Aaron Hill (snooker player)


Aaron Hill (born 28 February 2002) is an Irish professional snooker player.[2]

Aaron Hill
Born (2002-02-28) 28 February 2002 (age 19)
Cork City, County Cork
Sport country Ireland
NicknameDe Breeze[1]
Professional2020–
Highest ranking103 (February 2021)
Current ranking 112 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£13,000
Highest break101:
2020 World Championship (qualifying)
2020 UK Championship
Century breaks3
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2020 European Masters (2))

Career


In March 2020, Hill won the EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships, as a result, he was awarded a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2020–21 and 2021–22.[3]

On 24 September 2020, Hill defeated current World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-4 in the last 64 of the European Masters.[4][5]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
Ranking[6][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters A A 4R
English Open A A 1R
Championship League Non-Rank. RR
Northern Ireland Open A A 1R
UK Championship A A 1R
Scottish Open A A 1R
World Grand Prix DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A LQ
Shoot-Out A 3R 1R
Welsh Open A A 2R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open A A 2R
WST Pro Series Not Held WD
Tour Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ
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 Heldmeans an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
VF / Variant Format Eventmeans an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. He was an amateur.
  3. New players don't have a ranking.

Career finals


Amateur finals: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2018 World Open Under-16 Snooker Championships Ben Mertens 3–4
Winner 1. 2019 EBSA European Under-18 Snooker Championships Dylan Emery 4–3
Runner-up 2. 2019 Challenge Tour - Event 4 Ashley Hugill 1–3
Winner 2. 2020 EBSA European Under-18 Snooker Championships Sean Maddocks 4–1
Winner 3. 2020 EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships Hayden Staniland 5–2

References


  1. "Aaron Hill: 'It wasn't a once-off to beat Ronnie'". Retrieved 27 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Aaron Hill". snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "SNOOKER CONTINUES TO LEAD SPORT'S RETURN WITH TOUR STRUCTURE PLANS". World Snooker Tour. 2020-06-08. Retrieved 14 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "'Speechless' - Ronnie O'Sullivan shocked by Cork teenager Aaron Hill at European Masters". RTE Sport. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Cork teen stuns six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at European Masters". The 42. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)