Name: Chris Norbury
DOB: 14th August 1986
Birthplace: Accrington, England
Turned Pro: 2003
Highest Ranking: #N/A
Highest Break: 138
Career Highlights: Former European Under-19′s Championship Finalist, PIOS Event Five Winner 2008/9, English Team Champion 2009 (Manchester)
A former European Under-19 Championship finalist, Accrington’s Chris Norbury is back on the tour following a ninth place finish in the 2008/9 PIOS season. While this would normally not be enough to earn a professional place, due to number one player Joe Jogia not being a full member of his national association, he had to rely on a WPBSA wildcard as his place instead went to Norbury.
Norbury’s return to the main tour proved to be a disappointment as he lost his opening round match in five of the six tournaments played. Although he did defeat both Zhang Anda and David Morris to reach the third round of the China Open qualifiers, these victories were not enough to lift him higher than 92nd place in the two-year rankings and he lost his tour status as a result.
A regular at the PTC events played during the 2012/13 season, Chris’ performances were enough to see him earn a two-year tour card beginning in 2013/14, as one of the top eight players on the PTC Order of Merit, not already on the tour.