Dafabet Northern Ireland Open 2017

Player Details

Kyren Wilson

D.O.B. 23 Dec 1991


Lives Kettering


Turned Pro 2010

  • 1 Ranking event win: 2015 Shanghai Masters
  • Wilson had the best season of his career so far in 2015/16. He sensationally claimed his first ranking event title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters. The ‘Warrior’ won eight matches, including defeats of Joe Perry, Mark Allen and Ding Junhui to earn a place in the final against Judd Trump.  Wilson clinched the crown with a stunning 10-9 win.
  • He also made three further semi-final appearances at the Champion of Champions, German Masters and Gdynia Open, before a great run at the 2016 World Championships.
  • Wilson came through three qualifying matches to face Joe Perry at the Crucible, where he won a nip and tuck match 10-9. He then scored a 13-9 win over Mark Allen before bowing out at the hands of eventual winner Mark Selby.
  • His best ranking event run in 2014/15 came at the Indian Open as he won three matches to reach the last 16 before losing 4-3 to Joe Perry. He also progressed to the semi-finals of the one-frame Shoot-Out where Michael White ended his hopes.
  • In 2014, the young potter from Northamptonshire qualified for the final stages of the World Championship for the first time. He then put up a real fight against Ricky Walden on his Crucible debut, but lost 10-7.
  • Wilson reached the quarter-finals of the 2013 Shanghai Masters as he won six matches, beating the likes of Stuart Bingham and Marco Fu, before being denied a semi-final place by Michael Holt.
  • In 2009, on his 18th birthday, he took part in a sky-dive from 13,000 feet to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Therapy.


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