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Jason Weston (born 11 January 1971 in Portsmouth) is an English former professional snooker player. He competed on the main tour between 1991 and 1997 and intermittently until 2003, at one point being ranked the world number 90.

Jason Weston
Jason Weston PHC 2016-2.JPG
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1971-01-11) 11 January 1971 (age 48)
Portsmouth, England
Sport country England
Professional1991–1997, 1998–2001, 2002/2003, 2015–2017
Highest ranking90 (June 2016)[1]
Career winnings£58,320
Highest break142:
1997 World Snooker Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks16
Best ranking finishLast 32 (1992 British Open)

After successfully entering Q School in 2015, Weston regained his professional status for the 2015/2016 season after a twelve-year absence.

CareerEdit

Weston, first turned professional at the start of the 1991/1992 season,[2] in a season which he reached the semi-final of the Benson & Hedges Satellite Championship, losing to future World Champion Ken Doherty, an event which the winner gain entry as a wildcard to the Masters.[3] Weston managed to qualify for the 1992 British Open in Derby, losing to Eddie Charlton in the last 32.[2] However he then struggled to match these season and had an on-off career on the main tour, before ending to his career in 2003 after suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]

During the 2014/2015 season Weston returned to competition snooker at the pro-am 2015 Gdynia Open.[2]

 
2016 Paul Hunter Classic

In May 2015, Weston entered in the two Q School events of which eight two-year professional tour cards were on offer.[2] Weston was successful in the second event with wins over Corey Deuel, Owais Ali, Simon Dent, Matthew Day, Joe Roberts and Kuldesh Johal 4–2 in the quarter final ensured his place of the World Snooker Tour for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons.[2][4] Weston only won 4 matches (including one walkover) during the 2015/16 season, all at the minor-ranking European Tour events. The following season was even worse, as his only win came at the single-frame Shoot-Out event. As a result, Weston was relegated from the tour.

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2002/
03
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
Ranking[5][nb 1] [nb 2] 98 118 102 111 123 [nb 3] [nb 2] 123 131 [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 2] 115
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. LQ
Indian Open Tournament Not Held A NH LQ
World Open[nb 5] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ NR DNQ LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. 1R
Shanghai Masters Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ
European Masters[nb 6] LQ 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ NH LQ Not Held A LQ Not Held LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 1R
International Championship Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R
UK Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ A LQ A LQ A 1R 1R
Scottish Open[nb 7] NH LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R A LQ A LQ A LQ Not Held 1R
German Masters[nb 8] Not Held LQ LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR A DNQ
Welsh Open LQ 1R LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ A 1R 1R
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Non-ranking Event 2R
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 1R
Players Championship[nb 9] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 10] Tournament Not Held NR LQ A LQ A NH A LQ LQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters LQ LQ A WD A LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Classic LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open[nb 11] LQ MR NR Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 12] LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 13] WD LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A A A NR Not Held
British Open 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ A LQ Tournament Not Held
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open[nb 14] Tournament Not Held NR Not Held A LQ NH
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held A A RV
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
DQ disqualified from the tournament
NH / Not Held event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event event is/was a minor-ranking event.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event event is/was a ranking & variant event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b c He was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Grand Prix (2008/2009–2009/2010) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  6. ^ The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  7. ^ The event run under different names as International Open (1992/1993–1996/1997)
  8. ^ The event run under different name as German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
  9. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
  10. ^ The event run under different name as China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  11. ^ The event run under different name as Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
  12. ^ The event run under different names as Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  13. ^ The event run under different names as Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
  14. ^ The event run under different names as Australian Open (1994/1995) and Australian Masters (1995/1996)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jason Weston". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ Turner, Chris. "Benson & Hedges Championship, Masters Qualifying Tournament". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Q School Event Two Winners". World Snooker. 27 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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