He made his online tournament debut in the sixth edition of AptoSOS against the event's organiser Matt Morrison, where he lost his only game by four points. He later had better success in the Double Elimination Tournament in 2018, reaching the 6th round stage.
Aston is also a tournament Scrabble player. Prior to appearing on the show, Aston made his tournament Scrabble debut at Swindon in 2016, where he won 2 games out of 7 and finished 17th out of 18 competitors in the second division. He bettered this performance in Nailsea, finishing 6th out of 20 competitors in the second division with 4 wins out of 7 and winning a “ratings prize”. He can be seen on “Word of the Week” videos on the Mind Sports Academy website.
His father, Simon, won £8,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2005.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6768||21/02/2018||P||Jill Thwaites||27 – 107||Philip Aston||Alastair Stewart||Susie Dent||151|
|6769||22/02/2018||P||Philip Aston||123 – 40||Sylvia O'Brien||Alastair Stewart||Susie Dent||154|
|6770||23/02/2018||P||Philip Aston||110 – 41||John Eadie||Alastair Stewart||Susie Dent||115|