Anthony McGill

Ireland here we come!

"It’s definitely a good tournament to be involved in and there’s a very strong field. For me, being ranked 50-odd, it’s a great achievement."

Anthony McGill looks forward to the PTC Grand Finals and is excited to be playing again after a quiet few months.

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I told you something big was just around the corner

"I don’t think I played great snooker throughout the whole event, but what I am really happy with is the manner in which I played."

Anthony McGill on his fantastic run to the final of the Scottish Open.

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On the brink of a breakthrough

"I'm so close to that one big result, and all it will take is just a little bit of luck, the odd flick of a ball or something simple like that."

Anthony McGill feels his game is in excellent shape as he looks forward to a very busy few weeks on the snooker table, including the UK Championship.

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Player Profile

Anthony McGill

Name: Anthony McGill

Date of birth: Feb 5, 1991

Lives: Glasgow

Turned pro: 2010

World ranking: 54

Best ranking performance: Scottish Open runner-up 2012, last 32 of the 2011 German Masters

Highest tournament break: 136


What make of cue do you use? I recently got a new one at the start of the season - an Exquisite cue from Raymond Cohen, a Glaswegian cue maker.

How many 147 breaks have you made, in competition or practice? One in the Scottish Under-21 Championship in 2010, and eight or nine in practice.

Who is the best player you’ve ever played?  Tough one. I've played Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan in tournaments, and John Higgins in practice.  I'll go with O'Sullivan.

Who is the greatest player ever to pick up a snooker cue?  I think all the players agree that when Ronnie O'Sullivan is on his game, there is no stopping him.

What is your favourite tournament venue? Well, I've only qualified for one!  So I'd have to say the Tempodrome in Berlin, which is used for the German Masters.

Best moment in snooker?  Qualifying for a venue for the first time.

Worst moment in snooker? During my debut season, I had a decent start but towards the end I lost my first match in six or seven tournaments in a row.  Horrible time.

What is your strongest trait as a player? I never give up.  

What is your walk-on music, and why? I've not been in the position to use walk-on music up to now, so can't say I have one!

Greatest match you’ve ever been involved in, win or lose?  I played Ryan Day last season, he beat me 5-4 but I played very well and he played great.  In fact, it was probably my best performance of the season.


Three things you like? 1) Smiling 2) Music 3) The Sopranos

Three things you hate? 1) Rude people 2) Arrogant people 3) Rude people!

Three things you want? Three World Championships :-)

Three things you regret? No regrets, maybe things I wish I would have done better, but no real regrets.

Three things that need doing at home? 1) Bedroom 2) Kitchen 3) Dishes!!

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