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Shokat Ali

Shokat Ali (born 4 March 1970) is an English snooker player of Pakistani parentage, who represents Pakinstan in international tournaments Shokat turned professional in 1991, but his best performance in professional competition came ten years later in the 2001 Thailand Masters where he reached the quarter-fnals, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan en route He first gained notice when he defeated Jimmy White to reach the last 16 of the 1998 Grand Prix , and also enjoyed a run of form in 1999

He has career earnings of $240,000 and has a high of 139. In 1998 Shokat became the first man to win a Gold Medal for cue sports in world competition which he achieved at the Asian Games

In 2005 his cue was stolen from his car , and he suffered a deterioration of results as he struggled to find another cue he could show his best form using. He dropped off the game's Main professtional tour in 2007, but showed signs of a return to form in 2008, winning an event on the secondary PIOS Tour

Ali is co-owner, with fellow player Stuart Pettman, of a snooker club in Preston.

Achievements

2006 Pakistan Team Coach

2006 Asian Games

2001 Thailand Masters Quarter Final

1998 Asian Games Gold Medallist

1996 World Cup - Pakistan Team Captain

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