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Chen Zifan (Chinese: 陈子凡, born 17 September 1995) is a Chinese professional snooker player.

Chen Zifan
Chen Zifan PHC 2018-1.jpg
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 24)
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province
Sport country China
Professional2017–
Highest ranking81 (August 2018)
Current ranking 99 (as of 12 August 2019)
Career winnings£32,650
Highest break140:
2018 German Masters (qualifying)
Century breaks11
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2019 Riga Masters)

CareerEdit

He began playing in minor-ranking Asian Players Tour Championship events in 2012, reaching the last 64 in at Event 1 in Zhangjiagang where he lost 4–2 to Michael White.[1]

The following season he made a wildcard appearance at the World Open, where he defeated Sanderson Lam before losing 5–0 to Judd Trump in the last 64. He was also a wildcard at the China Open, where he was defeated 5–2 by compatriot Yu Delu. He also qualified for the 2016 International Championship, defeating professional Tian Pengfei 6–3, and only narrowly losing in the first round to 6–5 to Liang Wenbo.[2]

Chen Zifan turned professional for the 2017/18 season after defeating Ben Jones 4–1 in the final round of Q-School Event 2.[3]

In May 2019, Chen Zifan came through Q-School - Event 2 by winning six matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.[4]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[5][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 81 [nb 4]
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters Not Held MR A WD LQ 3R
International Championship A A A WR 1R LQ LQ LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR 1R LQ LQ
European Masters Tournament Not Held A 2R LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held A 3R 1R
World Open A 1R A NH A LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A 2R 2R
UK Championship A A A A A 1R 1R
Scottish Open MR Not Held A 1R 1R
German Masters A A A A A LQ LQ
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A A 2R 1R
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A 1R 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR A 1R 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A WR A A A LQ LQ
World Championship A A A A A LQ LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A A 1R Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A WR WR WR LQ Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A A 2R NR
Indian Open NH A A NH 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.
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.
  4. ^ Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guotai Liquor Asian Players Tour Championship Event One". snooker.org. 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ "International Championship". snooker.org. 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Chen Zifan". World Snooker. 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ "PATRICK AND CHEN EARN TOUR RETURNS". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

External linksEdit