Florian Nüßle


Florian Nüßle (born 18 December 2001) is an Austrian snooker player from Graz.[1] In 2017, aged 16, he became his country's youngest national snooker champion.

Florian Nüßle
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (2001-12-18) 18 December 2001 (age 19)
Graz, Austria
Sport country Austria
Highest break129: (Q School 2019 – Event 3)
Century breaks4
Best ranking finishLast 112 (2021 World Snooker Championship)

Career


National tournaments

Florian Nüßle became interested in snooker as a child and played pool with a standing aid when he was five years old. He also played football in his youth for five years for SK Sturm Graz and golf, but ultimately opted for snooker. After obtaining his secondary school certificate he went to the UK with the aim of becoming a professional player.[2]

He first participated in the Austrian national youth championships in 2007, and won his first national title in the under16 age group at the age of 13, defending his title in the following two years. In 2015 he won the under21 title and defended it in the years that followed. At 16, he became the youngest player to win the national championship when he won the Austrian National Championship.[3] He also became ranked as Austrian number one that season.[3] In 2018 he played Andreas Ploner [de] in the final, winning 5–2.[3]

International tournaments

After his first national youth title, he played in the EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships and IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship. At the 2017 event, he reached the quarter-finals of the under-21 event. He also entered the IBSF World Snooker Championship that year, reaching the semi-finals losing to eventual champion Pankaj Advani 4–7.[4] From 2017, he competed in the annual pro-am Paul Hunter Classic (PHC), an amateur tournament from the World Snooker Tour. He would defeat professional player Elliot Slessor during the 2018 event.[5]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
Ranking[6][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters A A LQ 1R
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A LQ
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship NH DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Paul Hunter Classic LQ 1R NR NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Paul Hunter Classic Ranking Event 1R NH
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Heldmeans an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
VF / Variant Format Eventmeans an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. He was an amateur.

Career finals


Amateur finals: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2017 Austrian Amateur Championship Oskar Charlesworth 5–0
Winner 2. 2018 Austrian Amateur Championship Andreas Ploner 5–2
Runner-up 1. 2018 EBSA European Under-18 Snooker Championships Jackson Page 3–5
Winner 3. 2019 Austrian Amateur Championship Andreas Ploner 5–4
Winner 4. 2020 Austrian Amateur Championship Jérôme Liedtke 5–0

References


  1. Christian Sprenger (9 May 2018). "Florian Nüßle - 16-jähriger Österreicher arbeitet an Karriere als Snooker-Profi" (in German). Salzburger Nachrichten. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. Birgit Riezinger (3 January 2017). "Florian Nüßle: Großes Talent am grünen Tisch" (in German). Der Standard. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. "Florian Nüßle: Die Snooker-Weltspitze im Fokus" (in German). Kleine Zeitung. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  4. "Florian Nüßle: Die Snooker-Weltspitze im Fokus" (in German). Kleine Zeitung. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  5. Jürgen Kesseler (25 August 2018). "GST pink Nürnberg 23.-25.08.18 sideevent PHC" (in German). Snookermania. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  6. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019.