Robby Foldvari

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Robby Foldvari
Born (1960-06-02) June 2, 1960 (age 56)
Sport country  Australia
Professional 1984–2015
Highest ranking 43 (1985/1986)
Career winnings £53,115[1]
Highest break 134 (1988 Grand Prix)
Century breaks 9
Best ranking finish Last 16 (1991 British Open)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 1

Robby Foldvari (born 2 June 1960)[2] is an Australian player of snooker, English billiards and pool. He is a multi-year World Billiards Champion (1986, 1997, 1998), and a national-level champion in both snooker (2006, 2008) and nine-ball pool (2012), as well as a World Games competitor (2013). Outside of competition, he is a coach and commentator.


He started his professional career in 1984, and became the World Billiards Champion in 1986.[3][4] He won the World Matchplay Billiards Championship in 1997, and IBSF World Billiards Championship in 1998.

In 1991 he became the first non-British player to win the UK Billiards Championship, and won it again in 1992.

Foldvari captained the Australian World Cup Snooker Team to the quarter finals in Bangkok in 1996.

Snooker Tournaments won include Australian Championship in 2006, Australian Masters Championship in 2008.[5] Tournaments won in England include the Professional Tournament in Clacton in 1991 and the Willie Thorne Open in 1992.

Foldvari won the Australian Nine-ball Pool Championship in 2012 and the Australian Open Nine-ball Pool Championship in 2012.

He competed in the World Games in Colombia in 2013.[clarification needed]

Foldvari coaches many players, and performs television commentary.

Personal life[edit]

Robby Foldvari has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University,[6] and later added a Diploma of Education. He has a wife and 2 children.