After a long career we are now seeing Marcus Campbell playing some of the best Snooker of his life. Having turned professional in 1991, Marcus’ career has been one that has gone somewhat under the radar.
His best major tournament ranking finish remains a semi-final appearance at the 2012 Wuxi Classic, but he did hit the headlines in 1998 when he whitewashed Stephen Hendry 9-0 in the UK championship, despite Hendry’s dominance of Snooker at that time. In recent years, Marcus has become an ever more common name in ranking events and soared to a career-best world ranking of 20th in April 2012.
Although not one of the best known names on the tour, Marcus’ form in recent years has seen him gain a reputation as a very capable player. He is another who has been able to use the busier Snooker calendar to his advantage, consistently performing well in the events the game’s top players don’t feature in and qualifying for more and more ranking tournaments.
Where his ranking will peak remains to be seen, but we shall surely see more of him at televised events in the near future and perhaps even see another huge name fall to this Scotsman.
Nickname: The Dumbarton Destroyer
Date of Birth: 22.09.1972
Lives: Dumbarton, Scotland
Professional Since: 1991
Current World Ranking: 28
Highest Tournament Break: 147 – Bahrain Championship (2008)
Official Twitter: @Marcus_Campbell