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John Higgins MBE

'The Wizard of Wishaw'

4x World Champion - 3x UK Champion - 2x Masters Champion

John Higgins Snooker World Championship 2011John Higgins MBE (born 18 May 1975 in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player and a four-time world snooker champion in 1998, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

With four world titles in all, John Higgins is fourth overall in the modern era, behind Stephen Hendry (7), Steve Davis (6) and Ray Reardon (6). To date, John Higgins has won a total of 28 ranking titles and compiled over 400 competitive century breaks, including five maximum 147 breaks. Since the 1996/1997 season John Higgins has never dropped below 6th in the world rankings.

After being banned from the professional tour due to breaching betting regulations, John Higgins came back strongly in Novemeber 2010 by winning the first event he played in, the fifth event of the European Players Tour Championship. John Higgins then came runner-up in the next event and then won the UK Championship in Telford, beating Mark Williams 10-9 from 9-5 down.

Since then, John Higgins has gone on to claim several more ranking titles, including the World Snooker Championship in 2011, the Shanghai Masters in 2012, and the International Championship in 2015, equalling Steve Davis's tally of ranking title wins at 28, only six behind Stephen Hendry's total.

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Jester's Joy! - Mark Selby wins third World Snooker Championship

Jester's Joy! - Mark Selby wins third World Snooker Championship

Mark Selby has won his third world title in four years, fighting from 8-3 behind to beat John Higgins 18-15 in a thrilling World Snooker Championship 2017 final at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. 

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May 1, 2017 Read Article...

Hitman Holt Knocks Out Robertson – World Snooker Championship 2016

Hitman Holt Knocks Out Robertson – World Snooker Championship 2016

Michael Holt has recorded the biggest wins of his career, beating 2010 champion Neil Robertson 10-6 in the first round of the World Snooker Championship 2016 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

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Apr 19, 2016 Read Article...

The Masters 2016 Preview - Will Murphy Continue His Magic?

The Masters 2016 Preview - Will Murphy Continue His Magic?

It's that time of year again as the 16 best snooker players in the world travel to Alexandra Palace, London, for the most prestigious invitational event on the calendar, The Masters. Can defending champion Shaun Murphy dominate once again?

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Jan 8, 2016 Read Article...

Historic Higgins Claims 28th Ranking Title In Daqing

Historic Higgins Claims 28th Ranking Title In Daqing

John Higgins has won the 28th ranking title of his career at the International Championship in Daqing, China, beating surprise finalist David Gilbert 10-5.

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Nov 1, 2015 Read Article...

Australian Goldfields Open 2015 - Jones To Make Semifinals Debut

Australian Goldfields Open 2015 - Jones To Make Semifinals Debut

Welsh player Jamie Jones has reached the semifinals of a ranking event for the first time, beating countryman Michael White 5-4 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo. John Higgins, Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould have also progressed.

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Jul 3, 2015 Read Article...

China B Storm To Victory At The Snooker World Cup 2015

China B Storm To Victory At The Snooker World Cup 2015

The China B teenage duo of Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao have won the Snooker World Cup in Wuxi, beating the experienced Scotland team of John Higgins and Stephen Maguire 4-1 in the final to take home the £130,000 first prize.

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Jun 21, 2015 Read Article...

Snooker World Cup 2015 - Scotland & Wales Reach Semis

Snooker World Cup 2015 - Scotland & Wales Reach Semis

Team Scotland (John Higgins & Stephen Maguire) and Wales (Mark Williams & Michael White) have both progressed to the semifinals of the Snooker World Cup 2015 in Wuxi, China. 

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Jun 20, 2015 Read Article...

World Snooker Review Of The Season 2014/2015

World Snooker Review Of The Season 2014/2015

It’s been another historic season for World Snooker with 50-1 shot Stuart Bingham winning the World Snooker Championship, Ronnie O’Sullivan claiming his 5th UK Championship and Shaun Murphy completing the Triple Crown at The Masters. 

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May 28, 2015 Read Article...

World Snooker Championship 2015 Preview - Can Selby Defy The Crucible Curse?

World Snooker Championship 2015 Preview - Can Selby Defy The Crucible Curse?

32 players, 17 days, one World Champion. The eyes of the snooker world descend on the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, to see who will win the most prestigious prize in the sport, the Betfred World Snooker Championship 2015.

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Apr 17, 2015 Read Article...

World Open 2014 - Superb Higgins tops Trump

World Open 2014 - Superb Higgins tops Trump

John Higgins recorded his biggest win of the season today in the last 16 of the Haikou World Open, recovering from 4-0 behind to make two centuries and beat Judd Trump 5-4. Also through to the quarterfinals are Mark Allen, Shaun Murphy and Graeme Dott.

Mar 13, 2014 Read Article...

Magic Higgins Beats Bingham - Masters 2014

Magic Higgins Beats Bingham - Masters 2014

Two-time champion John Higgins got his Dafabet Masters 2014 campaign off to the perfect start, putting in a stellar performance to beat match favourite Stuart Bingham 6-2 at Alexandra Palace, London.

Jan 12, 2014 Read Article...

Neil Robertson thunders to Wuxi Classic victory

Neil Robertson thunders to Wuxi Classic victory

Neil Robertson has become the first player to win consecutive ranking events in China by coming from 5-2 down and winning six frames in a row to ultimately see off John Higgins 10-7 in a thrilling final at the Wuxi Classic.

Jun 23, 2013 Read Article...

John Higgins wins season opener at the Bulgarian Open

John Higgins wins season opener at the Bulgarian Open

John Higgins has won the first trophy of the 2013/2014 professional snooker season by coming from a frame down to beat Neil Robertson 4-1 in the final of the Victoria Bulgarian Open in front of a packed crowd in Sofia.

Jun 9, 2013 Read Article...

World Championship - Davis & King on the mark in Sheffield

World Championship - Davis & King on the mark in Sheffield

Mark Davis & Mark King recorded two of the best wins of their careers, beating seeded players John Higgins 10-6 & Mark Allen 10-8 respectively in the first round of the Betfair World Snooker Championship 2013 at the Crucible, Sheffield.

Apr 23, 2013 Read Article...

World Championship - Welshman White dispatches Williams

World Championship - Welshman White dispatches Williams

Crucible debutant Michael White has caused the biggest shock of the Betfair World Snooker Championship 2013 so far, by beating two-times world champion and fellow Welshman Mark Williams 10-6. John Higgins also looks to be in trouble as he trails Mark Davis 6-3.

Apr 21, 2013 Read Article...

PTC Grand Finals - Ton terrific Burden trumps Judd

PTC Grand Finals - Ton terrific Burden trumps Judd

Alfie Burden pulled off the biggest win of his pro career so far, beating world no.1 Judd Trump 4-3 at the Dafabet PTC Grand Finals in Galway, which included a 113 in the decider from the Londoner.

Mar 13, 2013 Read Article...

German Masters - Peter draws a line across Higgins

German Masters - Peter draws a line across Higgins

It's the first day of action at the Betfair German Masters 2013 in Berlin and the big story of the day was the surprise exit of John Higgins to Peter Lines. Andrew Higginson & Norway's Kurt Maflin also beat higher ranked opponents to progress.

Jan 31, 2013 Read Article...

Allen, Robertson, Murphy & Higgins Take To The Baize In Masters Quarter Finals

Allen, Robertson, Murphy & Higgins Take To The Baize In Masters Quarter Finals

Thursday sees the first two quarter-finals of the Betfair Masters played at Alexandra Palace as Mark Allen takes on Neil Robertson in the afternoon session, and John Higgins clashes with Shaun Murphy in the evening.

Jan 17, 2013 Read Article...

Masters 2013 - Judd Trump named bookies favourite

Masters 2013 - Judd Trump named bookies favourite

Judd Trump is named bookies favourite to land the 2013 Betfair Masters title at Alexandra Palace despite his shock first round exit at the UK Championship a few weeks back.

Dec 20, 2012 Read Article...

Scottish Open - Legends Davis & Doherty progress

Scottish Open - Legends Davis & Doherty progress

2nd day of professional matches at the fifth European Tour (EPTC5, Scottish Open 2012) in Ravenscraig and former world champions Steve Davis & Ken Doherty rolled backed the years to qualify for the last 16 on Sunday.

Dec 16, 2012 Read Article...
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