Ronnie O Sullivan Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan• Born December 5, 1975, in Chigwell, Essex • Reached his first century at 10 years old • British Under-16 champion • 2001 and 2004 World Championship titles in snooker • Has three UK championships • Has an Open title in almost every country in Europe Currently devotes half of his practice time to 8-ball Naturally ambidextrous Has three children Was quoted as saying, ““I think that the Americans have more experience [in eight-ball]—and the Filipinos—but I think that the Europeans are catching on quick, and I would imagine that, given time, their game will come up to an even higher level. But it’s a process—it doesn’t come overnight. Americans might have the edge, but I wouldn’t count out any of the Europeans from coming in and winning this tournament.”