Gary Wilkinson (snooker player)

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Gary Wilkinson
Born (1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 51)
Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Sport country  England
Professional 1987–2006
Highest ranking 5 (1991/1992)
Career winnings £883,247[1]
Highest break 143 (2005 Pontin's International Open Series, Event 2)[2]
Century breaks 69[3]
Best ranking finish Final (1991 British Open)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 2

Gary Wilkinson (born 7 April 1966) is an English former professional snooker player.


Wilkinson turned professional in 1987. In 1988 he won the non-ranking WPBSA Invitation Event beating Alex Higgins 5-4 in the final. He climbed the rankings to reach the no. 5 spot in the world within four seasons.[4] He failed to sustain these results and has never won a ranking tournament, losing in the final of the 1991 British Open and the 1992 Scottish Masters as well as four semi-finals. He spent a decade in the top 32, but without reaching a ranking semi-final after 1992. He has made ten appearances in the World Championship, meaning that he has come through qualifying eight times, a record only bettered by John Parrott. His best runs were to the quarter-finals in 1991 and 1995. After dropping off the main tour he played in the PIOS whilst also working as a tournament assistant for World Snooker. Wilkinson did capture one major title, however when he won the World Matchplay in 1991.[5]

Non-Ranking wins:(2 titles)[edit]


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  4. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1990/91 to 2004/05". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Turner, Chris. "World Professional Championship". Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 

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