Born 19 October 1975
Professional career: 2019-2021
Highest Professional ranking: 86
2021 World Seniors Snooker Champion
David Lilley had a glittering amateur career. He won the amateur European Championship in 1995 and reached the English Amateur Championship on six occasions, winning it three times (1997, 1999 and 2004).
He only decided to give the Main Tour a try when already in his 40th, entering the Q-School in 2016. Although he didn’t qualify that time, he did well enough to get invited as a top-up in some Main Tour events. One such event was the 2016 Indian Open where David impressed by reached the quarter-finals, beating Tian Pengfei, Mike Dunn, Mark Williams and Robert Milkins en route.
David did qualify for the main tour via the Q-School Order of Merit in 2019.
David has been a strong presence on the Seniors Tour over the last years.
In May 2021, David became the World Seniors Champion, beating Jimmy White in the final. This got him an invite to play in the 2021 Champion of Champions.
In January 2022, he was runner up to Peter Lines in the 2022 UK Seniors Championship, losing 4-1 in the final.