Paul Medati (14 November 1943 – 29 November 2008) was an English professional snooker and pool player.

Paul Medati
Born(1943-11-14)14 November 1943
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Died29 November 2008(2008-11-29) (aged 65)
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Sport country England
Professional1981–1995
Highest ranking58 (1986/87)
Century breaks2
Best ranking finishLast 32 (4 times)

CareerEdit

Medati was born in Ordsall, Greater Manchester to Maltese parents, and attended St. Joseph's Primary School.[1]

After playing snooker for many years, he turned professional in 1981, and perhaps the best performance of his career came when he reached the last 16 of the 1983 UK Championship, where he was defeated 9-1 by eventual winner Alex Higgins. In 1986, Higgins appeared at the 1986 Classic with a black eye, courtesy of a disagreement with Medati.[2]

He had other notable victories in his career defeating the likes of John Parrott, John Spencer and Dean Reynolds.[3] In his later years he became a pool player, and the Paul Medati Trophy is a pool tournament named in his honour.[4] Medati died of cancer at home in Salford in 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snooker star dies at 65". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Alex Higgins". The Independent. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Paul Medati". Snooker Scene. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ "The 2011 GB9 Paul Medati Trophy". Pro9. Retrieved 17 December 2017.