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-finalsof a ranking event, this time at the 2020 Northern Ireland Open, eventually losing 6-2 to world number one Judd Trump.
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.