Gavin Buggy – Pro Bio

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 3:09am by DV

gavin-buggyAge: 1/12/1974

Height: 6’5″

Hometown: Wexford, Ireland

Strong hand: Right

Home court: St. Josephs Wexford

Favorite athlete: Austin Gleeson (hurling)

Favorite pre-match music: none

Best/favorite shot: Deep court Irish whip kill

Current Senior Race 4 Eight Ranking: #2

Highest Senior Race 4 Eight Ranking: #2 (current)

Best Senior Race 4 Eight Finish: Champion (Player’s Championship 2016)

Strengths: Fist to the ceiling, back wall kill, Irish whip kill, court coverage, return of serve

Summary: Gavin Buggy is the only player to have ever started a SR48 match and never lost and is also the only player to have started a match on ESPN and never lost (through September of 2016). Unknown to most American fans and aided by a super fan, Buggy stormed into the 2016 SR48 Player’s Championship and dominated the best SR48 field of the season, including squashing Marcos Chavez’s perfect SR48 season and bid for his third straight SR48 title. Buggy’s unorthodox style and his nearly 6’5 frame make him one of the most interesting players to watch in the sport