|birthday||4th March 1970 (age 50)|
|place of birth||Accrington , Lancashire|
|Prize money||£ 233,715|
|Main tour successes|
|Ranking tournament victories||-|
|Minor tournament victories||-|
|Highest WRL place||34 ( 02/03 )|
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.
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 .
- Profile of Shokat Ali on CueTracker (as of December 17, 2012)
- Ali shocks O'Sullivan on bbc.co.uk on March 14, 2001
- Ali appeals for missing cue on bbc.co.uk on November 2, 2005
- As Sometimes Seen on TV ': Bad Hair, Great Book at www.snookerbacker.com on May 10, 2011
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English-Pakistani snooker player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 4th 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Accrington , Lancashire|