Bob Chaperon

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Bob Chaperon
Born (1958-05-18) 18 May 1958 (age 63)
Sport country Canada
Professional1984–1995, 1998/99, 2000/01, 2002/03
Highest ranking25 (1990/91)
Tournament wins
Ranking1

Robert "Bob" Chaperon (born 18 May 1958) is a Canadian retired professional snooker and billiards player.

Career[edit]

Chaperon was born on 18 May 1958.[1] He played snooker on the professional tour from 1984 to 1995, and in the 1998/99, 2000/01, 2002/03 seasons, and also participated in the World Snooker Americas Tour in 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2001/02.[1] He won the 1990 British Open, beating Alex Higgins 10–8 in Higgins' last appearance in a major final.[2][3] He reached one other ranking quarter-final, at the 1987 Grand Prix.[1] He also won the 1990 World Cup as a member of the Canadian team, and the Canadian Snooker Championship in 1981, defeating Carey Lorraine in Ottawa.[4] Having not played competitively for about three years, Chaperon resumed in 2007.[5] In October 2019 he won a qualifier for the 2020 World Seniors Championship and although he was due to play in the event at the Crucible Theatre in August 2020,[6] did not participate in the tournament.[7]

His highest world ranking as a professional was 25.[1]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1983/
84
1984/
85
1985/
86
1986/
87
1987/
88
1988/
89
1989/
90
1990/
91
1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1998/
99
2000/
01
2002/
03
Ranking[8] [nb 1] [nb 2] 44 53 41 29 29 25 30 40 39 72 [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
LG Cup[nb 3] A 1R LQ 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
British Open NR 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R W 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ
UK Championship NR LQ LQ 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ
Welsh Open Tournament Not Held 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
European Open[nb 4] Tournament Not Held 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ NH LQ
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ
Scottish Open[nb 5] A LQ 2R 3R 2R 3R 2R Not Held 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Championship A LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ WD LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A A A A A A LQ LQ A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Canadian Masters NH Non-Ranking LQ Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open Non-Ranking Event NH LQ Tournament Not Held NR Not Held
Classic A LQ 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic Tournament Not Held NR 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ Not Held
China Open[nb 6] Tournament Not Held LQ LQ NH
Thailand Masters[nb 7] Non-Ranking Event Not Held 1R 2R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NR
Former non-ranking tournaments
Canadian Professional Championship 2R 1R F QF 1R 1R Tournament 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. ^ He was an amateur.
  2. ^ a b c d New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  3. ^ The event ran under different names as the Grand Prix (1984/1985 to 2000/2001).
  4. ^ The event also ran under the name Irish Open (1998/1999).
  5. ^ The event ran under different names such as International Open (1983/1984 to 1984/1985, 1986/1987 to 1996/1997) and the Matchroom Trophy (1985/1986).
  6. ^ The event ran under different names as China International (1997/1998 and 1998/1999)
  7. ^ The event ran under different names such as Asian Open (1989/1990 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997).

Career finals[edit]

Ranking finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent(s) in the final Score
Winner 1. 1990 British Open Northern Ireland Alex Higgins 10–8

Non-ranking finals: 1[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent(s) in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1985 Canadian Professional Championship Canada Cliff Thorburn 4–6

Team finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Team/partner Opponent(s) in the final Score
Winner 1. 1990 World Cup  Canada  Northern Ireland 9–5

Amateur finals: 3 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent(s) in the final Score
Winner 1. 1981 Canadian Amateur Championship Canada Carey Lorraine 9–5
Runner-up 1. 2000 Canadian Amateur Championship Canada Kirk Stevens 3–6
Winner 2. 2019 Canadian Amateur Championship (2) Canada Lobsang Lama 6–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hayton, Eric; Dee, John (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker: The Complete Record & History. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 290–291. ISBN 978-0954854904.
  2. ^ Terry Smith, ed. (1990). Benson and Hedges Snooker Year (Seventh ed.). Aylesbury: Pelham Books. pp. 85–87. ISBN 0720719550.
  3. ^ "History of the British Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14.
  4. ^ "Canadian Snooker Players at the Global Snooker Centre". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 2008-12-23.
  5. ^ Pascal, Randy (10 January 2020). "Chaperon more than happy to rack 'em up again". The Sudbury Star. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Canada's Bob Chaperon books Crucible return". World Senior's Snooker. 7 October 2019. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ "2020 ROKiT Phones World Seniors Snooker Championship - Players". snookerscores.net. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2017.