7 April 1966 |
Kirkby in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
|Highest ranking||5 (1991/1992)|
|Highest break||139 (1991)[clarification needed]|
Wilkinson turned professional in 1987. In 1988 he won the non-ranking WPBSA Invitation Event beating Alex Higgins 5-4 in the final. He climbed the rankings to reach the no. 5 spot in the world within four seasons. He failed to sustain these results and has never won a ranking tournament, losing in the final of the 1991 British Open and the 1992 Scottish Masters as well as four semi-finals. He spent a decade in the top 32, but without reaching a ranking semi-final after 1992. He has made ten appearances in the World Championship, meaning that he has come through qualifying eight times, a record only bettered by John Parrott. His best runs were to the quarter-finals in 1991 and 1995. After dropping off the main tour he played in the PIOS whilst also working as a tournament assistant for World Snooker. Wilkinson did capture one major title, however when he won the World Matchplay in 1991.
Non-Ranking wins:(2 titles)
- WPBSA Invitation Event - 1988
- World Matchplay - 1991
- Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1990/91 to 2004/05". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
- Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2011.
- Gary Wilkinson at CueTracker.net: Snooker Results and Statistic Database
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