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- For the Australian rules footballer see Lee Walker (footballer).
|Born||11 February 1976|
|Professional||1994–2006, 2007–2008, 2014–|
|Highest ranking||46 (1999/2000)|
|69 (as of 26 June 2017)|
|Highest break||140 (2004 European Open Qualifying, 2011 Q School Event 3)|
|Best ranking finish||Quarter-final (1997 World Championship)|
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.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Ranking[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|
|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|
|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|
|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 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.|
- From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- He was an amateur.
- Players qualified through European Tour Order of Merit started the season without prize money ranking points.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
- 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)
- The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
- The event was called the International Open (1994/1995–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
- The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
- The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
- The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
- The event was called the Thailand Open (1995/1996–1996/1997)
- The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
- The event was called the Australian Masters (1994/1995-1995/1996)
- "Career-total Statistics for Lee Walker - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "2004 European Open - Centuries". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
- "2011 Q School - Event 3 - Centuries". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
- "Walker Coaches Hong Kong Talent". World Snooker. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Lee Walker targeting Crucible after Coral Welsh Open exploits". World Snooker. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
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