Darryl Hill (snooker player)

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Darryl Hill
Darryl Hill PHC 2015-3.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2015
Born (1996-04-30) 30 April 1996 (age 22)
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sport countryIsle of Man Isle of Man
Professional2015–2017
Highest ranking75 (June–July 2016)[1][2]
Career winnings£21,467
Highest break126:
2013 Q School Event 1
Century breaks2
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2016 China Open and 2017 Shoot-Out)

Darryl Hill (born 30 April 1996 in Leeds, Yorkshire[3]) is an English-born former professional Manx snooker player.

Career[edit]

In 2014, Hill entered the EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships as the number one ranked entrant, but lost in the third round to Ashley Carty. The following year, Hill made it to the final, where he defeated Louis Heathcote 6–3 to win the 2015 EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships; as a result, he was given a two-year card on the professional World Snooker Tour for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons.[4][5]

Hill beat Robert Milkins 6–4 to qualify for the 2015 International Championship. On his debut at the main stage of a ranking event, he was defeated 6–2 by Jimmy Robertson. He played at the UK Championship and Welsh Open for the first time, losing 6–3 to Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the former and 4–1 to Graeme Dott in the latter. Hill received a bye in the first round of the China Open, due to Mark Selby withdrawing, and won a second-round ranking event match for the first time by beating James Wattana 5–3, before losing by a reversal of this scoreline to Dominic Dale.[6] At the end of the season, Hill was awarded the World Snooker Rookie of the Year award.

Hill lost his first 12 matches of the 2016/2017 season, before finally picking up a win in February at the Welsh Open as he beat Dechawat Poomjaeng 4–1. He lost 4–1 to Ali Carter in the next round. Hill was eliminated in the third round of the Shoot-Out by Li Hang and dropped off the tour at the end of the season, after he only won one match in the two Q School events.[7][8]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
Ranking[9][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 92
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. LQ
Indian Open Not Held A LQ NH LQ
World Open A A A Not Held LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event WD
Shanghai Masters A A A A LQ LQ
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 1R
International Championship NH A LQ A 1R LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R
UK Championship A A A A 1R 1R
Scottish Open NH MR Tournament Not Held 1R
German Masters A A A A LQ LQ
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A 1R 2R
Shoot-Out Variant Format 3R
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 1R
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 5] DNQ DNQ A DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open A A A A 2R LQ
World Championship A A A LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NR A LQ A Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open A A LQ LQ LQ NH
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. ^ a b c d He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013)

Career finals[edit]

Amateur finals: 1 (1 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2015 European Under-21 Snooker Championship England Louis Heathcote 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 Indian Open". World Snooker. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Hill Wins European U-21 Championship". prosnookerblog.com. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ "DARRYL HILL IS EUROPE'S MAN". ebsa.tv. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Darryl Hill Crowned European U21 Champion". iomtoday.co.im. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Darryl Hill 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Darryl Hill 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Rankings 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Darryl Hill at CueTracker.net: Snooker Results and Statistic Database