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Biography: Kurt Deklerck 

I’m Kurt Deklerck, 57 years old, wheelchair snooker and pool player, from Bruges (Belgium).
I have a daughter “Ynske” born on the 6th of February 2006.
I’m playing snooker since 1987 and pool since 1994

Snooker is the game that I love the most, until today I have won 122 snooker tournaments.

4 times WORLD CHAMPION SNOOKER
1989 (England) – 2 times in 1990 (Australia) – 1994 (England)
Since 1994, there is no World Championship for snooker anymore
4 times European champion 1991(Belgium) – 2 times in 1993 (Ireland) –
1995 (England). Since 1995, there is no European championship anymore.
27 times Belgium champion (27 times in a row from 1989 till 2005)(2013 – 2019-..)
8 times winner of the “Bruges open international”
Winner WDBS Belgian Open 2018
In 15 years I only lost twice in a Belgium Tournament.
1991 European Championship (Gits) Runner-up
“6e Bruges Open International 2002” (Bruges) Runner-up.
Ranked Nr. 1 in the World since 2001

In snooker tournaments, I also scored 90 times the highest break.

I’m still the owner of the world record since 1995 (69 points).
My highest break in competition is 104 points and in practices its 134 points.

In pool I won already 88 tournaments until now.
So far I have won 22 medals (gold, silver and bronze combined) at European Championships.

My pool career is not so long, I started in 1994 but I already have many nice results.

I won the doubles final of the Ryder cup 2 times 
1998 (Michigan) aired on ESPN and in 1999 (Orange County)
3 times winner of the “Rider Cup” with team Europe
Orange County (California) 1999 – Tulsa (Oklahoma) 2000 – 2001
3 times runner-up at the European championships in 1994 -1995 – 1996(Germany)
7 times winner of a Euro-tour tournament
European Champion 9-ball in 1999 (Poland)
European Champion 8- ball in 2000 (Austria)
Runner-up European Champion 9-ball in 2000 (Austria)
Runner-up European Champion 8-ball in 2001 (Tjech Republic)
Runner-up European Champion 9- ball in 2001 (Tjech Republic)
Runner-up European Champion 9- ball in 2003 (Poland)
Bronze European Champion 8-ball in 2003 (Poland)
Bronze European Champion 8- ball in 2004 (Tjech Republic)
Bronze European Champion 9- ball in 2004 (Tjech Republic)
World champion 8-Ball in Taipei (Taiwan) 2004
Bronze European Championship 9-Ball in 2005 (Holland)
Nr 1 on the European Rankinglist 2005
Winner US-Open 9-Ball in Florida (Tampa) broadcasted on ESPN
Winner US-Open 9-Ball in Minneapolis 2006 (Minnesota)
Runner-up World Championship 9-Ball 2007 in Florida (Tampa)
Winner World Classic 8-Ball in 2009 in Galveston (Texas)
Bronze World Championship 9-Ball in 2010 (Louisville)
European Champion 8-Ball in 2010 (Croatia)
Runner-up European Championship in 2011 (Germany)
European Champion 10-Ball in 2013 (Slovenia)
Bronze European Championship 8-Ball 2014 (North Cyprus)
Runner-up European Championship 10-Ball 2015 (Portugal)
Bronze European Championship 8-Ball 2015 (Portugal)
Bronze European Championship 9-Ball 2015 (Portugal)
Runner-up European Championship 10-Ball in Sant Johann Im Pongau 2016 (Austria)
Runner-up European Championship 9-Ball in Sant Johann Im Pongau 2016 (Austria)
European Championship 10-Ball 2017 (Portugal)
Silver European Championship 8-Ball 2017 (Portugal)
Bronze European Championship 9-Ball 2017 (Portugal)
Runner-up World Championship 9-Ball 2017 (Tampere)
Bronze European Championship 8-Ball 2022 (Slovania)
Runner-up World Championship 6 reds Snooker Nakhon Ratchachima 2023 (Thailand)
Silver Belgian Open snooker Bruges 2024
Winner of the trophy for the best G-athlete of Bruges 2023

In Bruges I already won all the big trophies

I became “Sportman of the year in Bruges” in 1990
In 1999 I won the “Trophy of sports” and I became “Ambassader of sport”.

For the moment there 300 titels on my palmares.

Extra info

In Bruges I already won all the big trophies

I became “Sportman of the year in Bruges” in 1990
In 1999 I won the “Trophy of sports” and I became “Ambassader of sport”.