Terry Murphy (snooker player)

Terry Murphy (born March 6, 1972) is a Northern Irish former professional snooker player.

Terry Murphy
Born (1972-03-06) 6 March 1972 (age 47)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Sport country Northern Ireland
Professional1991–2005
Highest ranking29 (1998/1999)
Career winnings£259,910
Highest break136:
1993 Dubai Classic
Century breaks23
Best ranking finishQuarter-final (1997 Welsh Open)

CareerEdit

Murphy started playing the game on a reduced-size table his parents bought him in order to keep him off the streets of his native Derry while growing up, before his family moved to The Midlands when he was a teenager.[1] Murphy turned professional in 1991, and represented Northern Ireland at the World Cup in 1996, and also had his highest-ranking finish of a quarter-final in the 1997 Welsh Open.[2] He reached a career high ranking of 29th in 1998/1999. He appeared in the 1998 World Championship where he lost 3–10 to Peter Ebdon. The following year he again reached the World Championship but was defeated 8–10 to John Parrott. He lost his professional status in 2005.

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2002/
03
2003/
04
2004/
05
Ranking[3] [nb 1] 133 138 91 61 41 29 29 30 30 35 45 65 [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Grand Prix[nb 3] LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ 2R 1R 2R 3R LQ LQ LQ A
British Open 1R LQ LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R LQ LQ LQ A
UK Championship LQ LQ 2R LQ LQ 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R LQ LQ A
Welsh Open LQ LQ LQ 1R 3R QF 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ A
Malta Cup[nb 4] LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ NH WD Not Held LQ LQ LQ A
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ WD A
China Open[nb 5] Tournament Not Held NR LQ 1R LQ LQ Not Held A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A
Former ranking tournaments
Classic LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open LQ Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 6] LQ LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
German Masters[nb 7] Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Not Held Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 8] LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ WD 1R LQ LQ NR Not Held
Scottish Open[nb 9] NH LQ LQ 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Irish Professional Championship LQ A Tournament Not Held
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. ^ New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  2. ^ He was not on the Main Tour.
  3. ^ The event ran under different names such as LG Cup (2001/2002 to 2003/2004).
  4. ^ The event ran under different names such as European Open (1991/1992 to 1996/1997 and 2001/2002 to 2003/2004) and Irish Open (1998/1999).
  5. ^ The event ran under different names as China International (1997/1998 and 1998/1999)
  6. ^ The event run under different names such as Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  7. ^ The event ran under different name as German Open (1995/1996 to 1997/1998).
  8. ^ The event ran under different names such as Asian Open (1991/1992 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997).
  9. ^ The event ran under different names such as International Open (1991/1992 to 1996/1997) and Players Championship (2003/2004).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snooker:O'Sullivan's world of desire". The Independent. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "TERRY MURPHY (Northern Ireland)". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 26 December 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 March 2018.