2024 World Snooker Championship: Jak Jones Calls Opponents 'Pathetic' for Blaming His Style of Play for Defeats

Jak Jones slams Judd Trump, and Stuart Bingham as 'pathetic' for blaming his style of play in their defeats, amid his world championship final debut.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-05-05

Naim Rosinski

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Rising from the Shadows: Jak Jones' Journey to the Final

Jak Jones has emerged as a dark horse in the 2024 World Snooker Championship, securing his spot in the final against Kyren Wilson, in a marathon-like victory over 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham.

However, his victory over Bingham in the semi-final has not only catapulted him into the limelight but also sparked controversy surrounding his playing style.

Jak Jones Hits Back

Throughout the tournament, Jones has faced criticism from his opponents, including notable figures like Judd Trump and Bingham. They've attributed their defeats to Jones' methodical style of play, claiming it disrupted their rhythm and hindered their performance. Although, Jones has adamantly refuted these accusations, labelling them as "pathetic."

“They just can't accept it. I mean it's pathetic really, isn't it? Just accept it,” Jones remarked, dismissing the claims made against his style of play.

"Against Judd wasn't great. I noticed I couldn't believe the way he was playing against me. From when I went three-one up, he just completely changed as a player. I don’t know if it's confidence or what. I was prepared to go into that match playing, attacking, and I thought he started that way, but then to say I knocked him out of his rhythm, I don’t get it,” he told

Standing Firm: Defending His Game

Despite the backlash, Jones remains steadfast in his belief that his style of play is not as negative as portrayed by his opponents. He refuses to accept the negative criticism, asserting his confidence in his approach to the game.

“That doesn't affect me. There’s been matches where I’ve played slow, but when I play slow, I get bogged down. But when I don’t feel like I was playing like that, I just won’t accept it,” Jones affirmed.

The Silent Assassin Speaks Out

Nicknamed the "Silent Assassin," Jones' reserved demeanour extends beyond the snooker table. When questioned about seeking advice from seasoned players or former Welsh champions like Ray Rearden or Mark Williams, Jones revealed his solitary approach.

“I just tend to keep myself to myself. I get on with everyone but haven’t really had the opportunity. I’m not that kind of person, I just keep myself to myself, but it might be a good idea too,” Jones stated.

While Jones' response is unexpected, it's worth noting that the upcoming world championship final will mark not only his debut in a world title final but also his first appearance in any professional ranking final. 

With such a lack of experience at this level, there are concerns that Jones may face challenges, and his confidence may be tested. However, despite this potential hurdle, his unwavering belief in his own abilities shines through in his words.


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A Debut Final

Jones' journey to the final marks a significant milestone in his career, securing his inaugural World Championship final berth and his debut appearance in a professional ranking final. As he prepares to face Kyren Wilson, Jones remains undeterred by the controversies surrounding his playing style, focused solely on his quest for victory.

With his unwavering determination and confidence, the Welshman continues to challenge conventions and carve his path to success in the world of snooker. As the final approaches, all eyes will be on this underdog as he aims to etch his name in the annals of snooker history.

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