David Roe

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David Roe
Born (1965-09-11) 11 September 1965 (age 52)
Sport country  England
Professional 1986–2010
Highest ranking 13 (1994/95)
Career winnings GB£515,600
Highest break 141 (1993 UK Championship)
Best ranking finish Quarter-finals (4 times)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking 1

David Roe (born 11 September 1965) is a former English professional snooker player, and a four-time ranking tournament quarter-finalist.

Career[edit]

Roe began his professional career for the 1986/1987 season. In his second professional season he reached the last 32 or better in four tournaments, and a year later he reached the last 16 of the World Championship on his Crucible debut, to reach the top 32 of the rankings. He also won the BBC's "Shot of the Championship" that year at the Crucible for a long pot with safety in mind along almost the full length of the table. He then had two poorer seasons, before two quarter-finals in 1991/1992. A year later he reached the top 16, despite not reaching a quarter-final in that season.

Roe spent three successive seasons in the Top 16 and reached a highest position of 13th in 1994/1995 (up from, and back down to, no. 16 in 1993/1994 and 1995/1996 respectively). He then plunged directly out of the top 32 after a succession of early defeats, and never regained this status.

A run to the last 16 of the China Open was the highlight of Roe’s 2005/2006 season. He had to win three qualifying matches to secure his position at the Beijing event, where he defeated Li Yin Xi (a wild card) and Paul Hunter, before ultimately losing 5–3 to Joe Swail. In 2006/2007 his best were two last-32 runs,[1] and another followed at the 2008 Welsh Open, the highlight of a solid 2007/2008 season. Conversely he won just two matches in the 2008/2009 season, causing him to drop to no. 62 in the rankings, carrying a very low one-year total of 4320 into 2009/2010.

Roe dropped off the tour at the end of the 2009/2010 season, after 24 years as a professional. He moved to Iran, where he currently coaches their national team, and converted to Islam.[2]

Dave Roe is now a snooker coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute for Elite Athletes.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1986/
87
1987/
88
1988/
89
1989/
90
1990/
91
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
Ranking[3][nb 1] [nb 2] 83 39 26 36 50 32 16 13 16 34 49 48 58 55 49 48 57 52 61 56 55 52 62
Ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ
Grand Prix[nb 3] 1R 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ 2R 2R 1R 1R LQ 2R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R 1R RR LQ LQ LQ
UK Championship 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Welsh Open Tournament Not Held 1R 2R QF 1R 1R LQ 1R 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ 2R LQ LQ
China Open[nb 4] Tournament Not Held NR LQ LQ LQ LQ Not Held LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Championship LQ LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A A A LQ LQ LQ WR 1R WR LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ A LQ A
Former ranking tournaments
Canadian Masters NR LQ Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open[nb 5] NR NH 3R Tournament Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
Classic LQ LQ 1R 1R 2R LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open Tournament Not Held QF Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 6] Not Held NR 3R 1R QF 3R 1R 2R 1R LQ Tournament Not Held
German Masters[nb 7] Tournament Not Held QF LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 8] NR Not Held 2R LQ 3R 2R LQ 2R 2R LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ NR Not Held NR Not Held
Scottish Open[nb 9] LQ 2R 1R 1R Not Held 2R 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
British Open 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ LQ LQ NH NR Not Held
Malta Cup[nb 10] Not Held 2R 2R LQ 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R LQ NH LQ Not Held LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ 1R NR Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held NR 2R LQ LQ NH
Bahrain Championship Tournament Not Held LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
English Professional Championship LQ LQ 2R Tournament Not Held
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held QF Tournament Not Held
Pot Black Tournament Not Held A A QF Tournament Not Held A A A Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Tournament Not Held A QF A A A R A Tournament Not Held
Charity Challenge[nb 11] Tournament Not Held 1R 1R A A A A A A Tournament 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 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.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ The event was also called the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004)
  4. ^ The event was also called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  5. ^ The event was also called the Australian Masters (1986/1987–1987/1988 and 1995/1996) and Australian Open (1994/1995)
  6. ^ The event was also called the Dubai Masters (1988/1989), Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  7. ^ The event was also called the German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  8. ^ The event was also called the Asian Open (1989/1990–1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
  9. ^ The event was also called the International Open (1986/1987–1989/1990 and 1992/1993–1996/1997) and Players Championship (2003/2004)
  10. ^ The event was also called the European Open (1988/1989–1996/1997 and 2001/2002–2003/2004) and Irish Open (1998/1999)
  11. ^ The event was also called the Champions Cup (2000/2001–2002/2003)

Career finals[edit]

Non-ranking finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1995 WPBSA Minor Tour Event 5 Malta Tony Drago 6–3

Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1984 WPBSA Pro Ticket Series Event 1 England Jon Wright 5–4
Runner-up 1. 1984 WPBSA Pro Ticket Series Event 2 England Jon Wright 1–5

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