Long-time professional Gerard Greene reached the first ranking event final of his career at the 2014 Players Championship and achieved a career-high ranking of 26 during the 2004/5 season.
Greene first joined the World Snooker Tour in 1993 and was an ever-present until the end of the 2015/16 season before being relegated from the circuit. He regained a tour place in 2017 through the EBSA Play-Offs and subsequently retained his card due to his position on the one-year ranking list in 2019.
His sole appearance in a ranking event final came at the 2014 Players Championship where he defeated Ricky Walden, Anthony Hamilton, Mark Allen and Marco Fu before losing out to Barry Hawkins.
Prior to this run Greene had reached the semi-finals of the Grand Prix in 2007 and the last eight of five further ranking events. Greene also reached the final of the Paul Hunter Classic in Fuerth in 2013 losing to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
He has also played at the televised stages of the World Championship on five occasions, but is yet to win a match at the Crucible Theatre.
Born in Kent, Greene represents Northern Ireland in international events as his parents are from Belfast and in 2011 reached the final of the World Cup alongside Mark Allen. In 2005 Greene claimed singles gold at the World Games in Germany with a 4-3 victory against Ding Junhui.