Tony Jones (snooker player)

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Tony Jones
Born (1960-04-15) 15 April 1960 (age 60)
Sport country England
Professional1983–2004
Highest ranking15 (1991/1992)
Career winnings£349,975
Highest break135 (1992 Dubai Classic qualifying)
Century breaks34
Tournament wins
Ranking1

Tony Jones (born 15 April 1960) is an English former professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

In 1983, Jones became the English Amateur Champion, beating John Parrott 13–9. He was also a World Championship doubles finalist (with partner Ray Reardon) in 1985.

Jones was the surprise winner of the 1991 European Open when, ranked no. 35 in the world, he beat Mark Johnston-Allen 9–7, despite never having previously been beyond the quarter-final stage of a ranking tournament. He reached no. 15 in the 1991/1992 rankings as a result, but dropped out of the top sixteen the following season. Despite a quarter-final appearance at the 1996 Grand Prix, he gradually slid down the rankings and lost his professional status in 2004.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 1983/
84
1984/
85
1985/
86
1986/
87
1987/
88
1988/
89
1989/
90
1990/
91
1991/
92
1992/
93
1993/
94
1994/
95
1995/
96
1996/
97
1997/
98
1998/
99
1999/
00
2000/
01
2001/
02
2002/
03
2003/
04
2004/
05
Ranking[1][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 3] 50 55 46 49 62 35 15 22 29 34 43 63 60 63 65 79 96 84 85 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Grand Prix[nb 5] 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ QF LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A
British Open[nb 6] NR 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R LQ QF 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ 1R LQ 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ A
UK Championship NR 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A
Welsh Open Tournament Not Held 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ A
European Open[nb 7] Tournament Not Held 1R LQ W 3R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ NR LQ Not Held LQ LQ LQ A
Irish Masters Non-Ranking Event LQ LQ A
World Championship LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A A A A A A LQ WR A LQ A A LQ LQ A A A LQ LQ A A
Former ranking tournaments
Canadian Masters Not Held Non-Ranking LQ Tournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open Non-Ranking Event NH 3R Not Held NR Tournament Not Held
Classic LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Strachan Open Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic[nb 8] Tournament Not Held NR 2R LQ 1R 2R LQ LQ LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
German Open Tournament Not Held LQ LQ LQ NR Tournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Tournament Not Held Non-Ranking Event LQ NR Tournament Not Held
China Open[nb 9] Tournament Not Held NR LQ LQ LQ LQ Not Held
Thailand Masters[nb 10] Non-Ranking Event Not Held QF LQ 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NR Not Held
Players Championship[nb 11] A LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R 3R Not Held QF 2R 2R 1R LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
UK Championship 1R Tournament Not Held
British Open[nb 12] LQ Tournament Not Held
Canadian Masters Not Held QF A A R Tournament Not Held
English Professional Championship NH 1R 1R 1R LQ LQ Tournament Not Held
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
World Masters Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Pot Black A A A Tournament Not Held 1R A A Tournament Not Held
World Matchplay Tournament Not Held A A A 1R A Tournament 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 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.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Event means an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Event means an event is/was a pro-am event.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ From the 2010/2011 season it shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour do not have a ranking.
  4. ^ He was not on the Main Tour.
  5. ^ The event was also called the Professional Players Tournament (1983/1984) and the LG Cup (2001/2002–2003/2004)
  6. ^ The event was also called the International Masters (1983/1984).
  7. ^ The event was also called the Irish Open (1998/1999) and Malta Cup (2004/2005–2007/2008)
  8. ^ The event was also called the Thailand Classic (1995/1996) and Asian Classic (1996/1997)
  9. ^ The event was also called the China International (1997/1998–1998/1999)
  10. ^ The event was also called the Asian Open (1989/1990 to 1992/1993) and Thailand Open (1993/1994 to 1996/1997).
  11. ^ The event was also called the International Open (1983/1984 to 1984/1985, 1986/1987 to 1996/1997), Matchroom Trophy (1985/1986) and the Scottish Open (1998/1999 to 2002/2003).
  12. ^ The event was also called the International Masters (1983/1984).

Career finals[edit]

Ranking finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1991 European Open England Mark Johnston-Allen 9–7

Team finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Team/partner Opponent(s) in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 1985 World Doubles Championship Wales Ray Reardon England Steve Davis
England Tony Meo
5–12

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 1983 English Amateur Championship England John Parrott 13–9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 7 November 2017.