Betfred World Championship 2018

Player Details

Barry Hawkins

Barry Hawkins (ENG)

Date Of Birth 23/04/1979 (39)
Place Of Birth London, England
Twitter @TheHawk147
Turned Pro 1996
Lives Kent

Tournament Results

Round Opponent Score AST
Round 1 Stuart Carrington 10-7 25.40 secs
Round 2 Lyu Haotian 13-10 20.97 secs
Quarter Finals Ding Junhui 13-5 21.26 secs
Semi Finals Mark Williams 15-17 24.86 secs

Season Records

Played Won Lost HB
74 47 27 141

Season Ranking

6

Season AST

22.13

3 Ranking event wins: 2012 Australian Open, 2014 Players Championship Grand Final, 2017 World Grand Prix

After a difficult first half to the season, Hawkins reached two finals in 2018 at the Welsh Open and the China Open. He was runner-up to John Higgins and Mark Selby respectively.

The Hawk soared to a third ranking title at the 2017 World Grand Prix in Preston. He made an impressive five centuries in the final as he defeated Ryan Day 10-7. A few months later he once again appeared in the one table stages at the World Championship. Hawkins reached his fourth Crucible semi-final, but succumbed to a disappointing 17-8 defeat to John Higgins.

Hawkins had a memorable 2016 World Championship, an event where he has shown incredible consistency down the years. A fantastic last 16 performance saw him beat Ronnie O’Sullivan for the first time at the Crucible and only the second time in his career.  The ‘Hawk’ held his nerve in a final frame decider to claim a 13-12 victory. In the quarter-final he mounted a magnificent fightback from 9-1 down against Marco Fu, to move to 12-11 behind. It proved to be a bridge too far though as the Hong Kong man came through.

He started the 2015/16 in the perfect manner with victory at the Riga Open. Hawkins took the crown home thanks to a 4-1 win over Tom Ford in the final.

At the 2015 World Championship Hawkins reached his third consecutive semi-final. He made four centuries during an epic 13-12 quarter-final victory over Neil Robertson. Hawkins faced Shaun Murphy in the last four and suffered a 17-9 defeat.

In April 2014, Hawkins won the Players Championship at the Guild Hall in Preston. It was the second world ranking title of his career and landed him a cheque for £100,000.

At the World Championship he once again made the last four, however he was denied a place in the final by Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Hawkins went one better a year earlier in 2013. He went on a magnificent run to reach the final after a 17-14 win over Ricky Walden in the last four. He lost out in a high quality affair in the final as O’Sullivan claimed a fifth world title after an 18-12 win.

His first ranking event victory came at the 2012 Australian Open. Hawkins recorded a comprehensive 9-3 victory over Peter Ebdon to take the crown.

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