Andrew Norman (snooker player) English snooker player

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Andrew Norman
Andrew Norman PHC 2012.jpg
Born (1980-06-27) 27 June 1980 (age 40)
Sport country England
Professional2001–2010, 2011/2012, 2013–2015
Highest ranking42 (2007/08)
Career winnings£121,143[1]
Highest break133: 2006 Grand Prix (qualifying)
Century breaks27[1]
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2005 Grand Prix, 2006 Grand Prix)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking1

Andrew Norman (born 27 June 1980) is an English former professional snooker player from Bristol.

Career

Norman turned professional in 2001.[2] He progressed up the ranking list between 2005 and 2007, jumping 30 places. His consistency was epitomised in 2006 as he lost his opening match in just one of the seven ranking events and had his best result in Aberdeen at the Royal London Watches Grand Prix when he reached the last 16 before losing to the eventual winner, Neil Robertson. Norman works as a part-time van driver for his sponsor Hills Delivery during the summer. In 2009, he was ranked 75 in the World Rankings, however, since then he fell out of the top 100. On 16 May 2011, he won a qualifying game at the Snooker Q School to regain his tour card for the 2011–12 season.

Norman would need to win four qualifying matches to reach the main draws of the ranking events in the new season. He came closest to doing so in the first two events of the year, the Australian Goldfields Open and the Shanghai Masters, where on both occasions he won two matches before losing in the third qualifying round.[3] His performances throughout the season were not enough to see him enter the top 64 in the world rankings who retain their places for the 2012–13 season and dropped off the main tour.[4]

Norman could only enter Players Tour Championship events in the 2012/2013 season. He took part in 10 of them with his best finish coming in the European Tour Event 1 in Germany where he beat Ben Harrison, Nigel Bond, Phil Barnes and top 16 player Ricky Walden, before losing to Joe Swail 3–4 in the quarter-finals.[5] It was this result which largely contributed to him finishing 57th on the Order of Merit to claim one of the eight spots on offer to players not on the main tour for the next season.[6]

Norman did not win a match at the venue of a full ranking event during the 2013–14 season.[7] He played in seven of the eight European Tour tournaments with his best results being three last 32 defeats to be placed 60th on the Order of Merit and 110th in the world rankings.[8][9] Norman won only one match during the 2014–15 season, and following a 10–2 loss against Tom Ford at the 2015 World Championship qualifiers he decided to retire from professional snooker to concentrate on his coaching work at the South West Snooker Academy.[10]

Performance and rankings timeline

Tournament 1997/
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1998/
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1999/
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Ranking[11][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 99 92 77 72 58 42 54 74 [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] 83
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event A LQ WR
Australian Goldfields Open Tournament Not Held LQ A LQ LQ
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ LQ
International Championship Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ
UK Championship A A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A 1R 1R
German Masters[nb 5] A NR Tournament Not Held A LQ A LQ A
Welsh Open A A A A LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ A LQ A 1R 1R
Players Tour Championship Finals Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 6] NR A A A LQ Not Held LQ WR LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
Masters LQ A A A LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Thailand Masters A A A A LQ NR Tournament Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
Players Championship[nb 7] A A A A LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held MR Not Held
British Open A A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ LQ LQ NH NR Tournament Not Held
Malta Cup[nb 8] NH A Not Held LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Trophy Tournament Not Held NR 2R LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Bahrain Championship Tournament Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
World Open[nb 9] A A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ 3R 2R RR LQ LQ A LQ A LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Merseyside Professional Championship A A A 1R 3R 1R A 2R 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 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.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f He was an amateur.
  3. ^ a b c New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2008/2009-2009/2010)
  5. ^ The event was called the German Open (1997/1998)
  6. ^ The event was called the China International (1997/1998-1998/1999)
  7. ^ The event was called the Scottish Open (1997/1998-2002/2003, 2012/2013)
  8. ^ The event was called the Irish Open (1998/1999) and the European Open (2001/2002-2003/2004)
  9. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (1997/1998-2000/2001, 2004/2005-2009/2010) and the LG Cup (2001/2002-2003/2004)

Career finals

Non-ranking finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2001 Challenge Tour - Event 2 England Luke Fisher 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2001 Challenge Tour - Event 3 England Shaun Murphy 3–6

Pro-am finals: 3 (3 titles)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2007 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 1 England Craig Steadman 4–2
Winner 2. 2009 Pontins Pro-Am - Event 1 England Mitchell Mann 5–2
Winner 3. 2018 Pink Ribbon England Harvey Chandler 4–2

Amateur finals: 2 (2 runners-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1999 English Amateur Championship England David Lilley 5–8
Runner-up 2. 2018 English Amateur Championship England Joe O'Connor 3–10

References

  1. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Andrew Norman - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Euro Player Profile ANDREW NORMAN (England)". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 13 October 2004.
  3. ^ "Andrew Norman 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Official World Ranking List for the 2012/2013 Season" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Andrew Norman 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Order of Merit 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Andrew Norman 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  8. ^ "European Order of Merit 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  9. ^ "World Snooker Rankings After the 2014 World Championship" (PDF). World Snooker. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  10. ^ "SWSA South West Snooker Academy". Facebook. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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