22 Facts About Stephen Maguire


Stephen Maguire was born on 13 March 1981 and is a Scottish professional snooker player.


Stephen Maguire has won six major ranking tournaments, including the 2004 UK Championship, and has twice since reached the finals of that event.


Stephen Maguire is a prolific break-builder, having compiled more than 450 century breaks, including three maximums.


Two years later, Stephen Maguire reached the final of his first world ranking event, the 2004 European Open.


Players praised the quality of play that Stephen Maguire had produced to win his first Triple Crown event.


At the 2008 China Open, Stephen Maguire compiled his first maximum break against Ryan Day in the semi-finals.


Stephen Maguire reached the quarter-final stage of the 2008 World Championship, but lost in another final-frame decider to Joe Perry.

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Stephen Maguire made three century breaks during the tournament, including a 144, which was the highest of the event.


Stephen Maguire reached the final of the 2012 German Masters, whitewashing both Higgins and Murphy en route.


Stephen Maguire had wins over O'Sullivan and Stephen Lee on his way to the final, where he played Peter Ebdon.


Stephen Maguire unwittingly became Hendry's last opponent, as the seven-time world champion retired immediately after the match.


Stephen Maguire stated after the win that he was going to put a greater emphasis on his play this season.


Stephen Maguire then lost in the second round of three consecutive ranking events and the first round of both the Masters and the German Masters.


In February 2013, Stephen Maguire won his first ranking event title in over five years at the Welsh Open.


Stephen Maguire defeated Anthony Hamilton, Matthew Stevens, Alan McManus and Judd Trump to face Stuart Bingham in the final.


Stephen Maguire then lost in the first round of the next two ranking events and withdrew from the China Open to enter the 2014 World Championship in poor form.


Stephen Maguire needed two snookers in the deciding frame of his quarter-final match with Neil Robertson, which he managed after Robertson accidentally potted the black.


Stephen Maguire's end-of-season ranking of world number 15 was the lowest he had been in 11 years.


Stephen Maguire failed to qualify for the PTC Finals after finishing 42nd on the European Order of Merit.


Stephen Maguire was unable to break back into the top 16 during the season and so needed to win three matches to qualify for the 2017 World Championship.


Murphy spoke to the referee while Stephen Maguire was away; the tournament director Mike Ganley was summoned, and he docked Stephen Maguire a frame for not being ready to start at the scheduled time.


However, Stephen Maguire allowed Gray to retrieve it without a frame being docked.