Name: Sean O’Sullivan
DOB: 29th April 1994
Turned Pro: 2012
Highest Ranking: 91 (2013)
Highest Break: 142 (2013 China Open Qualifiers)
Career Highlights: 2014 Riga Open quarter-finalist, 2012 Q School qualifier, 2013 China Open last 64, 2014 UK Championship last 64
Nicknamed ‘The Storm’, talented Londoner Sean O’Sullivan first came close to qualifying for the main tour in 2011 as he reached the fourth round of the second Q School event of that year, before losing 4-0 to eventual qualifier Tian Pengfei.
A year later however and Sean was to go all the way, seeing off Christopher Keogan, Nick Dyson, Mohammed Al-Shaikh, Michael Wild and Ryan Causton to earn a two-year tour card from 2012/13.
A new professional for 2012/13, Sean was to struggle during the early phase of the season, winning just three matches during the first half of the campaign.
Better was to come early in 2013 however, as he defeated Craig Steadman and Alfie Burden to reach the third qualifying round of the China Open qualifiers, where he lost out 5-3 to Rory McLeod.
The following season was to prove equally tricky for Sean, as he won just seven matches in all events and failed to progress beyond the last 64 stage of a full-ranking event.
He was able to score notable wins against Joe Perry and Anthony Hamilton during the season, but finishing ranked 102nd, his relegation from the tour was confirmed.
Competing as an amateur, Sean O’Sullivan was to enjoy a strong season during 2014/15, reaching the quarter-finals of the Riga Open to all but secure his main tour return from the start of the 2015/16 season thanks to his position on the European Order of Merit.
He would however first qualify from the Asian Order of Merit as his six matches won at Asian Tour events were enough to see him finish high enough up that list to rubber-stamp his professional return.
His season would come to an end at the World Championship qualifiers as he lost a dramatic match 10-8 to Leicester’s Ben Woollaston.