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John Parrott – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

John Parrott Player Profile

John Parrott Stats
Date of birth: 11 May, 1964
Nationality: England
First turned professional: 1983
Highest ranking: 2
Ranking titles: 9
Triple Crown titles: 2
Crucible best: champion
Masters appearances: 14
147 breaks: 1

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John Parrott made a name for himself in the early 1980s with back-to-back victories in Junior Pot Black as a teenager.

The Liverpudlian subsequently turned professional in 1983, and by the end of his first season on the main tour he was already ranked at number 20.

Parrott enjoyed a steady rise in his early years, but his career burst into life at the turn of the decade.

Soon after capturing a maiden ranking title at the 1989 European Open in France, he went all the way to the final of the World Snooker Championship.

An 18-3 battering at the hands of dominant force Steve Davis may have been a humbling experience, but he ultimately came back even stronger.

A successful calendar year in 1991 saw Parrott secure a rare World and UK Championship double – beating Jimmy White in both title deciders.


Parrott came within a single victory of adding the third Triple Crown title to his collection on three occasions, losing a hat-trick of Masters final showdowns to Stephen Hendry between 1989 and 1992.

But alongside the Scot, Davis, and White, the quartet had established themselves as the first Big Four of the sport.

Parrott’s consistency in regularly reaching the latter stages of tournaments helped him to reach a career-high of number two in the world rankings.

There were nine ranking titles in total, and he became known as an expert traveller with two-thirds of those victories transpiring outside Britain.

After his Crucible conquering, Parrott reached the quarter-finals in Sheffield in seven out of the following eight editions of the World Championship but couldn’t feature at the single table setup again.

As the new millennium arrived his game began to decline, and after slipping down the rankings he eventually called time on a wonderful career in 2010.

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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 1989 European Open
  2. 1990 European Open
  3. 1991 World Snooker Championship
  4. 1991 Dubai Classic
  5. 1991 UK Championship
  6. 1992 Dubai Classic
  7. 1994 International Open
  8. 1995 Thailand Classic
  9. 1996 European Open

Other Notable Victories

  • German Masters (1998)
  • Belgian Masters (1990)
  • Malta Grand Prix (1994)
  • Kent Cup/Classic (1988, 1992)
  • Nations Cup (2000)

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SHQ Stars: How it works

RatingSHQ StarsCareer 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

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