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Leslie Anthony "Les" Dodd (born 11 February 1954) is an English former professional snooker player from Southport.

Les Dodd
Born (1954-02-11) 11 February 1954 (age 65)
Sport country England
Professional1982–1997, 1998/1999
Highest ranking36 (1983–1984)
Career winnings£152,465
Highest break125:
1997 Qualifying School - Event 1
Century breaks5
Best ranking finishQuarter-final (1990 British Open, 1990 Asian Open)

CareerEdit

Dodd was born in 1954, and turned professional in 1982. This began a career befitting the description of a 'journeyman'; Dodd's highest ranking was 36th in 1983, but he occupied a place in the lower reaches of the top 64 for most of the next sixteen years.

He reached the quarter-final of two ranking events in the year 1990; the British Open, where he lost 2–5 to Steve James, and the Asian Open, where Mike Hallett beat him 5–4.

Dodd's only career final was the 1987 English Professional Championship; there, he was defeated 9–5 by Tony Meo.

Dodd was ranked 121st in the world at the end of the 1996-97 season, and dropped off the professional tour; he regained his status for the 1998/1999 season, but lost it immediately again thereafter.

In the 2012 World Seniors Championship, Dodd defeated Andrew Milliard 2–0, Bill Oliver 2–0 and Steve Meakin 2–1 to qualify for the last 16, but fell at this stage 0–2 to Alain Robidoux.[1] He earned £1,000 for his performances, his largest earning from a single event since the 1996 Asian Classic. He failed to qualify in 2013, losing in the last round to Philip Williams, and entered again in 2015 and 2016, with the same result; in 2015, John Welsh defeated him 2–0, and in the 2016 edition, he lost by that scoreline to Robert Milkins.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 World Seniors Championship". CueTracker. Retrieved 20 August 2015.