Name: Lucky Vatnani
DOB: 23rd December 1985
Turned Pro: 2011
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While Lucky Vatnani hails from Hyderabad in his native India, more recently he has made the city of Sheffield his home, notably graduating from the Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Business Administration.
It is snooker that he is hoping to make a living from however and as evidenced by his run to the final of the Indian national championship in 2010 where he lost out 6-5 to Pankaj Advani as well as his run to the last 16 of the IBSF World Championship in 2009, he is not without talent. He also won the gold medal at the British University Snooker Championships in 2009.
In 2011 he was awarded one of three wildcard spots on the main tour for the 2011/12 season.
Unfortunately for Lucky, his 2011/12 campaign was to be hindered from the outset by visa difficulties which forced him to miss the opening six PTC events, as well as the qualifiers for the Australian Goldfields Open and Shanghai Masters tournaments.
When he did return to competitive action, Lucky’s best run was to come at the Welsh Open qualifiers where he defeated Sam Craigie and Steve Davis, before losing 4-3 to Steve Davis in the next round.
Otherwise however his season was to be cut short almost single-handedly by Sheffield Adam Duffy, Adam defeating Lucky at the Haikou World Open qualifiers, China Open qualifiers and finally the World Championship qualifiers.