Player Profile

Allister Carter

NameDate of Birth Country
Allister Carter25-07-1979England


Carter turned professional in 1996 after he retired from his job as a pilot.He first emerged in 1999, winning the WPBSA Association Young Player of the Year award after winning the Benson and Hedges Championship in 1999 – this earned him a wild card place in the Masters.He also reached the semi-finals of the 1999 Grand Prix.It was eight years before he reached another ranking semi-final, the 2007 Malta Cup.

Carter won the Paul Hunter Classic by defeating Shaun Murphy 4–3 in the final with a 95 break in the deciding frame, after a spirited fightback from Murphy to level it from 3–1 down. It was Carter's maiden European Tour title and his first ranking title since beating cancer. The win was especially fitting as the player it was named after, Paul Hunter, died of cancer in 2006.Carter lost in 6–2 the third round of the UK Championship to John Higgins.At the World Grand Prix he beat Luca Brecel 4–1 and Tom Ford 4–0 to reach his first ranking event quarter-final of the season, but lost 4–1 to Joe Perry.Another followed at the PTC Finals courtesy of knocking out Graeme Dott and Judd Trump both 4–1.In the quarters Ricky Walden eliminated him 4–1.Carter came through a trio of matches to qualify for the World Championship and held his nerve after leading defending champion Stuart Bingham 5–1 and 8–5 to beat him 10–9.Carter took a 9–7 advantage over Alan McManus after the second session of their second round match, but went on to lose 13–11.

Carter whitewashed John Higgins 5–0 in the quarter-finals of the World Open and swept past Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6–1 to play Joe Perry in the final.Carter completed a 10–8 win to take his fourth ranking title and first since 2013, as well as regaining his place in the elite top 16.At the Shanghai Masters he lost 5–1 in the quarter-finals to Stuart Bingham.Carter reached the final of the German Masters by seeing off Martin Gould 6–2 and led Anthony Hamilton 5–2. However, he then lost seven of the next eight frames to be defeated 9–6.Carter beat Shaun Murphy 5–4 and Neil Robertson 5–3 at the Players Championship and then was bested 6–4 by Judd Trump in the semi-finals.He lost 10–7 to Graeme Dott in the first round of the World Championship.

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