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Simon Bedford

Century breaks

Career winnings

Highest ranking

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February 8, 1976 (age 39) Bradford, West Yorkshire (

Highest break
141 (2006 PIOS Event 2)

Best ranking finish
Last 32 (1998 World Championship, 2004 European Open, 2008 Grand Prix)

1995–2006, 2008–2014

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Simon Bedford (born 8 February 1976) is an English former professional snooker player.


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His best in a professional ranking event was to qualify for the 1998 World Championship beating Gary Wilkinson 10–9, before losing 10–6 to Steve Davis. He also reached the last 32 of the European Open in 2004 and the Grand Prix in 2008, beating two-time World Champion Mark Williams en route. He qualified to return to the Main Tour for the 2008/2009 season by finishing ranked fourth on the 2007/2008 Pontins International Open Series.

In the 2012/2013 season, he became the only player to beat World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, after a 4–3 win from 3–2 behind in the first main round of the third UK event of the Players Tour Championship in September.

At the beginning of 2013/2014 season, in qualifying against Barry Pinches for the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open a 19-year-old record from the qualifying stage of the 1994 British Open was broken. The match lasted 449 minutes and 46 seconds, the longest ever best-of-nine-frame match in the history of professional snooker. The previous record was 434 minutes and 12 seconds in the match between Ian Williamson and Robby Foldvari. The match began on 31 May 2013 and ended on 1 June 2013 and Bedford won 5–4, after being 4–0 up. However, Bedford only entered in six further events during the season, winning only five matches and after a first round defeat in the UK Championship in November he didn't enter another tournament, resulting in his relegation from the main tour as he ended the season ranked 99th in the world. Bedford returned to play in 2017 Q School and was knocked out in the fifth round of the first event and the second round of event two.

Non-Ranking Wins: (2 titles)

  • UK Tour Event 3 – 1997
  • UK Tour Event 3 – 1999
  • Pro-am wins

  • Vienna Snooker Open – 2012
  • References

    Simon Bedford Wikipedia