Bob Chaperon

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Bob Chaperon
Born (1958-05-18) 18 May 1958 (age 61)
Sport country Canada
Professional1984–1995, 1998/99, 2000/01, 2002/03
Highest ranking26 (1990/91)
Career winnings£214,546[1]
Highest break132 (1991 World Championship)[2]
Century breaks10[3]
Tournament wins
Ranking1

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

Career[edit]

Chaperon's greatest achievement was winning the 1990 British Open, beating Alex Higgins 10–8 in Higgins' last appearance in a major final.[4] He reached one other ranking quarter-final: the 1987 Grand Prix. He also won the World Cup with Canada in 1990 and the Canadian Snooker Championship in 1981, defeating Carey Lorraine in Ottawa.[5] He started slipping down the rankings in the 1990s and retired in 2003. He still plays in tournaments in North America.[6] In October 2019 he won a qualifier for the 2020 World Senior's Championship and will return to play snooker at the Crucible Theater in August 2020.[7]

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

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: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Bob-Chaperon/Career-Total-Statistics
  2. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Bob-Chaperon/Career-Total-Statistics
  3. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Bob-Chaperon/Career-Total-Statistics
  4. ^ "History of the British Open". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14.
  5. ^ "Canadian Snooker Players at the Global Snooker Centre". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 2008-12-23.
  6. ^ "snookerline.com". snookerline.com.
  7. ^ "Canada's Bob Chaperon books Crucible return". World Senior's Snooker. 7 October 2019.

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