After a promising youth career it has taken Jamie Jones a few attempts to crack the main tour, but now at last he is carving his way up the rankings. Another young player who has been able to use the PTC series to gain a foothold in the professional game, he reached the final of a PTC tournament in 2010/11 and achieved a couple of last 16’s in later events of the same series. The following season he would again prove to be a consistent player at the PTC events, reaching 3 quarter finals and qualifying for events on the main tour.
His biggest and most impressive run to date came at the World Championship in 2012, where he was able to qualify for the first time, and then reach the quarter finals of the event, and in doing so force his way into the top 32 snooker players in the world.
Jones’ form tailed off during the 2012/13 season as he failed to live up to that World Championship run. The Welshman struggled to qualify for ranking events, winning just three qualifiers all year and slipping to 40 in the world rankings.
With age on his side, many have tipped Jamie as a star for the future after seeing the ability and composure he showed in his World Championship run. Whether this potential will be realised is of course something which we will only see in due course, but there is no doubt that Jamie is one of a host of young stars on tour who will be aiming for the very top of the sport.
Nickname: The Welsh Warrior
Date of Birth: 14.02.1988
Lives: Neath, Wales
Professional Since: 2006
Current World Ranking: 40
Highest Tournament Break: 136
Official Twitter: @TheJonesKid147