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Joe O'Connor (born 8 November 1995) is a professional English snooker player from Leicester.

Joe O'Connor
Joe OConnor PHC 2017-4.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 23)
England
Sport country England
Professional2018–
Highest ranking67 (July-August 2019)
Current ranking 67 (as of 12 August 2019)
Career winnings£46,000
Highest break138:
2019 World Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks14
Best ranking finishSemi-final (2019 Welsh Open)

CareerEdit

A pool champion as a junior he has faced Neil Robertson and Mark Selby at the UK Championship and has qualified for the main draw at the Wuxi Classic.[1][2][3]

He won four events on the 2017–18 English amateur tour.[4]

Ahead of the 2018–19 season, he defeated Brandon Sargeant 4–1 and then Oliver Brown 4–0 to secure a two-year professional tour card for the first time at the 2018 EBSA Play-Offs at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.[5]

In June 2018, he beat Andrew Norman 10–3 to become the English Amateur Champion before turning professional.

On 28 November 2018 O'Connor defeated world number 12 Ryan Day 6–2 in the first round at the 2018 UK Championship.[6]

In February 2019 O'Connor defeated top 10 players Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and John Higgins en route to his first ranking event semi-final at the Welsh Open,[7] eventually losing 2–6 to Stuart Bingham.

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[8][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 68
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] NH MR A A 2R WD
International Championship A LQ LQ A A LQ LQ
China Championship Not Held NR A LQ 1R
European Masters Not Held A A LQ
English Open Not Held A LQ 1R
World Open[nb 5] A Not Held A A LQ
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A A 1R
UK Championship A 1R 1R A A 3R
Scottish Open Not Held A A 1R
German Masters A LQ LQ A A LQ
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A 1R 1R A A SF
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A A 1R
Players Championship[nb 6] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 1R 1R 1R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A 1R A A A 2R
World Championship A LQ LQ A A LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A 1R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open A LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ LQ A A NR
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A 3R 3R NR
Indian Open A LQ NH A A 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.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Haikou World Open (2013/2014)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014—2015/2016)

Career finalsEdit

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2018 English Amateur Championship   Andrew Norman 10–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UK Snooker: Joe O'Connor to man up for crack at champion Neil Robertson". York Press.
  2. ^ "Joe O'Connor awaits Mark Selby tie at UK Championship". 12 November 2015 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "UK Championship 2014: Neil Robertson test excites O'Connor". 26 November 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Reports from the English Amateur Tour 2017/18 – EASB". www.easb.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Clarke and O'Connor Win EBSA Play-Offs - WPBSA". www.wpbsa.com.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46372361
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/47259115
  8. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External linksEdit