Jamie O’Neill regained his place on the World Snooker Tour in May 2019 by winning five matches at Q School Event 1 in Wigan.
From Wellingborough, O’Neill is a former European Under-19s champion (2003) who first turned professional in 2007 by finishing sixth on the PIOS Order of Merit. He has since had several further spells on the tour rising as high as 80 in the rankings (2011), having again qualified through the PIOS Order of Merit in 2010, before success at Q School in 2012.
He has reached the last 16 stage of a ranking event on three occasions, twice during the 2020/21 season which proved to be the most successful campaign of his career to date.
Away from the baize O’Neill has worked as a tiler during spells away from the snooker circuit, though injuries to both of his knees led him to decide to give full-time snooker another try.