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Robby Foldvari (born 2 June 1960) is an Australian player of snooker, English billiards and pool. He is a multi-year World Billiards Champion (1986, 1997, 1998), and a national-level champion in both snooker (2006, 2008) and nine-ball pool (2012), as well as a World Games competitor (2013). Outside of competition, he is a coach and television commentator. Foldvari won the Australian Open 8 Ball Pool Championship (2015) (Oceania Pocket Billiard Federation) completing the Royal Flush of National titles in every cuesports discipline. In June 2016 he won the Australian Open 10 ball Pool Championship
|Born||2 June 1960|
|Highest ranking||62 (1985/1986)|
|Highest||134 (1988 Grand Prix)|
|Best ranking finish||Last 16 (1991 British Open)|
He started his professional career in 1984, and became the World Billiards Champion in 1986. He won the World Matchplay Billiards Championship in 1997, and IBSF World Billiards Championship in 1998.
In 1991 he became the first non-British player to win the UK Billiards Championship, and won it again in 1992.
Foldvari captained the Australian World Cup Snooker Team to the quarter finals in Bangkok in 1996.
Foldvari won his only professional snooker title at the 1989 WPBSA Invitational Event One where he beat Darren Morgan 8–1 in the final.
Foldvari won the Australian Nine-ball Pool Championship in 2012 and the Australian Open Nine-ball Pool Championship in 2012.
Foldvari coaches many players, and performs television commentary. He now provides Corporate Trick Shot shows combined with public speaking
Non-ranking wins: (1)Edit
- WPBSA Non-ranking Event 1 - 1989
Robby Foldvari has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, and later added a Diploma of Education. He has also taught Accounting in highschool education, most notably at the former Coomoora Secondary College (now Keysborough College). He has a wife and 2 children.
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- "Past Champions". ibsf.info. International Billiards and Snooker Federation. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
- "Billiard Sports: Men's Pool Bracket". worldgames2013.sportresult.com. World Games 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "Monash Sport Hall of Fame – 2003 inductees".
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