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Igor Figueiredo

NameDate of Birth Country
Igor Figueiredo11-10-1977Brazil

Career

Amateur career
Prior to entering the PIOS tour in 2009, Figueiredo had only played on 10-foot tables in his home country. Despite this, his results were impressive, allowing him to finish 12th on the year-end ranking list.Figueiredo's most significant achievement however came at the 2009 IBSF World Championship, as he enjoyed a spectacular run to the final. Although he lost 10-8 to experienced Alfie Burden, he was given a wild card by WPBSA onto the main tour for 2010/2011.

2010-2012
In his first professional tournament, the minor-ranking PTC Event 1, Figueiredo won two matches to reach the last 32. He went further in the Event 3, losing a decider to Barry Hawkins in the last 16. At the Shanghai Masters, Figueiredo beat Jamie O'Neill 5–4 and David Gilbert 5–4 (despite being docked a frame for forgetting his cue).His run ended in the last 64 losing 5–1 to Fergal O'Brien. He also qualified for the televised stages of the World Open, losing 0–3 in the third round to Mark Williams. From this point however, Figueiredo started to struggle for form, losing all his opening matches at the major tournaments. Thanks to his strong performances at the PTC events he was able to retain his tour card for the 2011/12 season, despite finishing only 80th in the world rankings.

2013-present

In 2013, Figueiredo returned to Main Tour after receiving the nomination from the Americas region, but the lack of sponsorship again forced him to sit out the whole season until the 2014 World Championship.[8] He repeated his last 64 run of 2012 as he beat Adam Duffy 10–4 in the first qualifying round, and followed it with 10–8 win against Gerard Greene, but suffered a heavy 10–1 defeat to Martin Gould in the penultimate round.Figueiredo also took part in the snooker tournament at the 2013 World Games, where he lost 3–2 to Dechawat Poomjaeng in the bronze medal match.

In the latter part of the 2016/2017 season Figueiredo had his best finishes on the tour to date. At the Welsh Open he secured wins over Alfie Burden, Anthony McGill and Dominic Dale, before falling 4–1 to Stuart Carrington. He also reached the fourth round of the Gibraltar Open by eliminating Sydney Wilson, Fraser Patrick and Thor Chuan Leong and lost 4–2 to Nigel Bond.He was relegated from the tour at the end of the year though due to being ranked 111th in the world.

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