Paul Hunter Classic 2014
|Born||16 January 1991|
|Highest ranking||88 (July–August 2015)|
|Highest||134: 2016 World Championship (qualifying)|
|Best ranking finish||Last 64 (2014 Wuxi Classic)|
Lü appeared in 2010 China Open as a wildcard aged 19, but lost 5–2 to Robert Milkins. When the Asian Players Tour Championship events were introduced in 2012, it gave Lü an opportunity to qualify for the professional snooker tour. 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. 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.
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. Lü was the world number 113 after his first season on tour.
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. 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.
Performance and rankings timeline
|Ranking[nb 1]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 2]||[nb 3]||113||[nb 2]|
|Indian Open||Not Held||A||LQ||NH||LQ|
|Players Championship Grand Final[nb 4]||NH||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|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.|
- It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013)
- The event was called the Jiangsu Classic (2009/2010)
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- "Lu Chenwei 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Lü Chenwei 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.