Robert Milkins

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Robert Milkins
Robert Milkins
birthday 6th March 1976 (age 44)
nationality EnglandEngland England
Nickname (s) The Milkman
professional since 1995
Prize money £ 1,141,515 (as of August 27, 2020)
Highest break 147 (2 ×)
Century Breaks 159 (as of August 27, 2020)
Main tour successes
World championships -
Ranking tournament victories -
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 12 (February-March 2014)
Current WRL location 49 (as of August 17, 2020)

Robert Milkins (born March 6, 1976 in Bristol ) is an English snooker player .


Milkins, who lives in Gloucester , turned pro in 1995. For the first time he was among the top 64 of the world snooker rankings at the end of the 2000/01 season . His greatest successes to date included making the last 16 at the Malta Grand Prix , the British Open and the 2000 Grand Prix .

In 2002 he qualified for the first time for the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield . He also won his opening game against Fergal O'Brien 10-8 , but then lost quite significantly to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the round of 16 with 2:13 . In the following three years he qualified for the Snooker World Cup, but was eliminated in the first round. In the 2003/04 season , position 21 was his first highest world ranking position.

His best performance in a world ranking tournament he presented at the Irish Masters 2005, when he was eliminated in the semifinals against Matthew Stevens . At the 2006 Grand Prix in Aberdeen he was the only player alongside Ronnie O'Sullivan to win all five group games. In the last sixteen he lost to eventual finalist Jamie Cope . In qualifying for the World Snooker Championship in 2006 , he managed a maximum break .

At the 2008 Bahrain Championship he made it to the quarterfinals. In 2009 he won the third event of the Pro Challenge Series , for which there were no world ranking points. He made it to the finals of the Snooker Shoot-Out 2011 invitation tournament , in which each match only consists of one frame; he lost to Nigel Bond with 24:58. In the second half of the 2000s, however, personal problems distracted him from snooker, so that he only ranked 70th in the ranking. When he got a grip on alcohol and gambling addiction again, he rose again to earlier regions.

Milkins' highlights in the 2011/12 season were the 2011 Shanghai Masters , where he reached the round of 16, and the 2012 Haikou World Open , where he made it to the semi-finals and lost to Stephen Lee there , after having previously played with John Higgins in the course of the tournament and defeated Stephen Maguire . In qualifying for the 2012 World Snooker Championship , he achieved his second maximum break. This made him the 15th player to have more than a maximum break in professional tournaments.

In November 2014 he reached his first final of a tournament at the Ruhr Open where world ranking points were awarded. However, he lost to his compatriot Shaun Murphy 4-0.


Invitation tournament victories

  • Pro Challenge Series - Event 3 - 2009

Individual evidence

  1. Profile of Robert Milkins on CueTracker (as of October 31, 2018)
  2. World Rankings after Gdynia Open (ET8) 2014 (PDF; 265 kB) In: . World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association . February 10, 2014. Archived from the original on December 1, 2014. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.
  3. World Championship 2013: Robert Milkins primed for Crucible return , BBC Sport, April 23, 2013

Web links

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