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Michael Leslie

Name: Michael Leslie

DOB: 28th January 1993

Nationality: Scottish

Turned Pro: 2012

Highest Ranking: 96th

Highest Break: N/A

Career Highlights: 2012 EBSA European U-21 Champion, 2011 EBSA European U-21 finalist

 

 

Amateur Career

One of Scotland’s most talented young players, as demonstrated during his break of 147 against friend and fellow player Eden Sharav, Michael Leslie first came close to earning a place on the main tour during 2011 when he reached the final of the EBSA European Under-21 Championship, losing to Poland’s Kacper Filipiak.

A year later however Michael was able to make amends, defeating 14-year-old prodigy Shane Castle 6-2 to capture the biggest title of his career to date and earn a two-year tour card beginning in 2012/13.

2012/13

Michael was to endure a baptism of fire on the main tour in 2012/13, as he lost his first 16 matches of the season leading up until Christmas. He was however able to break his duck in the final event of 2012, with a 5-3 victory against Michael Wasley in the 2013 Haikou World Open qualifiers, before losing out to Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the second round.

He would finish the season with defeats to Thai duo Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and finally Dechawat Poomjaeng at the World Championship qualifiers.