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Ian Preece
Nationality Wales Welsh
Professional 2001–
Highest ranking #55
2009/10 ranking #66
Highest break 139 Shanghai Masters 2008

Ian Preece (born 23 June 1982) is a Welsh professional snooker player, from the city of Newport, Wales. After much success as a junior including becoming the youngest winner of the World Amateur Championship in 1999, [1] he is now ranked 66th in the world.

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Career

Until 2009 his best runs were to the last 48 of tournaments, which he has achieved in the 2007 Welsh Open, 2007 China Open, 2007 UK Championship, and 2008 Shanghai Masters. He managed to reach the last 32 of an event for the first time at the Welsh Open with victories over Peter Lines, Andrew Higginson and Stuart Bingham but was beaten 5-0 by Stephen Maguire. However the remainder 2008/2009 season was poor and saw him in danger of dropping off the main tour, however he was awarded a wildcard from World Snooker which enabled him to compete on the tour for the 2009/2010 season.

Tournament wins

Amateur

  • EBSA European Under-19 Championship, 1998
  • IBSF World Amateur Championship, 1999

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