Peter Ebdon

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Peter Ebdon
Personal Information
Date of birth August 27, 1970
Nationality English
Career
Professional 1991–current
2005/6 World Ranking 7
Best World Ranking 3 (1996/97)
World Championship Best Winner (2002)
Highest Break 147 (2 times)
Ranking Tournament Wins
World Championship 2002
Skoda Grand Prix 1993
Thailand Open 1997
British Open 2000
Regal Scottish Open 2001
Irish Masters 2004
Other Tournament Wins
Irish Masters 1995
Malta Grand Prix 1995

Peter Ebdon (born August 27, 1970) is an English professional snooker player.

Ebdon turned professional in 1991, and climbed the rankings rapidly to reach the number three spot in 1996. His best achievement was his 18-17 victory against Stephen Hendry in the 2002 world championship. Prior to that, he reached the final of the tournament in 1996 which he lost 18-12 to Stephen Hendry.

Outside of snooker, Ebdon has interests in breeding racehorses, fine wines, and swimming. He is married to Deborah, and they have four children.

He has been criticised for his energetic celebrations when winning matches. He has gathered a lot of support as a result of these demonstrations of emotion - a rare attribute in the game's top ranking players. However, after one particularly exuberant outburst during a match with Stephen Lee on his way to the 2002 world championship, he has toned down his celebrations significantly.

Over the past few years, his play has slowed down considerably. In the 2005 quarter final of the World Championships against Ronnie O'Sullivan, he came back from 2-8 behind to win 13-11. His extremely slow play with an average of 37 seconds a shot and his insistence on having the cue ball cleaned every four to five shots annoyed his opponent. On one occasion, he took 5 minutes and 20 seconds for a 12 break, exactly the time that O'Sullivan needed to make a maximum break in 1997.

Although Ebdon, who cried tears of joy after the match, claims he plays slowly as a buffer for his nerves and to withstand pressure, it has certainly not made him popular with the snooker audience. Some people claim Ebdon should be banned from ever playing another televised match. Others just say they have never seen such an awful performance in their entire lives.

Whatever the case, Peter Ebdon is the ultimate self-believer, a quality that has earned him much success.de:Peter Ebdon pl:Peter Ebdon

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