|Date Of Birth||17/12/1970 (47)|
|Place Of Birth||UNKNOWN, Thailand|
|Round 1||Chris Wakelin||L||4-5||22.95 secs|
Highest Tournament Break 147 - Malta World Masters 1991, British Open 1992, Catch China International 1997
3 Ranking event wins: 1992 Strachan Open, 1994 Thailand Open, 1995 Thailand Open
1986 Thailand Masters, 1992 World Matchplay
The first player from the far east to make a significant impact on professional snooker.
Wattana has been offered a special invitation to compete in certain World Snooker events due to his past achievements.
He progressed through his group in the World 6-Reds Championships and was knocked out by current Crucible champion Mark Selby.
Alongside winning two Thailand Open titles in his native Bangkok, he also appeared in two World Championship Semi-finals where he lost to Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry.
A national hero in Thailand, one of only a few sportsmen to be granted the title of Commander third class of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.
The Thai has also made three 147s including a dramatic one at the 1992 British Open, just after hearing the news that his father had been murdered.