (1998/1999)
  8. ^ The event run under different name Thailand Classic (1995/1996)
  9. ^ The event run under different name as Australian Masters (1995/1996)


  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 Australian Goldfields Open". World Snooker. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 The Paul Hunter Classic". World Snooker. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Ian Glover" (URL). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Ian Glover Q&A". World Snooker. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Ian Glover". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2009-10 PIOS Rankings". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Ian Glover - Season 2009/2010". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Ian Glover - Season 2010/2011". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  9. ^ "World Open – Rileys Winners". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Ian Glover - Season 2013/2014". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Ian Glover - Season 2014/2015". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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