Top ranked British snooker participant had his initial major tournament gain on the 2012 Australian Goldfields Open up. He was an workplace clerk before turning professional at age group 17. He in addition has made it towards the finals from the 2012 Globe Championship as well as the semi-final circular from the 2012 German Experts. He got wedded to Tara Hawkins in June 2012; the few previously acquired a son called Harrison. He defeated Peter Ebdon on the 2012 Australian Goldfields Open up final.