Jak Jones

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Jak Jones
Jak Jones PHC 2012-2.jpg
Jak Jones at the 2012 Paul Hunter Classic
Born (1993-07-29) 29 July 1993 (age 22)
Cwmbran, Wales
Sport country  Wales
Professional 2010/11, 2013–2015
Highest ranking 81 (June 2011)[1]
Career winnings £18,280[2]
Highest break 139 (2014 Shanghai Masters Qualifying)
Century breaks 5[2]
Best ranking finish Last 48 (2015 World Championship)

Jak Jones (born 29 July 1993) is a Welsh former professional snooker player.

Jones was born in Cwmbran, Wales. He became a professional in 2010 at the age of 16, by winning the 2010 European Under 19 Snooker Championship in Malta.[3]


Professional debut[edit]

In his first year on the tour Jones could only win one match in his attempts to qualify for the seven ranking events.[4] He played in all 12 of the minor-ranking Players Tour Championship events throughout the year, with his best results being two last 32 defeats to be placed 85th on the Order of Merit.[5] He ended his debut season ranked world number 94 meaning he was relegated from the tour as he did not finish inside the top 64.[6][4]

2011/2012 season[edit]

Jones could only enter PTC events since dropping of the tour and he played in 10 of the 12. At the second event he beat Anthony Hamilton 4–3, James Wattana 4–2 and Sam Craigie 4–1 to reach the last 16, where he was edged out 3–4 by Rory McLeod.[7] Two other last 32 defeats saw Jones finish 75th on the PTC Order of Merit.[8]

2012/2013 season[edit]

Jones played in seven out of twelve PTC events during the 2012/2013 season and could only win a total of three matches to be ranked 106th on the Order of Merit.[9][10] He earned a place in the EBSA Qualifying Tour Play-offs by finishing number 2 in the rankings and winning the Scottish Amateur Open and beat Elliot Slessor 4–2 and John Parkin 4–0 to claim a place back on the snooker tour for the 2013/2014 season.[9][11]

2013/2014 season[edit]

Jones had a miserable 2013/2014 season as he lost all 16 matches he played, to finish ranked world number 128.[12][13]

2014/2015 season[edit]

Jones won his first match at a main tour event in 18 months in qualifying for the Australian Goldfields Open by edging past Joe O'Connor 5–4, but was beaten 5–1 by Nigel Bond in the subsequent round.[14] In the second round of the Riga Open he recorded the biggest win of his career by knocking out world number one Neil Robertson 4–3, before losing by a reverse of this scoreline to Sean O'Sullivan.[15] He would later finish 67th on the Order of Merit.[16] He couldn't win more than one match at any other event during the rest of the season until World Championship when he defeated Aditya Mehta 10–7 and Jack Lisowski 10–5.[14] This meant that Jones was just one victory away from qualifying for the biggest event on the snooker calendar and he recovered from 4–0 down against Ryan Day to level at 6–6. However, Jones would lose four frames on the trot to be beaten 10–6.[17] He fell off the tour at the end of the season as he was the world number 95, outside the top 64 who retain their places.[18]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010/
Ranking[19][nb 1] UR[nb 2] 81[1][nb 3] UR[nb 3] UR[nb 2] 128
Ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Non-Ranking A LQ LQ
Australian Goldfields Open NH A A LQ LQ
Shanghai Masters LQ A A LQ LQ
International Championship Not Held A LQ A
UK Championship LQ A A 1R 1R
German Masters LQ A A LQ WD
Welsh Open LQ A A 1R 1R
Indian Open Not Held LQ LQ
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 4] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open LQ A A LQ LQ
World Championship LQ A A LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
World Open LQ 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 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 New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ a b He was an amateur.
  4. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)

Tournament wins[edit]


  • European Under 19 Snooker Championship – 2010


  1. ^ a b "Rankings after PTC1 2011" (PDF). World Snooker. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Jak Jones – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "2010 European Under 19 Championship". Global Snooker. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Jak Jones 2010/2011". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Order of Merit 2010/2011". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rankings after 2011 World Championship". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jak Jones 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Order of Merit 2011/2012". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Jak Jones 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Order of Merit 2012/2013". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Einsle, Carrington and Jones Earn Tour Places". worldsnooker.com. World Snooker. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jak Jones 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "World Snooker Rankings After the 2014 World Championship" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Jak Jones 2014/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Drago and Borg bow out in Riga". The Times. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "European Order of Merit 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Sweet 16 Through to Sheffield". World Snooker. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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