Jordan Brown (snooker player)
|birthday||9th October 1987 (age 32)|
|place of birth||Antrim|
|professional||2009/10, since 2018|
|Prize money||(as of August 31, 2020)|
|Highest break||140 ( European Masters 2020 , Q)|
|Century Breaks||(as of August 31, 2020)|
|Main tour successes|
|Ranking tournament victories||-|
|Minor tournament victories||-|
|Highest WRL place||76 ( December 2019– )|
|69 (as of August 17, 2020)|
Jordan Brown was a successful youth player. He won the Irish U-21 title twice. At the U-19 European Championship he reached the round of 16 three times. At 17, he was in the semi-final of the Northern Ireland Championship, where he also made against the Antrim originating Mark Allen lost, which then became one of the most successful Northern Irish professionals.
From 2007 he tried to qualify for the professional tour . He took part in the 8 tournaments of the Pontin's International Open Series (PIOS), but never got past the third round. He was more successful in the amateur tournaments: At the European Championship he reached the round of 16, the U-21 World Championship ended in the quarter-finals after he had beaten Robbie Williams one round earlier . In 2008 he was Northern Irish champions with a 10: 9 over Julian Logue . The following year he defended his title against Dermot McGlinchey . This victory also secured him number 1 in the Northern Irish rankings. For this he got the national wildcard of the Northern Irish Association for the professional season 2009/10 of the Main Tour.
In the short season with only 6 ranked tournaments, he lost the opening match in the first two tournaments. At the UK Championship 2009 he won his first professional win against Lee Spick . At the Welsh Open there was a second victory over Chris Norbury , but at the final World Cup he lost just 9:10 to Björn Haneveer and got no further ranking points. As the 90th of 96 players in the season statement, he immediately lost his professional status.
The following year he initially traveled to England for the tournaments of the Players Tour Championship . He won against players like Anthony Hamilton , but at the latest after round 2 it was over and so he gave up after three tournaments. The following year he took part in the PTC tournament in Ireland .
In 2012 Brown made another serious attempt at professional snooker and took part in the tournaments of the Q School . He reached his group final at the very first tournament , but lost to Chen Zhe and missed the qualification. In the two other tournaments he failed in the semifinals. After all, he was one of the best non-qualified players in the Q-School rating and received an invitation as a substitute for the professional tournaments if there were still places available. He got the opportunity twice, but lost his games significantly. In addition, he also played some PTC tournaments again. At the Scottish Open he surprisingly defeated world number three and local heroes John Higgins at the TV table 4: 3 and then reached the round of 32, his best result in a Main Tour tournament.
In the following two years he did not try to qualify again. He only played PTC tournaments, including twice the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany. It wasn't until 2015 that he tried to get on the main tour through the Q School . In the first tournament he failed in the eighth, in the second in the semi-finals of his group and also for the top 4 of the overall standings it was not enough. But again he was one of the best non-qualified and so this time he was allowed to compete again as a successor in 4 tournaments of the following season. But this time too he lost all first round games quite clearly. In the Q School 2016 he had no chance and only won 2 games. For this he was allowed to participate in the newly introduced Northern Ireland Open 2016 with a wildcard from his association and he took the chance to win a 4-2 win over Ben Woollaston and make it into round 2. Another year later, however, he did not reach the Q School a bit at the Northern Ireland Open.
But he also got the wildcard for the Northern Irish professional tournament of the Home Nations Series because he was one of the best amateur players in his country. In 2008 and 2009 he was already the winner, in 2013, 2015 and 2016 he was again in the final of the Northern Irish Championship. Every time he met Patrick Wallace , he lost all three finals against the former, long-time professional player. In 2017 he reached the final again and met Dermot McGlinchey, another ex-professional. Against him, he repeated his 2009 victory and won the Northern Irish title for the third time in the sixth attempt. This time he got a wildcard for the Northern Ireland Open , but this time he had no chance against Mei Xiwen . Instead he played very successfully at the European Amateur Championship the following year . He defeated players like Joe O'Connor and Adam Stefanów and only in the final he was defeated by Harvey Chandler with 2: 7. He then started the Q School 2018 with new ambitions. In the first tournament he defeated ex-professional James Cahill and made it into the playoff, which he lost to Jak Jones . In the second tournament he met Jamie Cope in the group final and kept the upper hand 4-1. This guaranteed him two more professional years in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons .
- Round of 32: Paul Hunter Classic ( Paul Hunter Classic 2018 ), English Open ( English Open 2018 ), China Championship ( China Championship 2019 )
Minor Ranking Tournaments ( PTC ):
- Vice European Champion ( 2018 )
- Northern Irish Championship (2008, 2009, 2017; finalist 2013, 2015, 2016)
- Irish U-21 Championship (2006, 2007)
- Profile of Jordan Brown on CueTracker (as of August 29, 2018)
- The BBC names three U-21 titles without dates
- Profile in the Pro Snooker Blog (English)
- Player List: Jordan Brown at World Snooker (2010) ( Memento from April 30, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
- Profile at Euro Sports (English)
- Tournament statistics at Snooker.org (English)
- Jordan Brown (snooker player) in the Snooker Database (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Northern Irish snooker player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 9, 1987|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Antrim , Northern Ireland|