Patrick Einsle (born 22 April 1987 in Füssen, Bavaria) is a former German professional snooker player.
In 1998, at the age of 11, Einsle began to play snooker. He made his first century break at the age of 14.
He participated at the 2005 World Games in snooker, but failed in the first round 1–3 to the eventual gold medallist Gerard Greene. At the 2006 Fürth German Open Einsle won against Fergal O'Brien and Stephen Lee and lost only 2–3 in the quarter-finals to the eventual finalist Barry Hawkins.
Einsle turned professional in 2006/2007, after receiving a Main Tour wildcard from the WPBSA following the withdrawal of Paul Hunter. He dropped off the tour after the same season.
Einsle had his first qualification match on the Main Tour only three days after his appeal, he lost in the qualifying round of the Northern Ireland Trophy clearly with 0–5 against Lee Page. At the Grand Prix he survived the first two qualification rounds and was able to collect some points for the snooker world rankings. His third qualification match for the Malta, he lost with 4:5 against Mark Joyce.
In the qualifying for the Masters he lost in the first round 1–4 against Chris Norbury. He also lost in the first qualifying rounds of the UK Championship, the Welsh Open, the China Open and the World Championship, as he was defeated by 9–0 Judd Trump, 5–1 by Lee Spick, 2–5 by Andrew Higginson and 4–10 by Passakorn Suwannawat respectively. At the end he was ranked 94 of the snooker world ranking and thus lost his place on the Main Tour.
On 1 November 2009 Einsle defeated Itaro Santos, his friend and training partner, 4–2 in the final of the German Championship, held in Bad Wildungen, to win the title for the first time. During the tournament he lost only two frames.
He was awarded another wildcard from the WPBSA for the 2010/2011 Main Tour.
He achieved first success in the third event of the Players Tour Championship, when he defeated Jimmy Robertson and former world champion Peter Ebdon, before losing in round 3. In the qualifying for the Shanghai Masters he won his first qualifying match, but he lost in the second round to Irishman Joe Delaney. After the first cut-off point of the world rankings (after EPTC event 2) he was ranked 87 in the world. In the sixth event of the tour he beat Nigel Bond in the first round and was defeated by Ali Carter, at this time No. 2 in the world ranking, with just 3–4.
In December, he withdrew from the Tour for the remainder of the season.
In April 2013 Einsle won one of the three final matches of the EBSA Qualifying Tour and thus received a two-year tour ticket for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons. However, he only won two matches of his fourteen in the season at the last 128 stage of PTC events, which left him ranked 118th at the end of the season. Einsle didn't enter a single event after the Gdynia Open in February 2014 and eventually resigned from the main tour once again.
Return to amateur status
Since dropping off the tour Einsle plays in the Paul Hunter Classic which is held in Fürth every year. In 2014 he lost 4–3 to Marc Davis in the second qualifying round.
In 2015 he won three matches to reach the main draw, but lost 4–1 to Matthew Stevens in the first round and he was knocked out by the same opponent 4–2 in the opening round a year later.
His highest break of 146 points he scored in an U21-tournament. His highest professional break is exactly 112.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Riga Masters||Tournament Not Held||Minor-Rank.||A||A||A|
|World Open||LQ||LQ||A||A||A||Not Held||A||A||A|
|Paul Hunter Classic||PA||Minor-Ranking Event||1R||LQ||1R|
|Indian Open||Not Held||LQ||A||NH||A||A||A|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||A||A|
|European Masters||LQ||Tournament Not Held||A||A||A|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||A||A|
|International Championship||Not Held||A||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||A||A|
|Scottish Open||Not Held||MR||Not Held||A||A|
|World Grand Prix||Not Held||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||MR||A||A|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held|
|Variant format tournaments|
|Six-red World Championship||NH||RR||NH||A||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Northern Ireland Trophy||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Wuxi Classic||NH||Non-Ranking||A||LQ||A||Not Held|
|Australian Goldfields Open||Not Held||A||A||LQ||A||A||Not Held|
|Performance Table Legend|
|LQ||lost in the qualifying draw||#R||lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
|QF||lost in the quarter-finals|
|SF||lost in the semi-finals||F||lost in the final||W||won the tournament|
|DNQ||did not qualify for the tournament||A||did not participate in the tournament||WD||withdrew from the tournament|
|NH / Not Held||means an event was not held.|
|NR / Non-Ranking Event||means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking Event||means an event is/was a ranking event.|
|MR / Minor-Ranking Event||means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.|
Amateur finals: 4 (3 title, 1 runner-up)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||2009||German Amateur Championship||Itaro Santos||4–2|
|Winner||2.||2011||German Amateur Championship||Stefan Kasper||4–3|
|Winner||3.||2012||German Amateur Championship||Roman Dietzel||4–2|
|Runner-up||1.||2015||German Amateur Championship||Sascha Lippe||3–4|