Martin Clark (snooker player)
|Born||27 October 1968|
|Highest ranking||12 (1992/93, 1993/94)|
1991 UK Championship
|Best ranking finish||Quarter-finals (x10)|
Clark reached ten ranking tournament quarter-finals in his career, but never progressed any further. He reached the last 16 of the World Championship three times – 1991, 1992 and 1993, and also in 1992 reached the first major semi-final of his career at the World Matchplay by knocking out defending champion by Gary Wilkinson. He won two non-ranking events, defeating Ray Reardon in the final of the European Grand Masters in 1990 and Andy Hicks in the Pontins Professional in 1997.
He retired as a pro player at a relatively young age, due to neck problems, and is now a tournament director. He has also helped with equipment maintenance (e.g. checking the replacement cloths) at the World Snooker Championship.
Performance and rankings timelineEdit
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||41||17||12||14||12||12||18||22||33||27||28||37||66|
|China Open[nb 3]||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Welsh Open||Tournament Not Held||2R||2R||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||LQ||LQ|
|Thailand Masters[nb 4]||Not Held||QF||2R||QF||2R||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||A|
|Scottish Open[nb 5]||3R||1R||2R||Not Held||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||1R||2R||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Canadian Masters||NH||1R||Tournament Not Held|
|Hong Kong Open||Not Held||3R||Tournament Not Held|
|Classic||3R||QF||3R||2R||QF||Tournament Not Held|
|Strachan Open||Tournament Not Held||3R||MR||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|German Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||2R||2R||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Dubai Classic[nb 6]||NH||NR||3R||3R||QF||1R||3R||QF||LQ||1R||Tournament Not Held|
|Irish Open[nb 7]||NH||QF||2R||2R||3R||2R||2R||1R||LQ||1R||NH||LQ||Not Held|
|Malta Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||NR|
|Former non-ranking tournaments|
|Kent Cup||F||NH||A||A||NH||A||Tournament Not Held|
|English Professional Championship||1R||1R||Tournament Not Held|
|Norwich Union Grand Prix||NH||A||QF||A||Tournament Not Held|
|Shoot-Out||Not Held||2R||Tournament Not Held|
|European Grand Masters||Not Held||W||Tournament Not Held|
|London Masters||NH||A||A||QF||Tournament Not Held|
|Belgian Masters||Not Held||A||QF||A||Not Held||A||Tournament Not Held|
|World Matchplay||NH||A||A||QF||A||SF||Tournament Not Held|
|Pot Black||A||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||Tournament Not Held|
|King's Cup||Tournament Not Held||A||A||A||QF||Tournament Not Held|
|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.|
|RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.|
|MR / Minor-Ranking Event||means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.|
|PA / Pro-am Event||means an event is/was a pro-am event.|
|VF / Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a variant format event.|
- From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
- The event was also called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
- The event was also called the Asian Open (1989/1990 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997).
- The event was also called the International Open (1987/1988 to 1996/1997).
- The event was also called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
- The event was also called the European Open (1987/1988-1996/1997)
Non-ranking finals: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||1988||Kent Cup||John Parrott||1–5|
|Winner||1.||1990||European Grand Masters||Ray Reardon||4–2|
|Winner||2.||1997||Pontins Professional||Andy Hicks||9–7|
|Runner-up||2.||1998||Pontins Professional||Mark Williams||6–9|
- "Snooker: Clark makes last four". The Independent. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "Martin Clark". snookerdatabase.co.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "Tour Induction". WPBSA. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "Baize in the frame as Doherty red rebels". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "Open and Shut Case for Brecel". World Snooker. Retrieved 7 October 2018.