Oliver Brown (snooker player)


Oliver Brown (born 18 August 1994 in Dronfield, Derbyshire)[2] is an English amateur snooker player.

Oliver Brown
Brown in 2018
Born (1994-08-18) 18 August 1994 (age 26)
Dronfield, Derbyshire, England[1]
Sport country England
Career winnings£19,170
Highest break127:
2013 Paul Hunter Classic
Century breaks7
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2019 Gibraltar Open)

Career


2013/2014 season

Brown played in a stage of any ranking event in the first time in the 2013/2014 season. However, he lost in the first qualifying stage of the Australian Open to Joel Walker 5–3. Brown qualified for his first ever ranking tournament's venue stages in October 2013, beating Nigel Bond in the qualifying stage 6–3 in the International Championship. However, he lost in the first round in Chengdu by a 6–4 scoreline to Mark Davis.[3]

2014/2015 season

In the first ranking event of the 2014–15 season, Brown was drawn against Chinese snooker star Ding Junhui in the Wuxi Classic. He beat Ding 5–0 in emphatic fashion, qualifying for a second ranking tournament.[4] Brown continued his good form in China, beating Oliver Lines 5–1 in the last 64 stage, before losing to Martin Gould 5–1.[5] Brown entered in the second ranking event of the season, the Australian Goldfields Open. He had to play four qualifying rounds to get to the venue stage. In the end, he beat Andrew Norman 5–3, Dave Harold 5–1 and Gary Wilson 5–3 before losing in the final qualifying round to Tom Ford 5–1.[6]

Brown qualified for the International Championship by beating Jamie Cope and lost 6–1 to Mark Williams in the first round.[6] Brown was drawn against reigning world champion Mark Selby in the first round of the UK Championship and was whitewashed 6–0.[7] At the Welsh Open he beat Mike Dunn 4–3 and home favourite Ryan Day 4–1 to reach the last 32 of a ranking event for the second time this season.[8] Brown suffered a 4–0 defeat against Luca Brecel and his season would come to an end with a heavy 10–1 loss to Liam Highfield in the first round of World Championship qualifying. He entered Q School, but could only win a total of two matches to fall short of earning a place on the tour.[6]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
2021/
22
Ranking[9][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Tournament Not Held A A A A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A A A A
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A A A A
UK Championship A A A A 1R A A A A A A
Scottish Open Not Held MR Tournament Not Held A A A A A
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A A LQ A A A A A A
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event 1R 1R A A 1R
Welsh Open A A A A 3R A A A A A A
Players Championship[nb 3] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR LQ 2R 4R LQ 1R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A A A A LQ A A A A LQ A
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Non-Ranking A A 2R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open NH A A LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A A A LQ A A A Non-Ranking NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 1R 3R 1R NR NH
Indian Open Tournament Not Held A LQ NH 1R A A Not Held
China Open A A A A LQ LQ A A A Not Held
Riga Masters[nb 4] Tournament Not Held Minor-Ranking LQ A A A NH
International Championship Not Held A 1R 1R A A A A A NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A A NH
World Open[nb 5] A A A A Not Held A A A A 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. The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2015/2016)
  4. The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. The event was called the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)

Career finals


Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2019 Challenge Tour - Event 1 Cheung Ka Wai 1–3
Winner 1. 2019 Challenge Tour - Event 6 Ashley Hugill 3–1

References


  1. , World Snooker, 29 May 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. http://cuetracker.net/Players/Oliver-Brown
  3. Florax, Ron. , Cue Tracker. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. "Brown Grasping Opportunities". World Snooker. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  5. "Selby Suffers Liang Defeat". World Snooker. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  6. "Oliver Brown 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  7. "Mark Selby says his first victory as a dad was "special" after beating Oliver Brown 6–0 in the first round of the Coral UK Championship at the York Barbican". The Press (York). Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  8. "Selby Keeps Hot Streak Going". World Snooker. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 24 August 2018.