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Jamie O'Neill (born 19 August 1986) is an English professional snooker player who lives in Wellingborough.

Jamie O'Neill
Born (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 33)
Sport country England
Professional2007/2008, 2010/2011, 2012–2014, 2019–
Highest ranking80 (June 2011)[1]
Current ranking 102 (as of 12 August 2019)
Career winnings£30,419
Highest break133:
2011 PTC - Event 2
Century breaks30
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2014 China Open)

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CareerEdit

O'Neill began his professional career by playing Challenge Tour in 2003, at the time the second-level professional tour.[2] He qualified for the 2007/2008 Main Tour by finishing 6th in the International Open Series Order of Merit. He won the sixth of eight events, beating Ashley Wright 6–2 in the final at Prestatyn. O'Neill has also won two significant amateur titles, the 2003 European Under-19 Championship and the 2006 English Open Championship. O'Neill reclaimed his place on the professional Main Tour by finishing sixth on the PIOS rankings.[3]

In May 2019, O'Neill came through Q-School - Event 1 by winning five matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.

Playing styleEdit

He practices at Barratts in Northampton where he has his own Riley Aristocrat table.[citation needed] Professionals Kyren Wilson, Harvey Chandler and Peter Ebdon also practice at the club.[citation needed][importance?]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2003/
04
2004/
05
2007/
08
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[4][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] 93 [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3]
Ranking Tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. A A WD
International Championship Not Held LQ LQ A A A A LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held A A LQ
European Masters[nb 5] A A NR Tournament Not Held A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A
World Open[nb 6] A A LQ LQ A LQ LQ Not Held A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A
UK Championship A A LQ LQ A LQ 2R A A A A
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held MR Not Held A A
German Masters Not Held LQ A LQ 1R A A A A
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A LQ LQ A LQ 1R A A A A
Shoot-Out Not Held Minor-Ranking Event A 1R
Players Championship[nb 7] Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 2R 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open NH A LQ LQ A LQ 3R A A A A
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A
Non-Ranking Tournaments
The Masters A A LQ A A A A A A A A
Former Ranking Tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
Wuxi Classic Not Held Non-Ranking LQ LQ LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open Not Held A LQ LQ A A Not Held
Shanghai Masters Not Held LQ LQ A LQ LQ A A A Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 8] NH Pro-Am Minor-Ranking Event WD LQ NR
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ A NH A A 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.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g He was an amateur.
  3. ^ a b c d New players don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the European Open (2003/2004) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005 and 2007/2008)
  6. ^ The event was called the LG Cup (2003/2004) and the Grand Prix (2004/2005-2009/2010)
  7. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Finals (2010/2011–2015/2016)
  8. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005)

Career finalsEdit

Amateur finals: 2 (2 title)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2003 European Under-19 Snooker Championships   Robert Shanks 6–3
Winner 2. 2006 English Open   Jeff Cundy 8–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rankings after PTC1 2011" (PDF). World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Jamie O'Neill – Season 2003/2004". Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "2009–10 PIOS Rankings". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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