Name: Lee Page
DOB: 6th November 1987
Birthplace: Kidderminster, England
Turned Pro: 2006
Highest Ranking: 110th (2013)
Highest Break: 121 (2013 Q School 1)
Career Highlights: PIOS 3rd place 2008/09, 2013 Q School qualifier
As a junior Lee had an impressive record, winning the English under-13’s Championship and captaining both the English Junior team and the English under-16’s team early in the decade. Though he failed to win any of the major international tournaments such as the IBSF title, he continued to progress well and following a strong finish in the 2005/6 PIOS competition, was to step up to the main tour for the first time for the 2006/7 season.
His spell in the top flight was to be short-lived however as he found wins hard to come by, notably losing each of his seven group games in the Grand Prix and as a result he lost his tour status at the end of the season.
During 2008/9 however Lee responded well on the PIOS as while he did not manage to actually win an event, a run to the final of event seven as well as three further quarter-finals ensured that he would finish in the top eight, meaning that he would be back on the main tour for 2009/10.
Lee during the 2010 World Championship qualifiers
Unfortunately Lee’s return to the main tour proved to be no more successful than his first spell as he won just one match, a 5-3 victory over David Hogan at the Welsh Open qualifiers. His main nemesis proved to be Thailand’s James Wattana who defeated him at both the UK and World Championship, relegating Lee from the circuit as a result.
Having failed to regain a place on the tour via the EBSA play-offs, Lee made no mistake at the 2013 Q School, as he defeated Jack Bradford, Hans Blanckaert, Josh Boileau, Darren Cook and Gareth Greene to qualify from the first event, earning a two-year pro card beginning in 2013/14.
Lee’s third spell on the main tour was to be another difficult one, as he won just three matches during the 2013/14 campaign.
As a result, he was to finish the season in 122nd place on the ranking list, with him needing to improve significantly during the 2014/15 season to retain his professional place for the following campaign.