England’s Martin O’Donnell established himself on the World Snooker Tour following a career-best year in 2018 which saw him reach his first ranking event semi-final at the Shoot Out, as well as the quarter-finals of a further three tournaments.
Having first turned professional for two seasons in 2012 following success at Q School, O’Donnell regained his tour card in 2015 with victory at the EBSA Play-Offs in Sheffield.
It was not until the 2018 Shoot Out that O’Donnell would enjoy his breakthrough on the circuit however as he defeated Mitchell Mann, Noppon Saengkham, Jamie Jones and Sunny Akani to reach the last four, losing to eventual champion Michael Georgiou.
The following season he reached the quarter-finals of three ranking events, most notably at the UK Championship where he defeated Ding Junhui before falling to eventual champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.
O’Donnell is also a two-time English Amateur Championship runner-up (2006 and 2012).