Gary Wilkinson

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Gary Wilkinson
Born (1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 48)
Kirkby in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Sport country  England
Professional 1987–2006
Highest ranking 5 (1991/1992)
Highest break 139 (1991)[clarification needed]
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 1

Gary Wilkinson (born 7 April 1966) is an English former professional snooker player.


Wilkinson turned professional in 1987, and climbed the rankings to reach the no. 5 spot in the world within four seasons.[1] 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 became the World Matchplay Champion for 1992.[2]


  1. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1990/91 to 2004/05". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Gary Wilkinson at Snooker Results and Statistic Database