Northern Ireland’s Jordan Brown qualified for the final stages of the World Championship for the first time in his career in 2020.
He defeated Rory McLeod, Hossein Vafaei and Ryan Day at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield before losing out 10-6 to three-time world champion Mark Selby in the opening round at the Crucible Theatre.
His run was however enough to secure a fresh two-year tour card as one of the top four ranked players outside of the top 64 on the one-year ranking list.
Friends with fellow Antrim Ace Mark Allen, Brown has reached the last 32 stage of four ranking events and during the 2019/20 season scored impressive wins against top 16 players Stuart Bingham and David Gilbert.
In 2018, Brown reached the final of the EBSA European Championship, losing 7-2 to England’s Harvey Chandler. He subsequently came through Q School in 2019 to return to the World Snooker Tour for the first time since the 2009/10 season.
He is also a four-time winner of the Northern Ireland Amateur Championship.