Mark Williams is a Welsh professional snooker player who has achieved great success on the international circuit. With three World Snooker Championships, two UK Championships, and two Masters titles to his name, he is widely regarded as one of the best snooker players of his generation.
Williams turned pro in 1992 and wasted no time establishing himself as a top player. He won his first ranking title, the Welsh Open, in the 1996/1997 season and reached his first ranking final, the Grand Prix, where he lost to Ken Doherty.
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In the 1999/2000 season, Williams won his first World Snooker Championship, defeating Matthew Stevens 18–16 in the final, and also won the China Open that season. He went on to win the UK Championship in the 2000/2001 season and retained his China Open title.
Williams won his second World Snooker Championship in the 2002/2003 season, defeating Ken Doherty 18–16 in the final. He has also reached the final of the tournament five times in total.
In the 2014/2015 season, Williams came out of retirement and reached the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship. In the 2017/2018 season, he won his third World Snooker Championship at the age of 43, becoming the oldest player to win the tournament in the modern era. He defeated John Higgins 18–16 in the final.
With a total of 33 ranking titles to his name, Mark Williams continues to play on the World Snooker tour, and his longevity and consistency have made him one of the most successful players in the history of the sport.
A Summary of his achievements is here
1996/1997 Reached his first ranking final, the Grand Prix
1997/1998 Won his first ranking title, the Welsh Open
1999/2000 Won his first World Snooker Championship and the China Open
2000/2001 Won the UK Championship, reached the final of the World Snooker Championship
2002/2003 Won his second World Snooker Championship and reached the final of the Malta Cup
2014/2015 Reached the quarter-final of the World Snooker Championship
2017/2018 Won his third World Snooker Championship, becoming the oldest player to win the tournament in the modern era
Net Worth of Mark Williams
Along with playing snooker he has written books, released snooker training DVDs and is a commentator. These sources have helped him to accumulate wealth. It’s safe to say that his net worth is likely to be in the millions.
Family Information of Mark Williams
So, Mark Williams is this really cool Welsh snooker player, born on March 21, 1975. He’s got a lovely wife named Joanne and they’ve got three kiddos together – Connor, Kian, and Joel.
Turns out, Connor is a pretty talented snooker player himself! He’s won a bunch of junior titles and even made his professional debut at the Welsh Open in 2019. Sadly, he lost to another Welshman, Jackson Page.
Mark’s family is everything to him, and he gives them a lot of credit for keeping him motivated and focused throughout his career. He’s also been pretty open about struggling with depression, but luckily, his family has been there to help him through the tough times.