Tag: Yan Bingtao

Can China Conquer?

Ten years ago it was a common occurrence to hear pundits naively predict that Chinese players would soon dominate the sport. Indeed, the repeated adage “half of the top 16 will be made up of Chinese in the next five years” has been muttered so often that it’s become a[Read More…]

Robertson Denies Yan in Champions

Neil Robertson avoided the fate of his fellow seeds this week to book a place in the semi-finals of the Champion of Champions in Coventry. The Australian comfortably whitewashed Rory McLeod in his opening encounter before completing a hard-fought 6-3 triumph over schoolboy Yan Bingtao in the last eight. Yan[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…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

1. Mark Selby
2. Judd Trump
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. Shaun Murphy
7. John Higgins
8. Mark Williams
9. Stephen Maguire
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Allen
12. Barry Hawkins
13. Stuart Bingham
14. Jack Lisowski
15. Yan Bingtao
16. Anthony McGill

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy