Jamie Cope is a former professional snooker player who is also known as ‘The Shotgun’. An impressive sportsman with nearing 15 years worth of professional experience, Jamie has gathered a wide range of skills such as the ability to perform under pressure and maintain mental resilience in which he often speaks about as an after dinner speaker. Known to leave the most effective impact on audiences’ productivity and mindset, whilst also keeping them highly entertained with his quick wit and charisma, Jamie is ideal to attend your next corporate event, function or conference.
Displaying his talents as a snooker player from the very beginning of his junior career, Cope secured the top position in the Challenge Tour for upcoming players in the 2005 season which allowed him to compete in the Main Tour. He managed to finish within the top 16 of the 2005/06 season Grand Prix tournament before reaching the same stage in the Welsh and China Open and becoming the first player in the history of the sport to post a 155 break achieved in a practice frame.
With some of his greatest achievements including reaching the last 31 of the Shanghai Masters, qualifying to play in the World Open in the 2011/12 season and reaching his highest world ranking of 13 in the 2010/11 season, Jamie Cope has established himself as a determined snooker player. It became evident that Cope was a leading expert in overcoming setbacks when he revealed that he was speaking to a sports psychologist in a bid to help the yips he was experiencing in his cue arm. A topic he very often addresses as an after dinner speaker, Jamie has been known to leave audiences feeling inspired and empowered by his career struggles and anecdotes.
Most recently, Jamie has joined Q School whilst trying to earn himself a place back in the professional tour. Although he won in his debut round, he announced his retirement from snooker midway through the 2019/20 season.
An excellent snooker speaker who can create the most positive atmosphere at events of all varieties, Jamie Cope is the perfect after dinner speaker to entertain and educate audiences.