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Mark J Williams, MBE (Wales)




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Basic facts
Personal data, achievements, etc.

Results in ranking events
Performance in ranking events since the start of the 1994/95 season

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Basic Facts

Born March 21, 1975
Lives Cwm, Gwent, Wales
Nickname "Sprog"
Turned pro 1992
Manager: 110 Sport Ltd
Kerse Road
Sterling
Scotland
FK7 7SG
Tel 01786 462634
Match stats 1998/99 ranking events; 1999/2000 ranking events; 2010/2011; 2011/2012
Highest pro break 147 (two times: 2005 Embassy World Championship and 2010 Euro Players Tour Championship Event Three)
Highest ranked 1 (2000-2001, 2003, 2011)
Current ranking 15
World Championship best Winner two times (2000 and 2003)
Best major ranking event performance Winner of 18 tournaments: Regal Welsh 1996, 1999; Grand Prix 1996; British Open 1997; Irish Open 1998; Thailand Masters 1999, 2000, 2002; UK Championship 1999, 2002; Embassy World Championship 2000, 2003; Grand Prix 2000; China Open 2002, 2006, 2010; LG Cup 2003; German Masters 2011
Minor ranking event wins 2010 Star Xing Pai Players Tour Championship Event One, 2013 Euro Tour Two
Major invitation tournament victories: Benson & Hedges Masters 1998, 2003
Career centuries 54 (end of 1997/98 season)
Career earnings £1,847,453 (through the 2001 Thailand Masters)
2000/2001 earnings £225,440 (through the Thailand Masters)
Speciality Potting
Achievements Mark J Williams broke into the snooker elite in the 1995/96 season. In that year he won his first major tournament, the 1996 Welsh Open. In 1998 he won the Benson & Hedges Masters by beating Stephen Hendry on a respotted black in the final.

In the 1998/99 season he won three ranking tournaments; the 1998 Irish Open, the 1999 Welsh Open and the 1999 Thailand Masters. This makes him only the fourth player in history to win three ranking titles in one season. Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and John Higgins are the other three players to have managed this feat.

In 2000 he finally became world champion by beating long-time friend and rival, Matthew Stevens 18-16 in the final after being behind the entire match. In 2003 he won it again.

Another important title was the 1999 Liverpool Victoria UK Championship.

He also won the very first Players Tour Championship event in 2010. He later added the 2013 Euro Tour 2.

In total he's been in 38 professional finals.

Previously he has also won the 1994 Benson & Hedges Championship.

Until going down 9-7 to Fergal O'Brien in the 2003 Travis Perkins UK Championship Mark Williams won his first match in 48 straight ranking tournaments!

Mark J Williams made four centuries against Stephen Lee in the first round of the 2011 Bank of Beijing China Open, and still lost 5-4.

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Results in Ranking Events



Color guide:
won the event lost his opening match
1994/95

Dubai   Qual.   3-5   Mark King
Grand Prix   1R   1-5   Dean Reynolds
UK   3R   8-9   John Parrott
European   Qual.   3-5   Terry Murphy
Welsh   3R   3-5   Steve Davis
International   2R   1-5   Mark Johnston-Allen
Thailand   1R   4-5   Stephen Hendry
British   1R   2-5   Nigel Bond
World   Qual.   3-10   Mark Davis

1995/96

Thailand Classic   Qual.   1-5   Martin Dziewialtowski
Grand Prix   1R   1-5   Nigel Bond
UK   QF   6-9   John Higgins
German   1R   1-5   Alan McManus
Welsh   W   9-3   John Parrott
International   2R   2-5   John Higgins
European   1R   4-5   Terry Griffiths
Thailand Open   Qual.   3-5   Jamie Burnett
British   QF   3-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
World   Qual.   8-10   Jamie Burnett

1996/97

Asian Classic   2R   1-5   Peter Ebdon
Grand Prix   W   9-5   Euan Henderson
UK   QF   6-9   John Higgins
German   QF   1-5   John Higgins
Welsh   SF   5-6   Mark King
International   3R   4-5   Peter Ebdon
European   1R   3-5   Andy Hicks
Thailand   2R   1-5   Quinten Hann
British   W   9-2   Stephen Hendry
World   2R   8-13   Stephen Hendry

1997/98

Grand Prix   3R   4-5   Matthew Stevens
UK   4R   1-9   Matthew Stevens
German   Qual.   3-5   Quinten Hann
Welsh   2R   3-5   Nick Walker
Scottish   2R   3-5   Peter Lines
Thailand   QF   4-5   Stephen Hendry
British   SF   4-6   John Higgins
World   SF   14-17   Ken Doherty

1998/99

Grand Prix   2R   4-5   Darren Morgan
UK   3R   4-9   Dave Harold
Irish   W   9-4   Alan McManus
Welsh   W   9-8   Stephen Hendry
Scottish   QF   0-5   Ken Doherty
Thailand   W   9-7   Alan McManus
China   2R   2-5   Paul Davies
British   3R   4-5   Anthony Hamilton
World   RU   11-18   Stephen Hendry

1999/2000

British   5R   2-5   Steve Davis
Grand Prix   RU   8-9   John Higgins
UK   W   10-8    Matthew Stevens
China   QF   4-5   Stephen Lee
Welsh   3R   4-5   Matthew Stevens
Malta   RU   3-9   Ken Doherty
Thailand   W   9-5   Stephen Hendry
Scottish   RU   1-9   Ronnie O'Sullivan
World   W   18-16   Matthew Stevens

2000/2001

British   3R   3-5   Mark King
GP   W   9-5   Ronnie O'Sullivan
UK   RU   4-10   John Higgins
China   RU   3-9   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Welsh   SF   3-6   Ken Doherty
Thailand   2R   4-5   John Parrott
Scottish   3R   2-5   Peter Ebdon
World   2R   12-13   Joe Swail

2001/2002

British   3R   2-5   Allister Carter
LG Cup   QF   2-5   Stephen Hendry
European   SF   2-6   Joe Perry
UK   SF   6-9   Ronnie O'Sullivan
Welsh   2R   1-5   Graeme Dott
China   W   9-8   Anthony Hamilton
Thailand   W   9-4   Stephen Lee
Scottish   3R   3-5   Jimy White
World   R2   9-13   Anthony Hamilton

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