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Steve Mifsud (born 25 August 1972 in Australia) is a Maltese Australian professional snooker player.[1]

Steve Mifsud
Steve Mifsud PHC 2014-4.jpg
Born (1972-08-25) 25 August 1972 (age 47)
Australia
Sport country Australia
Professional1991–1994, 1998/1999, 2003/2004, 2007/2008, 2014–2016, 2019–
Highest ranking93 (June 2015)
Current ranking 128 (as of 9 December 2019)
Career winnings£13,480
Highest break129:
2003 UK Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks7
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2011 Australian Goldfields Open)

CareerEdit

He was a winner of the IBSF World Amateur Championship in Cairo, Egypt in 2002, beating Tim English 11–6 in the final which enabled him to get on the main tour for the 2003/2004 season, although he later dropped off. He was runner-up to Mark Allen in the same event two years later.[citation needed]

He got back onto the main tour for the 2007/2008 season by finishing top of the Australian rankings. Again he dropped off immediately, winning just one match in the six knockout tournaments.[citation needed]

Steve was Neil Robertson's partner in the 2011 World Cup where he helped Australia reach the quarter-finals. He, along with his brother James, was given a wildcard for Australian Open, where he lost 2-5 to Dominic Dale.[citation needed]

In 2014 Mifsud won the Oceania Snooker Championship, regaining his Main Tour place for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.[2] He only competed in one event, losing 4–0 to Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic.[citation needed]

In 2019 Mifsud again won the Oceania Snooker Championship, regaining his Main Tour place for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.[citation needed]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1998/
99
2003/
04
2004/
05
2007/
08
2011/
12
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2019/
20
Ranking[3][nb 1] [nb 2] 210 200 [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 2] 93 [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. A
International Championship Tournament Not Held A A A A
China Championship Tournament Not Held LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held A
World Open[nb 5] LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ A A Not Held A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A
UK Championship LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ A A A A A
Scottish Open[nb 6] NH LQ LQ A LQ LQ Tournament Not Held A
European Masters[nb 7] LQ 1R LQ A LQ LQ A A Tournament Not Held A
German Masters Tournament Not Held NR Not Held A A A A A
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ A A A A
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event
Players Championship[nb 8] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held
China Open[nb 9] Tournament Not Held LQ A A LQ A A A A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ LQ A A A LQ A LQ A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Classic LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open[nb 10] LQ MR NR Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic LQ LQ LQ A Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 11] LQ LQ LQ A LQ Tournament Not Held
British Open LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ A Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open Tournament Not Held 1R WR A A NH
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held 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
DQ disqualified from the tournament
NH / Not Held event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event 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 c d e f New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c d He was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1991/1992–1994/1995, 1998/1999, 2004/2005 and 2007/2008) and the LG Cup (2003/2004)
  6. ^ The event was called the International Open (1992/1993–1994/1995 and 1998/1999) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  7. ^ The event was called the European Open (1991/1992–1994/1995 and 2003/2004), Irish Open (1998/1999) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005 and 2007/2008)
  8. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Finals (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  9. ^ The event was called the China International (1998/1999)
  10. ^ The event was called the Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
  11. ^ The event was called the Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and the Thailand Open (1993/1994–1994/1995)

Tournament winsEdit

AmateurEdit

  • Oceania Championship; 1998, 2014, 2019
  • IBSF World World Amateur Championship; 2002
  • Australian Amateur Championship; 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Another defeat for Malta team as Steve Mifsud beats Drago and Borg
  2. ^ Australian Billiards & Snooker Council website article 'Steve Mifsud Accepts Main Tour Nomination' accessed 20-Apr-2014
  3. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External linksEdit