Liu Song (snooker player)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Song
Born (1983-12-08) December 8, 1983 (age 31)
Tianjin
Sport country  China
Professional 2003–2012
Highest ranking 53
Highest break 137 (2004 World Championship)
Best ranking finish Quarter Finals (2007 Grand Prix)

Liu Song (simplified Chinese: 刘菘; traditional Chinese: 劉菘; pinyin: Liú Sōng; born 8 December 1983 in Tianjin) is a professional snooker player from Tianjin, China.

Life and career[edit]

In 2003, Liu reached the final of the IBSF Under 21 World Championship, in Taupo, New Zealand. Liu faced Neil Robertson, with the score being 11–5 in the Australian's favour.

Liu was the first Chinese player to qualify for the final stages of a ranking tournament, the 2004 Welsh Open. To get to the tournament, Liu played four qualifying matches, the fourth against Fergal O'Brien. Liu was eventually knocked out of the tournament by Marco Fu.

Liu's best performance in a ranking tournament to date has been in the 2007 Grand Prix, where he managed to reach the quarter-finals, where he lost to Marco Fu again, 0–5.

Liu put forward an unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2007 UK championship. He managed to get to the 3rd qualification round, where he lost to Fergal O'Brien 8–9.

In 2010 Liu became the first Chinese player to attain the World Snooker coaching badge.

Since 2008 Liu has been managed by Romford-based Grove Leisure and is a stablemate of Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Liu finished the 2011/2012 season outside the top 64, therefore he would be relegated from the main tour and dropped from the world rankings.

Performance and ranking timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003/
04
2004/
05
2005/
06
2006/
07
2007/
08
2008/
09
2009/
10
2010/
11
2011/
12
Ranking[1] UR[nb 1] 90 88 UR[nb 2] 72 53 59 62 65
Ranking tournaments
Australian Goldfields Open Not held LQ
Shanghai Masters Not held LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
UK Championship LQ A A LQ LQ LQ LQ A LQ
German Masters Not held WR 1R
Welsh Open 1R LQ A LQ LQ LQ 1R LQ LQ
World Open[nb 3] LQ A A LQ QF LQ LQ 2R LQ
Players Tour Championship Finals Not held DNQ DNQ
China Open[nb 4] NH WR A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
World Championship LQ LQ A LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ LQ
Non-ranking tournaments
The Masters A A A LQ A A LQ A A
Variant format tournaments
Shoot-Out Not held A 1R
Former ranking tournaments
British Open LQ LQ Not held
Irish Masters LQ LQ NH NR Not held
Malta Cup[nb 5] LQ LQ A LQ NR Not held
Northern Ireland Trophy Not held NR LQ 1R LQ Not held
Bahrain Championship Not held LQ Not held
Former non-ranking tournaments
Masters Qualifying Event LQ NH A 1R A A 3R Not held
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi–finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament 1R withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not held means an event was not held.
NR / Non-ranking event means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
  1. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  2. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. ^ The event was called the LG Cup (2001/2002-2003/2004) and the Grand Prix (1998/1999-2000/2001 and 2004/2005-2009/2010
  4. ^ The event was called the China International (1998/1999)
  5. ^ The event was called the European Open (2001/2002-2003/2004) and the Irish Open (1998/1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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