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Mark J Williams

Nationality: Wales (Wales); Male; Born: 21 Mar 1975 (49 years)
Status: Professional; First season as pro: 1992; Ranking wins: 26; Maximums: 3;
Ranking: 6;
Bio page; Twitter: @markwil147; Other sources: CueTracker; World Snooker
World Championship (20 Apr - 6 May 2024)
Rd 1 (19) Wales Mark J Williams [6] v China Si Jiahui [23] Head to head 2024-04-22 13:30:00Z
2024-04-23 13:30:00Z
Tour Championship (1-7 Apr 2024)
Final Wales Mark J Williams [8] 10-5 England Ronnie O'Sullivan [2] Head to head Details 

Session 1:

73-29 (66), 10-107, 91-6 (91), 137-0 (66,67), 0-102 (102)
0-127 (127), 1-78 (59), 1-121 (121)

Session 2:62-33, 117-0 (104), 66-42 (54), 105-8 (99)
112-27 (112), 78-0 (78), 50-19

Referee: Olivier Marteel

This was Williams' 26th ranking title and second of the season.

SF Wales Mark J Williams [8] 10-5 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [5] Head to head Details 
Williams missed the last red on the way to a maximum in frame 5

Session 1:
88-4 (57), 69-50, 123-7 (99), 124-0 (105)
112-4 (112), 77-51 (66, 51), 84-0, 69-47

Session 2:
140-0 (140), 1-72 (65), 12-69 (53), 1-116 (79)
11-81 (56), 12-73 (69), 75-0 (75)

QF Wales Mark J Williams [8] 10-4 England Judd Trump [1] Head to head Details 
Williams won frame 3 after he needed a snooker on the pink.
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [8] 10-9 England Tom Ford [9] Head to head Details 
Respotted black in frames 11 & 16 (71-71, 63-63), Williams won both frames.
World Masters (4-6 Mar 2024)
Rd 2 Scotland John Higgins 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams Head to head Details 
Re-rack in frame 2.

120 by Higgins (15 reds+blacks) in frame 1, lost position on yellow and missed.

Players Championship (19-25 Feb 2024)
Rd 1 Northern Ireland Mark Allen [12] 6-3 Wales Mark J Williams [5] Head to head Details 

146 by Allen in frame 1 was the highest break of the event

Welsh Open (12-18 Feb 2024)
Rd 3 Scotland Anthony McGill [24] 4-1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] Head to head Details 
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-3 England Sanderson Lam [64] Head to head Details 
Welsh Open Qual (25-27 Jan 2024)
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 England John Astley [74] Head to head Details 
German Masters (29 Jan - 4 Feb 2024)
Rd 2 China He Guoqiang [77] 5-1 Wales Mark J Williams [9]   Details 
World Grand Prix (15-21 Jan 2024)
QF China Cao Yupeng [28] 5-4 Wales Mark J Williams [4] Head to head Details 
Cao came back from 3-0 down
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 4-1 Iran Hossein Vafaei [13] Head to head Details 

Three strange episodes in the match: 1) Vafaei miscalculated in the second frame thinking he only needed pink. 2) Williams receiving a seven-point penalty in the final frame for picking up the cue ball as a joke. 3) Vafaei refusing to shake Williams' hand after the match because he slapped his thigh when missing a pink.

Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 4-3 Thailand Thepchaiya Un-Nooh [29] Head to head Details 
Un-Nooh went in-off on the 13th black in a maximum attempt in frame 5.
Masters (7-14 Jan 2024)
Rd 1 England Ali Carter [11] 6-4 Wales Mark J Williams [8] Head to head Details 
Macau Masters - Event 2 (26-29 Dec 2023)
Final Wales Mark J Williams 9-6 England Jack Lisowski Head to head

147 by Lisowski in frame 4.

SF Wales Mark J Williams 6-2 England Judd Trump Head to head
QF Wales Mark J Williams 6-3 China Si Jiahui Head to head
German Masters Qual (18-22 Dec 2023)
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-3 England David Grace [56] Head to head Details 
Scottish Open Qual (30 Oct - 2 Nov 2023)
Q Rd 1 England Sam Craigie [48] 4-3 Wales Mark J Williams [9] Head to head Details 
Craigie was 3-0 down
Shoot Out (6-9 Dec 2023)
Rd 2 England Hammad Miah [77] 30-9 Wales Mark J Williams [4] Head to head Details 
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [4] 68-4 England Matthew Selt [18] Head to head Details 
UK Championship (25 Nov - 3 Dec 2023)
QF China Ding Junhui [17] 6-5 Wales Mark J Williams [9] Head to head Details 

A new record of 195 points scored in frame 8 as Williams won it by 101-94. The previous record was 192.

Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-4 Wales Jamie Clarke [60] Head to head Details 
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-4 China Fan Zhengyi [33] Head to head Details 
Champion of Champions (13-19 Nov 2023)
Rd 1 England Robert Milkins 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [7] Head to head Details 
International Championship (5-12 Nov 2023)
Rd 2 China Zhang Anda [55] 6-3 Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head Details 
Northern Ireland Open (22-29 Oct 2023)
Rd 2 England Robbie Williams [41] 4-2 Wales Mark J Williams [7] Head to head Details 
Rerack in frame 3
Northern Ireland Open Qual (17-20 Oct 2023)
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [7] 4-1 China Tian Pengfei [47] Head to head Details 
Wuhan Open (9-15 Oct 2023)
Rd 2 China Zhang Anda [55] w/o Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head
English Open (2-8 Oct 2023)
Rd 4 China Liu Hongyu [88] 4-3 Wales Mark J Williams [10]   Details 
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-2 Wales Dylan Emery [74] Head to head Details 
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-3 China Xiao Guodong [37] Head to head Details 
English Open Qual (6-8 Sep 2023)
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 4-0 England Ian Burns [108] Head to head Details 
British Open (25 Sep - 1 Oct 2023)
Final Wales Mark J Williams [9] 10-7 England Mark Selby [5] Head to head Details 

Session 1:
66-59, 131-4 (110), 100-5 (55), 30-102 (59)
74-39 (75), 133-0 (133), 6-121 (98), 0-79 (73)

Session 2:
6-112 (112), 66-1, 30-73, 97-51
91-0, 36-82, 0-81 (68), 69-56 (69), 59-54

Referee: Tatiana Woollaston.

This was the 25th ranking title for Williams. He becomes the second oldest winner of a ranking event at 48 years. Only Ray Reardon at 50 was older.

Williams came back from needing a snooker in the final frame.

SF Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-3 Iran Hossein Vafaei [16] Head to head Details 

82-30 (66), 57-13, 44-93 (66), 7-111 (57, 54), 85-1,
65-58, 0-136 (135), 62-18 (62), 118-28 (71)

Referee: Colin Humphries

The 135 in frame 7 was Hossein Vafaei's 100th career century

QF Wales Mark J Williams [9] 5-1 China Fan Zhengyi [32] Head to head Details 
Rd 4 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 China Ding Junhui [15] Head to head Details 
Rd 3 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 England Gary Wilson [14] Head to head Details 
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-2 Scotland Stephen Maguire [30] Head to head Details 
British Open Qual (14-19 Aug 2023)
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 4-1 China Peng Yisong [85]   Details 
International Championship Qual (18-23 Sep 2023)
Q Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 6-0 England Rebecca Kenna (f) [113]   Details 
Shanghai Masters (11-17 Sep 2023)
Rd 2 Belgium Luca Brecel [2] 6-4 Wales Mark J Williams [9] Head to head Details 
Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [9] 6-1 China Pang Junxu [20]   Details 
Wuhan Open Qual (1-5 Sep 2023)
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 5-2 Estonia Andres Petrov [86] Head to head Details 
European Masters (22-27 Aug 2023)
Rd 3 England Jimmy Robertson [23] 5-4 Wales Mark J Williams [10] Head to head Details 
Rd 2 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 5-3 Wales Matthew Stevens [40] Head to head Details 
European Masters Qual (25-29 Jul 2023)
Q Rd 1 Wales Mark J Williams [10] 5-0 China Zhang Anda [56] Head to head Details 
Championship League (26 Jun - 21 Jul 2023)
Final England Shaun Murphy [4] 3-0 Wales Mark J Williams [6] Head to head Details 

65-53, 73-0 (73), 69-30 (69)

Referee: Dave Ford

This was Murphy's 12th ranking title.

Championship League Stage Three Group B (21 Jul 2023)
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-1 Thailand Noppon Saengkham [19] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-1 China Cao Yupeng [31] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 2-2 England Sam Craigie [42] Head to head Details 
Championship League Stage Two Group F (17 Jul 2023)
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-0 England Robbie Williams [39] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-0 England Martin O'Donnell [95] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-0 England Barry Pinches (a) Head to head Details 
Championship League Stage One Group 6 (30 Jun 2023)
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-0 Wales Dylan Emery [64] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-1 Ireland Ken Doherty [66] Head to head Details 
Grp Wales Mark J Williams [6] 3-0 United States Daniel Holoyda (a)   Details 

Holoyda replaces Thor Chuan Leong.