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.
His best performance on the main tour to date came at the 2014 China Open where he defeated Alan McManus, Kyren Wilson and Fergal O’Brien to reach the last 16 of a full-ranking event for the first time, before losing out to Mark King.
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.