Wang Yuchen

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Wang Yuchen
Wang Yuchen PHC 2017-2.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2017
Born (1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 21)
Henan
Sport country China
Professional2016–2018
Highest ranking80 (June 2017)[1]
Career winnings£36,000[2]
Highest break122:
2016 UK Championship
Century breaks6[2]
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2013 Shanghai Masters)

Wang Yuchen (born 5 August 1997 in Henan) is a Chinese former professional snooker player. He is the current Under-21 Asian Snooker champion.

Career[edit]

Wang Yuchen first drew international attention in September 2013 at the 2013 Shanghai Masters when competing as a wildcard he defeated Joe Perry to reach the last 32 of the tournament where he eventually lost to 3–5 Neil Robertson.[3]

2017 Paul Hunter Classic

In March 2016, Wang won the Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship, beating former professional Ratchayothin Yotharuck of Thailand 6–5 in the final. This win earned him a two-year professional card for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons.[3] He secured a 6–5 victory over 2002 world champion Peter Ebdon in the opening round of the 2016 UK Championship, before losing 6–5 to Liam Highfield after having led 4–1.[4] Wang also won a match at the Welsh Open by edging past Gareth Allen 4–3, but lost 4–2 to Stuart Carrington in the second round.[5]

Performance and rankings timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012/
13
2013/
14
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
Ranking[6][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 81
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters[nb 4] Not Held MR LQ WD
China Championship Not Held NR LQ
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A 1R
Indian Open NH A NH LQ 1R
World Open[nb 5] WR A NH 1R LQ
European Masters Not Held LQ LQ
English Open Not Held 1R 1R
International Championship WR A WR WR LQ
Shanghai Masters WR 1R WR LQ 1R
Northern Ireland Open Not Held 1R 2R
UK Championship A A A 2R 1R
Scottish Open MR Not Held 1R 1R
German Masters A A A LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Variant Event 1R 1R
World Grand Prix Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A 2R 1R
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR 1R A
Players Championship[nb 6] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open WR A WR LQ LQ
World Championship A A A LQ LQ
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.
PA / Pro-am Event means an event is/was a pro-am 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 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 Haikou World Open (2012/2013–2013/2014)
  6. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2012/2013) and the Players Championship Grand Final (2013/2014–2015/2016)

Career finals[edit]

Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2016 Asian Under-21 Amateur Championship Thailand Ratchayothin Yotharuck 6–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Kaspersky Riga Masters". World Snooker. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Career-total Statistics for Wang Yuchen – Professional". CueTracker Snooker Results & Statistics Database. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Profile: Wang Yuchen". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Birthday boy Liam Highfield seeks icing on his cake at Betway UK Snooker Championship". The Press. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Wang Yuchen 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Wang Yuchen at CueTracker.net: Snooker Results and Statistic Database