Name: Ryan Clark
DOB: 22 September 1992
Turned Pro: 2013
Highest Ranking: 104th (2014)
Highest Break: 124 (2013 International Championship)
Career Highlights: 2008 European U-17 Champion, 2013 Q School qualifier
Hartlepoole’s Ryan Clark first rose to prominence back in 2008, when he defeated Belgian prodigy Luca Brecel 5-4 to capture the European U-17’s Championship in Bugibba, Malta.
It would not be until 2013 that he would earn a place on snooker’s main tour however, as he defeated four players at the second Q School event to secure a two-year tour card from the 2013/14 season.
Ryan was to experience a difficult first season on tour, winning just two matches as he ended the campaign ranked 124th.
During the following season Ryan would play just six matches, without being able to win one as he finished ranked 120th and was relegated from the tour.