Kevin Christie at the 2019 World Championship(Kevin pictured with the 2019 World Championship Officials in Melbourne)


  • Location:
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession:
  • USCBP Dublin Airport
  • Referee Grade:
  • Class 2
  • Highest Break Refereed:
  • 606 by David Causier
  • Biggest Honour:
  • Refereeing the Irish Open Final


  • Kevin has officiated in 6 World Championships (3 short format & 3 long format).
  • He has also refereed in 4 Irish Open and 3 European Open events.
  • In January 2020, Kevin travelled across from Dublin to officate at the Scottish Open. He was selected to referee the Final.
  • One of Kevin’s biggest honours was officiating in the World Open and World Championship in Melbourne, Australia in October 2019. A particular highlight being the match between David Causier and Pankaj Advani.


  • Kevin was born in Sligo on the West coast of Ireland in April 1973. He moved to Dublin in 1978.
  • He developed an interest in cue sports in the mid 80’s, at this time he developed a friendship with Aonghus McAnally. Kevin classes Aonghus as his mentor.
  • Initially starting out at Snooker, Kevin’s highest break was 76. Having spent time with Aonghus, he now prefers Billiards.
  • Kevin won the first Billiards event that he played in, which he believes could be an Irish record.
  • He has a highest match break of 57, which he made the day after his 40th birthday against Joe Doheny.
  • He represented Ireland when playing in the North v South event in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
  • Kevin achieved his Class 3 Certificate in Billiards when he officiated at an event in Carlow. It was at this event where Kevin refereed his highest ever break by David Causier in the Semi Final.
  • He plans to take his Class 1 examination soon.
  • Away from work he enjoys playing Golf at a high standard (handicap of 8).
  • He has caddied at 3 Irish Opens where he was lucky to meet the famous Seve Ballesteros.
  • Kevin enjoys playing Pool and Darts and has won many league and cup titles.