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Rhys Clark (born 17 August 1994) is a Scottish professional snooker player.

Rhys Clark
Rhy Clark PHC 2016.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 24)
Stonehouse, Lanarkshire
Sport country Scotland
Professional2015–2019
Highest ranking73 (October 2016)[1]
Career winnings£47,750
Highest break134:
2014 Q School – Event 1
Century breaks13
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2016 European Masters, 2016 English Open)

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CareerEdit

AmateurEdit

From the village of Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire in Scotland, Clark started playing snooker from aged 11.[2] As an amateur he featured in various professional tournaments with his best results coming in the 2014 World Snooker Championship first round qualifier where he beat Mike Dunn 10–2 and the 2015 Indian Open wildcard round where he beat former professional Pankaj Advani 4–3.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

In the first event of Q School, Clark reached the final round and made breaks of 63 and 59 against Leo Fernandez and won 4–1, a win which gave Clark a two-year card to the World Snooker Tour for the 2015/2016 season and 2016/2017 seasons.[2][3] He won his first match by beating Grant Miles 5–1 in the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers, before losing by a reverse of this scoreline to Li Hang. At the UK Championship he was knocked out in the first round 1–6 by Mark Davis.[4] A 5–0 whitewash over Ken Doherty with a high break of 104 saw Clark qualify for the China Open.[5] In Clark's first appearance at a Chinese ranking event he won a match at a venue for the first time by beating Davis 5–4.[6] In the next round Clark made breaks over 50 in each of the four frames he won, but was edged out 4–5 by Alfie Burden.[7] His first season as a professional ended with an opening round 5–10 defeat to David Gilbert in World Championship qualifying.[4]

Clark received a bye to the second round of the 2016 English Open and then eliminated Lee Walker 4–2 and Kyren Wilson 4–3 (finished the match with 50 plus breaks in five successive frames) to advance to the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time and he lost 1–4 to Stuart Bingham.[8] Clark earned a second round televised match with Ronnie O'Sullivan at the UK Championship after squeezing past Li Hang 6–5, but was whitewashed 0–6.[9] He knocked out Sean O'Sullivan 4–1 and Mitchell Mann at the Gibraltar Open, before losing 2–4 to Neil Robertson[10] Clark ended the season 75th in the world rankings, but has earned a new two-year tour card through the one-year ranking list.[11]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[12][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 95 [nb 4] 95
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] Not Held MR LQ LQ WD
World Open A LQ Not Held LQ LQ LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 2R 1R A
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ 1R
European Masters Tournament Not Held 2R LQ A
English Open Tournament Not Held 4R 2R A
International Championship LQ A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R 1R A
UK Championship A 1R A 1R 2R WD A
Scottish Open MR Not Held 2R 1R 1R
German Masters A A A LQ LQ LQ A
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event 2R A A
Indian Open NH LQ 1R NH LQ LQ A
Players Championship[nb 6] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 3R A A
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A LQ 2R 1R LQ WD
World Championship A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open A A A LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ A LQ LQ LQ 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. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 European Masters". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Rhys Clark". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 31 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". World Snooker. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Rhys Clark 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ "China Wins for Trump and Higgins". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Scots snooker starlet Rhys Clark finally ends first-round bogey by defeating Mark Davis at China Open". Evening Times. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Alfie Burden edges out Rhys Clark in thriller as John Higgins and Ricky Walden progress at the China Open". Live Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Rhys Clark 4–3 Kyren Wilson". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 21 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Rhys Clark 6–0 at UK Championship". SnooBBC Sport. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Rhys Clark 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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