Patrick Einsle (born 22 April 1987 in Füssen, Bavaria) is a former German professional snooker player.

Patrick Einsle
Patrick Einsle PHC 2016-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 32)
Füssen, Bavaria
Sport country Germany
Professional2006/2007, 2010/2011, 2013/2014
Highest ranking80 (September 2010)[1]
Career winnings£6,609
Highest break112:
2009 PIOS - Event 5
Century breaks8
Best ranking finishWildcard round (2012 German Masters)

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

In 1998, at the age of 11, Einsle began to play snooker. He made his first century break at the age of 14.

He participated at the 2005 World Games in snooker, but failed in the first round 1–3 to the eventual gold medallist Gerard Greene. At the 2006 Fürth German Open Einsle won against Fergal O'Brien and Stephen Lee and lost only 2–3 in the quarter-finals to the eventual finalist Barry Hawkins.

2006/2007 seasonEdit

Einsle turned professional in 2006/2007, after receiving a Main Tour wildcard from the WPBSA following the withdrawal of Paul Hunter. He dropped off the tour after the same season.

Einsle had his first qualification match on the Main Tour only three days after his appeal, he lost in the qualifying round of the Northern Ireland Trophy clearly with 0–5 against Lee Page. At the Grand Prix he survived the first two qualification rounds and was able to collect some points for the snooker world rankings. His third qualification match for the Malta, he lost with 4:5 against Mark Joyce.

In the qualifying for the Masters he lost in the first round 1–4 against Chris Norbury. He also lost in the first qualifying rounds of the UK Championship, the Welsh Open, the China Open and the World Championship, as he was defeated by 9–0 Judd Trump, 5–1 by Lee Spick, 2–5 by Andrew Higginson and 4–10 by Passakorn Suwannawat respectively. At the end he was ranked 94 of the snooker world ranking and thus lost his place on the Main Tour.

Amateur 2007–2010Edit

On 1 November 2009 Einsle defeated Itaro Santos, his friend and training partner, 4–2 in the final of the German Championship, held in Bad Wildungen, to win the title for the first time. During the tournament he lost only two frames.

2010/2011 seasonEdit

He was awarded another wildcard from the WPBSA for the 2010/2011 Main Tour.[2]

He achieved first success in the third event of the Players Tour Championship, when he defeated Jimmy Robertson and former world champion Peter Ebdon, before losing in round 3. In the qualifying for the Shanghai Masters he won his first qualifying match, but he lost in the second round to Irishman Joe Delaney. After the first cut-off point of the world rankings (after EPTC event 2) he was ranked 87 in the world. In the sixth event of the tour he beat Nigel Bond in the first round and was defeated by Ali Carter, at this time No. 2 in the world ranking, with just 3–4.

In December, he withdrew from the Tour for the remainder of the season.[3]

2013/2014 seasonEdit

In April 2013 Einsle won one of the three final matches of the EBSA Qualifying Tour and thus received a two-year tour ticket for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons.[4] However, he only won two matches of his fourteen in the season at the last 128 stage of PTC events, which left him ranked 118th at the end of the season.[5] Einsle didn't enter a single event after the Gdynia Open in February 2014 and eventually resigned from the main tour once again.[6]

Return to amateur statusEdit

 
2016 Paul Hunter Classic

Since dropping off the tour Einsle plays in the Paul Hunter Classic which is held in Fürth every year. In 2014 he lost 4–3 to Marc Davis in the second qualifying round.[7] In 2015 he won three matches to reach the main draw, but lost 4–1 to Matthew Stevens in the first round and he was knocked out by the same opponent 4–2 in the opening round a year later.[8][9]

Century breaksEdit

His highest break of 146 points he scored in an U21-tournament.[10] His highest professional break is exactly 112.

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2006/
07
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[11][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 4] [nb 4] [nb 2] [nb 4] [nb 4] [nb 4] [nb 4] [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. A A A
World Open[nb 6] LQ LQ A A A Not Held A A A
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 7] PA Minor-Ranking Event 1R LQ 1R
Indian Open Not Held LQ A NH A A A
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A
European Masters LQ Tournament Not Held A A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A A
International Championship Not Held A A A A A A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A A
UK Championship LQ LQ A A 1R A A A A A
Scottish Open Not Held MR Not Held A A A
German Masters NH A WR A A A A A A A
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open LQ A A A A A A A A A
Players Championship[nb 8] NH DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A A A
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open LQ A A A A A A A A A
World Championship LQ A A A A A A A A A
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ A A A A A A A A A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship NH RR NH A A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy LQ Tournament Not Held
Wuxi Classic NH Non-Ranking A LQ A Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open Not Held A A LQ A A Not Held
Shanghai Masters NH LQ A A LQ A A A A NR
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. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking. Since December 2010 he was an amateur.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g He was an amateur.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (2006/2007)
  7. ^ The event was called the Fürth German Open (2006/2007)
  8. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2015/2016)

Career finalsEdit

Amateur finals: 4 (3 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2009 German Amateur Championship   Itaro Santos 4–2
Winner 2. 2011 German Amateur Championship   Stefan Kasper 4–3
Winner 3. 2012 German Amateur Championship   Roman Dietzel 4–2
Runner-up 1. 2015 German Amateur Championship   Sascha Lippe 3–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World rankings after Shanghai Masters 2010" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "World Snooker: World Snooker Tour Players 2010/11". WPBSA. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Einsle Withdraws From World Snooker Tour". WPBSA. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Einsle, Carrington and Jones Earn Tour Places". World Snooker. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Prize Money Rankings after the World Championship 2014" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 8, 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ "2014/15 List Of Tour Players". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Patrick Einsle 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Patrick Einsle 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Patrick Einsle 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  10. ^ Player profile on Global-Snooker.com. Retrieved on 26 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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