Elliot Slessor (born 4 August 1994) is an English professional snooker player.
Paul Hunter Classic 2014
|Born||4 August 1994|
|Highest ranking||68 (May 2018)|
|75 (as of 30 September 2019)|
2018 European Masters (qualifying)
|Best ranking finish||Semi-final (2017 Northern Ireland Open)|
Slessor began playing snooker at the age of eight after his grandfather bought him a table for Christmas. He joined the main snooker tour in May 2013 after he won through Qualifying School courtesy of a 4–0 victory over Chris Wakelin.
Slessor's first wins as a professional were at the qualifying rounds of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open 5–4 against Jamie Rhys Clarke and 5–2 against Cao Yupeng, before losing 5–2 to Simon Bedford. His debut at the main stage of a ranking event came at the Indian Open by seeing off Kurt Maflin 4–2. In New Delhi he lost 4–2 to Mark Davis. Slessor also suffered first round exits at the UK Championship and Welsh Open 6–2 to Liang Wenbo and 4–1 to Stephen Maguire respectively. He finished his first season on tour ranked world number 112.
Slessor automatically played in the opening rounds of the UK Championship and Welsh Open, where he was knocked out 6–4 by David Gilbert and 4–3 by Jamie Cope. He qualified for the China Open by coming back from 3–1 down against Xiao Guodong to win 5–4. He then raced into a 3–0 lead over Matthew Selt and held on to beat him 5–3 and play in the last 32 of a ranking event for the first time in his career. Slessor faced reigning world champion Mark Selby and was thrashed 5–0. He played in Q School to try and win his place back on the tour as he finished the season as the world number 91. Slessor was beaten in the third round of the first event 4–1 by Oliver Brown and was docked three frames in the second round of event two after arriving late and went on to lose 4–1 against Alex Taubman.
Slessor played in five of the six European Tour events and reached the main draw in all of them. His only win came against Liang Wenbo 4–0 at the Gdynia Open, before losing 4–1 to Robin Hull in the second round. Slessor gained a two-year tour card starting in the 2016/2017 season after coming through qualifying from the EBSA Play-Offs at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Slessor beat Jamie Rhys Clarke 4–3 in the final round.
Slessor got to the second round of four ranking events in the 2016/2017 season, but lost all of them. This did include a 4–3 victory over home favourite Mark Williams in the opening round of the Welsh Open, where Slessor made a break of 90 in the final frame.
In Indian Open, Slessor got to the quarter-final, by beating Alan McManus 4–3, Joe Perry 4–3, by leading 3–0, Shaun Murphy 4–1, before losing Mark King 2–4. Slessor got his best ranking finish in his career in the North Ireland Open. He beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in the third round by 4–1, before losing 2–6 by Mark Williams.
Performance and rankings timelineEdit
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||112||[nb 3]||85||[nb 4]||76|
|Riga Masters[nb 5]||Not Held||MR||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||1R||LQ||LQ|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||2R||1R||2R|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||SF||1R|
|Scottish Open||NH||MR||Not Held||1R||4R||2R|
|European Masters||Tournament Not Held||LQ||LQ||2R|
|World Grand Prix||Not Held||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Shoot-Out||Variant Format Event||1R||3R||2R|
|Players Championship[nb 6]||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||2R||1R||3R|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Wuxi Classic||NR||A||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Australian Goldfields Open||A||A||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Paul Hunter Classic||Minor-Ranking Event||2R||1R||1R||NR|
|Indian Open||Not Held||1R||LQ||1R||QF||2R||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.|
- 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 One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013)
- "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". World Snooker. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Elliot Slessor 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Money List Updated after the 2014 World Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Elliot Slessor 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Xiao Guodong 4–5 Elliot Slessor". Love Snooker. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Selt suffers blip in fine season". Nuneaton News. Retrieved 10 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Mark Selby sweeps away Elliot Slessor as competition at China Open heats up". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Elliot Slessor 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Slessor and Craigie Win EBSA Play-Offs". World Snooker. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Elliot Slessor 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- "Mark Williams slams 'rubbish' performance after Coral Welsh Open exit". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 11 April 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.