Tag: Lu Ning

Michael Judge Denied in Q School 2

Michael Judge Denied in Q School 2

Ireland’s Michael Judge has only one more opportunity remaining to regain his place on the Main Tour after a seven-year gap following defeat in the penultimate round of Q School 2 on Friday. The Dubliner had unsurprisingly been the favourite out of the disappointingly small Irish contingent to come through[Read More…]

World Championship qualifiers

Round-up of Shanghai Qualifiers

The second qualifying round was completed on Friday at the Shanghai Masters qualifiers in Barnsley. 48 players remain in the hunt to seal the 16 coveted trips to China next month. It was a good day for the home contingent as well, with four Chinese competitors making it through to[Read More…]

Higgins Falls Flat in China

John Higgins put in a poor performance as he went down 6-3 to China’s Cao Yupeng in the last 32 of the International Championship today. As if to underline the content of my article on repeating champions and consistency from last week, Shanghai Masters champion Higgins could not rediscover the[Read More…]

Stun-Ning Performance Shocks Murphy

18 year-old wildcard Lu Ning produced a remarkable display to send former world champion Shaun Murphy crashing out of the China Open in Beijing. Lu had already beaten promising professional Jamie Jones 5-3 in the wildcard round and backed it up with a superb performance over one of the sport’s[Read More…]

Seeds Routed in World Open

Only half of the Top 16 players remain in the Haikou World Open after the conclusion of the last 32 today in China. Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould joined Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham on the losers list as well as absentees Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali[Read More…]

Baird and Bond Bow to Wildcards

The 2012 Haikou World Open got under way today with the wildcard round on Hainan Island in China. The much criticised supplementary round, used in many of the overseas events to garner interest from both local fans and amateur players alike, was enough for two professional qualifiers to bow out[Read More…]