David Gilbert is a well-known English professional snoooker player. He is a former World Snooker Young Player of Distinction who now trains at Tamworth Sports Bar in Staffordshire.
David made history record by making the 147th break in the Championship League to make a maximum break on January 22, 2019.
Gilbert won the 2021 Championship League on August 13, 2021, after defeating Mark Allen 3–1 in the final. This was Gilbert’s first global ranking victory after 22 years as a professional.
David Gilbert is married to Abigail Gilbert, and has a daughter together, Abigail is an American businesswoman and the owner of Potters Snooker and Pool Club.
She has been the marketing DG of various other snooker clubs early on. She is well-organized and goal-oriented and has substantial experience creating business partnerships at a senior level.
She has great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels. She is a strong, fierce, and bold woman in business.
David was born in the countryside in his farmer parent’s house. His father owns a huge potato and general farm in Staffordshire, where he can be frequently seen assisting in the farming.
He had even planned to do so after the 2007 World Championships if he had not qualified for the tournament.
During the World Championship qualifying match, David Gilbert stunned everyone by hitting an amazing fluke shot which has been described as the fluke of the century by the snooker pundits.
Gilbert won by a score of 6-1 over his opponent Rory McLeod, and he had a big run of luck in the final frame.
Gilbert got a bit too much power on the shot and watched as the cue ball ricocheted off the pocket and back towards the assembled reds as he attempted to sink the blue to the left-center with the score 19-13 in his favor.
It came to a halt right in front of the pink ball, which had been struck by the cue ball. The blue ball then rolled softly into the bottom right pocket, resulting in one of the luckiest pots ever seen on a snooker table.
Gilbert stood there, a crooked grin on his face, as the blue roll settled into the pocket. The 40-year-old had a feeling he was about to strike it rich.
When the blue came in, the commentator couldn’t stop laughing and exclaimed, “Oh, I’ve seen it all.” I’ve seen everything now, Neil! What happened there was incredible. Extraordinary.”
“That’s the fluke of the century!” said former world number three Neal Foulds. I’m not sure where, to begin with, this.