Stephen Lee factfile
11:28am Friday 16th May 2014 in Latest News
1974: Born October 12 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
1992: Turns professional.
1998: Wins first ranking tournament, the Grand Prix, defeating Marco Fu 9-2 in the final.
2002: Wins Scottish Open and Grand Prix and takes over as provisional world number one early the following season.
2003: Best run in the World Championship, reaching the semi-finals.
2005: Marries long-term partner Laura.
2008: Records highest tournament break, a 145, in the Northern Ireland Trophy.
2006: Enters Welsh Open outside the provisional top 16 after a poor run of form but wins the tournament, beating Shaun Murphy 9-4 in the final.
2008: Loses in first round of World Championship and contemplates retirement.
2010: Arrested by West Midlands Police in relation to an investigation by the Gambling Commission over suspicious betting patterns.
2011: October - Returns to top 16 of world rankings.
2012: March - Reaches first final since 2006 but loses to Mark Allen 10-1 in World Open. Two weeks later wins first major professional title in six years - his fifth overall - by beating Neil Robertson 4-0 in the final of the Betfair PTC Grand Finals.
October 2 - Crown Prosecution Service announce there will be no criminal proceedings in the match-fixing allegations against Lee made in 2010. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association starts its own investigation into these allegations.
2012: October 11 - Loses 4-2 to John Higgins in Premier League match.
October 12 - WPBSA confirms Lee suspended from action while investigations into suspicious betting patterns in the previous night's match against Higgins take place.
October 24 - Lee's appeal against the suspension is dismissed by the WPBSA .
2013: February 14 - The WPBSA announces Lee has ''a case to answer'' over allegations of match-fixing at four tournaments.
September 16 - Found guilty of fixing seven matches by the WPBSA.
September 25 - Given a 12-year ban after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing. Announced his decision to appeal.
2014: May 15 - After an appeal, Lee is told that his ban still stands.
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