Jimmy Michie

Jimmy Michie

Michie reached the last 48 of three ranking events last season and climbed 15 places up the ranking list to No 46.
His best tournament was the Royal London Watches Grand Prix as he progressed through the qualifying round robin group to make the venue, then beat Neil Robertson and Stephen Lee at Aberdeen and ended up third in his six-man group.
The Yorkshireman appeared in the semi-finals of the 2002 LG Cup at the Guild Hall in Preston. He beat the likes of Marco Fu and Mark King then came from 4-1 down to beat Gerard Greene 5-4 in the quarter-finals.
“I have taken the game for granted in the last few years,” he said. “But I want to see if I can win a tournament before I finish playing.” He wasn’t able to achieve that ambition as he went down 6-2 to eventual champion Chris Small.
His fortunes took a sharp turn for the worse two months later when his car was stolen - with his cue in the boot. Despite an offer of £1,000 for its safe return, he did not get the cue back.
Michie’s first semi-final came at the 1999 British Open. He beat Tony Drago, Marcus Campbell, Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Parrott before going out to Anthony Hamilton.
He made his first and only Crucible appearance to date at the 1996 World Championship. The charismatic cueman arrived in a stretch limo but made a low-key exit after losing 10-8 to Wattana in the first round.
Michie has embarked upon a fitness regime, aimed primarily at getting into shape to run half and full marathons, to raise money for charity as well as improve his performances on the table.

 

  • DOB : 04 Aug 1971
  • Lives in Pontefract, Yorks
  • Provisional Ranking : 48th (Main Tour)
  • Last 5 Seasons 61-57-55-60-55
  • Turned Pro : 1991
  • Best Ranking Performance : Semi-finals - British Open 1999; LG Cup 2002
  • Highest Tournament Break : 139 - B&H Championship 1991