Tony Jones (snooker player)

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Tony Jones
Born (1960-04-15) 15 April 1960 (age 58)
Sport countryFlag of England.svg  England
Professional 1983–2004
Highest ranking 15 (1991/1992)
Career winnings £349,975 [1]
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.

English people Nation and ethnic group native to England

The English people are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens.

Snooker cue sport

Snooker is a cue sport which originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the later half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth, or baize, with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue and 22 coloured balls, players must strike the white ball to pot the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot. An individual game, or frame, is won by the player scoring the most points. A match is won when a player wins a predetermined number of frames.



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.

John Parrott English former professional snooker player, 1991 world champion & UK champion

John Parrott, is an English former professional snooker player and television personality, remembered as one of the best players in the early 1990s.

Raymond Reardon, is a Welsh retired snooker player who dominated the sport in the 1970s, winning six World Championships, and is remembered as one of the best players of the 20th century. Despite being a genial figure, his dark widow's peak and sharp-toothed grin earned him the nickname "Dracula".

Jones was the surprise winner of the 1991 European Open when, ranked no. 35 in the world, he beat Mark Johnston-Allen 9–7. He reached no. 15 in the 1991/1992 rankings as a result, but dropped out of the top sixteen the following season.

The 1991 Tulip European Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place in March 1991 at the Imax Centre in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Mark Johnston-Allen is a former professional snooker player. He reached the final of the 1991 European Open while ranked #59 in the world, a run which included a 5–0 win over Stephen Hendry; Johnston-Allen lost 9–7 to Tony Jones in the final. He reached the final of the same event again a year later, this time losing 9–3 to Jimmy White. He qualified for the World Championship in 1992, and lost 10–4 to Tony Knowles in the first round.

Career finals

Ranking finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeYearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner 1991 European Open Flag of England.svg Mark Johnston-Allen 9–7

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeYearChampionshipOpponent in the finalScore
Winner 1983 English Amateur Championship Flag of England.svg John Parrott 13–9

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