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Mark Davis

Plays out of O’Sullivans Snooker Club:
Current World Ranking: Number 19: (18/1/15)
D.O.B.: 12 Aug 1972
Lives: Hastings, Sussex
Turned Pro: 1991
Best Ranking Performance: Semi-finals - Wuxi Classic 2012, Australian Goldfields Open 2012, UK Championship 2012
Highest Tournament Break: 143 - China Open 2010

In the main ranking events, the 2013/14 season was an unspectacular one for Davis. He reached the quarter-finals of three events - the Australian Goldfields Open, Shanghai Masters and German Open - but was unable to progress further in any of them.
The highlight of his campaign came at the Six-Red World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand, where Davis beat the likes of John Higgins and Mark Selby to reach the final, then saw off Neil Robertson to capture the trophy. It was his second consecutive victory in that tournament and third six-red world title of his career.  "I am enjoying my snooker and that is the most important thing," said the Sussex cueman, who beat Shaun Murphy in the previous year's final. "My trouble has been a lack of self belief. Hopefully now I can now make progress up the rankings and win one of the majors on the way."

Like a fine wine, Davis has matured with age. He has found the best form of his career after his 40th birthday.

During the 2012/13 season he reached the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time - and did so in three different tournaments. He go to the last four of the Australian Goldfields Open, Wuxi Classic and UK Championship.

In 2013, Davis enjoyed one of the best results of his life as he knocked John Higgins out of the World Championship, scoring a 10-6 victory in the first round. "If you talk about the best players ever, John is right up there with any of them. It's a brilliant win for me," said Davis. However he was unable to progress further as he lost to Stuart Bingham in the last 16.

Davis registered one of the the highlights of his career in 2003 when he captured the B&H Championship title at the Towers Snooker Club in Mansfield.

He knocked out Ian Hurdman, Jason Prince, Andy Hicks, Michael Holt, Drew Henry and Barry Hawkins to reach the final then came from 4-1 down to beat Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Husnu 9-6.  That earned him a wild card to the Masters.

Davis took up a course in book-keeping in 2000 in case he dropped off the Main Tour.

Away from snooker, he enjoys watching Western films. He got married in 2010. In 2012 he ran a half marathon to raise money for a local children's hospice.

(Taken from players profiles at worldsnooker.com)

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