Gerard Greene

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Gerard Greene
Gerard Greene
birthday 12th November 1973 (age 46)
place of birth Kent
nationality Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
Nickname (s) GG
professional 1993–2016, 2017–
Prize money £ 742,398 (as of August 30, 2020)
Highest break 144 ( Ruhr Open 2013 )
Century Breaks 113 (as of August 30, 2020)
Main tour successes
World championships -
Ranking tournament victories -
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 26 ( 04/05 )
Current WRL location 92 (as of August 17, 2020)

Gerard Greene (born November 12, 1973 in Kent , England ) is a Northern Irish snooker player.


Greene was continuously on the Snooker Main Tour from 1993 to 2016 . Although he was born in England, he plays for Northern Ireland. In 2005 he won the World Games ahead of Ding Junhui and Björn Haneveer , albeit in the absence of most of the top players.

He had major successes in Main Tour tournaments , including reaching the quarter-finals in 1997 at the UK Championship , in 2002 at the LG Cup and in 2003 at the British Open . On his way to the quarter-finals of the British Open, he defeated Ali Carter , Ken Doherty and Joe Swail and then narrowly missed the semi-finals with a 4-5 loss to Ronnie O'Sullivan .

Greene has qualified five times for the main round of a World Snooker Championship (1999, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010), but he never got past the first round at the Crucible Theater .

At the Paul Hunter Classic 2013 in Fürth , after victories over Dominic Dale , Joe Swail and Allister Carter, he made it to the final, where he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan with a white wash of 0: 4. At the PTC Grand Finals 2014 he reached the final of a full ranking tournament for the first time in his career; there he lost to Barry Hawkins 0-4.

The 2015/16 season ended Gerard Greene in 66th place in the world rankings . So he missed staying on the main tour after 23 years. He was also unable to re-qualify directly through the Q School .

After that, he could only take part in the Pro-Am tournaments on the Main Tour in the following season. At the Paul Hunter Classic 2016 he made it to the round of 16 and was able to defeat, among others, the world number two Stuart Bingham . Because of this result he qualified for the EBSA Amateur Play Offs . There he defeated Ian Glover and Steven Hallworth and thus secured two more years on the professional tour from 2017.


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  2. a b Profile of Gerard Greene at CueTracker (as of August 16, 2018)
  3. World Rankings. (PDF; 358 kB) After The 2016 Betfred World Championship. In: World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association , accessed June 2, 2016 .
  4. Gerard Greene - Season 2016-2017 - Professional Results. In: Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Ron Florax, accessed June 2, 2016 .
  5. ^ Lines and Greene Regain Tour Status , World Snooker, April 13, 2017

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