Andrew Pagett

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Andrew Pagett
Andrew Pagett PHC 2011-2.png
Born (1982-04-25) 25 April 1982 (age 31)
Newport
Sport country  Wales
Nickname The Welsh Wizard[1]
Professional 2003–2005, 2008/09, 2010–2012, 2013–
Highest ranking 70 (June–July 2011, October 2011)[2][3]
Current ranking 101 (as of 30 March 2014)
Career winnings UK£ 32,445[4]
Highest break 112 (Euro Players Tour Championship 2010/2011 – Event 4)
Best ranking finish Last 32 (2011 World Snooker Championship, 2014 Welsh Open)

Andrew Pagett (born 25 April 1982) is a Welsh professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He played on Challenge Tour from 2003 to 2005, and first qualified for the Main Tour in 2008/2009, but lost his place after just one season. He regained his place for the 2010/2011 season by topping the Welsh rankings. He is a practice partner of Mark Williams.

2010/2011 season[edit]

Pagett qualified for the 2011 World Snooker Championship after winning four qualifying matches. He knocked out Zhang Anda, Bjorn Haneveer and Nigel Bond, before beating Andrew Higginson 10–6 to qualify for the final stages of a major event for the first time,[5] where he was defeated 10–7 by Jamie Cope.

2011/2012 season[edit]

Pagett began the 2011/2012 season ranked 71st in the world meaning he would have to win four qualifying matches to reach the ranking event main draws.[6] However, after attempting to qualify for all eight tournaments he only managed to win two matches; one at the Australian Goldfields Open and the other at the German Masters.[7] Pagett played in 11 of the 12 minor-ranking Players Tour Championship events throughout the season, with his best finishes coming in Event 4 and Event 9, where he reached the last 32. He was ranked number 82 on the PTC Order of Merit.[8] Pagett finished the season without a world ranking and will not play on the main tour in the 2012/2013 season.[9]

2012/2013 season[edit]

Pagett could only enter Players Tour Championship events in the 2012/2013 season, taking part in seven of them. His best finish came in the third European Tour event in Belgium, where he beat Raf van de Maele, Robbie Williams, Stuart Bingham, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and former world champion Neil Robertson, before losing to Mark Allen 1–4 in the semi-finals.[10] It was this result which largely contributed to him finishing 55th on the Order of Merit to claim one of the eight spots on offer to players not on the main tour for the 2013/2014 season.[11]

2013/2014 season[edit]

Pagett made a dream start to the season as in his first match he defeated world number one Mark Selby 5–3 to qualify for the 2013 Wuxi Classic in China where he lost 5–2 to David Gilbert in the first round.[12][13] Later in the year he reached the last 32 of a ranking event for only the second time in his career at his home tournament the Welsh Open. Pagett beat Marcus Campbell 4–0 and Gerard Greene 4–3, before losing 4–0 to Stephen Maguire.[13]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003/
04
2004/
05
2008/
09
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
Ranking[14][nb 1] UR[nb 2][nb 3] UR[nb 3] UR[nb 2] UR[nb 2] 71 UR[nb 4] UR[nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Not Held Non-Ranking A 1R
Australian Goldfields Open Not Held LQ A LQ
Shanghai Masters Not Held LQ LQ LQ A LQ
Indian Open Not Held LQ
International Championship Not Held A LQ
UK Championship A A LQ LQ LQ A 1R
German Masters Not Held LQ LQ A LQ
Welsh Open A A LQ LQ LQ A 3R
World Open[nb 5] A A LQ LQ LQ A LQ
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 6] Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open Not Held A LQ LQ LQ A LQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ A LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ A LQ A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy Not Held LQ Not Held
Bahrain Championship Not Held LQ Not Held
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 c d New players don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b He was not on the Main Tour.
  4. ^ He was an amateur.
  5. ^ The event was called the LG Cup (2003/2004) and the Grand Prix (2004/2005-2009/2010)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011-2012/2013)

Personal life[edit]

Pagett lives in Blackwood, Caerphilly, and is a father-of-two.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Big Interview: Andrew Pagett". Snooker Scene. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Rankings after PTC1 2011" (PDF). World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Issued after the Players Tour Championship 2011 – Event 7" (PDF). World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Pagett Player Profile". Snooker Database. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pagett thanks Mark Williams after qualifying success". BBC Sport (BBC). 2011-03-14. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Rankings after 2011 World Championship" (PDF). worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Pagett 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Order of Merit". Snooker.org. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Official World Ranking List for the 2012/2013 Season". Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Andrew Pagett 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Order of Merit 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mark Selby suffers Wuxi Classic defeat by Andrew Pagett". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Andrew Pagett 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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