German Masters 2014
December 11, 1969|
|Professional||1991–2004, 2006–2007, 2008–2016, 2017–|
|Highest ranking||42 (1999/2000)|
|75 (as of 13 August 2018)|
2011 PTC Event 10
|Best ranking finish||Quarter-final (1999 China Open, 2009 UK Championship)|
Peter Lines (born 11 December 1969 in Leeds) is an English professional snooker player. He has twice reached the quarter-final of a ranking tournament, in the 1999 China International, and the 2009 UK Championship, and reached his highest ranking, 42nd, in 1999. He is the father of fellow professional snooker player Oliver Lines.
Lines turned professional in 1991, and in his debut season managed to reach the last 32 stage twice, at the 1992 Strachan Open and the 1992 Asian Open. Wins were hard to come by for him during the next few seasons, although he managed to qualify for the 1995 International Open, beating the likes of Fergal O'Brien and Doug Mountjoy in the process. Lines briefly fell off tour in 1997 but returned immediately via Qualifying School, and his results started to improve. 1997/98 season saw him reach the last 32 of the Welsh Open and Scottish Open before coming through qualifying for the World Championship to reach The Crucible for the first (and to date only) time in his career; there he was beaten 10–4 by John Parrott but not before compiling a 141 total clearance - the highest break by a debutant. As a result, he finished the season ranked 53, and rose to 42 after the next season despite having failed to reach another last 32.
Lines scored his best ever result at the 1999 China International as he sensationally defeated John Higgins and Peter Ebdon en route to his first career quarter-final, where he lost 4–5 to Brian Morgan. Following this result, however, he started to struggle for form and to slip down the rankings, before an eventual relegation from the tour in 2004. He briefly regained his place in 2006 but was again relegated after another poor season.
Lines did not give up however, and thanks to working with coach Steve Prest had a successful 2007/08 season in the PIOS, where he won one event and reached the final of another to finish second in the top 8 qualifying for the main tour. He carried his fine form into the 2008/09 season as he performed consistently to finish in the top 64 and maintain his tour place. Better was to come during the next season, as Lines reached the last 64 of the Shanghai Masters and the last 48 of the Grand Prix, before a remarkable run in the UK Championship. He defeated Xiao Guodong, Ian McCulloch and Nigel Bond to qualify for the venue stages; there he convincingly beat Marco Fu 9–3, then caused an upset by edging out Mark Williams 9–8 to reach his second career quarter-final. Despite the 5–9 loss to Stephen Maguire, this performance could've allowed Lines to return to the top 48 of the world rankings, but another drop in form resulted in three opening round defeats in the remaining tournaments of the season to leave him ranked 50.
2010/11 season saw Lines recording a number of good results in the newly introduced minor-ranking PTC events, with three last 16 appearances and a quarter-final at the Event 5 to his name. However, his performances in the major tournaments were less successful, as aside from the UK Championship last 48 appearance he managed to win only one more match; as a result he couldn't improve his ranking at the end of the season.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||73||111||129||129||111||90||53||42||45||59||74||83||[nb 3]||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||64||50||50||53||57||61||57||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||75|
|Riga Masters[nb 4]||Tournament Not Held||MR||LQ||LQ||1R|
|World Open[nb 5]||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||A||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Paul Hunter Classic[nb 6]||Tournament Not Held||Pro-am Event||Minor-Ranking Event||3R||4R|
|Indian Open||Tournament Not Held||LQ||1R||NH||LQ||LQ|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ|
|European Masters[nb 7]||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||NH||LQ||Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||A||LQ||NR||Tournament Not Held||LQ||3R|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||2R||1R|
|International Championship||Tournament Not Held||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||1R|
|Scottish Open[nb 8]||NH||LQ||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||2R||1R||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held||MR||Not Held||1R||3R|
|German Masters[nb 9]||Tournament Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ||NR||Tournament Not Held||LQ||LQ||2R||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|World Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||1R||2R|
|Players Championship[nb 10]||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||MR||1R||1R|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held|
|China Open[nb 11]||Tournament Not Held||NR||WR||QF||LQ||LQ||Not Held||A||A||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||1R||1R||1R||LQ||LQ|
|World Seniors Championship||A||Tournament Not Held||LQ||A||A||A||LQ||LQ||W||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Classic||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Strachan Open[nb 12]||2R||MR||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Dubai Classic[nb 13]||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Malta Grand Prix||Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Thailand Masters[nb 14]||2R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||NR||Not Held||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|British Open||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||A||LQ||LQ||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||Tournament Not Held|
|Irish Masters||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||LQ||A||NH||NR||Tournament Not Held|
|Northern Ireland Trophy||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||A||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Bahrain Championship||Tournament Not Held||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Wuxi Classic[nb 15]||Tournament Not Held||Non-Ranking Event||LQ||3R||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Australian Goldfields Open[nb 16]||Not Held||NR||Tournament Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||Not Held|
|Shanghai Masters||Tournament Not Held||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ||NR|
|Former non-ranking tournaments|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||3R||1R||2R||1R||1R||2R||Ranking Event|
|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|
|DQ||disqualified from the tournament|
|NH / Not Held||event was not held.|
|NR / Non-Ranking Event||event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking Event||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 not on the Main Tour.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Grand Prix (1991/1992–2000/2001 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 Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005) and the Fürth German Open (2005/2006–2006/2007)
- The event was called the European Open (1991/1992-1996/1997 and 2001/2002-2003/2004), Irish Open (1998/1999) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
- The event was called the International Open (1992/1993–1996/1997) 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 (2010/2011–2012/2013) 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 Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
- The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
- The event was called the Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and the Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
- The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
- The event was called the Australian Open (1994/1995) and the Australian Masters (1995/1996)
Non-ranking finals: 2 (2 titles)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1999||Merseyside Professional Championship||Lee Walker||5–4|
|Winner||2017||World Seniors Championship||John Parrott||4–0|
Pro-am finals: 8 (5 titles, 3 runner-up)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1993||Pontins Autumn Open||Andrew Hannah||5–3|
|Runner-up||1996||English Amateur Championship||Stuart Bingham||4–8|
|Winner||2008||Pontins Pro-Am - Event 3||Judd Trump||4–3|
|Winner||2008||Pontins Pro-Am - Event 5||Paul Davison||4–1|
|Winner||2008||Pontins Pro-Am - Event 6||Stephen Craigie||4–1|
|Runner-up||2009||Pontins Pro-Am - Event 3||Judd Trump||2–5|
|Runner-up||2012||Pink Ribbon||Stuart Bingham||0–4|
|Winner||2014||Pink Ribbon||Lee Walker||4–1|
- "Career-total Statistics for Peter Lines – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
- "Pink Ribbon 2014". On Q Promotions. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- David Grace: Bramley Man on cue for career as snooker professional
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
- http://www.cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc3.html#Mersey Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine.
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