Cheltenham’s Jack Lisowski is a six-time ranking event runner-up, widely regarded as one of the most exciting players on the World Snooker Tour.
Tipped for the top at an early age, Lisowski’s early accolades included Junior Pot Black victory at the Crucible Theatre at the age of just 15 in 2007, as well as victory at the English Amateur Championship in 2010. He turned professional the same year having topped the PIOS with two event wins.
Lisowski would make an immediate impression as he reached two minor ranking event finals during his first two years on tour and reached his first full-ranking event quarter-final at the 2013 China Open. He also qualified to play at the televised stages of the World Championship for the first time that year, losing 10-3 to eventual runner-up Barry Hawkins.
It would not be until 2018 that he would return to the Crucible where he defeated former world champion Stuart Bingham to reach the last 16 for the first time before losing heavily to John Higgins 13-1.
However, It was not until the 2018/19 season that Lisowski would begin to demonstrate his undoubted talent on a consistent basis as he reached his first ranking event finals at the Riga Masters and China Open tournaments, losing to Neil Robertson on each occasion. Allied to a run to the semi-finals of the International Championship and a further four ranking event quarter-finals, Lisowski was able to break into the top 16 of the world rankings for the first time.
He reached his third ranking event final at the 2019 Scottish Open, losing 9-6 to former world champion Mark Selby.
Lisowski would enjoy the best season of his career to date during the 2020/21 season, reaching a further three ranking event finals, albeit losing each of them to world number one and his close friend Judd Trump.
He compiled his first professional maximum break at the 2012 UK Championship qualifiers.
Away from the table, in 2008 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma which required 16 sessions of chemotherapy over a nine-month period before he subsequently received the all-clear.
He has been married to his wife Jamie since February 2015.