|Born||8 February 1970|
|Highest ranking||51 (1996/1997)|
|Highest||143 (1994 World Championship qualifying)|
|Best ranking finish||Last 32 (four times)|
Payne was born in 1970, turning professional in 1991. He initially had little success, but broke into the top 64 of the world rankings after a good 1995/1996 season, in which he reached the last 32 in two ranking events.
Having begun the following season 51st in the world, Payne's form dipped thereafter, and he fell to 77th in 1997. Poor performances over the next two seasons led to Payne slipping to 109th in 1999, and following the conclusion of the 1998/99 season, he lost his professional status at the age of 29.
- "Career-total Statistics for Karl Payne - Professional - Snooker Results & Statistics". CueTracker. 1 September 1946. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
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