Billy Joe Castle
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
|Born||14 July 1992|
Marchwood, Hampshire, England
|Highest ranking||88 (June 2018)|
2019 Q School – Event 3
|Best ranking finish||Last 16 (2017 European Masters, 2018 Paul Hunter Classic)|
In May 2017, Castle came through Q-School by winning six matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. Prior to this Castle appeared in the 2015 English Amateur Championship final, losing 6–10 to Michael Rhodes. In 2017 he won the tournament by defeating David Lilley 10–8.
Performance and rankings timelineEdit
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||88||[nb 4]|
|Riga Masters[nb 5]||MR||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Northern Ireland Open||NH||2R||3R||3R|
|World Grand Prix||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Tour Championship||Not Held||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Australian Goldfields Open||LQ||Not Held|
|Paul Hunter Classic||MR||1R||4R||NR|
|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.|
|VF / Variant Format Event||means an event is/was a variant format event.|
- It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||2015||English Amateur Championship||Michael Rhodes||6–10|
|Winner||1.||2017||English Amateur Championship||David Lilley||10–7|
- "Kleckers Books Tour Sport". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Castle is English Amateur Championship runner-up". cuestars.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "Billy Castle crowned English Amateur Champion 2017". mysnookerstats.com.
- @TheEASB (25 June 2017). "#EASBFinals2017 English Amateur..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2 July 2017 – via Twitter.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.