Date of Birth: 27 August 1970
Highest Ranking: 3
Highest Break: 147 (2)
World Champion: 2002
Peter Ebdon is an English professional snooker player and former world and UK champion, renowned for his remarkably focused, meticulously slow and determined style of play. As a prolific break-builder, Ebdon has compiled more than 300 century breaks during his career.
Ebdon turned professional in 1991, and, sporting a ponytail, made an impact by beating Steve Davis 10–4 in the first round of the 1992 World Championship; he went on to reach the quarter-finals of the event, losing 13–7 to a resurgent Terry Griffiths.
However, it was a run which earned him the WPBSA Young Player of the Year award as a result. His first ranking title was the 1993 Grand Prix. He climbed the rankings rapidly to reach a career-highest position of number three in 1996; he again reached world number three status at the close of the 2002 season.
Perhaps Ebdon’s greatest achievement, thus far, was his 18–17 defeat of Stephen Hendry in the 2002 World Championship final, having started the tournament at odds of 33–1.
He had previously reached the final of the tournament in 1996, which he lost 18–12 to Hendry, and was also runner-up at the 2006 event to Graeme Dott in which, at 15–7 down coming into the final session, Ebdon won six successive frames before Dott prevailed 18–14.
In the semi-final before the final he led Marco Fu 15–9 before being pegged back to 16–16 before Ebdon took the decider, at the end of which he shed tears of relief.
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