17 Facts About Alan McManus


Alan McManus was born on 21 January 1971 and is a Scottish retired professional snooker player and current commentator who works for Eurosport.


Alan McManus has long been considered a consistently good player, having a record of fourteen consecutive seasons in the Top 16, but never managed to achieve the success of his contemporaries Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty, Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and Mark Williams.


Alan McManus has reached twenty-one professional semi-finals, but won only four events.


Alan McManus has reached the semi-finals of the World Championship three times, but has never appeared in a final.


Alan McManus reached the semi-finals of the 2006 Snooker Grand Prix, losing to Neil Robertson.


Alan McManus made a good start to the Players Tour Championship, reaching the quarter-finals of the first event, losing to Andrew Higginson by 4 frames to 3.


However, Alan McManus only managed four last-32 results from the rest of the events.

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Alan McManus continued his good form into the final European Tour event of the season, where he reached the last 16 by defeating players such as Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott before losing to Fergal O'Brien.


Alan McManus lost to Mark King in the second round of the Welsh Open and failed to qualify for the China Open, but was to finish the season strongly.


Alan McManus reached the quarter-final of the World Open, losing to Mark Selby.


Alan McManus won his first qualifier for the 2015 German Masters against Zak Surety but was then defeated in the final qualifying round by Matthew Selt.


Alan McManus had a good run in the Welsh Open, reaching the last 16 before losing to Maguire.


Alan McManus performed well in the season's European Tour Events, finishing 18th on the Order of Merit.


Alan McManus played in four of the six events, reaching one quarter-final with a further three last 16 appearances.


Alan McManus won all three of his World Championship qualifying matches, defeating Michael Wasley, Andrew Pagett and Mitchell Mann to reach the main draw at the Crucible.


The frame lasted for 100 minutes and 24 seconds, with Pinches eventually winning the frame, although Alan McManus would go on to win the match.


Alan McManus's end-of-season ranking of 20 was the highest he had been in a decade.