Peter Ebdon Player Profile
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Peter Ebdon – Player Profile, Career Summary, Stats

Peter Ebdon Player Profile

Peter Ebdon Stats
Date of birth: 27 August, 1970
Nationality: England
First turned professional: 1991
Highest ranking: 3
Ranking titles: 9
Triple Crown titles: 2
Crucible best: champion
Masters appearances: 18
147 breaks: 2

SHQ Stars:



Peter Ebdon turned professional in 1991, a year after winning the prestigious IBSF World Under-21 Championship in Brisbane.

Ebdon quickly underlined his credentials as one of the game’s leading young talents with a shock first-round victory over Steve Davis in the 1992 World Championship.

A little over a year later, the Englishman was already a ranking event winner as he sealed glory in the Grand Prix – the third biggest ranking tournament on the calendar at the time.

By the 1995/96 campaign, Ebdon had established himself as a member of the world’s top ten in the rankings, and he proved his worth with runs to the finals of both the UK and World Championships that term.

Two heavy defeats to the era’s dominant Stephen Hendry prevented him from claiming either piece of silverware, but Ebdon would ultimately gain sweet revenge for both.


Six years on, Ebdon and Hendry contested a second World Championship final, and it proved to be a gripping affair in which the former stunned the seven-time champion in a dramatic decider.

Then in 2006, Ebdon repeated the trick with a 10-6 triumph over the Scot in that year’s UK Championship title decider.

A heavy scorer when in form, the player known as the Force developed a reputation as being among the most mentally strong competitors on the circuit.

He won nine ranking titles in total, placing him just outside the top ten on the all-time list, and he twice reached a career-high of number three in the official rankings.

Indeed, Ebdon’s consistency ensured that between 1996 and 2009 he spent all but two seasons ranked inside the world’s top eight.

Ebdon rolled back the years in 2018 by reaching the Paul Hunter Classic final but just two years later was forced to retire as a result of a persistent neck injury.

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Ranking Event Victories

  1. 1993 Grand Prix
  2. 1997 Thailand Open
  3. 2000 British Open
  4. 2001 Scottish Open
  5. 2002 World Snooker Championship
  6. 2004 Irish Masters
  7. 2006 UK Championship
  8. 2009 China Open
  9. 2012 China Open

Other Notable Victories

  • Irish Masters (1995)
  • Scottish Masters (1996)
  • Malta Grand Prix (1995)
  • Pontins Professional (1995)

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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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