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Hamza Akbar

NameDate of Birth Country
Hamza Akbar12-11-1993Pakistan

Hamza Akbar is a Pakistani snooker player who won the 31st Asian Snooker Championship held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015.

 Name   Hamza Akbar (12th November 1993)
 Highest Ranking  86
 Current Ranking  100 (31th October 2016)
 Century Break  1

Born in Faisalabad city of Pakistan, Akbar is a two-time national snooker champion. Akbar won his first major international title at the age of just 22. He became the third player from Pakistan to win the Asian Snooker Championship in 16 years, beating Pankaj Advani of India 7–6 in the final in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April 2015. The title earned him a two-year card for the main snooker tour beginning with the 2015/2016 season.
He threatened a comeback from 4–0 against two-time world champion Mark Williams in the first round of the 2015 UK Championship, but lost 6–4. He took Michael Holt to a deciding frame in the opening round of the Welsh Open and made a 52 break in it, but would be beaten 4–3. His most remarkable performance in his first season on the main tour came at the World Snooker Championship where he defeated world number 33 Jamie Jones 10–5 in the first qualifying round, before losing 10–3 to Ian Burns.

Akbar qualified for the 2016 Indian Open by overcoming Chris Wakelin 4–1, but withdrew from the event before it began. He received a bye through to the second round of the Northern Ireland Open and lost 4–2 to Josh Boileau. Akbar would have dropped off the tour at the end of the season due to being ranked world number 112, well outside the top 64 who remain, but he received special dispensation and received a new two-year tour card due to his visa problems which have forced him to miss many events in the past.

 

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