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.
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
|Born||7 July 1979|
|Nickname||The Perth Mint|
|Highest ranking||106 (June 2017)|
2018 German Masters (qualifying)
|Best ranking finish||Wildcard 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. In 2011 and 2012 he was runner-up in the respective world championships and world number 1 in the 2012/2013 season.
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.
Performance and rankings timelineEdit
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||[nb 4]|
|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|
|Northern Ireland Open||Not Held||A||1R||A|
|Scottish Open||Not Held||A||1R||A|
|World Grand Prix||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Australian Goldfields Open||WR||A||Not Held|
|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.|
- It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- Since August 2018 he was an amateur.
- The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
- "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
- Past Champions, Billiards & Snooker Association of WA, as of 9 September 2017
- Yellow to Black Q&A with...Matthew Bolton, Michael Day, The Cue View, 19 May 2017
- "Bolton Resigns Tour Place". World Snooker. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
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