Barry Hawkins has established himself as one of the most consistent players at the World Championship, reaching the final in 2013 and a further four semi-finals during the following five years.
It is a remarkable turnaround for a player who lost his first six matches at the Crucible Theatre, before he overcame Stephen Maguire 10-9 in the opening round in 2011. The final that he contested against Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2013 is widely regarded as one of the highest quality finals of all-time, with O’Sullivan ultimately prevailing an 18-12 winner.
His other appearance in a triple crown event final came in 2016 when he reached the final of the Masters for the first time, losing 10-1 again to O’Sullivan.
Hawkins has won three ranking event titles during his career to date, claiming his first after 16 years as a professional at the 2012 Australian Goldfields Open following a 9-3 victory against Peter Ebdon.
He has since added both the 2014 Players Tour Championship Finals and 2017 World Grand Prix – both held at Preston’s Guild Hall – notching five century breaks against Ryan Day in the latter to secure an impressive victory.
Hawkins is also a former winner of the Shoot Out tournament prior to its reclassification as a ranking event.
WST Ranking Event Titles (3)
- 2016/17: World Grand Prix
- 2013/14: Players Tour Championship Finals
- 2012/13: Australian Goldfields Open
WST Minor-Ranking Event Titles (1)
Professional Non-Ranking Event Titles (4)
- 2019/20: Paul Hunter Classic
- 2011/12: Shoot Out
- 2009/10: Pro Challenge Series – Event 5
- 2007/08: Masters Qualifying Event