Lukas Kleckers (born 18 May 1996 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German former professional snooker player.

Lukas Kleckers
Lukas Kleckers PHC 2017-2.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 23)
Essen, North Rhine
Sport country Germany
NicknameThe Ruhr-Potter
Professional2017–2019
Highest ranking95 (July 2018)
Career winnings£12,600
Highest break137:
2017 Northern Ireland Open
Century breaks5
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2017 Riga Masters, 2018 Riga Masters, 2019 Welsh Open, 2019 Snooker Shoot-Out, 2019 Riga Masters)

CareerEdit

Kleckers first drew attention in 2013 when, at the age of 17, he captured the highest ranking and most prestigious amateur event in Germany by defeating Roman Dietzel 4–2 in the final of the German Championship. In the next few years he twice played in the qualifying rounds for the World Championship, losing 10–6 to Noppon Saengkham in 2015 and 10–7 to Rory McLeod in 2016.[1] At the 2015 Riga Open he won a match in a European Tour event for the first time by beating Anthony Hamilton 4–0, before losing 4–0 to Stephen Maguire.[2]

In May 2017, Kleckers came through Q-School by winning six matches including victories over former professionals Adrian Rosa and Martin O'Donnell to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons.[3]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[4][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 96 [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Minor-Rank. A 2R 2R 2R
International Championship A A A LQ LQ A
China Championship Not Held NR LQ LQ A
English Open Not Held A 1R 2R A
World Open Not Held A LQ LQ A
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A 1R 1R A
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R A
Scottish Open Not Held A 1R 1R A
European Masters Not Held A LQ LQ LQ
German Masters A A A LQ LQ LQ
World Grand Prix NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A 1R 3R A
Shoot-Out Non-Rank. A 1R 3R 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open NH MR A 1R 1R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A A LQ LQ
World Championship LQ LQ A LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Minor-Rank. A A 2R A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship A A 1R A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Rank. WD 1R 2R NR
Indian Open A NH 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
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 c d He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)

Career finalsEdit

Pro-am finals: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2018 3 Kings Open   Andreas Ploner 5–1

Amateur finals: 11 (7 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2013 German Grand Prix - Event 3   Roman Dietzel 4–2
Winner 2. 2013 German Championship   Roman Dietzel 4–2[5]
Winner 3. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 1   Sascha Lippe 4–3
Winner 4. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 3   Jan Eisenstein 3–1
Runner-up 1. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 6   Roman Dietzel 2–4
Winner 5. 2015 German Grand Prix - Event 1   Simon Lichtenberg 4–0
Runner-up 2. 2015 German Grand Prix - Event 2   Rune Kampe 1–3
Winner 6. 2016 German Grand Prix - Event 2   Andreas Ploner 3–2
Runner-up 3. 2016 European 6-Reds Championship   Mateusz Baranowski 3–4
Winner 7. 2016 German 6-red Championship   Robin Otto 4–0
Winner 8. 2020 Challenge Tour - Event 8   Tyler Rees 3–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lukas Kleckers 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Lukas Kleckers 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Kleckers Books Tour Sport". World Snooker. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Lukas Kleckers is a German snooker champion". derwesten.de. Retrieved 28 October 2013.

External linksEdit