Basem Eltahhan

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Basem Eltahhan
Basem Eltahhan PHC 2018-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (1982-08-17) 17 August 1982 (age 36)
Alexandria, Egypt
Sport country Egypt
NicknameThe Magico
Highest ranking97 (June 2018)
Current ranking125 (as of 5 November 2018)
Career winnings£500[1]
Highest break99:
2017 UK Championship
Century breaks0[1]
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2018 Snooker Shoot-Out)

Basem Abdullah Eltahhan (born 17 August 1982 in Alexandria, Egypt) is an Egyptian professional snooker player. Eltahhan turned professional in 2017 winning the African Championship.


In 2017, Eltahhan beat fellow countryman Wael Talaat 6–5 in the final of the African Championship. The win gained him a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2016/
Ranking[2][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] 97
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] A A LQ
World Open A A LQ
Paul Hunter Classic A A 1R
China Championship NR A LQ
European Masters A A LQ
English Open A 1R A
International Championship A A A
Northern Ireland Open A 1R 1R
UK Championship A 1R
Scottish Open A 1R
German Masters A LQ
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A 1R
Shoot-Out A 2R
Indian Open A A LQ
Players Championship DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open A A
Tour Championship Not Held
China Open A LQ
World Championship A LQ
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship RR A A
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A A NR
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. ^ He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2015/2016)

Career finals[edit]

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2017 ABSF African Snooker Championships Egypt Wael Talaat 6–5


  1. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Basem Eltahhan - Professional". CueTracker - Snooker Database. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Basem Eltahhan at Snooker Results and Statistic Database