Patrick Wallace

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Patrick Wallace
Born (1969-09-20) 20 September 1969 (age 44)
Sport country Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Professional 1994–2011
Highest ranking 34 (2001/02)
Career winnings GB£ 282,210
EU€ 200[1]
Highest break 141 (1999 UK Championship)[1][2]
Century breaks 73[1]
Best ranking finish Quarter-finals (2001 World Championship)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 1

Patrick Wallace (born September 20, 1969) is a former professional snooker player from Dungannon in Northern Ireland.[3] He is an accountancy graduate from Queens University, Belfast (1992). Wallace captained the Queen's team to the British Universities title at Leeds in 1992 and won his first Northern Ireland title the following year before reaching the semi-finals of the world amateur championship.

Wallace is the only player to have reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship on their only appearance at the finals.[4] He achieved this in 2001, beating Alan McManus 10–2 and Mark King 13–5 on his way before being knocked out by his good friend and fellow countryman Joe Swail, losing 11–13. He has failed to reach the Crucible stages of the world championship since then. His percentage of points scored to points conceded at the Crucible is the third-highest of all time, behind only Stephen Hendry and John Higgins, albeit based on a single year.

Wallace dropped off the Main Tour after the 2005/2006 season. He returned to the tour for 2007/2008 after winning the Northern Ireland Championship, and kept his place for the next four seasons. Following his 10-9 defeat at the hands of Matthew Selt in the penultimate round of qualifying for the 2011 World Snooker Championship, he announced his retirement from the game. Wallace had however entered PTC1[5] but withdrew from the event without playing a match.

In spite of his retirement, Wallace participated in the qualifying rounds for the 2012 World Snooker Championship. He defeated John Parrott 5-0 in the first preliminary qualifying round before beating Joe Delaney 5-2 in the second preliminary round; however, he was defeated in the second qualifying round 10-9 by Yu Delu.

Non-Ranking Wins (1)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Patrick Wallace - Season 2012/2013". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "1999 UK Championship - Tournament Ranking". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilde, Jon (April 25, 2001). "SNOOKER : Best win of my career: Wallace". The News Letter. 
  4. ^ "Wallace in wonderland". BBC Sport. 2001-04-30. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Players Tour Championship 2011/2012 – Event 1

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