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.
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
|Born||11 January 1971|
|Professional||1991–1997, 1998–2001, 2002/2003, 2015–2017|
|Highest ranking||90 (June 2016)|
1997 World Snooker Championship (qualifying)
|Best ranking finish||Last 32 (1992 British Open)|
Weston, first turned professional at the start of the 1991/1992 season, 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. Weston managed to qualify for the 1992 British Open in Derby, losing to Eddie Charlton in the last 32. 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.
In May 2015, Weston entered in the two Q School events of which eight two-year professional tour cards were on offer. 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. 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
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||98||118||102||111||123||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||123||131||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||[nb 2]||115|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
- From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- He was an amateur.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- The event was called the Grand Prix (2008/2009–2009/2010) and the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
- The event was called the Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
- The event run under different names as International Open (1992/1993–1996/1997)
- The event run under different name as German Open (1995/1996–1997/1998)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)
- The event run under different name as China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
- The event run under different name as Strachan Challenge (1992/1993–1993/1994)
- The event run under different names as Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
- The event run under different names as Asian Open (1991/1992–1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994–1996/1997)
- The event run under different names as Australian Open (1994/1995) and Australian Masters (1995/1996)
- "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "Jason Weston". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- 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.
- "Q School Event Two Winners". World Snooker. 27 May 2015.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.