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Anthony McGill

NameDate of Birth Country
Anthony McGill05-02-1985Scotland

Anthony McGill (born 5 February 1991) is a Scottish professional snooker player. He is a practice partner of Alan McManus.

McGill turned professional in 2010, after finishing fourth in the 2009/2010 PIOS rankings. McGill won the 2016 Indian Open after having never been beyond the quarter-final stage of a ranking event previously.

He was runner-up to Stuart Carrington in the 2006 Junior Pot Black. He was runner-up in the 2008 European Under-19′s Championship behind Stephen Craigie.

In the 2009/2010 season he won the fifth event of the International Open Series and finished fourth in the rankings. Thus, McGill received a place on the professional Main Tour for 2010/2011. He reached his first professional final losing 1–6 to John Higgins in the 2011 Scottish Professional Championship.

McGill advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2016 Riga Masters, but was thrashed 5–0 by Michael Holt. Another quarter followed at the Indian Open by whitewashing Stuart Bingham 4–0 and he followed that up by eliminating Stephen Maguire 4–1 and Shaun Murphy 4–2, after trailing 2–0.]McGill played Kyren Wilson in the final, the first to feature two players under 25 in five years, and they went into the interval at 2–2. After the break, McGill took three successive frames to seal his first ranking event title with a 5–2 victory. Three comfortable wins saw him advance to the quarter-finals of the World Open, where he lost 5–2 to Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. McGill's fourth quarter-final of the season arrived at the European Masters and he was ousted 4–2 by Neil Robertson.

This was the first season where the Shoot-Out, the tournament where every match is settled by a 10-minute frame played under a shot clock, had its status upgraded to a ranking event. McGill progressed through to the final and beat Xiao Guodong by 67–19 points to claim his second ranking event title. Afterwards McGill stated that there was no way on God's earth that the tournament should be a ranking event due to the conditions it's played under.

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