Name: Kacper Filipiak
DOB: 19th November 1995
Turned Pro: 2011
Highest Ranking: #N/A
Highest Break: #N/A
Career Highlights: 2011 European U-21 Champion
The youngest professional ever to play on the main tour, Poland’s Kacper Filipiak gained his professional place with a 6-3 victory against Michael Leslie in the final of the 2011 European U-21 Championship, three and a half years after he first began to play snooker.
Other achievements for by the left-hander include third place in the 2011 Polish national championship shortly before his European triumph.
Kacper at the 2011 Pink Ribbon
The 2011/12 season was however to prove a baptism of fire for the 15-year-old as he suffered a number of whitewashes and was unable to win a match during either the first four full-ranking event qualifiers or any of the PTC events that he entered.
Following PTC10 Kacper took the decision to return home and consequently withdrew from the final two events of the PTC season, though he did return for the final two qualifiers of the campaign, losing 10-2 to David Morris at the season-ending World Championship to confirm his relegation from the tour.