Dene O'Kane

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Dene O'Kane
Born (1963-02-24) 24 February 1963 (age 55)
Sport country  New Zealand
Professional 1984–2001, 2006–2007
Highest ranking 18
Career winnings GB£394,103[1]
Highest break 140 (1990 World Championship)
Century breaks 40[2]
Best ranking finish Runner-up (1989 Hong Kong Open)

Dene O'Kane (born 24 February 1963) is a former professional snooker player from New Zealand.

Career[edit]

He reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships in 1987 and 1992. He made his World Championship debut in 1985, losing to David Taylor in the first round. He appeared in the world championships six times, but never in consecutive years [1]. He was a runner up in the 1989 Hong Kong Open, losing 8–9 to Mike Hallett after leading 8–6.

He first reached the top 32 in the world rankings for the 1985/1986 season, returning 3 years later. In 1991/1992 he reached his career high of #18. He remained in the top 32 until 1996/1997.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984/
85
1985/
86
1986/
87
1987/
88
1988/
89
1989/
90
1990/
91
1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2006/
07
Ranking[3][nb 1] [nb 2] 32 39 35 23 28 23 18 18 22 20 18 27 35 57 77 96 [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
Grand Prix 1R 1R LQ LQ 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R LQ 2R LQ LQ A
UK Championship LQ 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ WD LQ
Malta Cup[nb 4] Tournament Not Held 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ NR LQ Not Held LQ
Welsh Open Tournament Not Held 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
China Open[nb 5] Tournament Not Held NR LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Championship 1R LQ QF LQ 1R LQ LQ QF LQ 1R LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A A A A A A LQ A A A LQ A LQ A A A LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Canadian Masters NH Non-Ranking LQ Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open[nb 6] Non-Ranking Event NH F Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
Classic LQ 2R LQ LQ 2R QF 3R 1R Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open Tournament Not Held 3R Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 7] Tournament Not Held NR 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R SF LQ Tournament Not Held
German Open Tournament Not Held LQ LQ WD NR Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event LQ NR NH
Thailand Masters[nb 8] Non-Ranking Event Not Held 2R 2R QF 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NH
Scottish Open[nb 9] 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R Not Held 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R LQ LQ LQ NH
British Open QF 1R LQ QF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held 2R Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open[nb 10] A A A 1R NH R Not Held SF A 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.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Event means an event is/was a pro-am event.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event ran under different names such as the European Open (1988/1989 to 1996/1997) Irish Open (1998/1999)
  5. ^ The event run under different name as China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  6. ^ The event also ran as the Australian Masters (1983/1984–1987/1988 & 1995/1996)
  7. ^ The event ran under different names such as Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  8. ^ The event ran under different names such as Asian Open (1989/1990 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997)
  9. ^ The event ran under different names such as International Open (1984/1985, 1986/1987 to 1996/1997) and Matchroom Trophy (1985/1986)
  10. ^ The event also ran as the Australian Masters (1983/1984–1987/1988 & 1995/1996)

Career finals[edit]

Ranking finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1989 Hong Kong Open England Mike Hallett 8–9

Amateur wins[edit]

  • New Zealand Amateur Championship: 1981
  • IBSF World Masters Championship: 2004, 2005, 2008
  • Oceania Championship: 2005, 2006, 2007

References[edit]

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