19 Facts About Allister Carter


Allister Carter was born on 25 July 1979 and is an English professional snooker player.

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Allister Carter has twice been the World Championship runner-up, in 2008 and 2012, losing both finals to Ronnie O'Sullivan.

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Allister Carter has won four ranking titles and briefly reached number two in the world rankings in 2010.

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Allister Carter first emerged in 1999, winning the WPBSA Association Young Player of the Year award after winning the Benson and Hedges Championship in 1999 – this earned him a wild card place in the Masters.

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Allister Carter scored his first 147 break on 29 April at the 2008 World Championship, one day after Ronnie O'Sullivan had made one in the same tournament.

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Allister Carter soon showed signs of carrying this form forward in subsequent events.

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Allister Carter finished the season by moving up to a career high position of 4th in the world rankings.

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Allister Carter began the season in less than auspicious form as he lost in the first round of both the Wuxi Classic and Australian Goldfields Open.

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Allister Carter scored comfortable victories over Fraser Patrick, Anthony Hamilton and Michael Holt at the German Masters and then took advantage of a poor performance from Neil Robertson to reach the final, where he played Marco Fu.

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Allister Carter's ranking was now no longer frozen and with him dropping down to world number 29 he set a goal to reclaim his top 16 ranking next season.

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Allister Carter reached the quarter final of the International Championship after beating Jamie Barrett, Andrew Higginson, Stephen Maguire, and Shaun Murphy.

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Allister Carter took part in the 2020 Dafabet Masters, despite being ranked 17th, as a result of Ronnie O'Sullivan not wishing to compete.

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Allister Carter reached the final for the first time in his career, his opponent was Stuart Bingham.

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Allister Carter had surgery a day later and was advised to rest for a month.

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Allister Carter stated in April 2014 that he would have chosen to take six months to a year away from snooker, but this had not been possible due to his need to regain his place in the top 16 of the world rankings.

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Allister Carter practised at Chelmsford's Rivermead Snooker Club before buying the club and becoming the new owner.

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Allister Carter has a keen interest in flying and has a pilot's licence.

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Allister Carter's first child, with his ex-partner Sarah, a son named Max, was born in 2009.

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Allister Carter has a child named Olivia with his ex-partner, Stella English, who was the winner of Series Six of The Apprentice in 2010.

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