Player Profile

Peter Ebdon

NameDate of Birth Country
Peter Ebdon27-08-1970England

Career

Ebdon turned professional in 1991, sporting a ponytail, he made an impact by beating Steve Davis 10–4 in the first round of the 1992 World Championship; he went on to reach the quarter-finals of the event, losing 13–7 to a resurgent Terry Griffiths. However, it was a run which earned him the WPBSA Young Player of the Year award as a result. His first ranking title was the 1993 Grand Prix.He climbed the rankings rapidly to reach a career-highest position of number three in 1996; he again reached world number three status at the close of the 2002 season.

2014/2015
The 2014/2015 season was the first time since 1992/1993 that Ebdon failed to play in a ranking event quarter-final, with three last 16 finishes being his deepest runs.He did have his best year so far in the minor-ranking European Tour as a quarter-final appearance at the Riga Open and a semi-final at the Bulgarian Open saw him ranked 13th on the Order of Merit, to make his debut at the Grand Final where he lost 4–1 to Anthony McGill in the first round.At the non-ranking World Grand Prix, Ebdon made a 136 total clearance in the deciding frame of his first round match against Shaun Murphy and then defeated Stephen Maguire 4–1.[47] In the quarter-finals Ebdon was ousted 4–2 by Martin Gould.He missed out on playing in the World Championship for the second year in a row as Stuart Carrington beat him 10–7 in the second qualifying round.

2015/2016
At the UK Championship, Ebdon beat Lu Chenwei 6–0, Dominic Dale 6–5 and reigning world champion Stuart Bingham 6–3 to reach the fourth round, where he lost 6–2 to David Grace.At 45, he was the oldest man in the field at the World Grand Prix, but knocked out Neil Robertson 4–3, before Ding Junhui whitewashed him 4–0 in the second round.Ebdon eliminated James Wattana 10–6 in the first round of World Championship qualifying and then incredibly came back from 9–3 behind against Gerard Greene to win 10–9 just after 2am.He qualified for the first time in three years by defeating Ian Burns 10–2 and lost 10–2 to Marco Fu in the opening round.

2016/2017
Ebdon had 4–1 victories over Zhou Yuelong, Duane Jones and Dominic Dale to advance to the quarter-finals of the Indian Open in which he lost 4–3 to Nigel Bond.Ebdon made his 24th appearance at the World Championship after he beat Michael Holt 10–9 on the final black to qualify.He recovered from needing four snookers to win the ninth frame of his first round match with Stuart Bingham on a re-spotted black and only trail 5–4 overnight. However, he went on to be beaten 10–5.Ebdon ended a campaign outside the top 32 in the world rankings for the first time since 1992 as he was 40th.

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