Tipped to be the next big thing in Snooker, Jack Lisowski’s impact on the main tour since turning professional in 2010 has been immense. Jack’s career began having recovered from cancer, making his fast success on the tour even more impressive. His rise up the rankings has certainly been made smoother by the PTC events, reaching the final of the third tournament and although he was defeated by Tom Ford it announced Lisowski’s arrival on the tour emphatically.
Although he was not able to repeat this success over the next two seasons, his ranking has risen incredibly quickly and shows no signs of slowing down as he begins to qualify for more and more tournaments.
It may be early days, but many see Jack as a player who is destined to go to the very top of the game. Whilst too much pressure should not be applied to the youngster, it seems impossible given the start to his career that he won’t be a major contender for ranking events for years to come.
2012/13 was Jack’s breakthrough year as he qualified for five ranking events, including the coveted World Championships. The epitome of Jack’s season was a second final appearance of his career, this time at a PTC event, though experienced pro Stephen Maguire would get the win on this ocastion.
Another rookie who has been able to rise quickly due to Barry Hearn’s PTC series, his pathway and successes may well become the norm for young players in the near future. One thing is for certain: Jack Lisowski is a name worth keeping your eye on.
Date of Birth: 25.06.1991
Lives: Romford, Essex
Professional Since: 2010
Current World Ranking: 35
Highest Tournament Break: 147 – UK Championship Qualifying (2012)