York’s Ashley Hugill qualified for the final stages of the World Championship for the first time in April 2022, losing 10-5 to Neil Robertson at the Crucible Theatre.
His best result came the following season at the 2022 English Open as he defeated Fan Zhengyi, Pang Junxu and Martin Gould to reach the quarter-finals, before losing out to Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen.
Other notable highlights include a run to the last 16 of the 2022 European Masters, a result that helped him to secure a fresh two-year tour card from the start of the 2022/23 season via the one-year ranking list.
Hugill regained his professional place by claiming the World Snooker Federation Open title January 2020.
The Englishman previously joined the World Snooker Tour for the first time in 2017 by successfully navigating Q School that year, his best result during his initial two-year spell being a last 16 run at the 2017 Scottish Open.
Having fallen off the circuit at the end of the 2018/19 season, Hugill enjoyed a successful return to the amateur ranks the following season, topping the Challenge Tour rankings with two event victories, the first of which included a 147 break in Belgium.
He also emerged from a field of the world’s best amateur players, defeating Iulian Boiko 5-3 to win the WSF Open and secure his tour return.