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Lucky Vatnani (23 December 1985) is an Indian former professional snooker player. He is from Hyderabad, India,[1] but was based in Sheffield, England during his snooker career.[3]

Lucky Vatnani
Born (1985-12-23) 23 December 1985 (age 33)
Hyderabad, India[1]
Sport country India
Professional2011/2012
Highest ranking85 (May–July 2012)[2]
Career winnings£1,885
Highest break137:
2019 Q School – Event 2
Century breaks6
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2012 Welsh Open)

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CareerEdit

Vantani, a graduate from Sheffield Hallam University in Business Administration,[3] showed promise in his amateur career, with a 6–5 loss to Pankaj Advani in 2010 Indian Championship, as well as a run to the last 16 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship in 2009 and winning the gold medal in the British University Snooker Championships during the same year.[3]

In 2011, he won a place on the World Snooker Tour for the 2011/2012 season.[3] However, he missed several events due to visa issues[1] and would struggle and only won two matches, both in the qualifying stages of the Welsh Open[3] and with three consecutive defeats to Adam Duffy in the first round of the World Open, China Open and World Snooker Championship ensured he was unable to reach the top 64 and therefore dropped of the tour at the end of the season.[3]

Vantani competed as an amateur in the preliminary rounds of the 2013 World Snooker Championship, but lost 5–3 to Paul Wykes.[4][5] He also attempted the regain his place on the tour via the Q School in 2012, 2013 and 2014, but was unsuccessful on each occasion.[citation needed]

In May 2018 he entered Q School in a bid to re-enter the professional snooker tour.[6]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
Ranking[7][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open NH WD A
Shanghai Masters A WD A
UK Championship A LQ A
German Masters A LQ A
Welsh Open A LQ A
World Open A LQ A
Players Tour Championship Grand Finals DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open A LQ A
World Championship A LQ LQ
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. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.

Amateur Year by Year PerformancesEdit

[8]

  • 2015 Semi Finalist – Snooker Crown – All India open tournament – Delhi
  • 2015 Quarter Finalist All India Invitational Snooker event – Chennai
  • 2014 Top 16 World Snooker Championship – Bangalore
  • 2013 APBSA Snooker event – Winner
  • 2013 Indian Open pre-qualifying – Delhi – Qualifier
  • 2013 Film Nagar Snooker event – Winner
  • 2013 Simply Snooker Academy event – Winner
  • 2013 All India Bhimavaram Invitational Snooker event – Winner
  • 2012 79th Indian National Snooker Championship – Rank 6
  • 2011 CCI Invitational Snooker Tournament – Quarter Finalist
  • 2011 Shyam Shroff Memorial – Khar Gymkhana Invitational Snooker Tournament – Quarter Finalist
  • 2010 77th Indian National Snooker Championship – Runner-up
  • 2009 IBSF World Snooker (Men) Championship – Top 16
  • 2009 76th Indian National Snooker Championship – Top 16
  • 2009 BUCS Singles Snooker Championship – Gold Medalist
  • 2009 CCI Platinum Jubilee Snooker Championship – Top 16
  • 2008 75th Indian National Snooker Championship – Top 16
  • 2008 3rd PCL-Manisha Invitation Snooker Championship – Runner-up
  • 2008 Siri Fort Handicap Snooker Championship – Winner
  • 2007 74th Indian National Snooker Championship – Top 16
  • 2006 India National Billiards & Snooker (U-21) Ranked 3
  • 2006 AP State Senior Billiards & Snooker Championship – winner
  • 2006 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion
  • 2005 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion
  • 2004 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion
  • 2003 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion
  • 2002 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion
  • 2001 AP State Snooker (U-21) Champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Lucky Vatnani". World Snooker. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association official World Snooker ranking list for the 2012/2013 season" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Lucky Vatnani". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ "2013 Betfair World Championship Pre-Qualifiers results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Betfair World Championship Qualifiers (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/q-school-event-two-final-day-line-up/
  7. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  8. ^ "cuesportsindia". www.cuesportsindia.com.

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