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Tony Chappel (born 28 May 1960) is a former Welsh professional snooker player from Pontarddulais in Swansea, whose career spanned seventeen years from 1984 to 2001.

Tony Chappel
Born (1960-05-28) May 28, 1960 (age 59)
Pontarddulais, Swansea
Sport country Wales
Highest ranking37 (1990–1992)
Career winnings£255,728[1]
Highest break143 (1998 Benson & Hedges Championship)
Century breaks41[2]
Best ranking finishSemi-final (1990 Asian Open)


Throughout his career Chappel produced some notable wins. Some of the players he managed to beat include: Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths, John Parrott, Stephen Hendry, Alan McManus, Stephen Lee and Ken Doherty. However he could not consistently produce that kind of form and his best finish was one semi-final appearance in 1990, where he lost just 6-5, on the black, to Dennis Taylor. He also reached the quarter-finals and last 16 of many tournaments throughout his career, his last run to this stage of an event being the last 16 of the 1997 Regal Welsh Open. [1] The highest break of his career was a 143 which he compiled in the qualifying of the 1999 World Championship.

He qualified for the Crucible once, in 1990 losing 10-4 to Tony Knowles in the last 32.

After falling out the top 64 he struggled and eventually retired from professional play in 2001.

In April 2013 Chappel took part in the preliminary qualifiers for the 2013 World Snooker Championship. He beat David Singh 5-2 in the second round. but then lost 5-1 to Patrick Wallace in the third round.[3]

He got into the record books for being one of three players to compile a 147 on the same in a pro am event.[4] The others were fellow Welshmen Ryan Day and Matthew Stevens.


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  3. ^ "2013 Betfair World Championship Pre-Qualifiers results". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Ryan Day profile at". 2003. Retrieved 7 February 2008.