Niu Zhuang

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Niu Zhuang
Niu Zhuang PHC 2018-5.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (1994-06-26) 26 June 1994 (age 24)
Fuyang, Anhui Province
Sport country China
Professional2017–
Highest ranking82 (August 2018)
Current ranking90 (as of 5 November 2018)
Career winnings£29,350[1]
Highest break137:
2013 Zhangjiagang Open
Century breaks6[1]
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2018 German Masters)

Niu Zhuang (Chinese: 牛壮, born 26 June 1994) is a Chinese professional snooker player.[2]

Career[edit]

Niu first received attention in world snooker when he entered APTC Event 2 in 2012, reaching the last 16 and defeating established professionals Mark King (4–0) and future World Champion Stuart Bingham (4–3).[3] He reached the same stage at the 2015 Xuzhou Open where he was defeated by Alfie Burden. His most notable result was defeating Matthew Selt 4–1 in the last 64.[4]

He achieved a two-year world snooker tour card in May 2017 due to his performances on the Chinese professional tour.[5]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
Ranking[6][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 83
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters Not Held MR A WD 1R
World Open A A A NH A LQ LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A A 2R
China Championship Not Held NR LQ LQ
European Masters Not Held A LQ LQ
English Open Not Held A 1R 1R
International Championship WR A A A A 1R LQ
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A 2R 2R
UK Championship A A A A A 1R
Scottish Open MR Not Held A 2R
German Masters A A A A A 1R
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A A 1R
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A 1R
Indian Open NH A A NH A 1R LQ
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR A 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held
China Open A A A WR 1R LQ
World Championship A A A A LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A A WR Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A WR WR WR LQ NR
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.
Notes
  1. ^ It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. ^ a b c d e He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Niu Zhuang - Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ "China Tour Nominations". WPBSA. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Guotai Liquor Asian Players Tour Championship Event Two". snooker.org. 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ "2015 Xuzhou Open Results". Snooker Database. 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Niu Zhuang". World Snooker. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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