Name: Patrick Einsle
DOB: 22nd April 1987
Turned Pro: 2006
Highest Ranking: N/A
Highest Break: ?
Career Highlights: 2002 German U-17 champion, 1999 Bavaria U-19 Champion, 2001 German U-19 Final, 2005 European U-19 semi-finalist
A talented young potter, Germany’s Patrick Einsle first graduated to the main tour at the age of just 19 following an amateur career which saw him become the under-17 champion at national level in 2002 before reaching the semi-finals of the European Under-19 event four years later.
Although he could not win that event, losing out to eventual champion Ben Woollaston, he had done enough to be awarded a wildcard place on the professional circuit for 2006/7 following the unfortunate withdrawal of Paul Hunter.
His début season was to be a tough one however, his only victories coming in the round robin stages of the Grand Prix tournament in Aberdeen as he finished down in 94th place and was relegated from the circuit as a result.
Three years later however the youngster was back with a second shot at making a career for himself on the professional tour and was hoping to benefit from the raft of changes brought in by Barry Hearn including the new PTC series.
Unfortunately for Patrick however, while he was to win more often than during his debut season, he generally struggled to make an impression on the main tour and following the UK Championship Patrick was forced to retire from the circuit, reportedly due to unspecified health concerns.