Elliot Slessor

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Elliot Slessor
Elliot Slessor PHC 2014-2.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2014
Born (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 24)
Gateshead
Sport country  England
Professional 2013–2015, 2016–
Highest ranking 68 (May 2018)
Current ranking 105 (as of 13 August 2018)
Career winnings £91,570[1]
Highest break 138:
2018 European Masters (qualifying)
Century breaks 14
Best ranking finish Semi-final (2017 Northern Ireland Open)

Elliot Slessor (born 4 August 1994) is an English professional snooker player.

In May 2013, Slessor qualified for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 professional Main Tour as one of four semi-finalists from the first Q School event.[2]

Career[edit]

Slessor began playing snooker at the age of eight after his grandfather bought him a table for Christmas. He joined the main snooker tour in May 2013 after he won through Qualifying School courtesy of a 4–0 victory over Chris Wakelin.[3]

2013/2014 season[edit]

Slessor's first wins as a professional were at the qualifying rounds of the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open 5–4 against Jamie Rhys Clarke and 5–2 against Cao Yupeng, before losing 5–2 to Simon Bedford.[4] His debut at the main stage of a ranking event came at the Indian Open by seeing off Kurt Maflin 4–2. In New Delhi he lost 4–2 to Mark Davis. Slessor also suffered first round exits at the UK Championship and Welsh Open 6–2 to Liang Wenbo and 4–1 to Stephen Maguire respectively.[4] He finished his first season on tour ranked world number 112.[5]

2014/2015 season[edit]

Slessor automatically played in the opening rounds of the UK Championship and Welsh Open, where he was knocked out 6–4 by David Gilbert and 4–3 by Jamie Cope.[6] He qualified for the China Open by coming back from 3–1 down against Xiao Guodong to win 5–4.[7] He then raced into a 3–0 lead over Matthew Selt and held on to beat him 5–3 and play in the last 32 of a ranking event for the first time in his career.[8] Slessor faced reigning world champion Mark Selby and was thrashed 5–0.[9] He played in Q School to try and win his place back on the tour as he finished the season as the world number 91.[10] Slessor was beaten in the third round of the first event 4–1 by Oliver Brown and was docked three frames in the second round of event two after arriving late and went on to lose 4–1 against Alex Taubman.[6]

2015/2016 season[edit]

Slessor played in five of the six European Tour events and reached the main draw in all of them. His only win came against Liang Wenbo 4–0 at the Gdynia Open, before losing 4–1 to Robin Hull in the second round.[11] Slessor gained a two-year tour card starting in the 2016/2017 season after coming through qualifying from the EBSA Play-Offs at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Slessor beat Jamie Rhys Clarke 4–3 in the final round.[12]

2016/2017 season[edit]

Slessor got to the second round of four ranking events in the 2016/2017 season, but lost all of them.[13] This did include a 4–3 victory over home favourite Mark Williams in the opening round of the Welsh Open, where Slessor made a break of 90 in the final frame.[14]

2017/2018 season[edit]

In Indian Open, Slessor got to the quarter-final, by beating Alan McManus 4–3, Joe Perry 4–3, by leading 3–0, Shaun Murphy 4–1, before losing Mark King 2–4. Slessor got his best ranking finish in his career in the North Ireland Open. He beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in the third round by 4–1, before losing 2–6 by Mark Williams.

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[15][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 112 [nb 3] 85 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 5] Not Held MR LQ 1R LQ
World Open A A LQ NH LQ 1R 1R
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event 2R 1R
Indian Open Not Held 1R LQ 1R QF
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR 1R LQ
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held 2R 1R
International Championship NH A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R SF
UK Championship A A 1R 1R 1R 1R
Scottish Open NH MR Not Held 1R 4R
German Masters A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A 1R 1R 2R 1R
Shoot-Out Variant Format Event 1R 3R
Players Championship[nb 6] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held 2R 1R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held
China Open A A LQ 2R LQ 2R
World Championship A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic NR A LQ LQ Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open A A LQ LQ Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A LQ LQ LQ LQ NR
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b He was an amateur.
  3. ^ a b New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2011/2012–2012/2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Elliot Slessor – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Quartet Earn Tour Cards". World Snooker. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Elliot Slessor 2013/2014". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Money List Updated after the 2014 World Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Elliot Slessor 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Xiao Guodong 4–5 Elliot Slessor". Love Snooker. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Selt suffers blip in fine season". Nuneaton News. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mark Selby sweeps away Elliot Slessor as competition at China Open heats up". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Elliot Slessor 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Slessor and Craigie Win EBSA Play-Offs". World Snooker. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  13. ^ "Elliot Slessor 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "Mark Williams slams 'rubbish' performance after Coral Welsh Open exit". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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