Rhys Clark (snooker player)
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
|Born||17 August 1994|
|Highest ranking||73 (October 2016)|
2014 Q School – Event 1
|Best ranking finish||Last 16 (2016 European Masters, 2016 English Open)|
Rhys Clark (born 17 August 1994) is a Scottish professional snooker player.
From the village of Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire in Scotland, Clark started playing snooker from aged 11. As an amateur he featured in various professional tournaments with his best results coming in the 2014 World Snooker Championship first round qualifier where he beat Mike Dunn 10–2 and the 2015 Indian Open wildcard round where he beat former professional Pankaj Advani 4–3.
In the first event of Q School, Clark reached the final round and made breaks of 63 and 59 against Leo Fernandez and won 4–1, a win which gave Clark a two-year card to the World Snooker Tour for the 2015/2016 season and 2016/2017 seasons. He won his first match by beating Grant Miles 5–1 in the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers, before losing by a reverse of this scoreline to Li Hang. At the UK Championship he was knocked out in the first round 1–6 by Mark Davis. A 5–0 whitewash over Ken Doherty with a high break of 104 saw Clark qualify for the China Open. In Clark's first appearance at a Chinese ranking event he won a match at a venue for the first time by beating Davis 5–4. In the next round Clark made breaks over 50 in each of the four frames he won, but was edged out 4–5 by Alfie Burden. His first season as a professional ended with an opening round 5–10 defeat to David Gilbert in World Championship qualifying.
Clark received a bye to the second round of the 2016 English Open and then eliminated Lee Walker 4–2 and Kyren Wilson 4–3 (finished the match with 50 plus breaks in five successive frames) to advance to the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time and he lost 1–4 to Stuart Bingham. Clark earned a second round televised match with Ronnie O'Sullivan at the UK Championship after squeezing past Li Hang 6–5, but was whitewashed 0–6. He knocked out Sean O'Sullivan 4–1 and Mitchell Mann at the Gibraltar Open, before losing 2–4 to Neil Robertson Clark ended the season 75th in the world rankings, but has earned a new two-year tour card through the one-year ranking list.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||95||[nb 4]||95|
|Riga Masters[nb 5]||Not Held||MR||LQ||LQ||WD|
|World Open||A||LQ||Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Paul Hunter Classic||Minor-Ranking Event||2R||1R||A|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||1R|
|European Masters||Tournament Not Held||2R||LQ||A|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||4R||2R||A|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||1R||A|
|Scottish Open||MR||Not Held||2R||1R||1R|
|World Grand Prix||Not Held||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Players Championship[nb 6]||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Not Held||MR||3R||A||A|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Australian Goldfields Open||A||A||A||LQ||Not Held|
|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.|
- It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013)
- "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 European Masters". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- "Rhys Clark". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 31 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". World Snooker. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Rhys Clark 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "China Wins for Trump and Higgins". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- "Scots snooker starlet Rhys Clark finally ends first-round bogey by defeating Mark Davis at China Open". Evening Times. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Alfie Burden edges out Rhys Clark in thriller as John Higgins and Ricky Walden progress at the China Open". Live Snooker. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Rhys Clark 4–3 Kyren Wilson". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 21 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Rhys Clark 6–0 at UK Championship". SnooBBC Sport. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Rhys Clark 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Rankings 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.