Joe O'Connor

2022 Scottish Open Finalist

World Ranking

32

Money List Earnings

£163,000

One Year List Earnings

£39,500

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08/11/1995

Date of Birth

2018

Turned Pro

Right

Hand

143

WST High Break

-

Cue

Bio

Leicester’s Joe O’Connor enjoyed the best season of his career during the 2022/23 campaign as he reached his first ranking event final at the Scottish Open.

Impressive victories against Zhao Xintong, Ding Junhui, Mark Williams and Ricky Walden saw him equal his previous career-best semi-final run, before a standout 6-3 win against Neil Robertson saw him go one better in Edinburgh.

Although he would lose the title match 9-2 to Gary Wilson, he would go on to reach the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open and the semi-finals at the Players Championship later in the season, achieving a new career-high ranking of number 30 in March 2023.

O’Connor had previously reached his maiden ranking semi-final at the 2019 Welsh Open following impressive victories against Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and defending champion John Higgins.

He also scored wins against Higgins at the China Open and Ryan Day at the UK Championship to earn the ‘Rookie of the Year’ prize at the annual World Snooker Awards.

Early Career

He joined the World Snooker Tour at the start of the 2018/19 season following victories against Brandon Sargeant and Oliver Brown at the EBSA Play-Offs in Sheffield.

He is also a former winner of the English Amateur Championship, having defeated former professional Andrew Norman 10-3.