Ken Doherty

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Ken Doherty
Personal Information
Nicknames Crafty Ken, Ken-do
Date of birth September 17, 1969
Nationality Irish
Career
Professional 1990–current
2005/6 World Ranking 11
Best World Ranking 3 (1997/98)
World Championship Best Winner (1997)
Highest Break 143 (1997)
Ranking Tournament Wins
World Championship 1997
Regal Welsh Open 1993, 2001
Malta Grand Prix 2000
Thailand Masters 2001
Other Tournament Wins
Irish Masters 1998
Malta Grand Prix 1997

Ken Doherty (born September 17, 1969) is an Irish professional snooker player.

His game is more tactically based than that of most other players, whilst being able to make big breaks; this has led to commentators calling him Crafty Ken. In 2000, he narrowly missed out on the maximum 147 break, when he missed the final black off its spot, in the 15th frame of the Benson & Hedges Masters final against Matthew Stevens.

Doherty became only the second player from outside the United Kingdom to win the World Championship, when he beat Stephen Hendry 18-12 in the 1997 final. He reached number three in the world rankings the following season.

Ken, who is married to Sarah, was nearly blinded in 2002 in a bizarre bathroom accident.

Recently, he started commentating on snooker matches in the BBC snooker coverage team, along with Steve Davis and John Parrott.pl:Ken Doherty (snookerzysta) de:Ken Doherty zh:肯达赫蒂

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