Player Profile

Mark Joyce

NameDate of Birth Country
Mark Joyce11-08-1983England

Career

2014/15 
Joyce played in seven ranking events this season, the most in a single year in his career to date. He was knocked out in the first round of the 2014 Wuxi Classic 5–1 by Mark Williams and at the Australian Goldfields Open he beat Ryan Day 5–3, before losing 5–2 to Stuart Bingham in the second round. This last 16 exit proved to be Joyce's deepest run in an event this season.He also reached the last 32 of the Indian Open, losing 4–1 to Tian Pengfei.

2015/16 
Joyce opened the season with three wins to qualify for the Australian Goldfields Open and beat Mark Allen 5–2, before losing 5–4 to Matthew Selt.A first round defeat to Ryan Day in the International Championship was followed by defeating Barry Pinches and Sydney Wilson at the UK Championship. Joyce built a 5–0 lead over Dechawat Poomjaeng, but lost six frames in a row to be eliminated in the third round.He bounced back to win two matches and qualify for the German Masters and recorded his second 5–2 first round triumph of the season over Allen. Joyce reached his third career quarter-final after overcoming Mark King 5–2 and led Luca Brecel 4–2, but would lose 5–4. He lost in the second round of the Welsh Open and China Open 4–1 to Alan McManus and 5–1 to John Higgins respectively.

2016/17 
At the International Championship, Joyce overcame Martin Gould 6–3, before losing 6-4 to Zhou Yuelong. He also lost in the second round of the UK Championship 6–2 against David Gilbert.The highlight of Joyce's season came at the China Open where, after narrowly seeing off Fraser Patrick 5–4, he was never behind against Ronnie O'Sullivan in another 5–4 win.It was the only time Joyce played in the last 16 of a ranking event this season and he was defeated 5–3 by Ding Junhui.

 

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