Player Profile

Steven Hallworth

NameDate of Birth Country
Steven Hallworth01-12-1995England

Career

Junior
Hallworth started playing snooker aged 10 after trying pool on a family holiday.He then found success in junior and amateur levels and was given the opportunity to play future World Champion Mark Selby aged 12 in 2009, after winning that years Under-17 Lincoln and District Billiards and Snooker Association crown.He was also one 8 finalists in the 2010 Rileys Future Stars competition ran by Ronnie O'Sullivan, but lost out to Joel Walker.

Professional
Hallworth failed to qualify for the opening two ranking events in the 2014/2015 season, but did secure his first win as a professional, beating Zak Surety 5–4 in the first qualifying round of the Australian Goldfields Open.All 128 players on the snooker tour automatically play in the first round of the UK Championship and in Hallworth's debut at the venue stage of a ranking event he lost 6–1 to Mark Williams. In the Welsh Open first round he took Shaun Murphy to a deciding frame but lost it to be edged out 4–3.Hallworth led reigning Indian Open champion Michael White 4–0 in the opening round of World Championship qualifying, before losing seven frames in a row and went on to be defeated 10–8.He ended his first season on tour as the world number 116. A run of 10 consecutive defeats from June 2015 to December was ended when Hallworth overcame Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 5–4 in the German Masters qualifiers.[14] He then beat Andy Hicks 5–4 on the final black to play in a ranking event outside of the United Kingdom for the first time, but was whitewashed 5–0 by world number one Mark Selby.Hallworth dropped off the tour at the end of the season and failed to advance through Q School.

 

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