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Fergal O'Brien (born March 8, 1972) is an Irish professional snooker player.

His greatest achievement was winning the British Open in 1999, beating Anthony Hamilton 9-7 in the final. He also reached the final of the 2001 Masters, and three other ranking semi-finals. He spent 3 seasons as a top 16 player.

He is also the only player to score a century in his first frame at the World Championships in the Crucible, which he achieved in 1994, and the first player ever to beat John Parrott in a World Championship qualifier, in 2005.


Tournament Wins


  • World Number 1: Never
  • Highest Ranking: 9 (2000)


  • Century Breaks:
  • Highest Break: 143


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Professional Career: 1991-

Date of Birth: 08/03/1972

Place of Birth:

Nationality: Template:Team Ireland

Current World Ranking:

World Ranking Event Titles: 1

Other Titles: 0

Rivals: None

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