Player Profile

Michael Wild

NameDate of Birth Country
Michael Wild27-03-1981England

Name                                                  :                               Michael Wild

Highest Ranking                                :                               99

Current Ranking                                :                               117 (After 2017 Players Championship)

Highest Break                                    :                               138 (2003 UK Championship 2008  PIOS-Event 4)

Century Breaks                                  :                               19


Michael Wild (born 27 March 1981) is a professional English snooker player.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Wild competed in the Challenge Tour and International Open Series events, without much success until the 2002/2003 season, when he reached the last 16 at Challenge Tour events 1 and 2; these performances were sufficient for him to earn a place on the sport's main tour, which he took up in 2003.

Wild's first season as a professional brought little success itself, his best finish a run to the last 80 in the British Open, where he beatKristjan Helgason and Munraj Pal, before losing to Mike Dunn. He won only £3,850 prize money during the season and, finishing it ranked 121st, fell off the tour.

Several years of attempting to qualify again for the main tour through the International Open Series followed; during the 2005/2006 season, he reached the semi-finals in Event 1 - losing 1–5 to Martin Gould - and the quarter-finals in Event 3, where Liu Song beat him 5–2. Another semi-final came in 2007, before Wild recorded his first run to the final of a tournament, in Event 4 of that year's series. There his opponents included Robert Stephen and David Grace, but in the final, he lost 3–6 to Matthew Couch.

With the advent of the Players Tour Championship in the 2010/11 season, Wild found form after another lean period, recording two last-64 finishes - in Event 2 and EPTC1, where he lost 2–4 to Dave Harold and 1–4 to Ricky Walden respectively. He entered Q-School in 2011 and reached the quarter-finals of the second event, but, leading David Morris 3–1 and requiring only one more win to return to the tour, eventually lost 3–4.

Having fared better in Q-School the following year, Wild was invited to play in several ranking events in 2012/13 season as a top-up amateur, and competed in his first such event in eight years at the 2012 Wuxi Classic qualifying stage. He was drawn to play Craig Steadman and led 2–0, but could not prevent a 3–5 defeat. In the 2012 Australian Goldfields Open, he came within one win of reaching the televised stages in Bendigo, beating Daniel Wells 5–0, Simon Bedford 5–2 and six-time World Champion Steve Davis 5–0, but lost in the final round 0–5 to Ken Doherty.

Wild enjoyed further success at the 2012 Paul Hunter Classic, where he defeated Jordan Brown, Marcus Campbell and Scott Donaldson before being eliminated in the last 16, losing 3–4 to Doherty. The two would meet in another two matches during the season, both of these also resulting in 4–3 victories for Doherty - in the 2012 Scottish Open and the Munich Open.

In 2015, Wild won the EBSA European Snooker Championship, beating Jamie Rhys Clarke 7–4 in the final, to win back his place on the main tour after twelve years away.

In his first season back on the tour, Wild produced the finest performance of his career in whitewashing former world number one Judd Trump 6–0 in the 2015 International Championship qualifying round, but lost all seven of his matches thereafter - 0–6 to Sanderson Lam in the next qualifying round, by the same score line to Dominic Dale in the UK Championship, 3–5 to Anthony McGill in the German Masters, 3–4 to Jimmy Robertson in the Welsh Open, 2–4 to Mark King in the Gdynia Open, 2–5 to Tom Ford in the China Open and 6–10 - having trailed 0–9 - to Michael Holt in the World Championship. As a result, he ended the season ranked 110th.

He recorded his first victory of the 2016/2017 season in the 2016 European Masters, defeating Cao Yupeng 4–3 from 1–3 behind, and followed this with a similar deciding-frame win over Jamie Jones from 0–3 behind, to reach the televised stages of a ranking tournament for the first time in his career.



Featured Video


  • Welcome Indian Open 2017 with full enthusiasm.
    Snooker the game invented in India itself, isthe gameall about of precise skill set and calculations. Snooker developed and gained its own identity in...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Ryan Day's Blog After China Championship
    "The China Championship didn't quite go as well as Riga however, the season has started very positively and although I went out of the tour...
    Written By : Ryan Day

    Read more
  • Jamie's Blog After the Paul Hunter Classic
    "I was delighted to reach my 2nd ranking event semi final however, to be so close to the final and fall at the final hurdle was disappointing. Th...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • Ryan Day Blog
    "After a strong finish to last season reaching the latter stages of a few big tournaments, this season couldn't have started any better for m...
    Written By : Ryan Day

    Read more
  • Jamie Blog
    "I didn't have the best start to the week after losing 4-1 to Alexander Ursenbacher but to be fair, he played very well and deserved his win....
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
    A person with physical disability looses all hopes in life as it proves very disadvantageous for him. But with sheer grit, determination, dedication, ...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Jamie blog about his performance at Riga Masters
    Jamie's blog about his performance at Riga Masters "I felt I played well to go 3-1 up and although I am disappointed to have lost from suc...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • Looking Forward to compete in Riga Masters
    "I'm absolutely delighted to reach a sponsorship agreement with RKG Snooker for the 2017/2018 season! Their support means the world to me and...
    Written By : Jamie Jones

    Read more
  • A Natural Born Talent of Snooker-DING JUNHUI
    The Chinese sensation Ding is one of the few snooker players who are naturally talented snooker player; of course Roonie is on the top of the list. Di...
    Written By : Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more
  • Saga of Snooker World Championship
    Let me tell my readers about the World Championship of Snooker which is true test of players skills, mind concentration and above all patience of the ...
    Written By : Dr. Ravindra Kumar Gupta

    Read more

View All

How to Play Cue Sports

  • Cue Sports
    Snooker is one of the most popular billiards game in the world. Similar to pool, the snooker game takes place on a felt-covered table with six pockets, a cue stick and a set of balls. Here you can learn how to play Snooker.

    Obtain the proper equipment- Snooker is played...

    Read more