Lee Walker

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Lee Walker
Born (1976-02-11) 11 February 1976 (age 41)
Sport country  Wales
Professional 1994–2006, 2007–2008, 2014–
Highest ranking 46 (1999/2000)
Current ranking 69 (as of 26 June 2017)
Career winnings £277,918[1]
Highest break 140 (2004 European Open Qualifying, 2011 Q School Event 3)[2][3]
Century breaks 38[1]
Best ranking finish Quarter-final (1997 World Championship)

Lee Walker (born 11 February 1976) is a Welsh professional snooker player. He is an official WPBSA coach.[4]

Career[edit]

After turning professional in 1994 at the age of 18, Walker reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship in 1997, with victories over Dave Harold 10–7 and Alan McManus 13–10, before he lost 13–8 to Alain Robidoux. This was the first time he had reached the latter stages of a ranking tournament, however he has never bettered this performance, although he did reach the last 16 of the same tournament in 2004 with a 10–7 win over Stephen Lee in the last 32, losing 13–5 to David Gray in the last 16. He dropped off the Main Tour after the 2005–2006 season, but returned a year later after a strong campaign on the Pontin’s International Open Series, from which the top 8 finishers gain Main Tour places. However he dropped off again at the end of the season.

Walker did however return to the tour in 2014 as he won a 2-year tour card by reaching the semi final stage of the second event of the 2014 Q School. In 2016/2017, he had one of his most impressive seasons to date, the highlight being his run in his home tournament, the Welsh Open. He defeated Jimmy White, and former world champions Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott before losing in the fourth round to Zhou Yuelong.[5]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2002/
03
2003/
04
2004/
05
2005/
06
2007/
08
2012/
13
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
Ranking[6][nb 1] UR[nb 2] 280 189 79 50 46 42 58 76 81 59 58 UR[nb 2] UR[nb 3] UR[nb 2] 83 UR[nb 4] 69
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. 1R 1R
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 6] Tournament Not Held Pro-am Event Minor-Ranking 3R
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ NH LQ LQ
World Open[nb 7] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ 3R 1R 2R LQ A Not Held 1R
European Masters[nb 8] LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NR Not Held LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 2R
International Championship Tournament Not Held LQ 2R 1R
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held 2R
UK Championship LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R 5R 3R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A 1R 1R 1R
Scottish Open[nb 9] LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ Not Held MR Not Held 1R
German Masters[nb 10] LQ LQ LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event 1R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open LQ LQ LQ LQ 3R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A 2R 1R 4R
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 3R
Players Championship[nb 11] Tournament Not Held A DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 12] Not Held NR LQ LQ LQ LQ Not Held LQ LQ WD A LQ 2R LQ
World Championship LQ LQ QF 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A LQ A A A A
World Seniors Championship Tournament Not Held A LQ A A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship Tournament Not Held 2R A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Dubai Classic[nb 13] LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 14] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R NR Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
British Open LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ 1R LQ NH Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held NR 1R Tournament Not Held
Wuxi Classic[nb 15] Tournament Not Held A LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 16] Non-Ranking Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held LQ A LQ LQ LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held A A A Ranking
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. ^ a b c New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ He was an amateur.
  4. ^ Players qualified through European Tour Order of Merit started the season without prize money ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
  7. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1994/1995–2000/2001 and 2004/2005–2009/2010), the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  8. ^ The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  9. ^ The event was called the International Open (1994/1995–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  10. ^ The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  11. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  12. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  13. ^ The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  14. ^ The event was called the Thailand Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
  15. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
  16. ^ The event was called the Australian Masters (1994/1995-1995/1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Lee Walker - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "2004 European Open - Centuries". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "2011 Q School - Event 3 - Centuries". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Walker Coaches Hong Kong Talent". World Snooker. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lee Walker targeting Crucible after Coral Welsh Open exploits". World Snooker. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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