His other ranking titles are the Welsh Open in 2008, the Shanghai Masters in 2011, the German Masters in 2015, the China Open in 2015, 2017, and 2018, the Paul Hunter Classic in 2016, the International Championship in 2016 and 2017, the China Championship in 2018, the English Open in 2019, the Scottish Open in 2019 and second edition of the European masters in 2020. [144] He was defeated 2–5 by Lee Walker in the first round of the World Open,[145] followed by a 2–4 defeat to Stuart Bingham in the quarter-finals of the European Masters,[146] and a third round exit at the English Open where he lost 1–4 to Xiao Guodong. [6], A winner of the England under-15 championship in 1998,[3] Selby joined the professional tour a year later at the age of 16 in 1999. All Rights Reserved. [91] After falling behind 1–7 in the first session, Selby lost the final 4–10, receiving the runner-up prize of £90,000. [53] Despite this disappointment, he finished the season still as world number one. [164][165] As a result of this poor performance, he ended the season as world number six, having also been outranked by John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Mark Williams and Judd Trump. His reign as World Champion ended in the second round, however, with a 9–13 defeat to Anthony McGill. [119][120], At the 2015 International Championship, Selby reached the semi-finals but then lost 4–9 to John Higgins. Selby contributed to the Grammy-nominated Avalon Blues: A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt (2001); his single “She’s Like Mercury”  was the first charting rock single for the Vanguard label. [87] The next day, he lost 7–10 to Neil Robertson in the final, having been ahead 5–1 and 6–3. However, this time the finishing score line was reversed as Selby lost the deciding frame 5–6. [179] He also qualified for the Players Championship, based on the one-year ranking list; in the first round, he whitewashed Mark Williams 6–0,[180] but was then knocked out in the quarter-finals by Stephen Maguire in a deciding frame 5–6. [10] In April 2003, aged 19, he reached his first ranking final at the Scottish Open, where he finished runner-up to David Gray who won 9–7. En route to the final, he had edged out Stephen Hendry, Stephen Maguire and Ken Doherty, all on a 6–5 scoreline. He is also an excellent pool player, winning the WEPF World Eight-ball Championship in 2006.
[1] He received £55,000 for the achievement, in addition to the tournament's highest break prize of £4,000. [75][76] He then reached the final by defeating Ricky Walden 5–2, Mark Williams 5–1 and Murphy 6–2, but lost 6–10 against Neil Robertson. He finished off the season at the World Championship, where he beat Matthew Selt 10–4 in the first round,[78] before losing 10–13 to eventual runner-up Barry Hawkins in the second round. [52] He played Barry Hawkins in the first round and was defeated 3–10. [129] Selby drew level at 12–12 after winning a 76-minute frame, the longest in Crucible history, and won the match 17–15 with a successful snooker on the brown ball in the final frame. [158] He suffered disappointments in other tournaments, including a surprising 3–6 loss to amateur James Cahill in the first round of the UK Championship. SONGWRITER: Selby has written more than 10 top-40 singles and four #1 hits, including the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black” — Billboard magazine’s 1999 Rock Track of the Year. [154] Despite this disappointment, Selby still finished the season as world number one. [3][4] He began playing pool at the age of eight and snooker aged nine. [9][7] In early 2002, he reached the semi-finals of the China Open, despite leaving his hotel room at 2 a.m. instead of 2 p.m. for one of his matches because of jetlag. [20] Against Higgins in the final, Selby trailed 4–12 after the second session, but won all six frames played in the third session on Monday afternoon before the players ran out of time due to the length of the frames.

[35], Selby recovered from 4–8 down to beat Jamie Cope 9–8 in the first round of the UK Championship,[36] but lost in the third round 9–3 to Ronnie O'Sullivan. means an event is/was a variant format event. [178] In February, Selby reached the quarter-final stage of the last Home Nations event, the Welsh Open, where he was defeated 1–5 by Ronnie O'Sullivan. Il a remporté chacun des événements de la Triple Couronne du sport et a été classé comme le meilleur joueur du monde par le billard professionnels et Snooker Association mondiale.