Mohamed Khairy

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Mohamed Khairy
Born (1981-12-26) 26 December 1981 (age 37)
Cairo, Egypt
Sport country Egypt
Highest ranking95 (June 2013)[1]
Career winningsGB£1,500[2]
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2013 Shanghai Masters)

Mohamed Khairy (born 26 December 1981) is a former Egyptian professional snooker player. Khairy turned professional in 2012 after having been nominated by the African Billiards and Snooker Federation, but was relegated from the tour after two seasons.[3]


Debut season[edit]

Khairy did not play in the first six ranking tournaments and all ten Players Tour Championship events due to visa problems.[4][5] He lost all of his first four matches as a professional, with Khairy's season ending when he was beaten 3–10 by Tony Drago in the first round of World Championship Qualifying.[6][7] He finished his first year on tour ranked world number 96.[8]

2013/2014 season[edit]

Khairy won his first match as a professional in the Shanghai Masters qualifiers where he beat Passakorn Suwannawat 5–4. Afterwards it was announced by World Snooker that the match was being investigated due to unusual betting patterns.[9] Khairy then defeated Rod Lawler 5–1, before being whitewashed 5–0 by Peter Lines in the penultimate round.[10] After failing to qualify for the International Championship he didn't enter another tournament, resulting in his relegation from the main tour as he ended the season ranked 121st in the world.[11] No charges were ever brought regarding the betting activity.[12]

Amateur career[edit]

In 2015, Khairy lost 6–5 to Hatem Yassen in the final of the African Championship. A win would have regained him a place on the snooker tour.[13]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012/
Ranking[14][nb 1] [nb 2] 96
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A LQ
Australian Goldfields Open A LQ
Shanghai Masters WD LQ
Indian Open NH LQ
International Championship WD LQ
Welsh Open LQ A
World Open LQ A
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 3] A DNQ
China Open LQ A
World Championship LQ A
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. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013)


  1. ^ "Issued after the Bugarian Open 2013 (ET1)" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Hatem Yaseen – Professional". CueTracker – Snooker Database. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Khairy Earns Tour Place". World Snooker. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "UK PTC 2012 – Event 2 as it happened". Grove Leisure. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  5. ^ "World Open Qualifiers Commence". SnookerHQ. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Mohamed Khairy 2012/2013". Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Betfair World Championship Qualifiers". Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Official World Snooker Ranking List For The 2013/2014 Season" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Snooker betting probe launched into two Shanghai Masters qualifiers". Metro. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Mohamed Khairy 2013/2014". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  11. ^ "World Snooker Rankings After the 2014 World Championship" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Snooker betting: Shanghai Masters inquiry closes with no charges". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  13. ^ "The Africa Snooker Championship" (PDF). Africa Snooker & Billiards Association. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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