Jonni Fulcher

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Jonathan (Jonni) Fulcher (born 22 September 1974 in Inverness, Scotland) is a top-ranked British professional contender in a variety of pocket billiard disciplines who currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland and competes throughout the world.[1]

Early days[edit]

Fulcher first began to play snooker at the age of 10. He moved to London at age 18 to study physics at Imperial College London University; here, he joined the Imperial College Snooker Club. He competed in the British Universities Sports Association national tournaments and won the BUSA individual championships in 1999, following which he captained the England University snooker team to three wins in the Home Nations Team Championships.

Professional career[edit]

Fulcher began to compete at the highest level in European snooker and pocket billiard disciplines when he moved to Switzerland in 2003 and won numerous tournaments on the Swiss and European tours.[2]

He was the number-one ranked Swiss Snooker player on numerous occasions from 2004 to 2007. He is the 2004 Swiss Snooker Champion. He reached the quarterfinal of the 2006 Swiss Snooker Open, where over 20 top 50 ranked professionals competed;

Since he has competed in nine-ball events, Fulcher has participated in 15 of the European Pocket Billiard Federation tournaments (a.k.a. the EuroTour) and secured victory in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, defeating world-class champions such as Ralf Souquet, Roman Hybler, and Tony Drago in the finals. His triumph over Tony Drago was generally thought to be the biggest surprise of the 2006 Swiss Nine-ball Open.[3][clarification needed] He was ranked number two in Europe and 29 in the world in 2007.[4]

He won the 2007 Montfortpokal Austrian Open tournament in Feldkirch, beating a competitive field along the way, namely Michael Felder, Sandor Tot, and Martin Kempter in the final. He also secured the Swiss 2006 team championship title in Bern with his team mates from the Carouge Billiard Club in Geneva. He has made countless competitive century breaks in snooker tournaments and scalped many of the top European snooker and pool players along the way, most notably Thomas Engert, Ralf Souquet, Tony Drago, Christian Reimering, Stefan Cohen, Dimitri Jungo, and Jasmin Ouschan. Though his list of snooker victories is longer than his pool merits, his performance in the PoolComps.com Swiss Open will has brought Jonni Fulcher some worthy recognition.[5]

In the 2007 European Snooker Championships he triumphed over Alex Borg, the previous champion, 4-0 and ended his 24 Match unbeaten run. He lost narrowly to top snooker players, 4-3, Ian McCulloch in 2003 Swiss Open quarter final, 3-1 to Neil Robertson at the 2005 Swiss Open last 32 (having made 76 break in the first frame and a 107 clearance in the second frame), and 3-1 Dave Harold in 2006 Swiss Open Quarter Final. He also reached the last 16 of the 2006 Bienne Grand Prix International Nine-ball Championship in Switzerland, losing to Sandor Tot who went on to win the tournament.

Titles[edit]

Stats as of Oct 2007:

  • World Pool-Billiard Association Ranking: 29
  • Eurotour Ranking: 2
  • Swiss Snooker Ranking: 2
  • Swiss Pool Ranking: 4
  • Snooker Highest Break: 147
  • 9-ball Break Runs: 6
  • 8-ball Break Runs: 8
  • 14-1 Series: 176
  • National and International Tournament Victories: 35

Snooker Victories:

  • 20.05.2007 Grand Casino Open, Black Ball, Baden
  • 11.02.2007 Zuri Oberland Cup, Pfäffikon
  • 28.01.2007 Swiss QT, Adliswill
  • 17.12.2006 Swiss QT, Baden
  • 03.11.2006 Billiardino Snooker Open, Billiardino Club, Zurich
  • 29.10.2006 Swiss QT, Köniz
  • 04.03.2006 Swiss, Finale Leman Cup Morges
  • 24.02.2006 Swiss, Aargauer Master Cup RT-4 Zofingen (Medela Sports)
  • 14.01.2006 Swiss QT Morges
  • 12.01.2006 Swiss, Leman Cup Morges
  • 22.12.2005 Swiss, Leman Cup Morges
  • 05.11.2005 Swiss Elite-QT Baden
  • 26.10.2005 Swiss Jackpot Zofingen
  • 08.10.2005 Swiss QT Biel
  • 19.02.2005 Swiss QT-Elite Baden
  • 13.11.2004 Swiss Elite-QT Baden
  • 30.10.2004 Swiss National Open Baden
  • 19.04.2004 Swiss Championship
  • 03.04.2004 Swiss QT Zofingen
  • 13.03.2004 Swiss QT Zofingen
  • 21.02.2004 Swiss QT Brugg
  • 31.01.2004 Swiss QT Morges
  • 10.01.2004 Swiss, 7. Int. Dreikönigsturnier Adliswil
  • 25.10.2003 Swiss, QT Zofingen
  • 1999 British Universities Individual Champion
  • 1997 British Universities National Team Champions

Pool Victories:

  • 06.10.2012 Busta Open 10-Ball, vV, Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 28.05.2007 Montfortpokal, Austria
  • 25.11.2006 Swiss Ranking QT – 14-1, Bumpliz
  • 04.11.2006 Swiss Ranking QT - 9-Ball, Bremgarten
  • 07.10.2006 Poolcomp.com Eurotour 2006 Swiss Open Champion
  • 30.09.2006 Qualified for IPT Tour Card Play off in Lampertheim Germany
  • 10.09.2006 Swiss Double Open Champion, Sion
  • 20.08.2006 Swiss Triple Open 14/1 Champion, overall 2nd place in Bumpliz, Bern
  • 28.02.2006 Swiss Ranking QT – 14/1 endlos, Sion

Other Achievements:

  • 25.03.2012 2nd place, Basel Masters Snooker, Basel, Switzerland
  • 23.09.2007 2nd place, 18th Swiss Seeländercup 2007, Code 8
  • 15.9.2007 9th place Eurotour Weert, Netherlands
  • 17.6.2007 9th place Eurotour Rankweil, Austria
  • 14.4.2007 9th place Eurotour Napoli, Italy
  • 25.2.2007 9th place Eurotour Liberec
  • 21.01.2007 2nd place, Cue Club 311 Open, Solothurn, Code 7
  • 9.12.2006 5th place Spanish Torneo Internacional de billar pool bola-8
  • 9.12.2006 33rd place Eurotour Spain
  • 18.11.2006 3rd place, Swiss Leso Trophy Bremgarten, Code 7
  • 11.11.2006 5th place, Snooker Swiss Open, Zofingen
  • 22.10.2006 3rd place, Swiss Leso Trophy Brugg, Code 7
  • 22.09.2006 17th in Eurotour Holland – beat Thomas Engert to get to last 32 on TV table
  • 10.09.2006 2nd place, Swiss Leso Trophy Bremgarten, Code 7
  • 20.08.2006 2 nd place, Swiss 21st. Triple Open, Bümpliz (Gesamt), Code 7
  • 09.06.2006 Eurotour Austria 17th beat Jasmin Ouchan, Joern Kaplan, Michael Schmidt
  • 14.04.2006 Eurotour Italy 33rd place beating Craig Osborne
  • 05.02.2006 4th place, Swiss Drei Königsturnier 2006 Zusatztableau, Code 7
  • 28.01.2006 2nd place, Swiss 8er Ball, 2. QT-Runde 05/06, Sion, QT-Liga B
  • 23.09.2005 2nd place, 16th Swiss Seeländercup 2005, Code 8
  • 28.08.2005 2nd place, Swiss Leso Trophy Bremgarten, Code 7
  • 20.08.2005 5th place, Swiss Triple Open Bümpliz 2005, 14/1, Code 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euro Pool Player Resource, www.Pro9.co.uk. Retrieved September 17, 2007
  2. ^ Snooker: Fulcher Ends Borg's Unbeaten Run, Greenbaize.blogspot.com. Retrieved September 17, 2007
  3. ^ Drago/Fulcher Nine-ball Swiss Open 2006, Kozoom.com. Retrieved September 17, 2007
  4. ^ Jonni Fulcher wins Euro Tour in own backyard, BilliardPlus.com. Retrieved September 17, 2007
  5. ^ Jonni Fulcher Achieves Sensational Victory, EPBF.com. Retrieved September 17, 2007