Who is snooker player Jak Jones, bio, age, parents, ranking, earnings and net worth

Who is snooker player Jak Jones, bio, age, parents, ranking, earnings and net worth

Here is all you need to know about Jak Jones, Welsh snooker player including his age, career, bio and ranking

Jak Jones finalised his surprising berth in the World Snooker Championship final with a 17–12 victory over Stuart Bingham. The world No. 44 will face Kyren Wilson, who defeated David Gilbert 17–11, in the two-day final that gets underway on Sunday.

Only twice in the past has a qualifier won the World Championship: Terry Griffiths in 1979 and a young Shaun Murphy in 2005.

Who is snooker player Jak Jones, bio, age, parents, world ranking, earnings and net worth

After reaching the quarterfinals in his maiden event the previous year, Jones had another fantastic event. To advance to the title match, he overcame Si Jiahui, Judd Trump, and Zhang Anda before he met Stuart Bingham to reach the final.

Now that snooker fans keep their eyes at the World Snooker Championship finalists, let us have a look at who Jak Jones is, ahead of the final.

Who is Jak Jones?

Jak Jones is a Welsh snooker player who waw born on  July 29, 1993 in Cwmbran, Wales. The 30-year-old is also known as The Silent Assassin. He is currently ranked 44th in the world.


Jones has nine siblings, one sister and eight brothers and his parents Colin and Debbie have made great sacrifices to help him reach the pinnacle of the sport. His dad travelled the globe to watch his son play while his mum is also a huge supporter.

He will bank atleast £200,000 for the Snooker World Championship after making it to the final. Before this year’s tournament, the £50,000 cheque from last year’s quarter-finals was the biggest of his career. He has won £380,000 in prize money over the course of his nine seasons as a professional apart from his world championship earnings with his net worth standing at 500,000-1 million pounds.


A look at Jak Jones’ career so far

Jak Jones turned professional in 2010 at the age of 16, having won the 2010 European Under-19 Snooker Championship in Malta. In 2010 he made his professional debut, winning the European Under-19 Snooker Championships with a 6–4 victory over Anthony McGill.

Through the EBSA Qualifying Tour play-offs, he was able to regain his card in 2013. He was able to do so again in 2016 following his 7-4 victory over Jamie Clarke to win the European Championship in Poland.

Most recently, in 2018, he retained his tour berth after making it through Q School Event One.


He finished his debut season ranked 94th in the world and was relegated from the circuit for not placing in the top 64. He made his debut at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and advanced to the quarterfinals before becoming well-known at the 2023 World Championship.

He then reached  the round of eight before losing to Mark Allen after defeating Ali Carter and former world champion Neil Robertson. Prior to this, he had defeated Robbie Williams, Barry Hawkins, and Adam Duffy to qualify for the competition. As a result, he concluded the 2022–2023 season with a career-high ranking of number 37.