Lukas Kleckers


Lukas Kleckers (born 18 May 1996 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German professional snooker player.

Lukas Kleckers
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 25)
Essen, North Rhine
Sport country Germany
NicknameThe Ruhr-Potter
Professional2017–2019, 2020–
Highest ranking95 (July 2018)
Current ranking 113 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£28,750
Highest break137:
2017 Northern Ireland Open
Century breaks7
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2017 Riga Masters, 2018 Riga Masters, 2019 Welsh Open, 2019 Snooker Shoot-Out, 2019 Riga Masters, 2020 Northern Ireland Open)

Career


Kleckers first drew attention in 2013 when, at the age of 17, he captured the highest ranking and most prestigious amateur event in Germany by defeating Roman Dietzel 4–2 in the final of the German Amateur Championship. In the next few years he twice played in the qualifying rounds for the World Championship, losing 10–6 to Noppon Saengkham in 2015 and 10–7 to Rory McLeod in 2016.[1] At the 2015 Riga Open he won a match in a European Tour event for the first time by beating Anthony Hamilton 4–0, before losing 4–0 to Stephen Maguire.[2]

In May 2017, Kleckers came through Q-School by winning six matches including victories over former professionals Adrian Rosa and Martin O'Donnell to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons.[3]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
Ranking[4][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 96 [nb 2] [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Not Held A LQ LQ LQ 2R
English Open Not Held A 1R 2R A 1R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A 1R 1R A 3R
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R A 1R
Scottish Open Not Held A 1R 1R A 1R
World Grand Prix NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Non-Rank. A 1R 3R 1R 1R
Welsh Open A A A 1R 3R A 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open NH MR A 1R 1R A 1R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship A A 1R A A A NH
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ Non-Rank. NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Rank. WD 1R 2R NR NH
Indian Open A NH A LQ LQ Not Held
China Open A A A LQ LQ Not Held
International Championship A A A LQ LQ A NH
China Championship Not Held NR LQ LQ A NH
World Open Not Held A LQ LQ A NH
Riga Masters[nb 4] Minor-Rank. A 2R 2R 2R NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Minor-Rank. A A 2R A 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.
  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.
  4. The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)

Career finals


Pro-am finals: 1 (1 title)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2018 3 Kings Open Andreas Ploner 5–1

Amateur finals: 15 (11 titles, 4 runners-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2011 German Grand Prix - Final Chris Mcbreen 2–3
Winner 1. 2013 German Grand Prix - Event 3 Roman Dietzel 4–2
Winner 2. 2013 German Championship Roman Dietzel 4–2[5]
Winner 3. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 1 Sascha Lippe 4–3
Winner 4. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 3 Jan Eisenstein 3–1
Runner-up 2. 2014 German Grand Prix - Event 6 Roman Dietzel 2–4
Winner 5. 2015 German Grand Prix - Event 1 Simon Lichtenberg 4–0
Runner-up 3. 2015 German Grand Prix - Event 2 Rune Kampe 1–3
Winner 6. 2016 German Grand Prix - Event 2 Andreas Ploner 3–2
Runner-up 4. 2016 European 6-Reds Championship Mateusz Baranowski 3–4
Winner 7. 2016 German 6-red Championship Robin Otto 4–0
Winner 8. 2019 German 6-red Championship Sascha Breuer 4–2
Winner 9. 2019 German Grand Prix - Event 1 Brian Ochoiski 3–1
Winner 10. 2019 German Championship Robin Otto 4–0
Winner 11. 2020 Challenge Tour - Event 8 Tyler Rees 3–1

References


  1. "Lukas Kleckers 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Lukas Kleckers 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Kleckers Books Tour Sport". World Snooker. Retrieved 14 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Lukas Kleckers is a German snooker champion". derwesten.de. Retrieved 28 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)