Iulian Boiko


Iulian Boiko (born 22 September 2005 in Kyiv, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian professional snooker player.[1]

Iulian Boiko
Born (2005-09-22) 22 September 2005 (age 15)
Kyiv, Ukraine
Sport country Ukraine
Professional2020–
Highest ranking125 (March 2021)
Current ranking 126 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£3,250
Highest break100
2019 Q School – Event 2
Century breaks1
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2021 Gibraltar Open

Career


In May 2019, Boiko registered his first official century break in a 4-3 defeat against Billy Joe Castle in the Q School 2019 - Event 2.[2]

In January 2020, Boiko finished as runner-up in the WSF Open, as a result, he was awarded a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2020–21 and 2021–22.[3] As a 14 years old, he became the youngest ever professional player.[4] In March 2020, Boiko defeated Darren Morgan, a former professional player, by 5-3 in the final to become the EBSA European 6-Reds champion for the first time.[5] Later in 2020, he participated at the qualifying stages of the World Championship, the youngest player to do so,[4] but he was eliminated by Thor Chuan Leong in the first qualifying round, losing 6-3.[6]

On 4 March 2021, Boiko won his first professional match in Gibraltar Open against Fergal O'Brien, winning 4-3.[7]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
2021/
22
Ranking[8][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 126
Ranking tournaments
European Masters A A A 1R
English Open A A A 1R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open A A A 1R
UK Championship A A A 1R
Scottish Open A A A 1R
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A LQ LQ
Shoot-Out A A 1R 1R
Welsh Open A A A 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open LQ LQ A 2R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship NH DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A A LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Paul Hunter Classic A 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.
  3. New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.

Career finals


Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2020 WSF Open Ashley Hugill 3–5
Winner 1. 2020 European 6-Reds Championship Darren Morgan 5–3

Personal life


Boiko is the son of Serhii Boiko, who is responsible for creating and overseeing the Ukrainian Snooker Federation.[9]

References


  1. "Iulian Boiko". snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. "Match Result | World Snooker Live Scores". livescores.worldsnookerdata.com. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  3. "SNOOKER CONTINUES TO LEAD SPORT'S RETURN WITH TOUR STRUCTURE PLANS". World Snooker Tour. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. "Iulian Boiko". World Snooker.
  5. Administrator (2020-03-16). "Iulian Boiko is the new 6 Reds European Snooker Champion". European Billiards & Snooker Association. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  6. "Thor ends 14-year-old Iulian Boiko's dream of qualifying for World Championship". uk.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  7. "15-year-old Iulian Boiko beats veteran for first pro win at Gibraltar Open". Metro. 2021-03-04. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  8. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. "Iulian Boiko | WSF l World Snooker Federation". www.worldsnookerfederation.org. Retrieved 2021-03-04.