Joe O'Connor (snooker player)


Joe O'Connor (born 8 November 1995) is an English professional snooker player from Leicester.

Joe O'Connor
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 25)
England
Sport country England
Professional2018–
Highest ranking42 (February 2021)
Current ranking 62 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£46,000
Highest break143:
2020 Championship League
Century breaks24
Best ranking finishSemi-finals (2019 Welsh Open)

Career


A pool champion as a junior, O'Connor has faced Neil Robertson and Mark Selby at the UK Championship and has qualified for the main draw at the Wuxi Classic.[1][2][3]

He won four events on the 2017–18 English amateur tour.[4]

Ahead of the 2018–19 season, O'Connor defeated Brandon Sargeant 4–1 and then Oliver Brown 4–0 to secure a two-year professional tour card for the first time at the 2018 EBSA Play-Offs at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.[5]

In June 2018, he beat Andrew Norman 10–3 to become the English Amateur Champion before turning professional.

On 28 November 2018 O'Connor defeated world number 12 Ryan Day 6–2 in the first round at the 2018 UK Championship.[6]

In February 2019 O'Connor defeated top 10 players Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and John Higgins en route to his first ranking event semi-final at the Welsh Open,[7] eventually losing 2–6 to Stuart Bingham.

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
Ranking[8][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 68 62
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Not Held A A LQ LQ 3R
English Open Not Held A LQ 1R 2R 3R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A A 1R 2R 1R
UK Championship A 1R 1R A A 3R 1R 3R
Scottish Open Not Held A A 1R 3R 2R
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A LQ LQ A A LQ LQ QF
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A A 1R 1R 1R
Welsh Open A 1R 1R A A SF 1R 3R
Players Championship[nb 4] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A LQ LQ A A LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A 1R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open A LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ LQ A A Non-Rank. NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A 3R 3R NR NH
Indian Open A LQ NH A A LQ Not Held
China Open A 1R A A A 2R Not Held
Riga Masters[nb 5] NH MR A A 2R WD NH
International Championship A LQ LQ A A LQ LQ NH
China Championship Not Held NR A LQ 1R NH
World Open[nb 6] A Not Held A A LQ 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. It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. He was an amateur.
  3. New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014—2015/2016)
  5. The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. The event was called the Haikou World Open (2013/2014)

Career finals


Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2018 English Amateur Championship Andrew Norman 10–3

References