Tag: Liang Wenbo

General Cup Starts Sunday

The 2014 General Cup gets under way in Hong Kong on Sunday as the snooker season enjoys another mini leg in China. First contested in 2004, The General Cup has been an almost permanent fixture on the calendar since 2009. For one reason or another, there never seems to be[Read More…]

O’Sullivan Ousted by McManus

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s long-awaited return to the Shanghai Masters ended in an early defeat at the hands of veteran Alan McManus in China yesterday. The ‘Rocket’ had only contested the event once since he lifted the trophy back in 2009 but the large expectant crowds were left disappointed after a lacklustre[Read More…]

World Champion Out of Wuxi

Newly crowned world champion Mark Selby has been dumped out early in the first ranking event of the season, the Wuxi Classic. The ‘Jester’ was involved in a high-quality affair with China’s Liang Wenbo, eventually succumbing to a 5-3 defeat despite compiling breaks of 119 and 81. Liang, somewhat of[Read More…]

Ding Fights Back to Edge Advani

Ding Junhui came from 4-2 behind to overcome India’s Pankaj Advani in a second round decider in the Haikou World Open. The Chinese Sensation, who has four ranking event titles this season, two in his native country, just pipped his opponent in an encounter of high scoring. Advani looked to[Read More…]

Did Someone Say Shocks?

There were four major upsets on Wednesday and that was topped by a quartet of even bigger ones yesterday at the German Masters in Berlin. The action comes thick and fast at the Tempodrom with seven tables in the main arena – an eighth one has also been utilised in[Read More…]

It’s a Young Man’s Game After All

Mark Allen won the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup in Gloucester yesterday, making it back-to-back European Tour titles. The Northern Irishman was rarely troubled throughout the weekend as he collected a second trophy in a month following his success in October’s Ruhr Open in Germany. Allen overcame Judd Trump in the[Read More…]

Liang Wenbo Wins Maiden Title

Liang Wenbo captured his maiden individual professional title yesterday after beating compatriot Lu Haotian in the final of Asian Tour Event Three. Liang was able to emerge from the first two close frames unscathed before dominating the contest to complete a resounding 4-0 whitewash triumph. It marks the 26 year-old’s[Read More…]

Final Four in Zhangjiagang

The second Asian Tour event of the season has been taking place this week with four players battling out for the spoils today in Zhangjiagang. Two professionals and a pair of amateurs make up the semi-finalists – three of them Chinese, hoping to collect some silverware on home soil. The[Read More…]