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He has won five major ranking tournaments, including the UK Championship in As a prolific break-builder, Maguire has compiled more than century breaks , including three maximum breaks.
Maguire began his career on the UK Tour in , at the time the second-level professional tour. Maguire was the surprise winner of the European Open.
Ranked 41 in the world at the time, he beat well established top player Jimmy White 9—3 in the final. He performed well at the season opening Grand Prix , reaching the quarter-finals, and things improved further at the British Open in Brighton.
The rest of the season was an anti-climax of sorts however. In , he recorded his best run at the World Championship reaching the semi-final, where he lost 15—17 to eventual champion John Higgins having led 14— Despite losing at the quarter-final stage of the World Championship in another final frame decider 12—13 to Joe Perry , he became the world number 2 for the next season , his highest ever ranking having severed most of his ties the previous summer, Maguire formally left management company sport in the summer of , but returned in October.
Maguire was formally detained by Strathclyde Police on 27 August , following allegations that he and countryman Jamie Burnett had colluded to produce a 9—3 victory for Maguire in their clash in the UK Championship.
They were released without charge. Maguire had to withdraw from the first ranking event, the Shanghai Masters , due to shoulder injury.
In the Grand Prix he won his first ranking match of the season, defeating Nigel Bond 5—3, before losing his next match 1—5 against Ding Junhui.
At the UK Championship he reached the semi-finals by defeating Michael Holt 9—6 in the first round, Stuart Bingham 9—3 in the second round and Peter Lines 9—3 in the quarter-final, before he lost again against Ding Junhui 5—9.
He beat Mark King 6—3 in the first round and Ryan Day 6—1 in the quarter-finals, but lost 3—6 in the semi-finals against Mark Selby.
Maguire then reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Open. He defeated Dominic Dale 5—4 in the first round, Barry Hawkins 5—1 in the second round and Mark Williams 5—1 in the quarter-finals, but he lost 3—6 against defending champion Ali Carter.
He won his opening matches at the last two ranking tournament, the China Open and World Championship , but lost in the second round against Mark Allen 3—5 and Graeme Dott 6—13 respectively.
Maguire had a relatively quiet season, but he did reach the final of the Welsh Open where he led John Higgins 5—2 before being defeated 9—6. However, he followed this up by losing in the first round of the World Championship for the first time since , as he was defeated by qualifier Barry Hawkins 10—9.
He played a rejuvenated Peter Ebdon in the final and from 1—5 behind, won seven of the next ten frames to level the match at 8—8.
The match went into a decider which Ebdon won to end the eight-hour contest. Maguire therefore went into the World Championship in very good form and his passage into the semi-finals was largely trouble free as he beat seventeen-year-old Luca Brecel 10—5 in the first round, Joe Perry 13—7 in the second and Stephen Hendry 13—2 in the quarter-finals, with a session to spare.
Maguire lost in the first round of the opening ranking event of the new season with a 4—5 defeat to Rod Lawler at the Wuxi Classic and then could not advance out of his group in the Six-red World Championship.
He stated after the win that he was going to put a greater emphasis on his safety game this season. In February, Maguire won his first ranking event title in over five years at the Welsh Open.
He played Neil Robertson and led 4—2, but went on to lose 5—6. Maguire produced his best snooker to beat Joe Perry 6—4 and Robertson 6—2 at the Masters.
Afterwards, Maguire described his season as one from hell and said he was glad it was over. Maguire pulled the deficit back to a single frame and had chances to send the match into a deciding frame, but went in-off when escaping a snooker on the colours and would lose 6—4.
Maguire qualified for the televised stages of the World Championship for a 12th straight year courtesy of Selby defeating Robert Milkins in the China Open , which kept Maguire in the top This marked the fourth time in five seasons that Maguire had lost in the last 32 of the World Championship, and on each occasion he exited 10—9 having trailed and levelled the match.
Four wins to the semi-finals saw Maguire accomplish this, but he was whitewashed 6—0 by Trump. He made a and two other centuries in his 5—0 wildcard win over Xu Yichen at the Shanghai Masters.
Maguire has a rivalry with Shaun Murphy. As the match was about to begin, Maguire realised he had forgotten to bring his chalk with him.
He asked referee Johan Oomen for permission to leave the arena. However, Maguire let him get it without a frame being docked. I dislike him and I think he dislikes me.
Maguire has three children with his wife Sharon. He does not have to wear a bow tie in professional snooker matches due to a medically certified neck condition.
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