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Rouzi Maimaiti (Chinese: 肉孜买买提; born 4 July 1983) is an Uyghur Chinese professional snooker player.

Rouzi Maimaiti
肉孜买买提
Born (1983-07-04) 4 July 1983 (age 36)
Sport country China
Professional2014–2017
Highest ranking92 (July–August 2015)[1][2]
Career winnings£7,050
Highest break104:
2014 Dongguan Open
Century breaks1
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2012 Wuxi Classic)

CareerEdit

Maimaiti has been a wildcard player at several ranking tournaments before turning professional.[3] He lost the majority of the matches except a 5–1 over Dave Harold in the 2012 Wuxi Classic, before suffering a reverse to Mark Allen in the last 32 stage.[3] Also in the 2012/2013 season, Maimaiti entered into the new Asian Players Tour Championship events with little success, winning only one match[3] The 2013/2014 events were much more successful and with eight wins in the four events[3] Maimaiti was able to qualify for one of the four professional World Snooker Tour cards available through the Asian Tour of Merit money list.[3] Maimaiti qualified for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons[3][4] and then re-qualified for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons.

ProfessionalEdit

Rouzi only played in the three Asian Tour events during the 2014/2015 season. He won four matches to reach the quarter-finals of the Xuzhou Open, where he lost 4–1 to Joe Perry which saw him finish 25th on the Order of Merit.[5][6] The following season he only played in the Haining Open, losing 4–1 to Tom Ford in the second round.[7] Despite dropping off the tour having finished a lowly 115th in the world, he received the Chinese nomination for a new two-year tour place.[8][9] He did not enter a single event in the 2016/2017 season.[10]

Performance and rankings timelineEdit

Tournament 2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[11][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 118 [nb 4] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2]
Ranking tournaments
World Open A WR A A Not held A A A A
Players Championship[nb 5] DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
China Open WR A A A A A A A A A
Non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Tournament Not Held MR 4R 2R 2R 1R
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic Non Ranking 1R A A Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters WR WR A A A A A A Non-Ranking
Former non-ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A 1R Ranking Tournament Not Held
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 f g He was an amateur.
  3. ^ New players don't have a ranking.
  4. ^ Players qualified through CBSA China Tour nomination started the season without ranking points.
  5. ^ The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 Australian Goldfields Open". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 2 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "WORLD RANKINGS After 2015 The Kaspersky Lab Riga Open". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Rouzi Maimaiti". Pro Snooker Blog. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "2014/15 List Of Tour Players". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Rouzi Maimaiti 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Asian Order of Merit 2014/2015". Snooker.org. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Rouzi Maimaiti 2015/2016". Snooker.org. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Historic Seedings After 2016 World Championship". Snooker.org. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  9. ^ "CBSA Announcement on World Snooker Tour Nominations". cbsa.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Rouzi Maimaiti 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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