Peter Lines

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Peter Lines
Peter Lines at Snooker German Masters (Martin Rulsch) 2014-01-30 01.jpg
German Masters 2014
Born (1969-12-11) December 11, 1969 (age 48)
Leeds
Sport country  England
Professional 1991–2004, 2006–2007, 2008–2016, 2017–
Highest ranking 42 (1999/2000)
Current ranking 75 (as of 13 August 2018)
Career winnings £395,929[1]
Highest break 145:
2011 PTC Event 10
Century breaks 47
Best ranking finish Quarter-final (1999 China Open, 2009 UK Championship)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 2

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Lines qualified for the 2011 UK Championship by defeating Ken Doherty 6–5 in round 4 of qualifying. He played Martin Gould in the last 32 and was beaten 6–2.

Lines qualified for the 2013 German Masters by defeating John Higgins 5–3 in round 4 of qualifying. He played Ken Doherty in the last 32 and won 5–3, before losing 3–5 to Marco Fu in the last 16.

In June 2014 he won the Pink Ribbon pro–am event defeating Lee Walker 4–1 in the final.[2]

2016 Paul Hunter Classic

Lines the Yorkshireman beat defending champion Neil Robertson on a run to the last 32 of the 2016 UK Championship.

In March 2017 he won the World Seniors Championship defeating John Parrott 4–0 in the final.

Lines regained full professional status for the 2017/18 season by coming through an EBSA playoff. He defeated Zack Richardson 4–0 in the final round.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sarah and has three children, Penny, Leo and Oliver. Both he and Oliver practise at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.[3]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2002/
03
2003/
04
2004/
05
2005/
06
2006/
07
2007/
08
2008/
09
2009/
10
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[4][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
Ranking tournaments
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
UK Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A LQ A LQ QF LQ 1R LQ 2R 2R 1R 3R 3R
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
Welsh Open 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 2R LQ 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ A A LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 2R A 1R
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 Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A LQ A A A A A A A A A A
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.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c d He was not on the Main Tour.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ 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)
  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 European Open (1991/1992-1996/1997 and 2001/2002-2003/2004), Irish Open (1998/1999) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  8. ^ The event was called the International Open (1992/1993–1996/1997) and the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  9. ^ The event was called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  10. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  11. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  12. ^ The event was called the Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
  13. ^ The event was called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and the Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  14. ^ The event was called the Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and the Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
  15. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009–2009/2010)
  16. ^ The event was called the Australian Open (1994/1995) and the Australian Masters (1995/1996)

Career finals[edit]

Non-ranking finals: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1999 Merseyside Professional Championship[5] Wales Lee Walker 5–4
Winner 2017 World Seniors Championship England John Parrott 4–0

Pro-am finals: 8 (5 titles, 3 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1993 Pontins Autumn Open England Andrew Hannah 5–3
Runner-up 1996 English Amateur Championship England Stuart Bingham 4–8
Winner 2008 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 3 England Judd Trump 4–3
Winner 2008 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 5 England Paul Davison 4–1
Winner 2008 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 6 England Stephen Craigie 4–1
Runner-up 2009 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 3 England Judd Trump 2–5
Runner-up 2012 Pink Ribbon England Stuart Bingham 0–4
Winner 2014 Pink Ribbon Wales Lee Walker 4–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Peter Lines – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pink Ribbon 2014". On Q Promotions. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ David Grace: Bramley Man on cue for career as snooker professional
  4. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc3.html#Mersey Archived 2012-02-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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