Pan Xiaoting

Pan Xiaoting (simplified Chinese: 潘晓婷; traditional Chinese: 潘曉婷; pinyin: Pān Xiǎotíng; born 25 February 1982) is a Chinese professional pool player.

Pan Xiaoting
潘晓婷
Born (1982-02-25) February 25, 1982 (age 39)
Yanzhou District, Jining, Shandong
Sport country China
NicknameQueen of Nine-Ball
Professional2006—
Pan Xiaoting
Medal record
Women's pool
Representing  China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou 9-ball individual
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha 9-ball individual
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha 8-ball individual

Professional biographyEdit

She is the first Chinese woman to play full-time on the WPBA Tour, and has been nicknamed the "Queen of Nine-Ball".[1][2]

WPBA Rookie of the Year in 2006Edit

Pan was named WPBA Rookie of the Year in 2006 and finished the season ranked #13. Pan won her first WPBA tournament at the 2007 Great Lakes Classic.[3] Later she won the 2007 WPA World Nine-ball Championship[4] held in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Pan is a friendly rival of fellow Asian WPBA player Kim Ga-young; the two met in the finals of the 2007 Carolina Women's Billiard Classic, with Kim prevailing 7 to 6 in the WPBA's first all-Asian championship match.[5] Kim and Pan finished the 2007 WPBA season ranked #2 and #3, respectively, behind perennially top-ranked Allison Fisher. Pan is also a good friend of Chinese snooker player Ding Junhui. In 2008, Pan won the BCA GenerationPool.com title on the WPBA tour, and in 2010 added a WPBA major to her resume at the Tour Championships. She went undefeated in Niagara Falls that year defeating Kim Ga-young of South Korea in the semi-finals 7–6, and Karen Corr of Northern Ireland 7–4 in the final.

Matches against Ronnie O'SullivanEdit

In December 2013, Pan participated in an exhibition match (9-ball and snooker) against snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan in Yanzhou, which she won 7–6 in 9-ball and lost 2–1 in snooker 6-red.[6]

In November of 2018, a second exhibition match between Pan and O'Sullivan took place in China, as well. The professional 9-ball champion Pan won with 7-6 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Du, Mingming (24 December 2013). "Ronnie O'Sullivan to meet '9-ball pool queen' in China". en.people.cn. People's Daily Online. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  2. ^ Lerner, Ted (24 September 2011). "THE QUEEN IS BACK". wpapool.com. WPBA. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  3. ^ 2007 Great Lakes Classic Results
  4. ^ 2007 WPA World Nine-ball Championship results
  5. ^ 2007 Carolina Women's Billiard Classic
  6. ^ Ronnie O'Sullivan vs. Pan Xiaoting, Exhibition 9-Ball Match
  7. ^ Pan versus O'Sullivan - a 2nd Exhibition 9-Ball Match - A selection of 1 h and 10 minutes of that match

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