Ricky Walden was born in 1982 in Chester and brought up in Wales and has been a professional snooker player since 2000. He won his first ranking title in 2008 winning the Shanghai masters. Since then he has gone on to win 2 more ranking event titles.
He has appeared at the crucible theatre six times now where his best result was semi finalist.
Known for being a quick break builder, Walden is quite off the table keeping to himself.