Jamie O'Neill (snooker player)


Jamie O'Neill (born 19 August 1986) is an English professional snooker player who lives in Wellingborough.

Jamie O'Neill
Born (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 34)
Sport country England
Professional2007/2008, 2010/2011, 2012–2014, 2019–
Highest ranking79 (March 2021)
Current ranking 84 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£42,669
Highest break133:
2011 PTC - Event 2
Century breaks34
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2014 China Open, 2020 Scottish Open, 2021 German Masters)

Career


O'Neill began his professional career by playing Challenge Tour in 2003, at the time the second-level professional tour.[1] He qualified for the 2007/2008 Main Tour by finishing 6th in the International Open Series Order of Merit. He won the sixth of eight events, beating Ashley Wright 6–2 in the final at Prestatyn. O'Neill has also won two significant amateur titles, the 2003 European Under-19 Championship and the 2006 English Open Championship. O'Neill reclaimed his place on the professional Main Tour by finishing sixth on the PIOS rankings.[2]

In May 2019, O'Neill came through Q-School - Event 1 by winning five matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019/2020 and 2020–21 seasons.

Playing style


He practices at Barratts in Northampton where he has his own Riley Aristocrat table.[citation needed] Professionals Kyren Wilson, Harvey Chandler and Peter Ebdon also practice at the club.[citation needed][importance?]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2003/
04
2004/
05
2007/
08
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
2021/
22
Ranking[3][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] [nb 3] [nb 2] [nb 3] 93 [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 86 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters[nb 5] A A NR Tournament Not Held A A LQ 1R
English Open Tournament Not Held A A 1R 1R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event 2R
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A 2R 1R
UK Championship A A LQ LQ A LQ 2R A A A A 1R 1R
Scottish Open[nb 6] A Tournament Not Held MR Tournament Not Held A A 1R 4R
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters Tournament Not Held LQ A LQ 1R A A A A LQ 2R
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held Minor-Ranking Event A 1R 1R 1R
Welsh Open A A LQ LQ A LQ 1R A A A A 1R 2R
Players Championship[nb 7] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 2R 2R 2R 2R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A LQ A A A A A A A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ A A Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters Not Held LQ LQ A LQ LQ A A A Non-Rank. NH
Indian Open Tournament Not Held LQ A NH A A Not Held
China Open NH A LQ LQ A LQ 3R A A A A Not Held
Wuxi Classic Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Paul Hunter Classic[nb 8] NH Pro-Am Minor-Ranking Event WD LQ NR NH
International Championship Tournament Not Held LQ LQ A A A A LQ NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held A A LQ NH
World Open[nb 9] A A LQ LQ A LQ LQ Not Held A A LQ NH
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.
  1. From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. He was an amateur.
  3. New players don't have a ranking.
  4. Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
  5. The event was called the European Open (2003/2004) and the Malta Cup (2004/2005 and 2007/2008)
  6. The event was called the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  7. The event was called the Players Tour Championship Finals (2010/2011–2015/2016)
  8. The event was called the Grand Prix Fürth (2004/2005)
  9. The event was called the LG Cup (2003/2004) and the Grand Prix (2004/2005-2009/2010)

Career finals


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

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2003 European Under-19 Snooker Championships Robert Shanks 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2006 PIOS – Event 8 Andrew Higginson 3–6
Winner 2. 2006 English Open Jeff Cundy 8–3
Winner 3. 2007 PIOS – Event 6 Ashley Wright 6–2
Runner-up 2. 2019 English Amateur Championship Brandon Sargeant 7–10

References


  1. "Jamie O'Neill – Season 2003/2004". Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. "2009–10 PIOS Rankings". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  3. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.