Hammad Miah

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Hammad Miah
Hammad Miah PHC 2016.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2016
Born (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)
Hertford
Sport country  England
Professional 2013–2015, 2016–
Highest ranking 71 (June, September 2017)[1][2]
Current ranking 111 (as of 27 August 2018)
Career winnings £69,022[3]
Highest break 126:
2016 World Open (qualifying)
Century breaks 9[3]
Best ranking finish Last 16 (2018 Paul Hunter Classic)

Hammad Miah (born 6 July 1993) is an English professional snooker player.

In May 2013, Miah qualified for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 professional Main Tour as one of four semi-finalists from the first Q School event.[4] Hammad Miah is based at the Legends Snooker Academy in Leytonstone, England, United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Debut season[edit]

Miah's first win as a professional was a 5–4 victory over Sydney Wilson in the first qualifying round of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open, before losing 5–2 to Gerard Greene. He made his debut in a ranking event at the Indian Open courtesy of beating Jimmy Robertson 4–3 and beat Chen Zhe in another deciding frame in the first round.[5] Miah played local favourite Aditya Mehta in the second round and lost 4–1.[6] He lost in the first round of the UK Championship and Welsh Open 6–2 to Andrew Higginson and 4–3 to Xiao Guodong respectively. Miah also met Xiao in the first round of the China Open and was beaten again this time 5–2.[5]

2014/2015 season[edit]

Miah had a poor 2014/2015 season as he could only win one match all year and lost his place on the tour as was placed 100th in the world rankings, well outside top 64 who remain.[7][8] Miah tried to win his place back at Q School and came closest to doing so in the second event when he lost 4–2 to Paul Davison in the penultimate round.[7]

2015/2016 season[edit]

Miah's Q School Order of Merit gave him entry into the 2015 Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers in which he began with a century break and won his first ranking event match in almost a year by beating Jason Weston 5–2. He lost 5–1 to Anthony Hamilton in the subsequent round.[9] He was eliminated in the third round of three European Tour events during the season, which included scoring 4–3 wins over Mark Davis and Judd Trump.[10] This saw him finish 60th on the Order of Merit to secure a new two-year tour card starting next season.[11]

2016/2017 season[edit]

Miah edged out Martin Gould 5–4 to qualify for the 2016 World Open, but lost in the wildcard round once in China. Wins over Kurt Dunham, Tian Pengfei and Rory McLeod helped him reach the final qualifying round for the Shanghai Masters and he was beaten 5–0 by Matthew Selt.[12] Miah was 3–0 down to Tom Ford in the opening round of the UK Championship, before levelling at 3–3 in a run which included a century break. He was also 5–3 behind, but came back to win 6–5.[13] A second final frame decider came in the next round against Robert Milkins with Miah losing it. Afterwards Milkins said Miah was not a real snooker player after the pair exchanged words at the end of the match.[14] Miah shocked world number 22 Ricky Walden 10–7 in World Championship qualifying and, after beating Martin O'Donnell 10–7, a match up with Rory McLeod awaited with the winner reaching the Crucible.[12] Miah lost the first seven frames, before taking six in a row. He would ultimately be defeated 10–7.[15]

2017/2018 season[edit]

He dropped off the tour at the end of 2017/18 but entered Q School in an attempt to rejoin immediately. He won event 1 of Q School meaning he has a pro tour card for at least 2 years. [16][17]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011/
12
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[18][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] 104 [nb 2] [nb 3] 71 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters Not Held MR LQ 2R LQ
World Open A LQ Not Held WR LQ LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 1R 1R 4R
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ LQ
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 1R 3R
International Championship NH LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R 1R
UK Championship A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held 1R 2R
German Masters A LQ LQ LQ LQ 1R
World Grand Prix[nb 5] Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event 1R 1R
Indian Open NH 2R LQ NH LQ 1R LQ
Players Championship[nb 6] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 2R 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held
China Open A 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Championship A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NR LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open A LQ LQ LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NR
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 Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b He was an amateur.
  3. ^ a b New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Indian Open". World Snooker. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Hammad Miah – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Hammad Miah 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Indian Open snooker: Aditya Mehta scalps Miah to make last 16". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Hammad Miah 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hammad Miah 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hammad Miah 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Provisional European Order of Merit 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Hammad Miah 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Ben Woollaston would have stayed until 3am to complete 6-5 win at UK Championship". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "He's a banger - Robert Milkins' angry words to opponent after UK Snooker Championship win". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rory McLeod 10–7 Hammad Miah". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  16. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/cope-progresses-in-burton/
  17. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/craigie-clinches-tour-card-as-pros-bounce-back/
  18. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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