Andy Hicks is a six-time ranking event semi-finalist and former top 32 ranked player. He regained his professional status for the first time since 2013 by earning a two-year tour card having successfully come through Q School Event 3 in 2019.
From Tavistock, England, Hicks first turned professional in 1991 and is perhaps best known for reaching the semi-finals at each of snooker’s triple crown events during his career.
His first semi-final came at the 1993 European Open, before he repeated the feat at the Grand Prix a year later, notably toppling Steve Davis with three century breaks of 100, 115 and 109, before losing 9-8 to Dave Harold.
In 1995 he qualified for the televised stages of the World Championship for the first time, defeating six-time champion Davis, Willie Thorne and Peter Ebdon to reach the last four, ultimately losing 16-11 to Nigel Bond.
The following 1995/6 season saw him reach further semi-finals at the UK Championship and European Open, as well as the invitational Masters at the Wembley Conference Centre.
In 1997 he won the Masters qualifying event with a 9-6 victory against Welshman Paul Davies.
At the 2021 UK Championship he reached the quarter-final stage for the first time in over a quarter of a decade (1995), a run which also saw him reach his first ranking event quarter-final overall since the 2017 Shoot Out and first as a professional since the 2004 British Open.
Professional Non-Ranking Event Titles (1)
- 1997/98: Masters Qualifying Event