Patrick’s Back

Scottish snooker player Fraser Patrick is back on the World Snooker Tour at the age of 33 by making it through Q-School Event 2 in May earlier this year. He won six matches to earn a two-year card for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. 

Patricks career started in 2002 by playing in the Challenge Tour but he didn’t have the best of seasons and it wasn’t until 2007 where he earned the Scottish nomination that he made his Main Tour debut but found the standard too high and as a result fell off the tour that season. 

After finishing high in the Q-School order of merit Patrick competed in all major tournaments as an amateur in the 2012/13 season and had a great run in the 2013 German Masters beating Michael White and Martin Gould in the qualifying rounds before losing to Ali Carter 5-3. Patrick would have also enjoyed the moment when beating Luca Brecel 10-6 at the World Championship qualifiers and ended his season on a high by regaining his place back on the main tour coming through Q-School Event 3. 

Frasers first venue victory came against close friend and practice partner Jamie Burnett at the 2014 UK Championship with a 6-4 victory, he then saw off Ryan Day with a 6-4 win and also produced his highest break to-date of 139 before losing 6-3 to Judd Trump in the last 32 stage. 

Having spells of falling in and out of love with the game Patricks talent has never been in doubt and after rededicating himself it’s great to see him get another chance on the tour to prove his ability. Patrick is a really talented snooker player and we have yet to see his full potential on the baize. 

By Emma Maflin