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Dechawat Poomjaeng

NameDate of Birth Country
Dechawat Poomjaeng11-07-1978Thailand


He won the 2010 IBSF World Snooker Championship in Damascus, Syria, defeating India's Pankaj Advani 10–7 in the final.This earned him a place on the professional Main Tour for the 2011/2012 season.

At the Paul Hunter Classic, Poomjaeng won three matches and then defeated Neil Robertson 4–2 to reach the quarter-finals where he lost 4–2 to Rod Lawler. This result would later help him finish 32nd on the Order of Merit.Poomjaeng's first appearance at a ranking event this season was at the International Championship, but he was beaten 6–2 by Mark Davis in the first round.At the UK Championship he recorded wins over Andrew Norman and Michael Holt, before Marco Fu knocked him out 6–3 in the third round.Fu also eliminated Poomjaeng in the second round of the Welsh Open this time 4–2. Poomjaeng won three frames in a row from 3–1 down against Robertson in the first round of the China Open with the match eventually going into a deciding frame.Poomjaeng took it on the final black and then whitewashed Jack Lisowski 5–0 to play in the last 16 of a ranking event for the only time this season, where he lost 5–1 against Gary Wilson.

Poomjaeng was narrowly beaten 6–5 by Michael White in the first round of the International Championship. He defeated Chris Melling 6–4 and Ryan Day 6–2 at the UK Championship and recovered from 5–0 down against Mark Joyce to win 6–5 and reach the fourth round.He potted just 13 points in the first five frames against Mark Selby and there was no comeback this time as he lost 6–1.A pair of 4–1 victories over Craig Steadman and Robert Milkins saw Poomjaeng reach the third round of the Welsh Open, where he was beaten 4–3 by Yu Delu. Poomjaeng lost 5–4 to Ryan Day in the first round of the China Open, but saw off Eden Sharav 10–4 and Robin Hull 10–5 to reach the final qualifying round for the World Championship.He fell just short of playing at the Crucible again as he lost 10–9 to Mitchell Mann.

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