Tony Jones (snooker player)

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Tony Jones
Born (1960-04-15) 15 April 1960 (age 60)
Sport countryFlag of England.svg  England
Professional1983–2004
Highest ranking 15 (1991/1992)
Career winnings£349,975
Highest break 135 (1992 Dubai Classic qualifying)
Century breaks 34
Tournament wins
Ranking 1

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

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Career

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

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 LQLQ QF LQ 1R LQLQLQLQLQA
British Open [nb 6] NR 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R LQ QF 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ 1R LQ 1R 2R LQLQLQLQA
UK Championship NR 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R LQLQLQLQLQA
Welsh Open Tournament Not Held 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R LQ 1R LQLQLQLQLQLQA
European Open [nb 7] Tournament Not Held 1R LQ W 3R 1R LQLQLQLQNRLQNot HeldLQLQLQA
Irish Masters Non-Ranking EventLQLQA
World Championship LQ 1R LQLQLQLQLQ 2R 1R 1R LQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters AAAAAAALQ WR ALQAALQLQAAALQLQAA
Former ranking tournaments
Canadian Masters Not HeldNon-RankingLQTournament Not Held
Hong Kong Open Non-Ranking EventNH 3R Not HeldNRTournament Not Held
Classic LQLQ 1R LQLQLQLQLQLQTournament Not Held
Strachan Open Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Dubai Classic [nb 8] Tournament Not HeldNR 2R LQ 1R 2R LQLQLQLQTournament Not Held
German Open Tournament Not HeldLQLQLQNRTournament Not Held
Malta Grand Prix Tournament Not HeldNon-Ranking EventLQNRTournament Not Held
China Open [nb 9] Tournament Not HeldNRLQLQLQLQNot Held
Thailand Masters [nb 10] Non-Ranking EventNot Held QF LQ 1R 1R 1R LQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQNRNot Held
Players Championship [nb 11] ALQ 1R LQLQ 1R 3R Not Held QF 2R 2R 1R LQLQLQLQLQLQLQLQNH
Former non-ranking tournaments
UK Championship 1R Tournament Not Held
British Open [nb 12] LQTournament Not Held
Canadian Masters Not Held QF AARTournament Not Held
English Professional Championship NH 1R 1R 1R LQLQTournament Not Held
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
World Masters Tournament Not Held 1R Tournament Not Held
Pot Black AAATournament Not Held 1R AATournament Not Held
World Matchplay Tournament Not HeldAAA 1R ATournament Not Held
Performance Table Legend
LQlost in the qualifying draw#Rlost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QFlost in the quarter-finals
SFlost in the semi-finalsFlost in the finalWwon the tournament
DNQdid not qualify for the tournamentAdid not participate in the tournamentWDwithdrew 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.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Eventmeans an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Eventmeans an event is/was a pro-am event.
VF / Variant Format Eventmeans 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

Ranking finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1. 1991 European Open Flag of England.svg Mark Johnston-Allen 9–7

Team finals: 1 (1 runner-up)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipTeam/partnerOpponent(s) in the finalScore
Runner-up1. 1985 World Doubles Championship Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ray Reardon Flag of England.svg Steve Davis
Flag of England.svg Tony Meo
5–12

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeNo.YearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner1.1983 English Amateur Championship Flag of England.svg John Parrott 13–9

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References

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