Josh Boileau

Josh Boileau (born 2 July 1995 in Newbridge, Kildare) is a former Irish professional snooker player. He is the 2016 Under-21 European Snooker Champion.

Josh Boileau
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1995-07-02) 2 July 1995 (age 26)
Newbridge, Kildare
Sport country Ireland
Highest ranking88 (June 2017)[1]
Career winnings£12,812
Highest break126:
2015 Paul Hunter Classic
Century breaks6
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2016 Northern Ireland Open, 2017 Welsh Open)


In 2014 Boileau entered the EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championships in Bucharest where he reached the final, before he lost 6–1 Oliver Lines. Two years following his disappointment in Bucharest, Boileau once again made it to the final where he defeated Brandon Sargeant 6–1 to win the 2016 EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championship, as a result he was given a two-year card on the professional World Snooker Tour for the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons.[2][3] His first win at the venue stage of a ranking event was at the Northern Ireland Open when he edged past Mike Dunn 4–3. Boileau then saw off Hamza Akbar 4–2, before losing 4–1 to Kurt Maflin. He overcame Hammad Miah 4–1 at the Welsh Open to set up a second round meeting with Shaun Murphy, who Boileau said inspired him to start playing snooker after he watched him win the World Championship in 2005. Boileau beat the world number six 4–2, but then lost 4–0 to Robert Milkins.[4][5]

Performance and rankings timeline

Tournament 2013/
Ranking[6][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 87
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] NH Minor-Rank. LQ LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 1R 1R
Indian Open A A NH A 1R
World Open LQ Not Held LQ LQ
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 1R 1R
International Championship A A A A LQ
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 3R 1R
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R
Scottish Open NH Not Held 1R 1R
German Masters A A A LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Variant Format Event 1R 2R
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A 3R 1R
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 1R WD
Players Championship[nb 5] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open A A A LQ LQ
World Championship A A LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open LQ A A Not Held
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 not on Main Tour.
  3. New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015−2015/2016)
  5. The event was called the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014−2015/2016)

Career finals

Amateur finals: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2014 European Under-21 Snooker Championship Oliver Lines 1–6
Runner-up 2. 2014 World Under-21 Snooker Championship Hossein Vafaei 3–8
Winner 1. 2016 European Under-21 Snooker Championship Brandon Sargeant 6–1
Runner-up 3. 2019 Irish Amateur Championship David Morris 3–7


  1. "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2017-07-03. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "IMPERIAL BOILEAU GETS U21 CROWN FOR IRELAND". 13 February 2016. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  3. "Ireland's Josh Boileau takes European Under-21 title and turns professional". RTÉ Sport. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. "Boileau delighted with 'special' win over Shaun Murphy at Welsh Open". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. "Josh Boileau 2016/2017". Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.