Jamie Cope

Jamie Cope (born 12 September 1985) is an English former professional snooker player.

Jamie Cope
Born (1985-09-12) 12 September 1985 (age 36)
Longton, Staffordshire, England
Sport country England
NicknameThe Shotgun
Professional2002–2004, 2005–2017
Highest ranking13 (September 2010 and December 2010 – February 2011)[1][2]
Career winnings£616,146
Highest break147 (3 times)
Century breaks164
Best ranking finishRunner-up (2006 Grand Prix, 2007 China Open)
Tournament wins
Non-ranking3

A finalist in two ranking tournaments, the 2006 Grand Prix and the 2007 China Open, Cope also reached the semi-finals of the 2011 Masters. He reached his highest ranking, 13th, in September 2010, but thereafter developed a tremor which has been attributed to being either an essential tremor or the yips, which makes his cue arm shake. This condition caused Cope to slip markedly down the rankings in the 2010s, culminating in his relegation from the main tour at the end of the 2016–17 season. He was known for his fast, entertaining style, being nicknamed "Shotgun" due to his speed around the table and aggressive playing style.