Fang Xiongman

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Fang Xiongman
Fang Xiongman PHC 2017-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 26)
Sport country China
Professional2016–2018
Highest ranking82 (June 2017)[1]
Career winnings£35,600
Highest break142:
2016 Q-School Event 1
Century breaks16
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2018 Gibraltar Open)

Fang Xiongman (born 9 April 1993) is a former Chinese professional snooker player.

Career[edit]

Fang began competing at professional events in 2012,[2][3] which included Asian Tour events as well as wildcard rounds of ranking tournaments.[2] His most notable win as an amateur came at the 2015 Shanghai Masters, where he defeated Jamie Jones 5–1 in the wildcard round,[2] but went on to get eliminated 5–2 by Stuart Bingham in the last 32.[4]

2017 Paul Hunter Classic

In 2016, Fang managed to receive a two-year tour card for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons after successfully qualifying through Q School, beating Daniel Womersley 4–3 in the final round of the event.[2] The Riga Masters was the first ranking event of the year and he qualified for it by overcoming Stephen Maguire 4–2, before losing in the opening round 4–3 to Andy Hicks. Fang's first win of his career at the venue stage of a ranking was a 4–2 success over Martin O'Donnell at the Scottish Open. He exited the tournament 4–0 to Mark Allen in the second round.[5]

He dropped off the tour at the end of the 2017/18 season and did not succeed to win back a place through Q School.[6]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[7][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 80 [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Not Held Minor-Rank. 1R LQ A A
International Championship A A A WR LQ LQ A A
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ A A
English Open Tournament Not Held A 2R A A
World Open A A Not Held LQ LQ A A
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held 1R 2R A A
UK Championship A A A A 1R 1R A A
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held 2R 2R A A
European Masters Tournament Not Held LQ 1R A A
German Masters A A A A LQ LQ A A
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A 1R 3R A
Shoot-Out Variant Format Event 2R 1R A
Players Championship[nb 5] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR 2R 4R A
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A A A LQ LQ A
World Championship A A A A LQ LQ A
Non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Not Held MR A A 1R 1R
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A WR A 1R LQ LQ NR
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event A 2R A NR
Indian Open NH A A NH WR LQ A NH
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 WD 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.
R / Ranking Event means an event is/was a ranking event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Event means an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
VF / Variant Format Event means an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e f He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Riga Open (2014/2015–2015/2016)
  5. ^ The event was called the Player Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014−2015/2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Q School Event One Qualifiers". World Snooker. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Fang Xiongman 2012/2013". CueTracker.net: Snooker Results and Statistic Database. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Snooker World champion Stuart Bingham eases into last 16 of Shanghai Masters". Daily Express. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Fang Xiongman 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/carty-and-hirani-earn-maiden-tour-cards/
  7. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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