Name: Jordan Brown
DOB: 9th October 1987
Nationality: Northern Irish
Turned Pro: 2009
Highest Ranking: #N/A
Highest Break: 136 (PTC 2010/11 Event 1)
Career Highlights: 2012 ET5 last 32, 2008 & 2009 Northern Irish Amateur Champion, 2008/9 Northern Irish Number 1, All-Ireland U-21 Champion 2006 & 2007
A player whose game is reportedly built around his safety play as opposed to his scoring, like fellow Antrim player Mark Allen, Jordan is a keen Manchester United fan and cites his other sporting heroes as Ronnie O’Sullivan, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods.
2009 Number 1
Coming into the 2009 Northern Ireland Championship final, Jordan needed to defend the title he won twelve months previously in order to capture the number one spot in the rankings at the end of the season and secure a main tour place.
After a close first session which he came out of with a 5-4 lead, this is what he was able to do as he took the next five to complete a crucial 10-4 victory against main rival Dermot McGlinchey and book his professional place.
Jordan at the 2010 World Championship qualifiers
Jordan experienced a tough start to his first spell on the main tour as he lost his opening two ranking event matches, both in deciding frames to Patrick Wallace and Matt Selt respectively. He did get off the mark with a 9-4 success over Lee Spick in qualifying for the UK Championship but his run was subsequently ended by veteran Andy Hicks in the second round.
Another win came during the Welsh Open qualifiers against Chris Norbury but there were to be no further victories and a 10-9 defeat to Bjorn Haneveer at the World Championship confirmed his relegation from the tour.
Competing as an amateur during the 2012/13 season, Jordan entered four PTC events, his best run coming at the ET5 event in Ravenscraig, where most notably he defeated four-time world champion John Higgins on his way to the last 32 stage.
Jordan was also invited to enter the German Masters and Welsh Open qualifiers, courtesy of his strong results at the 2012 Q School events, however there he was to suffer heavy defeats at the hands of Rory McLeod and Matt Selt respectively.