Tony Drago

The Tornado

1997 International Open Finalist

Highest Pro Ranking

10 (1998/99)



Malta’s most famous snooker export, Tony Drago reached his sole ranking event final at the 1997 International Open, rising to a career-high world ranking of 10 for the 1998/99 season.

A fan favourite and one of the fastest players to have ever competed at the highest level of the sport, Drago was an ever-present on the World Snooker Tour from 1985 to 2016, with the exception of the 2008/9 season.

His best performance at the World Championship came on his debut in 1988, when he defeated former champions Alex Higgin (10-2) and Dennis Taylor (13-5), before losing 13-4 to eventual champion Steve Davis in the quarter-finals.

He also twice reached the quarter-finals of the UK Championship, as well as the Masters in 1999.

In 1996, he claimed the record for the fastest century break compiled in ranking competition, timed at just three minutes and 31 seconds.