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Luo Honghao (Chinese: 罗弘昊; pinyin: Luó Hónghào; born 31 January 2000) is a Chinese snooker player.[2]

Luo Honghao
Born (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 19)
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Sport country China
NicknameThe Virtuoso, Thor[1]
Professional2018–
Highest ranking70 (June 2019)
Current ranking 70 (as of 12 August 2019)
Career winnings£80,268
Highest break139:
2019 International Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks18
Best ranking finishQuarter-final (2018 English Open, 2019 Riga Masters)

Personal lifeEdit

Luo is a highly accomplished pianist[3] but chose snooker as a career aged 11.[4]

CareerEdit

AmateurEdit

In July 2017, he reached the final of 2017 IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship where he lost the final 7–6 to Fan Zhengyi.[5]

Later in March 2018, he won the 2018 WSF Championship following a 6–0 demolition of Adam Stefanów in the final in Malta.[6] This victory earned him a two-year World Snooker Tour card for the 2018–19 and 2019–2020 seasons.[7]

Luo reached the third round of the 2018 China Open aged just 18 years old.[2] He received an invitation to compete in 2018 World Snooker Championship qualifying round as an amateur, but he could not obtain the visa on-time.[8]

ProfessionalEdit

In the 2018/19 season, Luo reached the quarter final of the 2018 English Open, before being defeated 5-3 by Ronnie O'Sullivan.[9] At the final event of the season, Luo defeated Marco Fu 10-7, Robbie Williams 10-8 and Tom Ford 10-8 to reach the main stage of the 2019 World Snooker Championship held at The Crucible in Sheffield.[10] However, in his first-round match against Shaun Murphy, he became only the second player to suffer a whitewash at the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible, losing 10-0 and setting a record for fewest points in a match at The Crucible with 89.[11]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
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2018/
19
2019/
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Ranking[12][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 70
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters NH MR A A LQ QF
International Championship A A A A A 1R LQ
China Championship Not Held NR LQ 1R
English Open Not Held A A QF
World Open A A A A LQ LQ
Northern Ireland Open Not Held A A 2R
UK Championship A A A A A 2R
Scottish Open Not Held A A 1R
European Masters Not Held A A 1R
German Masters A A A A A LQ
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A A A 1R
Shoot-Out A A A A A 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR A A 1R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ
China Open A A A WR 3R LQ
World Championship A A A A WD 1R
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship A A A A A RR A
Former ranking tournaments
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A A A NR
Indian Open A A NH A A 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 e He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.

Career finalsEdit

Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2017 World Under-21 Snooker Championship   Fan Zhengyi 6–7
Winner 1. 2018 WSF Championship   Adam Stefanow 6–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/WorldSnooker/status/1119865854605152256
  2. ^ a b http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?player=1237
  3. ^ World Snooker Official (2018-10-27), Luo Honghao Shows Off Piano Skills In Daqing, retrieved 2019-04-24
  4. ^ "Chinese teenager Luo Honghao hitting the high notes on the snooker circuit after rejecting life as a pianist". The Independent. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  5. ^ "Fan Zhengyi Wins World Under-21 Championship – SnookerHQ". 17 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Luo Honghao Wins WSF Championship – WPBSA". www.wpbsa.com.
  7. ^ "Main Tour Qualification 2018/19 – World Snooker". 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Field Set for Betfred World Championship". wpbsa.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ "O'SULLIVAN COMES THROUGH LUO TEST". WorldSnooker. 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Four Chinese Potters Set For Crucible Debut – World Snooker". World Snooker. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ World Championship 2019: Shaun Murphy records 10-0 win at Crucible https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/48010791
  12. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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