Matthew Bolton

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Matthew Bolton (born 7 July 1979 in Perth, WA) is an Australian billiards player. He is one of the most successful English billiards players of his country. Internationally, he is also successful as snooker player where he became professional in 2017.

Matthew Bolton
Matthew Bolton PHC 2017-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1979-07-07) 7 July 1979 (age 40)
Perth, WA
Sport country Australia
NicknameThe Perth Mint
Highest ranking106 (June 2017)[1]
Highest break66:
2018 German Masters (qualifying)
Best ranking finishWildcard round (2014 Australian Goldfields Open)


Between 2000 and 2017 Matthew Bolton was the 15-time winner of the Australian National Billiards Championship and unbeaten from 2004 on (in 2012 he could not participate). He is the most successful billiards player in his country since Bob Marshall who won 21 titles.[2] In 2011 and 2012 he was runner-up in the respective world championships and world number 1 in the 2012/2013 season.[3]

Bolton also became the national snooker champion in 2014. He qualified for the World Snooker Tour by winning the 2017 OBSF Oceanian Snooker Championship. He defeated Ben Judge 6-3 in the final. He did not win a match on the main tour and resigned his tour place in August 2018.[4]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2014/
Ranking[5][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] MR A A A
World Open Not Held A LQ A
Paul Hunter Classic MR A 1R A
China Championship Not Held NR A A
European Masters Not Held A LQ A
English Open Not Held A 1R A
International Championship A A A LQ A
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A 1R A
UK Championship A A A 1R A
Scottish Open Not Held A 1R A
German Masters A A A LQ A
World Grand Prix NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A A
Shoot-Out NR A A A
Indian Open A NH A LQ A
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open NH MR A A A
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A A A A
World Championship A A A LQ A
Former ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open WR A Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ NR
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 He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Since August 2018 he was an amateur.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)


  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ Past Champions, Billiards & Snooker Association of WA, as of 9 September 2017
  3. ^ Yellow to Black Q&A with...Matthew Bolton, Michael Day, The Cue View, 19 May 2017
  4. ^ "Bolton Resigns Tour Place". World Snooker. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External linksEdit