Soheil Vahedi


Soheil Vahedi (Persian: سهیل واحدی, born March 15, 1989) is a former Iranian professional snooker player.[1]

Soheil Vahedi
Born (1989-03-15) 15 March 1989 (age 32)
Tehran, Iran
Sport country Iran
Professional2017–2021
Highest ranking80 (August 2020)
Current ranking 99 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£15,812
Highest break124:
2018 China Open (qualifying)
Century breaks13
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2020 Welsh Open, 2021 Gibraltar Open)

Career


In 2009 Vahedi entered the World Amateur Under-21 Snooker Championships in his home country in Kish, Iran in which he reached the final, before he lost 9–8 Noppon Saengkham. Seven years following his disappointment in Kish, Vahedi made it to the final of the World Amateur Snooker Championship where he defeated Andrew Pagett 8–1 to win the 2016 IBSF World Snooker Championship, as a result he was offered a two-year card on the professional World Snooker Tour for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons.[2][3] In May 2019, Vahedi came through Q-School - Event 1 by winning five matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons.

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2015/
16
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
2021/
22
Ranking[4][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] 86 [nb 4] 80 [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR RR
British Open Tournament Not Held
Turkish Masters Tournament Not Held
Northern Ireland Open NH 1R 1R 2R 1R
English Open NH 1R 1R 1R 1R
UK Championship A 1R 1R 1R 1R
Scottish Open NH 1R 2R 1R 1R
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Shoot-Out NR 1R A 3R 1R
German Masters A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
European Masters NH WD LQ LQ 1R
Welsh Open A 2R 2R 4R 1R
China Open A LQ LQ Not Held
Gibraltar Open MR 3R 1R 2R 4R
Tour Championship Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship RR RR A A Not Held
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A 1R Non-Ranking Not Held
Indian Open NH 1R 2R Tournament Not Held
Riga Masters[nb 5] MR LQ LQ WD Not Held
International Championship A LQ LQ LQ Not Held
China Championship NH LQ LQ LQ Not Held
World Open NH LQ LQ LQ Not Held
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR 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 Heldevent was not held
NR / Non-Ranking Eventevent is/was no longer a ranking event
R / Ranking Eventevent is/was a ranking event
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventevent 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. Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
  5. The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)

Career finals


Pro-am finals: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (6-red) Yan Bingtao 1–5

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

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2009 World Amateur Under-21 Championship Noppon Saengkham 8–9
Winner 1. 2016 World Amateur Championship Andrew Pagett 8–1

References


  1. davidcaulfield (2016-11-29). "Soheil Vahedi Wins World Amateur Championship". SnookerHQ. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  2. "Clear win for Soheil to claim Tour Ticket". International Billiards and Snooker Federation. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. "Iran's Soheil Vahedi wins IBSF World Snooker". Tehran Times. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.