Graeme Dott

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Graeme Dott
Graeme Dott
birthday 12th May 1977 (age 43)
place of birth Larkhall
nationality ScotlandScotland Scotland
Nickname (s) The Pocket Dynamo,
Dott the Pot
professional since 1994
Prize money £ 2,540,313 (as of August 27, 2020)
Highest break 147 ( British Open 1999 )
Century Breaks 227 (as of August 27, 2020)
Main tour successes
World championships 1
Ranking tournament victories 2
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 2 ( 07/08 )
Current WRL location 21 (as of August 17, 2020)

Graeme Dott (born May 12, 1977 in Larkhall , Scotland ) is a Scottish snooker player who won the 2006 World Snooker Championship.


Dott turned pro in 1994. In 1999 he reached his only maximum break of 147 points at the British Open .

In the 2001/02 season he reached the top 16 of the snooker world rankings for the first time . After losing four times in the final of a world ranking tournament - at the Scottish Open in 1999, the British Open in 2001 , the World Championship in 2004 and the Malta Cup in 2005 - Graeme Dott won his first title at the World Snooker Championship in 2006. In a narrow final, he defeated Peter Ebdon with 18:14 frames after letting his opponent come within 15:13 and 16:14 after a 15: 8 lead.

The following year he won the China Open . In the final in Beijing he defeated Jamie Cope 9-5 . At the 2007 World Cup finals , he too suffered the "Curse of Sheffield": In modern snooker, no player has yet managed to defend his first World Cup title. Dott lost in the first round with 7:10 frames against Ian McCulloch .

Graeme Dott has been married to Elaine since 2003 and has one son, Lewis. Elaine is the daughter of his manager Alex Lambie, who died of kidney cancer on December 16, 2006 after a long battle . Alex managed Dott since he was 12 years old. Weeks later, his wife miscarried. Dott has suffered from depression since those two events . For a long time , his participation in the 2008 World Snooker Championship was in question. Only at short notice did Dott decide to participate, but lost in the first round against Joe Perry with 7:10. This was his sixteenth consecutive lost match. In the world rankings he dropped from second to thirteenth place.

In 2008 he was heard from again. On July 13, 2008 he won the tournament of the World Series of Snooker in Berlin, which is not part of the main tour, with a 6-1 victory over Shaun Murphy . He suffered another setback, however, when he broke his arm in the run-up to the Shanghai Masters 2008 and was therefore unable to take part in the tournament and the subsequent Grand Prix. He was only able to escape the curse of first round defeats at tournaments on the Main Tour in December 2008 at the UK Championship . Here he won his first game in a Main Tour tournament since August 2007.

The combative Scot celebrated another success at the 2010 World Cup in Sheffield , where he made it to the final; but lost there with 18:13 against the new world champion Neil Robertson . On his way to the final, he defeated Peter Ebdon and then Stephen Maguire , Mark Allen and Mark Selby , who had previously defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan , in a re-edition of the 2006 World Cup final . With his performance as runner-up world champion, Dott climbed again from position 28 to position 13 in the snooker rankings.

At the 2011 World Cup, Graeme Dott reached the quarter-finals with his victories over Mark King (10: 7) and Allister Carter (13:11), where he lost 5:13 to the eventual vice-world champion Judd Trump . Furthermore, he came in September 2011 by victories over Mark Davis , Igor Figueiredo and Peter Ebdon in the final of the Brazil Masters , which he lost 5-0 to Shaun Murphy.

In 2013, Dott was inducted into the Snooker Hall of Fame as the fourth Scot .


  • Graeme Dott: Frame of Mind - The Autobiography of the World Snooker Champion . Blake Publishing, 2011, ISBN 978-1-84358-346-2 (British English, 266 pages).


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  2. a b Career-total Statistics for Graeme Dott. Professional. In: CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Ron Florax, accessed October 31, 2018 .
  3. 100+ Centuries - Snooker Info (as of October 30, 2018)
  4. John Dee: Big guns bite the dust as Dott break arm playing football. In: The National, October 1, 2008, accessed August 9, 2015 .

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