Lü Chenwei

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Lü Chenwei
Lu Chenwei PHC 2014-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2014
Born (1991-01-16) 16 January 1991 (age 28)
Sport country China
Highest ranking88 (July–August 2015)[1][2]
Career winnings£7,900[3]
Highest break134: 2016 World Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks2
Best ranking finishLast 64 (2014 Wuxi Classic)

Lü Chenwei (Chinese: 呂琛瑋, also spelled Lyu, born 16 January 1991) is a Chinese former professional snooker player who currently competes in tournaments on the main tour as an amateur.


Lü appeared in 2010 China Open as a wildcard aged 19, but lost 5–2 to Robert Milkins.[4] When the Asian Players Tour Championship events were introduced in 2012, it gave Lü an opportunity to qualify for the professional snooker tour.[5] It was in 2013/2014 events where Lü started to make an impact and he reached semi-finals of the 2013 Zhangjiagang Open, where he lost out to eventual winner Ju Reti 4–2.[6][5] This result was the main factor in Lü gaining a tour year place on the professional World Snooker Tour for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons.[5][7]

Debut season[edit]

Lü won a match as a professional at the first attempt by beating Dominic Dale 5–2 to qualify for the 2014 Wuxi Classic, where he lost 5–2 to Jack Lisowski. He could not win another match in a qualifying event during the rest of the season. He played in his first UK Championship as all tour players start at the venue stage of this event, but was defeated 6–1 by Ryan Day in the first round.[8] Lü was the world number 113 after his first season on tour.[9]

2015/2016 season[edit]

Lü won one match all season which came at a minor-ranking European Tour event. He did come very close to beating two-time world champion Mark Williams in the opening round of the Welsh Open by levelling at 3–3 from 3–1 down, but could not take advantage of numerous chances that came his way in the decider.[10] He played in Q School to earn a place back on tour and lost twice in the fourth round. Whilst this was not enough it did give him entry to some events as a top-up player due to his Q School Order of Merit ranking.[11]

2016/2017 season[edit]

He qualified for the Paul Hunter Classic and was whitewashed 4–0 by Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the opening round. Lü entered Q School but did not get beyond the third round of either event.[12]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009/
Ranking[13][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 113 [nb 2]
Ranking Tournaments
Indian Open Not Held A LQ NH LQ
Shanghai Masters A A A LQ LQ A
International Championship NH A A LQ LQ LQ
UK Championship A A A 1R 1R A
German Masters A A A LQ LQ A
Welsh Open A A A 1R 1R A
Players Championship Grand Final[nb 4] NH DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open WR A A LQ LQ A
World Championship A A A LQ LQ A
Former Ranking Tournaments
Wuxi Classic[nb 5] NR A A 1R Not Held
Australian Goldfields Open NH A A LQ LQ 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.
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013)
  5. ^ The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2009/2010)


  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 Australian Goldfields Open". World Snooker. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 The Paul Hunter Classic". World Snooker. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Career-total Statistics for Lu Chenwei – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Main Event (Results)". Global Snooker. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Lu Chenwei". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Asian Tour Event Two (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "2014/15 List Of Tour Players". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Lü Chenwei 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  9. ^ "World Rankings After 2015 World Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan turns down 147 chance at Welsh Open because £10,000 prize 'not worthy of it'". Wales Online. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Lu Chenwei 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Lü Chenwei 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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