Jack Lisowski Profile
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Jack Lisowski is a sure bet to be one of the leading lights of the future in snooker and the 21 year-old has already proved his potential in the first few years of his professional career but his story to become a professional is already an inspirational one.
Jack shares a house in Romford with another young player who has been thrust into the limelight over the past few years, Judd Trump.
However, the world number 42 is sure to want to progress his way up the rankings list and secure further success of his own so he is known for more than just being Judd’s housemate.
At one stage in his life though, becoming a snooker player was the least of his concerns as at 16 years old he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer.
He had to go through 16 sessions of chemotherapy plus radiotherapy and after eight months of torture, Jack finally pulled through and was able to re-commence his snooker career.
Lisowski had shown great promise as a youngster, and had reached the final of Junior Pot Black in 2007, losing to Australian Mitchell Mann.
In 2009 he was awarded the inaugural Paul Hunter Scholarship which allowed him to practice on a regular basis with professional players.
After overcoming his illness, Jack had a successful season in the Pontins International Open Series, winning the first and eighth events whilst consistent finishes in the other events saw him finish top of the competition’s rankings, earning him a place on the main tour.
He showed great promise in his first season as a professional, and reaching his first minor ranking final of the Third event of the Player’s Tour Championship (PTC). He came from 3-1 behind to beat Mark Selby 4-3 in the semis but his run was ended abruptly as Tom Ford won the final 4-0.
He was awarded the World Snooker Newcomer of the Season after also qualifying for the German Masters and Welsh Open that season.
The 2011/12 season was less successful for Jack after being unable to qualify for the majority of the major ranking events but he did impress again in the PTC series that season, qualifying for the Grand Finals.
Beginning this season at world number 40, Lisowski had the chance of winning his first professional tournament after beating Trump and Mark Williams amongst others, to reach the final of PTC event one. He was tied at 3-3 with Stephen Maguire and had a clear run to the finish line but missed a simple yellow, allowing his opponent to clear up to take the title.
He also managed to qualify for his first BBC-broadcast tournament in December, reaching the main stages of the UK Championship. Unfortunately though, he was beaten 6-2 by Stuart Bingham in the First Round at The Barbican in York.
Another consistent season in the PTC events this year has seen him once again qualify for the Grand Finals which begin on Tuesday in Galway, Ireland.
He’ll have to play well in his first match though if he’s to progress as he faces current world number two Mark Selby.
Last updated: May 24, 2013