Dafabet Northern Ireland Open 2017
Turned pro: 2008
- Grace had a fantastic season in 2015/16, the highlight of which was a run all the way to the semi-finals of the 2015 UK Championship, where he lost out in a tightly contested match with Liang Wenbo.
- He also reached the quarter-finals of the Gibraltar Open, beating the likes of Stephen Maguire and Peter Ebdon, before again losing out to Wenbo.
- Those runs helped Grace move to 60th in the world. After a poor 2014/15 season, where he only won one match, had seen him slip to 111th.
- The Yorkshireman booked his place on the 2011/12 circuit via Q School. He beat China’s Zhang Anda 4-1 in the final round of event one, knocking in breaks of 71, 128 and 57.
- Away from the table, he is a keen artist and paints portraits of leading snooker players.