Jak Jones reached the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time at the 2022 Gibraltar Open, notably defeating former world champions Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham before losing out to eventual champion Robert Milkins.
He previously reached his maiden quarter-final at the 2020 English Open, falling to Scotland’s John Higgins.
Jones gained attention at the 2023 World Championship as he reached the quarter-finals on debut at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Having qualified for the first time with victories against Adam Duffy, Robbie Williams and Barry Hawkins, the 29-year-old added the scalps of Ali Carter and former world champion Neil Robertson to reach the last eight, before losing to Mark Allen.
The result was enough to see him earn a career-best ranking of number 37 at the end of the 2022/23 season.
From Cwmbran, the Welshman first turned professional as a 16-year-old following his victory at the 2010 EBSA European Under-19 Championship.
In 2013 he regained his card through the EBSA Qualifying Tour play-offs and again in 2016 after defeating Jamie Clarke 7-4 to win the European Championship in Poland.
Most recently in 2018 he retained his tour place by successfully coming through Q School Event One.