Dafabet Northern Ireland Open 2017

Player Details

Oliver Lines

D.O.B. 16/6/95


Lives Leeds


Turned Pro 2014

  • Lines got his 2015/16 season off to a solid start, reaching the last 16 of the 2015 Riga Open where he was beaten by Liang Wenbo.
  • He didn’t reach the last 16 stage again after that in what proved to be a frustrating season.
  • Lines earned the World Snooker Rookie of the Year award after an excellent debut season on the pro tour in 2014/15
  • He enjoyed a superb run to the final of the Haining Open Asian Tour event in China, winning six matches before losing 4-0 to Stuart Bingham.
  • He also qualified for the 2014 International Championship thanks to winning six frames in a row, to beat Mark Selby 6-4.
  • Lines earned a place on the World Snooker Tour by winning the 2014 European Under-21 Championship. He beat Josh Boileau 6-1 in the final in Bucharest.
  • Oliver’s dad Peter had been a professional since 1991 until he dropped off the tour at the end of the 2015/16 season. They were the first father and son duo on the pro tour since Geoff and Neal Foulds.

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