Allan Taylor (snooker player)

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Allan Taylor
Allan Taylor PHC 2014-4.jpg
Born (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 31)
Liverpool
Sport country  England
Nickname Albino Assassin
Professional 2013–
Highest ranking 100 (March–April 2015)[1][2]
Current ranking 81 (as of 26 September 2016)
Career winnings £28,429[3]
Highest break 133 (2016 Welsh Open)
Century breaks 9[3]
Best ranking finish Last 48 (2015 Australian Goldfields Open)

Allan Taylor (born 28 November 1984) is an English professional snooker player, who lives in Basildon, Essex. He used to work at a police station in Birkenhead, supporting the police force by studying CCTV footage.[4]

Taylor turned professional in 2013 after being the sixth highest ranked amateur on the PTC Order of Merit, winning a tour card for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.[5]

Career[edit]

Debut season[edit]

Taylor managed to win just two matches during the 2013/2014 season to end his first season on tour ranked world number 123.[6][7]

2014/2015 season[edit]

Taylor lost 6–2 to Anthony McGill in the first round of the UK Championship. A few weeks later he beat Michael Holt 4–3 to qualify for the Indian Open, where he was defeated 4–3 by Li Hang in the first round.[8] At the end of the season Taylor was the world number 107 which would have seen him lose his place on the tour, however he finished 62nd on the European Order of Merit which earned him one of the eight two-year cards on offer for non-qualified players.[9][10]

2015/2016 season[edit]

A 5–2 win over Simon Dent and successive last frame deciders against Stuart Carrington and Li Hang saw Taylor reach the final qualifying round for the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open in which he made a 132 break against Mark King, but lost 5–4.[11][12] He could not win another match until February when, at the Welsh Open, he tasted victory at the venue stage of a ranking event for the first time in his career by defeating Oliver Lines 4–1. Taylor lost 4–2 to Anthony Hamilton in the second round.[12]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
Ranking[13][nb 1] UR UR UR UR[nb 2] 123 UR
Ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open NH A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ LQ LQ
International Championship Not Held A LQ LQ LQ
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R 1R
German Masters A A A LQ LQ LQ
Welsh Open A A A 1R 1R 2R
Indian Open Not Held LQ 1R NH
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 3] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open A A A LQ LQ LQ
World Championship A A A LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
World Open A A A LQ Not held
Wuxi Classic Non-Ranking A LQ LQ 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. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Rankings after the Indian Open 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "World Rankings after the Players Championship 2015" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Allan Taylor – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Taylor Made For Q School". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tour Players 2013/2014" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Allan Taylor 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Prize Money Rankings After the 2014 World Championship" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Allan Taylor 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "European Order of Merit 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Mark King v Allan Taylor". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Allan Taylor 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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