Steven Hallworth

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Steven Hallworth
Steven Hallworth PHC 2016-2.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 22)
Skellingthorpe, England
Sport country  England
Professional 2014–2016
Highest ranking 91 (July–August 2015)[1][2]
Career winnings £12,716[3]
Highest break 123:
2016 Q School – Event 1
Century breaks 5[3]
Best ranking finish Quarter-final (2017 Snooker Shoot-Out)

Steven Hallworth (born 1 December 1995) is an English former professional snooker player. He is currently an amateur having lost his tour card in 2016. He is a practice partner of Stuart Carrington.[4]



Hallworth started playing snooker aged 10 after trying pool on a family holiday.[5] He then found success in junior and amateur levels and was given the opportunity to play future World Champion Mark Selby aged 12 in 2009, after winning that years Under-17 Lincoln and District Billiards and Snooker Association crown.[5][6] He was also one 8 finalists in the 2010 Rileys Future Stars competition ran by Ronnie O'Sullivan, but lost out to Joel Walker.[5]


Hallworth then progressed on to Players Tour Championship events in 2011 and Q School in 2013, but it wasn't until the 2013/2014 when Hallworth started to progress to the main rounds of PTC events, a 4–3 defeat to Kurt Maflin in the Paul Hunter Classic[7][5] and a 4–0 loss to former World Champion Mark Williams in the Antwerp Open.[8] It was also Hallworth's televised debut.[5][9] Hallworth's performances in the EBSA Amateur Cup Events were enough to qualify him for the six-man play-off event, with three players winning two-year professional tour cards on the World Snooker Tour, with a win in the Antwerp event.[5] Hallworth beat Martin Ball 4–1 in the first round, before beating Mitchell Travis 4–3 in the final round to earn place on the tour the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons.[5][10][11]


Hallworth failed to qualify for the opening two ranking events in the 2014/2015 season, but did secure his first win as a professional, beating Zak Surety 5–4 in the first qualifying round of the Australian Goldfields Open.[12] All 128 players on the snooker tour automatically play in the first round of the UK Championship and in Hallworth's debut at the venue stage of a ranking event he lost 6–1 to Mark Williams. In the Welsh Open first round he took Shaun Murphy to a deciding frame but lost it to be edged out 4–3.[13] Hallworth led reigning Indian Open champion Michael White 4–0 in the opening round of World Championship qualifying, before losing seven frames in a row and went on to be defeated 10–8.[13] He ended his first season on tour as the world number 116.[14]

A run of 10 consecutive defeats from June 2015 to December was ended when Hallworth overcame Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5–4 in the German Masters qualifiers.[15] He then beat Andy Hicks 5–4 on the final black to play in a ranking event outside of the United Kingdom for the first time, but was whitewashed 5–0 by world number one Mark Selby.[6][16] Hallworth dropped off the tour at the end of the season and failed to advance through Q School.[17]

Return to amateur status[edit]

Hallworth defeated Hossein Vafaei 4–3 to qualify for the Indian Open and narrowly lost 4–3 to Stuart Bingham in the opening round. The Shoot-Out was upgraded to a ranking event this season and Hallworth made the quarter-finals with wins over Boonyarit Keattikun, Michael White, Daniel Wells and Li Hang. His run came to an end at the hands of Andy Hicks. He whitewashed Darryl Hill 4–0 at the Gibraltar Open, before losing 4–1 to Nigel Bond in the second round.[18] Hallworth was a win away from earning a two-year tour card at the EBSA Play-off, but was bested 4–1 by Gerard Greene.[19]

At the end of the 2017/18 season he entered Q School in an attempt to win back a place on the professional snooker tour. He earnt a credible victory over Zhao Xintong.[20]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011/
Ranking[21][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 116 [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Not Held Minor-Rank. LQ A A
World Open A A A Not Held LQ A A
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 1R 1R A
Indian Open Not Held A LQ NH 1R A LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A
International Championship NH A A LQ LQ LQ A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R A
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R A A
Scottish Open NH MR Not Held A A
German Masters A A A LQ 1R A A
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A 1R 1R A A
Shoot-Out Variant Format Event QF A
Player Championship[nb 5] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 2R LQ
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held
China Open A A A LQ LQ A A
World Championship A A A LQ LQ A A
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A A A LQ Not held
Australian Goldfields Open A A A LQ LQ Not held
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ LQ A A NR
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.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2015/2016)


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  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 The Kaspersky Lab Riga Open". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Steven Hallworth – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Steven Hallworth Q&A". World Snooker. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Steven Hallworth". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Lincoln snooker star Steven Hallworth to meet world number one Mark Selby in German Masters". Lincolnshire Echo. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "European Tour Event Four (2013)". Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "European Tour Event Seven (2013)". Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Steven Hallworth". World Snooker. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-offs (2014)". Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Glover, Hallworth And Surety Earn Cards". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Australian Goldfields Open Qualifiers (2014)". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Steven Hallworth 2014/2015". Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Steven Hallworth 2015/2016". Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Mark Selby and Judd Trump enjoy huge wins at German Masters". Eurosport. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "Q School Order of Merit". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "Steven Hallworth 2016/2017". Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "Lines and Greene Regain Tour Status". World Snooker. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  20. ^
  21. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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