Gary Wilson Player Profile
Gary Wilson Stats Date of birth: 11 August, 1985 Nationality: England First turned professional: 2004 Highest ranking: 17 Ranking titles: 1 Triple Crown titles: 0 Crucible best: semi-final Masters appearances: 1 147 breaks: 4
Gary Wilson first turned professional in 2004 on the back of his success at that year’s IBSF World Under-21 Championship.
The Englishman’s debut stint on the Main Tour was short, and after being relegated in 2006 it took him another seven years to return to the big-time.
Wilson lost the 2012 IBSF World Amateur Championship final, but his performances on the PTC pro-am series proved to be enough to help him earn a fresh two-year card.
With more experience under his belt from competing in the PTC tournaments as an amateur, Wilson quickly rose up the ranks.
By 2015, he was knocking on the door of a place in the top 32 of the world rankings after a memorable run to the final of the China Open.
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But despite boasting the talent to beat anyone on his day, Wilson’s form fluctuated dramatically for several seasons.
There were immense highs, such as reaching the World Championship semi-finals in 2019 and the British Open final in 2021.
However, this promise was countered with rather big lows, sudden losses of form, and an open battle with depression.
There wasn’t much expectation heading into the Scottish Open of 2022, with Wilson having not reached the latter stages of any event in the prior 12 months.
A standout 4-3 victory over reigning world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan ignited a renewed spark, though.
Wilson followed it up with further triumphs against Kyren Wilson in the quarter-finals and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the semi-finals – where he compiled three century breaks in the last four frames.
In a surprise final showdown against lowly ranked Joe O’Connor, Wilson romped to a maiden ranking title courtesy of a dominant 9-2 scoreline.
Ranking Event Victories
- 2022 Scottish Open
Other Notable Victories
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Gary Wilson Player Profile
SHQ Stars: How it works
|Rating||SHQ Stars||Career Requirements|
|Black||★★★★★★★||multiple world champion; 30+ ranking titles; career triple crown; world no.1 (at least 3)|
|Pink||★★★★★★||world champion; 10+ ranking titles; multiple winner of triple crown events; member of top 2; 15+ seasons in top 16 (at least 3)|
|Blue||★★★★★||winner of triple crown event; 5+ ranking titles; member of top 4; 12+ seasons in top 16 (at least 2)|
|Brown||★★★★||2+ ranking titles; member of top 8; triple crown event finalist; 8+ seasons in the top 16 (at least 2)|
|Green||★★★||ranking title; member of top 16 (at least 1)|
|Yellow||★★||member of top 64|