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Mick Price (snooker player)

Mick Price
Born 2 June 1966
Nuneaton, England
Sport country  England
Nickname The Postman[1]
Professional 1988–2004
Highest ranking 17
Current ranking (as of )
Best ranking finish Semi-finals (1993 European Open)

Michael "Mick" Price is a retired English professional snooker player. He turned professional in 1988[1] and is best known for being Ronnie O'Sullivan's opponent when O'Sullivan scored the fastest 147 break in the game's history, at the 1997 World Championship.[2] O'Sullivan eventually won the match by 10–6.

He also qualified for the World Championships in 1992 and 1996, reaching the second round in 1992 by beating Dennis Taylor 10–6 in the first round before losing in the second round, 10–13, to Alan McManus.[3] In 1996, he lost to McManus again in the first round, 8–10. He peaked at #17 in the world rankings[2] and remained in the top 32 until 1999.[4] Prices best performance at a ranking event came at the 1993 European Open, where he beat Dave Harold, Willie Thorne, Joe Johnson and Mark Johnston-Allen to reach the semi-finals, where he lost 3-6 against reigning World Champion Stephen Hendry.[1] After retiring in 2004,[5] he became a Connections Worker at Arthur Rank Training College in Kenilworth.

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