Patrick Einsle

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Patrick Einsle
Patrick Einsle PHC 2012.jpg
Patrick Einsle at the 2012 Paul Hunter Classic
Born (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 27)
Füssen, Germany
Sport country  Germany
Professional 2006/07, 2010/11, 2013/14
Highest ranking 80 (September 2010)[1]
Highest break 100 (2010 Paul Hunter Classic)
Best ranking finish Wildcard round (2012 German Masters)

Patrick Einsle (born 22 April 1987) is a former German professional snooker player.


Early years[edit]

In 1998, at the age of 11, Einsle began to play snooker. He made his first century break at the age of 14.

He participated at the 2005 World Games in snooker, but failed in the first round 1–3 to the eventual gold medallist Gerard Greene. At the 2006 Fürth German Open Einsle won against Fergal O'Brien and Stephen Lee and lost only 2–3 in the quarter-finals to the eventual finalist Barry Hawkins.

2006/2007 season[edit]

Einsle turned professional in 2006/2007, after receiving a Main Tour wildcard from the WPBSA following the withdrawal of Paul Hunter. He dropped off the tour after the same season.

Einsle had his first qualification match on the Main Tour only three days after his appeal, he lost in the qualifying round of the Northern Ireland Trophy clearly with 0–5 against Lee Page. At the Grand Prix he survived the first two qualification rounds and was able to collect some points for the snooker world rankings. His third qualification match for the Malta, he lost with 4:5 against Mark Joyce.

In the qualifying for the Masters he lost in the first round 1–4 against Chris Norbury. He also lost in in the first qualifying rounds of the UK Championship, the Welsh Open, the China Open and the World Championship, as he was defeated by 9–0 Judd Trump, 5–1 by Lee Spick, 2–5 by Andrew Higginson and 4–10 by Passakorn Suwannawat respectively. At the end he was ranked 94 of the snooker world ranking and thus lost his place on the Main Tour.

Amateur 2007–2010[edit]

On 1 November 2009 Einsle defeated Itaro Santos, his friend and training partner, 4–2 in the final of the German Championship, held in Bad Wildungen, to win the title for the first time. During the tournament he lost only two frames.

2010/2011 season[edit]

He was awarded another wildcard from the WPBSA for the 2010/2011 Main Tour.[2]

He achieved first success in the third event of the Players Tour Championship, when he defeated Jimmy Robertson and former world champion Peter Ebdon, before losing in round 3. In the qualifying for the Shanghai Masters he won his first qualifying match, but he lost in the second round to Irishman Joe Delaney. After the first cut-off point of the world rankings (after EPTC event 2) he was ranked 87 in the world. In the sixth event of the tour he beat Nigel Bond in the first round and was defeated by Ali Carter, at this time No. 2 in the world ranking, with just 3–4.

In December, he withdrew from the Tour for the remainder of the season.[3]

2013/2014 season[edit]

In April 2013 Einsle won one of the three final matches of the EBSA Qualifying Tour and thus received a two-year tour ticket for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons.[4] However, he only won two matches of his fourteen in the season at the last 128 stage of PTC events, which left him ranked 118th at the end of the season.[5] Einsle hasn't entered a single event since the Gdynia Open in February 2014 and eventually resigned from the main tour once again.[6]

2014/2015 season[edit]

Einsle played in the Paul Hunter Classic as an amateur, losing 3–4 to Marc Davis in the preliminary round 2.

Century breaks[edit]

His highest break of 146 points he scored in an U21-tournament.[7] His highest professional break is exactly 100.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006/
Ranking[8][nb 1] UR[nb 2] UR[nb 3] 95[9][nb 4] UR[nb 4] UR[nb 2] 118[nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NH Non-Ranking A LQ A
Australian Goldfields Open Not Held A A LQ A
Shanghai Masters NH LQ A A LQ A
UK Championship LQ LQ A A 1R A
German Masters NH A WR A A A
Welsh Open LQ A A A A A
Indian Open Not Held LQ A
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 5] NH DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open LQ A A A A A
World Championship LQ A A A A A
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ A A A A A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship NH RR NH A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Malta Cup LQ Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy LQ Not Held
World Open[nb 6] LQ LQ A A A NH
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking. Since December 2010 he was an amateur.
  4. ^ a b c He was an amateur.
  5. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)
  6. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (2006/2007)

Tournament wins[edit]


Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2009 German Amateur Championship Brazil Itaro Santos 4–2
Winner 2. 2011 German Amateur Championship Germany Stefan Kasper 4–3
Winner 3. 2012 German Amateur Championship Germany Roman Dietzel 4–2


  1. ^ "World rankings after Shanghai Masters 2010" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "World Snooker: World Snooker Tour Players 2010/11". WPBSA. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Einsle Withdraws From World Snooker Tour". WPBSA. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Einsle, Carrington and Jones Earn Tour Places". World Snooker. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Prize Money Rankings after the World Championship 2014" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014/15 List Of Tour Players". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Player profile on Retrieved on 26 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rankings after 2011 World Championship". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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