Hammad Miah (born 6 July 1993) is an English professional snooker player.
|Born||6 July 1993|
|Professional||2013–2015, 2016–2020, 2021–|
|Highest ranking||71 (June, September 2017)|
2018 Northern Ireland Open
|Best ranking finish||Last 16 (2018 Paul Hunter Classic)|
In May 2013, Miah qualified for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 professional Main Tour as one of four semi-finalists from the first Q School event. Hammad Miah is based at Whetstone Snooker Club in Barnet, England. In June 2021 he regained his card through the Q school order of merit for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.
Miah's first win as a professional was a 5–4 victory over Sydney Wilson in the first qualifying round of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open, before losing 2–5 to Gerard Greene. He made his debut in a ranking event at the Indian Open by beating Jimmy Robertson 4–3 in the qualifying event, then beat Chen Zhe in the first round, again by a single frame. Miah played local favourite Aditya Mehta in the second round and lost 1–4. He lost in the first round of the UK Championship and Welsh Open 2–6 to Andrew Higginson and 3–4 to Xiao Guodong respectively. Miah also met Xiao in the first round of the China Open and was beaten again this time 2–5.
Miah had a poor 2014–15 season as he could only win one match all year and lost his place on the tour as was placed 100th in the world rankings, well outside top 64 who remain. Miah tried to win his place back at Q School and came closest to doing so in the second event when he lost 2–4 to Paul Davison in the penultimate round.
Miah's Q School Order of Merit gave him entry into the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers in which he began with a century break and won his first ranking event match in almost a year by beating Jason Weston 5–2. He lost 1–5 to Anthony Hamilton in the subsequent round. He was eliminated in the third round of three European Tour events during the season, which included scoring 4–3 wins over Mark Davis and Judd Trump. This saw him finish 60th on the Order of Merit to secure a new two-year tour card starting next season.
Miah edged out Martin Gould 5–4 to qualify for the 2016 World Open, but lost in the wildcard round once in China. Wins over Kurt Dunham, Tian Pengfei and Rory McLeod helped him reach the final qualifying round for the Shanghai Masters and he was beaten 0–5 by Matthew Selt. Miah was 0–3 down to Tom Ford in the opening round of the UK Championship, before levelling at 3–3 in a run which included a century break. He was also 3–5 behind, but came back to win 6–5. A second final frame decider came in the next round against Robert Milkins with Miah losing it. Afterwards Milkins said Miah was not a real snooker player after the pair exchanged words at the end of the match. Miah shocked world number 22 Ricky Walden 10–7 in World Championship qualifying and, after beating Martin O'Donnell 10–7, a match up with Rory McLeod awaited with the winner reaching the Crucible. Miah lost the first seven frames, before taking six in a row. He would ultimately be defeated 7–10.
He dropped off the tour at the end of 2017/18 but entered Q School in an attempt to rejoin immediately. He won event 1 of Q School meaning he has a pro tour card for at least 2 years.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Riga Masters||Not Held||MR||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||LQ||1R|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||3R||1R||2R|
|World Open||A||LQ||Not Held||WR||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||1R||3R||2R|
|Scottish Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||2R||1R||1R|
|European Masters||Tournament Not Held||LQ||LQ||LQ||LQ|
|World Grand Prix||Not Held||NR||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Not Held||MR||2R||2R||1R||1R|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Wuxi Classic||NR||LQ||LQ||Tournament Not Held|
|Australian Goldfields Open||A||LQ||LQ||LQ||Not Held|
|Paul Hunter Classic||Minor-Ranking Event||1R||1R||4R||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.|
- 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.
- Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012)
- "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
- "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Indian Open". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- "Hammad Miah 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "Indian Open snooker: Aditya Mehta scalps Miah to make last 16". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "Hammad Miah 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Hammad Miah 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Hammad Miah 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Provisional European Order of Merit 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- "Hammad Miah 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- "Ben Woollaston would have stayed until 3am to complete 6-5 win at UK Championship". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- "He's a banger - Robert Milkins' angry words to opponent after UK Snooker Championship win". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- "Rory McLeod 10–7 Hammad Miah". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.