David Grace reached his first ranking event semi-final at the UK Championship in 2015 and regained his professional tour card at the start of the 2019/20 season due to his performances in Challenge Tour the previous season.
From Leeds, England, Grace first joined the World Snooker Tour for a single season in 2008/9, but it was not until 2011 when he would return for a seven-year spell.
At the 2015 UK Championship in York he defeated Andrew Higginson, Robert Milkins, Jack Lisowski and Peter Ebdon to reach his first ranking event quarter-final. There he recovered from 5-1 down to Martin Gould to win 6-5 and progress to the last four, ultimately losing 6-4 to Liang Wenbo. The result earned Grace his single biggest prize to date of £30,000 and contributed significantly to a career-high ranking of 43 reached in August 2017.
Five years later he would again reach the semi-finals of a ranking event, this time at the 2020 Northern Ireland Open, eventually losing 6-2 to world number one Judd Trump.
Grace has twice qualified to play at the Crucible stage of the World Championship, most notably in 2017 as the tournament celebrated its 40th staging at snooker’s most iconic venue.
In 2009 he also claimed the silver medal at the World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, losing to compatriot Nigel Bond. Grace is a two-time English Amateur Championship winner (2005 & 2008) and in 2008 defeated friend Craig Steadman 7-6 to win the EBSA European Championship in Poland.