1346 – World record (New Zealand Open, Hamilton Cosmopolitan Club). 157 unf in 150 up – World record.
Green Baize Maple cue
Green Baize Granite
World Champion – Long Format: 1994, 2001, 2013, 2016 (IBSF), 2019 (timed and IBSF long up).
World Champion – Short Format: 2015 (IBSF).
World Matchplay Champion – 2000.
Multiple times World Number 1.
Peter Gilchrist is one of the greats of the modern game. He learnt the game in the Teesside Boys Billiards League as a youngster and went on to become English Amateur Champion in 1988 before turning professional. Norman Dagley and Mark Wildman were influential in his early career.
He won his first World Billiards Championship in 1994 in India and this would be his first of eight World titles to date. In 2003, Peter moved to Singapore under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme and now represents Singapore in events such as SEA Games, where he won his first Gold medal in the 2009 Billiards singles. He has won the Gold four times since.
He set a new World record break under modern rules of 1346 in New Zealand in 2007. In that match, his average per visit was 426. Peter is the only player in the modern game to make a thousand break more than once, as he achieved this feat again in the Irish Open in 2014, making exactly 1000.
Peter was previously the national Billiards and Snooker coach for Singapore.