Oliver Brown (snooker player)

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Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown, Snooker player.jpg
Brown in 2012
Born (1994-08-18) 18 August 1994 (age 25)
Dronfield, Derbyshire[1]
Sport country England
NicknameSugar
Career winnings£19,170
Highest break127:
2013 Paul Hunter Classic
Century breaks7
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2019 Gibraltar Open)

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

Career[edit]

2013/2014 season[edit]

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[edit]

In the first ranking event of the 2014/2015 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[edit]

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[9][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 3] Tournament Not Held Minor-Rank. LQ A A
World Open[nb 4] A A A A Not Held A A A
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 1R 3R 1R
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A A
European Masters Tournament Not Held A A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A A A
International Championship Not Held A 1R 1R A A A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A A
UK Championship A A A A 1R A A A A
Scottish Open Not Held MR Not Held A A A
German Masters A A A A LQ A A A A
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A 3R A A A A
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event 1R 1R A
Indian Open Not Held A LQ NH 1R A A
Players Championship[nb 5] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR LQ 2R 4R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A A A LQ LQ A A A
World Championship A A A A LQ A A A A
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NR A A 2R Tournament Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open NH A A LQ LQ LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A A A LQ A A A 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 c d e f g h i He was an amateur.
  3. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  4. ^ The event was called the Haikou World Open (2011/2012–2013/2014)
  5. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2015/2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], World Snooker, 29 May 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. ^ http://cuetracker.net/Players/Oliver-Brown
  3. ^ Florax, Ron. [2], 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. ^ a b c "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.

External links[edit]

  • Oliver Brown at CueTracker: Snooker Results & Statistics Database