Tony Chappel

Last updated
Tony Chappel
Born (1960-05-28) May 28, 1960 (age 60)
Pontarddulais, Swansea
Sport countryFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Professional1984–2001
Highest ranking 37 (1990–1992)
Career winnings£255,728 [1]
Highest break 143 (1998 Benson & Hedges Championship)
Century breaks 41 [2]
Best ranking finishSemi-final (1990 Asian Open)

Tony Chappel (born 28 May 1960) is a former Welsh professional snooker player from Pontarddulais in Swansea, whose career spanned seventeen years from 1984 to 2001.

Career

Throughout his career Chappel produced some notable wins. Some of the players he managed to beat include: Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths, John Parrott, Stephen Hendry, Alan McManus, Stephen Lee and Ken Doherty. However he could not consistently produce that kind of form and his best finish was one semi-final appearance in 1990, where he lost just 6–5, on the black, to Dennis Taylor. He also reached the quarter-finals and last 16 of many tournaments throughout his career, his last run to this stage of an event being the last 16 of the 1997 Regal Welsh Open. The highest break of his career was a 143 which he compiled in the qualifying of the 1999 World Championship.

He qualified for the Crucible once, in 1990 losing 10–4 to Tony Knowles in the last 32.

After falling out the top 64 he struggled and eventually retired from professional play in 2001.

In April 2013 Chappel took part in the preliminary qualifiers for the 2013 World Snooker Championship. He beat David Singh 5–2 in the second round. but then lost 5–1 to Patrick Wallace in the third round. [3]

Related Research Articles

Nigel Bond English snooker player

Nigel Bond is an English professional snooker player.

Gerard Greene Northern Irish snooker player

Gerard Eamonn Greene is a Northern Irish professional snooker player. He represents Northern Ireland in international events, as his parents are from Belfast.

Ryan Day (snooker player) Welsh professional snooker player

Ryan Day is a Welsh professional snooker player. As a prolific break-builder, he has compiled more than 350 century breaks during his career and two maximum breaks. He is a three-time World Championship quarter-finalist, a former World Top 6 player and has won two ranking tournaments.

Euan Henderson is a retired Scottish professional snooker player.

Mike Dunn (snooker player) English snooker player

Mike Dunn is an English retired professional snooker player who lives in Redcar.

Stefan Mazrocis is a Dutch-English former professional snooker player. He was born of Latvian and English parentage, and spent his early life in Leicester, England.

Michael Price is a retired English professional snooker player. He turned professional in 1988. He was Ronnie O'Sullivan's opponent when O'Sullivan scored the fastest 147 break in the game's history, at the 1997 World Championship. O'Sullivan won the match 10–6.

Warren King is a former professional Australian snooker player who was active during the 1980s and 1990s. He reached his highest ranking position, 35th, for the 1985/1986 season, and was the runner-up in the 1990 Classic, where he lost 6–10 to Steve James.

Robert Stephen is a Scottish former professional snooker player.

Mark Johnston-Allen is a former professional snooker player.

Ken Owers is an English former professional snooker player.

Colin Roscoe is a Welsh former professional snooker player.

Graham Horne is a Scottish former professional snooker player.

Nicholas Pearce, known as Nick Pearce is an English former professional snooker player.

Habib Subah is a Bahraini former professional snooker player.

Phaitoon Phonbun is a Thai former professional snooker player.

Paddy Browne is an Irish former professional snooker player.

Craig MacGillivray is a Scottish former professional snooker player. He competed on the main tour between 1991 and 2001, and was ranked 85th for the 2000/2001 season.

Shaun Mellish is an English former professional snooker player.

Jon Wright is an English former professional snooker player.

References

  1. http://cuetracker.net/Players/Tony-Chappel/Career-Total-Statistics
  2. http://cuetracker.net/Players/Tony-Chappel/Career-Total-Statistics
  3. "2013 Betfair World Championship Pre-Qualifiers results" (PDF). World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.