Alex Borg

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Alex Borg
Alex Borg PHC 2016-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1969-06-05) June 5, 1969 (age 49)
Sport country  Malta
Professional 1991–1999, 2001/2002, 2003/2004, 2005–2007, 2013–2015, 2016–2018
Highest ranking 80 (2005/2006)
Current ranking 103 (as of 8 May 2018)
Career winnings £53,269[1]
Highest break 135:
2003 Challenge Tour Event 2
Century breaks 15[1]
Best ranking finish Last 32 (2018 Snooker Shoot-Out)

Alex Borg (born June 5, 1969) is a Maltese professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

Borg first turned professional in 1991, and regularly appeared as a wild card in the Malta Grand Prix, where throughout the events history he managed to beat the likes of Nigel Bond and John Higgins. His best performances were reaching the semi-final in 1997 and 1998. He also competed as a wild card in the Malta Cup. However, in ranking events he hasn't had such success, his best finish being to the last 64, he has achieved this on three occasions, all in the Grand Prix. He has won the EBSA European Snooker Championships twice, the first in 2005 where he beat Kristjan Helgason 7–2 in the final, and the following year when he beat Jeff Cundy 7–5.

In 2016, he won against Alexander Ursenbacher in Q-School Event 2 to gain a further two-year tour card.

2016/2017 season[edit]

Malta’s Borg endured a difficult opening to the season in 2016/17, losing his first eight matches on tour. His best win of the season was a 5-1 win over Jack Lisowski at the 2017 China Open.

Performance and ranking timeline[edit]

Tournament 1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2003/
04
2004/
05
2005/
06
2006/
07
2007/
08
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
Ranking[2][nb 1] [nb 2] 241 193 180 174 164 UR 170 [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] UR [nb 3] [nb 2] 80 [nb 3] [nb 2] 83
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. LQ 1R
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Pro-am Event Minor-Ranking 1R 2R
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ A NH LQ LQ
World Open[nb 6] LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ A 1R A A LQ A A LQ LQ A LQ Not Held LQ LQ
European Masters[nb 7] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NH LQ Not Held LQ A WR LQ LQ NR Not Held LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 1R 1R
International Championship Tournament Not Held LQ LQ A LQ LQ
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ A LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 2R 2R
UK Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ A A LQ LQ A 1R 1R A 1R 1R
Scottish Open[nb 8] NH LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ A Tournament Not Held Not Held 2R 1R
German Masters[nb 9] Tournament Not Held LQ LQ A NR Tournament Not Held LQ A A LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Variant Format 1R 3R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ A A LQ LQ A LQ 2R A 2R 1R
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A 1R
Players Championship[nb 10] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 11] Tournament Not Held NR LQ A A LQ NH A LQ LQ A LQ A A WR LQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A LQ A A A A A A A A A A A A LQ A A A A A A
World Seniors Championship A Tournament Not Held A WD A A A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship[nb 12] Tournament Not Held RR RR A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Classic LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open[nb 13] LQ MR NR Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 14] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Not Held Non-Ranking Event WR NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 15] LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
British Open LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A LQ A A Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event A A NH NR Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held NR LQ A Tournament Not Held
Wuxi Classic[nb 16] Tournament Not Held A LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 17] Not Held NR Tournament Not Held A LQ A Not Held
Former non-ranking tournaments
Malta Grand Prix Not Held 1R QF 1R SF SF R RR Tournament Not Held
European Masters[nb 18] Ranking Event Tournament Not Held Ranking Event RR Not Held Ranking
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
DQ disqualified from the tournament
NH / Not Held event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event event is/was a ranking event.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Event means an event is/was a pro-am event.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c d e He was not on the Main Tour.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
  6. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1991/1992–2000/2001 and 2004/2005–2009/2010), the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  7. ^ The event was called the European Open (1991/1992-1996/1997 & 2001/2002-2003/2004), Irish Open (1998/1999) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  8. ^ The event was called the International Open (1992/1993–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  9. ^ The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  10. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  11. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  12. ^ The event was called the Six-red World Grand Prix (2009/2010)
  13. ^ The event was called the Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
  14. ^ The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  15. ^ The event was called the Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and the Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
  16. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
  17. ^ The event was called the Australian Open (1994/1995) and the Australian Masters (1995/1996)
  18. ^ The event was called the Malta Cup (2007/2008)

Career finals[edit]

Amateur finals: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1998 EBSA European Snooker Championships Iceland Kristján Helgason 2–7
Runner-up 2. 2004 EBSA European Snooker Championships (2) Northern Ireland Mark Allen 6–7
Winner 1. 2005 EBSA European Snooker Championships Iceland Kristján Helgason 7–2
Winner 2. 2006 EBSA European Snooker Championships (2) England Jeff Cundy 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Alex Borg - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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