Michael Georgiou announced to World Snooker his wish to represent Cyprus Flag during Q School 2016 Tournament. A big thanks to Michael because Cyprus will be represented by a skillful player like him. It will be a great pleasure and opportunity to see him participating in our local tournaments as well. We are looking forward to follow him in his objectives and wish him all the best to regain a place on the World Snooker tour.
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Career Highlights: 2015 Welsh Open last 16, 2014 Wuxi Classic last 32, 2014 German Masters last 32, 2014 Q School qualifier, 2007 IBSF World U-21 champion, 2007 European U-19 finalist
Word Snooker Profile: (Reference: http://www.worldsnooker.com/players/michael-georgiou/ )
Georgiou, a Londoner of Greek-Cypriot descent, scored some promising results during the 2014/15 season.
His best run came at the Welsh Open as he won three matches – including a fine victory over Graeme Dott – before losing to John Higgins in the last 16. He also got to the last 32 of the Wuxi Classic and German Masters.
Georgiou regained a place on the World Snooker Tour by coming through Q School in 2014. He beat Ashley Carty 4-2 in the final round of event two.
He played one season on the main tour in 2008/09 after winning the World Under-21 Championship. After dropping off the tour, Georgiou played one season on the amateur circuit then decided to give up snooker and started a career in recruitment.
“I was doing a 9-to-5 job, sitting behind a desk,” said the 26-year-old. “But I always kept an eye on snooker and when I saw how the sport had changed and the opportunities that are there now, I decided to give it another try. Now I’m back on the tour which is a big relief and reward for the hard work I have put in. My ambition now is to start winning matches and work my way up the rankings.”
In 2008, Georgiou was a member of the ‘Hot-Shots’ campaign which aimed to raise the profile of young players including Mark Selby and Mark Allen.