Age – 31
Based – The Hague, Holland
Nickname – The Plague from the Hague
Hobbies – Rugby, Running, Cooking
Years Playing – 5 years a pro
Cue Used – Predator Z
Achievements – 1999 World Masters Champion. 1999 German Open Champion. 1999 Mosconi Cup representative. Silver Medal Straight Pool 2000 European Championships. 9th place 2002 World Pool Championship. 2003 Fujeirah 8-Ball Champion. Currently ranked No.10 in Europe.
A consistent performer on the European stage over the past seven years, Lely’s pinnacle came in 1999 when he cut a swathe through the finest players in the game to lift this Masters title at his first attempt. Reyes, Takahashi and Bustamante were three of his victims that week.
The following year, to prove it wasn’t a fluke, he once again made it to the final where Ralf Souquet got the better of him. At this summer’s World Championship, Lely made it out of the group stages before going down narrowly to Visit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool and Alex Lely.