Paul Thornley is a Canadian former skilled snooker participant.
After his loss to Marshall and several other matches within the 1990/1991 season, Thornley didn’t play once more till the 1995 version of the event; there, he misplaced 1–5 to Stephen Kershaw. By this time, he had fallen to 520th on this planet rankings, and didn’t play once more earlier than being relegated from the tour in 1996.
He once more reached the final 64 of the World Championship in 1989, benefiting from Werbeniuk’s withdrawal, however once more misplaced at this stage, 4–10 to Dave Gilbert. The following season, he entered all ten rating occasions, however misplaced his first match in every; Thornley’s 1989/1990 season concluded with a ten–0 whitewash by Robert Marshall within the World Championship.
Thornley’s qualifying marketing campaign for the subsequent yr’s event started and ended with a defeat to David Greaves within the first spherical; he managed to beat Vic Harris 5–4 within the 1988 British Open, having trailed 1–4, however misplaced his subsequent match 1–5 to Wych.
The 1984/1985 season heralded no progress for Thornley, however within the subsequent, he defeated Derek Mienie of South Africa 10–3 in qualifying for the 1986 World Championship, following this with a ten–7 victory over Patsy Fagan, to achieve the final 64. He misplaced this match 3–10 to Northern Ireland’s Tommy Murphy, however earned £1,200 for his effort, and completed the season with a rating place for the primary time, at 97th.
Thornley performed just one match within the ensuing three years – within the 1980 Canadian Open – however following his hiatus, he returned to compete within the 1984 World Championship. There, he was drawn towards Mick Fisher, however having led 5–4, he couldn’t forestall an 8–10 loss to the Englishman.
He turned skilled in 1979, enjoying in three tournaments throughout the 1979/1980 season; within the Canadian Open, he misplaced to Bill Werbeniuk within the final 16, however having gained two matches to progress to that stage, he didn’t win one other, as Jim Wych eradicated him from the Canadian Professional Championship 9–2, and his 1980 World Championship marketing campaign ended instantly, with a 4–9 loss to Australian Paddy Morgan.
Thornley first performed aggressive snooker within the 1978 Canadian Open, the place he defeated John Pulman 9–6 in his first match, however misplaced his subsequent – within the quarter-finals – to Cliff Thorburn.