Stuart Carrington

Stuart Carrington (born 14 May 1990) is an English professional snooker player. He practises frequently with Steven Hallworth and Ian Glover in Grimsby.[1]

Stuart Carrington
Carrington at the 2016 Paul Hunter Classic
Born (1990-05-14) 14 May 1990 (age 31)
Grimsby, England
Sport country England
Professional2011/2012, 2013–
Highest ranking38 (February 2019)
Current ranking 47 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£282,427
Highest break141:
2015 Ruhr Open
2016 Shanghai Masters
2018 World Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks87
Best ranking finishSemi-finals (2018 Riga Masters, 2021 Gibraltar Open)

In May 2011, Carrington qualified for the 2011–12 professional Main Tour as one of four semi-finalists from the third and final Q School event.[2]


Debut season

Carrington managed to win just two matches during the 2011/2012 season.[3] He finished the season without a world ranking and would not play on the main tour in the 2012–13 season.[4]

2012/2013 season

Carrington played in eight out of twelve PTC events during the 2012–13 season, with his best results being last 32 defeat at the 2012 Scottish Open earned him a place in the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-offs.[5] At the event Carrington beat Jeff Cundy 4–2 and Adam Wicheard 4–0 to claim a place back on the snooker tour for the 2013–14 season and 2014–15 season.[6]

2013/2014 season

Carrington beat Ken Doherty 6–3 to qualify for the International Championship. In his debut at a ranking event he defeated Michael Leslie 6–4, before losing 6–3 to Mark Davis in the second round.[7] At the UK Championship, Carrington enjoyed 6–2 and 6–1 wins over Ben Woollaston and John Astley, but was then whitewashed 6–0 by Mark Selby.[8] He met Selby once more in the first round of the China Open and lost 5–3.[9] Carrington came close to qualifying for the World Championship as he saw off Andrew Norman 10–5, Jack Lisowski 10–7 and Nigel Bond 10–5 to reach the final round, where Ryan Day beat him 10–5.[10]

2014/2015 season

Carrington lost in the first round of the UK Championship and Welsh Open 6–3 to Nigel Bond and 4–3 to Marcus Campbell respectively.[11] He reached the second round of the Indian Open due to Marco Fu's withdrawal and was beaten 4–1 by Li Hang, with his solitary frame coming courtesy of a 138 break which was the highest of the tournament.[12] In World Championship qualifying, Carrington defeated Joel Walker 10–6 and Peter Ebdon 10–7 to reach the final round for the second year in a row.[11] He made a century break to force a decider against Li Hang which Carrington won and he made his debut in the event against Judd Trump.[13][14] Carrington lost the first session 7–2 and then won three of the first four frames of the second, but went on to be beaten 10–6, despite coming close to making his first Crucible century with efforts of 99 and 97.[15] Carrington broke into the top 64 in the end of season rankings as the world number 63.[16]

2015/2016 season

At the Paul Hunter Classic Carrington knocked out Tony Drago, Mike Dunn, Matthew Stevens and Mark Davis to reach the quarter-finals of a professional event for the first time, where he lost 4–2 to Shaun Murphy. Murphy also ended his tournament at the last 16 of the Bulgarian Open and Carrington would go on to finish 34th on the European Order of Merit.[17] He held on from 4–1 up on Liam Highfield to win 6–4 in the first round of the UK Championship, before losing 6–3 to Judd Trump.[18] After narrowly overcoming Jamie Cope 5–4, Carrington beat five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 5–3 to qualify for the German Masters.[19] There, he squandered a 3–0 lead over Mark King to lose 5–4.[20] He also lost in the second round of the Welsh Open 4–1 to Neil Robertson. Carrington qualified for the China Open but was forced to withdraw from the event due to illness.[21]

2016/2017 season

Carrington won three matches to qualify for the Shanghai Masters and, after coming through a wildcard round, he was 4–2 down to Joe Perry. However, he then restricted Perry to just seven points as he knocked in breaks of 78, 85 and 100 to progress 5–4.[22] In the second round he was beaten 5–3 by Mark Selby.[23] At the Welsh Open, Carrington defeated Sam Craigie 4–2, Wang Yuchen 4–2, Robin Hull 4–0 and Igor Figueiredo 4–1 to make it to the first ranking event quarter-final of his career and was 4–0 behind to Stuart Bingham. Carrington rallied to trail by a single frame, but lost a long eighth in a 5–3 defeat.[24] Carrington eliminated Alex Borg 10–2, Andrew Higginson 10–6 and Mark Williams 10–7 to qualify for his second World Championship and he played Liang Wenbo in the first round.[25][26] From 2–2, Carrington made three centuries in a row, before his lead was cut to 5–4 after the first session. He became the fifth player to have made three successive tons at the Crucible after John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson. The second session lacked the quality of the first with Liang triumphing 10–7.[27]

Performance and rankings timeline

Tournament 2010/
Ranking[28][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] 79 63 64 46 50 50 46
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ 1R A 1R
English Open Tournament Not Held 2R 3R 2R 1R WD
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R
UK Championship A LQ A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R
Scottish Open Not Held MR Not Held 2R 3R QF 2R 1R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ 1R DNQ DNQ
German Masters A LQ A LQ LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ 2R
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event 2R 4R 1R 1R 1R
Welsh Open A LQ A 1R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 2R 2R
Players Championship[nb 4] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR WD 2R A A SF
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A LQ A LQ 1R LQ 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NR A LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open NH LQ A LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ A A LQ LQ 2R 1R Non-Rank. NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 2R 3R WD NR NH
Indian Open Not Held LQ 2R NH 1R A 1R Not Held
China Open A LQ A 1R LQ WD 1R LQ 2R Not Held
Riga Masters[nb 5] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. 2R 1R SF QF NH
International Championship Not Held A 2R LQ LQ 1R LQ 3R 1R NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR 1R 1R LQ NH
World Open A LQ A LQ Not Held 1R A 1R 2R NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Shoot-Out A A A A A 2R Ranking Event
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 Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)
  5. 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. 2013 Paul Hunter English Open Craig Steadman 5–3[29]

Amateur finals: 2 (2 titles)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2006 Junior Pot Black Anthony McGill 1–0
Winner 2. 2013 English Amateur Championship Ben Harrison 10–2


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  15. "Stuart Carrington defeated by Judd Trump despite brave effort". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
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  17. "European Order of Merit 2015/2016". Retrieved 28 April 2016.
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  19. "O'Sullivan sees German Masters hopes ended". ESPN. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  20. "Stuart Carrington: Grimsby potter eliminated from German Masters". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  21. "Stuart Carrington 2015/2016". Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  22. "Shanghai Masters: Perry makes a sharp exit". Peterborough Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  23. "Grimsby's Stuart Carrington beaten by world champion Mark Selby at Shanghai Masters". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  24. "Stuart Carrington exits at quarter-final stage of Welsh Open". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  25. "World Championship: Two-time Crucible champion Williams loses". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  26. "Stuart Carrington 2016/2017". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  27. "Liang Sets Up Ding Showdown". Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  28. "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  29. "Other Tournaments Until 2020". Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.