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Right on cue: Mark Boyle
We continue our feature profiling rising stars with a look at Mark Boyle, who recently secured a place on the main tour after winning the Scottish Amateur National Championship.
Full name: Mark Boyle
Age: 28 (DOB: 19/02/1981)
World Ranking: N/A
Career highlights: Won 2009 Scottish Amateur National Championship and gained invite to the main tour for the 2009/10 season.
General: Shop manager Boyle has been threatening to become a top class snooker player for a long time. A junior Scottish champion, he performed well in amateur events and reached final of the 2006 IBSF World Grand Prix where he lost to event's youngest champion, 14-year-old Michael White.
On May 17, Boyle won the 2009 Amateur National Championship. Going into the tournament, Anthony McGill led the Scottish amateur rankings, but his dramatic 6-5 loss in the semi-finals opened the door for Boyle, who defeated Ross Vallance 7-0 in the final. The win gave Boyle his ticket for the main professional tour.
Strengths: Boyle plays for the enjoyment, coaches young players and is always willing to help out others. Late emergence at 28 means he is unlikely to be fazed by disappointment.
Weaknesses: Can struggle to turn promising starts into century breaks. Has never made a 147 in competition.
Trivia: Mark is the former head coach of Glasgow University's snooker team.
Hobbies include golf, 9-ball, poker, Pro Evolution Soccer, Tiger Woods golf, swimming.
Favourite song is 'Take me Out' by Franz Ferdinand, and favourite movie is Heat.