Shokat Ali

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Shokat Ali
birthday 4th March 1970 (age 50)
place of birth Accrington , Lancashire
nationality PakistanPakistan Pakistan England
professional 1991-2007
Prize money £ 233,715
Highest break 131
Century Breaks 29
Main tour successes
World championships -
Ranking tournament victories -
Minor tournament victories -
World rankings
Highest WRL place 34 ( 02/03 )

Shokat Ali (born March 4, 1970 in Accrington , Lancashire ) is a former professional snooker player .


Ali was born in England but competed in tournaments for Pakistan, his ancestral homeland.

In 1991 he became a professional and slowly worked his way up the world snooker rankings. His best individual result for the time being was advancing into the second round of the 1998 Grand Prix , where he defeated Jimmy White , among others . There was also a gold medal at the Asian Games in 1998 . For the 1998/99 snooker season it was ranked 49th in the world, before falling back a little over the next two years.

This changed when he reached another world rankings round of 16, this time at the Thailand Masters 2001. There he met three-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan , whom he surprisingly defeated 5: 4. In the quarterfinals, he then failed to Ken Doherty . This success made him 34th in the world rankings.

He also won bronze at the World Games in Akita in 2001 . In the period that followed he was unable to achieve any major successes on the Snooker Main Tour , also due to the loss of his cue in 2005.

After the 2006/07 season , he missed re-qualification for the next Main Tour season. He was subsequently active as a snooker player for some time, most recently in 2010 as an amateur at the PTC tournaments . Together with Stuart Pettman he runs a snooker club in Preston .


  1. a b c d e Profile of Shokat Ali on CueTracker (as of December 17, 2012)
  2. ^ Ali shocks O'Sullivan on on March 14, 2001
  3. ^ Ali appeals for missing cue on on November 2, 2005
  4. As Sometimes Seen on TV ': Bad Hair, Great Book at on May 10, 2011

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