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Mark Williams (snooker player)

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Mark Williams
Williams at the 2015 German Masters
Born (1975-03-21) 21 March 1975 (age 49)
Cwm, Gwent, Wales
Sport country Wales
Nicknamethe Welsh Potting Machine[1]
Highest ranking1 (May 2000–May 2002, May 2003–May 2004, May–September 2011)
Current ranking 7 (as of 19 February 2024[needs update])
Maximum breaks3
Century breaks622 (as of 23 March 2024)
Tournament wins
World Champion

Mark James Williams MBE (born 21 March 1975) is a Welsh snooker player. He won the World Snooker Championship three times in 2000, 2003 and 2018.[2] His nickname is the "The Welsh Potting Machine". Williams went professional in 1992. He was world number one player three times in 1999–00, 2000–01 and 2002–03. He won all the Triple Crown events in one season in 2002‍–‍03. He was the third person to do this, after Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry.

The was the first left-handed player to win the World Championship.[2] Williams has won 26 ranking tournaments. He has won two UK Championships (1999 and 2002). He has also won the Masters twice in 1998 and 2003. Williams has made over 600 century breaks and three maximum breaks. Winning the 2024 Tour Championship aged 49 years and 17 days made him the second-oldest player—after Ray Reardon—to win a professional ranking tournament.

He is one of the group of three players known as the "Class of '92" who all turned professional during the 1992–93 snooker season. They are Williams, Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mark Williams". World Snooker Tour. Retrieved 13 February 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ""Official player profile of Mark Williams"". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2010-12-19. Retrieved 2024-04-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)