Bjorn Haneveer

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Bjorn Haneveer
Born (1976-09-04) 4 September 1976 (age 38)
Turnhout, Belgium
Sport country  Belgium
Nickname The Iceman
Professional 1993–1997, 1998–2006, 2009–2011
Highest ranking 53 (2004/05)
Best ranking finish Last 16: Regal Scottish 2002, European Open 2003
Bjorn Haneveer
Medal record
Competitor for  Belgium
Men's Snooker
World Games
Gold 2001 Akita Individual
Bronze 2005 Duisburg Individual

Bjorn Haneveer (born 4 September 1976 in Turnhout, Belgium) is a Belgian retired professional snooker player. Haneveer now plays at semi-professional level and also commentates on snooker matches for Dutch Eurosport.


Six times Belgian Snooker Champion, (Last title won in May 2007 vs Patrick Delsemme), he lost in the final of the European Championship in Scotland in June, 2000. He was European Champion at Enschede, Netherlands and at Riga, Latvia in June, 2001. Haneveer won the snooker gold medal at the sixth World Games held in Akita, Japan, in August, 2001. He made a 147 break during the 2003 European Championship at Bad Wildungen in Germany and another during the Belgian Championships, 2007. He won the bronze medal at the seventh World Games held in Germany (21 July 2005).

He was a Main Tour professional for many years, and reached a top ranking of No 53 during the 2004/2005 season. Until the arrival on tour of Luca Brecel, Haneveer was by far the most successful Belgian snooker player of all time.

After falling off the main tour, he regained his place by finishing within the top 8 on the PIOS tour 2008/2009.

Haneveer announced on the 9 November 2011, that he would retire from professional snooker after the PTC 9 tournament, due to excessive expenses.


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