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Billy Joe Castle (born 14 July 1992 in Marchwood, Hampshire) is an English professional snooker player.

Billy Joe Castle
Billy Castle PHC 2017-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 27)
Marchwood, Hampshire, England
Sport country England
Professional2017–
Highest ranking88 (June 2018)
Career winnings£18,225
Highest break123:
2019 Q School – Event 3
Century breaks5
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2017 European Masters, 2018 Paul Hunter Classic)

CareerEdit

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.[1] Prior to this Castle appeared in the 2015 English Amateur Championship final, losing 6–10 to Michael Rhodes.[2] In 2017 he won the tournament by defeating David Lilley 10–8.[3][4]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2015/
16
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[5][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] 88 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] MR LQ LQ LQ
International Championship A LQ LQ LQ
China Championship NH LQ LQ LQ
English Open NH 1R 1R 1R
World Open NH LQ LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open NH 2R 3R 3R
UK Championship A 1R 1R
Scottish Open NH 1R 3R
European Masters NH 3R LQ
German Masters A LQ LQ
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A 1R 2R
Shoot-Out NR 3R 2R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open MR 1R 2R
Tour Championship Not Held DNQ
China Open A LQ LQ
World Championship A LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open MR A A 2R
Former ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic MR 1R 4R NR
Indian Open NH LQ LQ NH
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.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)

Career finalsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kleckers Books Tour Sport". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Castle is English Amateur Championship runner-up". cuestars.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Billy Castle crowned English Amateur Champion 2017". mysnookerstats.com.
  4. ^ @TheEASB (25 June 2017). "#EASBFinals2017 English Amateur..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2 July 2017 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External linksEdit