Andy Hicks

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Andy Hicks
Andy Hicks
birthday 10th August 1973 (age 47)
place of birth Tavistock
nationality EnglandEngland England
Nickname (s) Cream of Devon
professional 1991-2013; since 2019
Prize money £ 700,058 (as of August 30, 2020)
Highest break 147 ( UK Championship 2012 , Q)
Century Breaks 153 (as of August 30, 2020)
Main tour successes
World championships -
Ranking tournament victories -
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 17 ( 95/96 )
Current WRL location 122 (as of August 17, 2020)

Andy Hicks (born August 10, 1973 in Tavistock ) has been a professional snooker player since 1991 . He lives in the county of Cornwall .


He has reached the semifinals of several ranking tournaments of the Snooker Main Tour several times , in 1995 he made it into the semifinals of the World Cup . In the same year, Hicks was part of the top 20 in the world rankings . He beat players like Steve Davis and Peter Ebdon on the way to the semifinals and ultimately had to admit defeat to Nigel Bond 11:16. In 1997 he defeated Paul Davies in the final of the Benson Hedges Championship 9: 6. Until the 2000s, Hicks was considered an absolute world-class player, but since then he has fallen far behind in the world rankings. In 2003 he even threatened to drop out of the top 64, but was able to prevent this with a 10: 9 win over Craig Butler in qualifying for the 2003 World Championships.

After various setbacks, Hicks climbed back up in the world rankings. At the 2004 World Cup, he came close to beating Ronnie O'Sullivan . He lost the match just 11:13 and was eliminated. He had previously beaten Quinten Hann , which was his last victory to date at the Crucible Theater . During this encounter, there was almost a fight. Hicks had provoked his opponent by telling him he would soon drop out of the top 16. He later apologized for this unsportsmanlike conduct.

In the 2005/06 snooker season he celebrated his return to the top 32 and reached the round of 32 four times. At the World Cup, he had to admit defeat to Steve Davis in the first round 4:10. In an interview at the time, he admitted that he had been considering resigning in previous years due to his poor performance.

In his career to date, Hicks has made more than 100 century breaks, making him one of just over 50 players worldwide who are listed in the relevant list of snooker players with at least one hundred century breaks . In qualifying for the UK Championship 2012 , he achieved his only maximum break in a Main Tour tournament. At the end of the 2012/13 season, Hicks had dropped back to 65th place in the world rankings and missed the extension of his membership on the professional tour.

In the years that followed, Hicks rarely appeared at international tournaments. As an amateur, he had regular opportunities to take part in the first qualifying round for professional tournaments. In 2015 he failed at both the International Championship and the Shanghai Masters . At the UK Championship 2015 he was eliminated in the first round 5-6 against Barry Hawkins .

In the 2016/17 season he reached the semi-finals of the 2017 snooker shoot-out , where he lost to Xiao Guodong .


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