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Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui lifting the UK Championship trophy in 2005.
Ding Junhui lifting the UK Championship trophy in 2005.
Born April 1, 1987
Yixing, Jiangsu
Nationality Chinese
Nickname(s) Star of the East
Professional 2003 – present
Highest ranking 27 (06/07)
2006/07 ranking 27
Highest break 147 (2007)
Tournament wins
Ranking events 3

Ding Junhui (Simplified Chinese: 丁俊晖; Traditional Chinese: 丁俊暉; pinyin: Dīng Jùnhuī; born April 1, 1987) is a Chinese snooker player, born in Yixing, Jiangsu (near Shanghai), and is now a resident of England during the snooker season. Image File history File links Ding_Junhui. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yixing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: YíxÄ«ng) is a city in Jiangsu province, in eastern China, which is well-known for its Yixing clay and artistry in teaware. ... Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... The snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2006/2007 season are listed below. ... The snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2006/2007 season are listed below. ... In the Billiards game snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; also Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) refer to one of two standard Chinese character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language, officially simplified by the government of the Peoples Republic of China in an attempt to promote literacy. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... It has been suggested that Pinyin_method be merged into this article or section. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large (12 feet × 6 feet) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... Yixing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: YíxÄ«ng) is a city in Jiangsu province, in eastern China, which is well-known for its Yixing clay and artistry in teaware. ... Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Wu (Long-short): ZÃ¥nhae; Shanghainese (IPA): ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the eighth largest in the world. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


Career

Ding started playing snooker at the age of nine, when, out of boredom, he joined his father and his friends in a game. He practises the game for eight hours every day, and in 2003 he became the number one ranked player in China.


Ding shot to international prominence in 2002, when he won the Asian under-21 championship, the Asian Championship, and the IBSF World under-21 championship. He was unable to progress much in 2003, as both the Asian Championship and under-21 Championship had to be cancelled because of the SARS virus crisis, but he was a semi-finalist in the IBSF World under-21 championship, and was awarded a Main Tour concession by the WPBSA, which enabled him to turn professional in September 2003. World map showing the location of Asia. ... Sars may refer to any of the following: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly abbreviated as SARS Michael Sars, a Norwegian biologist, father of Georg Sars Georg Sars, a Norwegian biologist, son of Michael Sars Special Administrative Regions, commonly abbreviated as SARs Sars, Perm Krai, an urban settlement in Perm Krai...


In February 2004, Ding was awarded a wildcard entry to the Masters in London, where, in the first round, he defeated the then world no. 16-ranked player, Joe Perry, before narrowly losing 6-5 in the second round to experienced top player Stephen Lee after holding a 2-5 lead over him. His performance favourably impressed many commentators, who since then rated him a likely future World Champion. The Masters, formerly the Benson & Hedges Masters is a professional snooker tournament. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Joe Perry (born 13 August 1975) is an English professional snooker player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ...


In March 2005, he celebrated his 18th birthday by reaching the final of the China Open in Beijing, along the way defeating world top-16 ranked players Peter Ebdon, Marco Fu and Ken Doherty. He played the final with world no-3 ranked Stephen Hendry, whom he beat by nine frames to five to score his first ranking tournament win: a major surprise really. The China Open was a professional snooker tournament. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: Běijīng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Peter Ebdon (born August 27, 1970) is an English professional snooker player. ... Marco Fu (born January 8, 1978) is a professional snooker player from Happy Valley, Hong Kong. ... Ken Doherty (born September 17, 1969) is an Irish professional snooker player. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


In December 2005, he beat another crop of (now former) world top-16 players, namely Jimmy White, the late Paul Hunter and Joe Perry once more on his way to reaching the final of another major tournament, the UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York. This time he met the resurgent snooker legend Steve Davis in the final, and defeated him by ten frames to six, in doing so becoming the first player from outside Britain or Ireland to win that particular title. Following this victory, his world ranking was provisionally raised from 60 (62 at the start of the season) to 31. A top-32 ranking would ensure he did not have to pre-qualify for various tournaments, and would only have to win one match to reach the World Championships in Sheffield). His official world ranking for the new season is 27th. James Warren Jimmy White MBE (born 2 May 1962) is an English professional snooker player. ... Wikinews has news related to: Snooker player Paul Hunter dies of cancer, age 27 Paul Alan Hunter (14 October 1978 – 9 October 2006) was an English professional snooker player. ... Joe Perry (born 13 August 1975) is an English professional snooker player. ... The UK Championship is a professional snooker tournament, generally regarded as the second most prestigious tournament after the World Championship. ... This article is about the historic English city. ... Steve Davis OBE (born August 22, 1957) is an English professional snooker player who was born in London and lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife and two sons. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


On 19 August 2006, he beat Stephen Lee 6-1, and reached the final of the Northern Ireland Trophy, meeting Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final the following day. He beat O'Sullivan 9-6 to claim his third ranking tournament win, becoming only the third person ever to do so before his twentieth birthday, after O'Sullivan and John Higgins. This win pushed his provisional world ranking position up to 5th. Ding has also compiled 73 competitive century breaks during his career. August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northern Ireland Trophy is a professional snooker tournament. ... Ronnie OSullivan (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player. ... John Higgins (born May 18, 1975, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ...


In December 2006, he won three gold medals at the Asian Games, winning the Single, Double and Team Snooker competitions. The following week, he reached, as the defending champion, the quarterfinal stage of the 2006 UK Snooker Championship, and subsequently lost to his practice partner and eventual winner, Peter Ebdon, by 9 frames to 5. Asian Games Logo The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... Peter Ebdon (born August 27, 1970) is an English professional snooker player. ...


On 1 January 2007, he beat Cao Xinlong 5-4 to reach the final of the Chinese National Snooker Championship in East China's Yixing, Jiangsu province, his home town. The following day, he beat Xiao Guodong in the final by 6 frames to 2, in doing so becoming the national champion once again. [1] January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


On 14 January 2007, Ding made a 147 break in the opening match of the Saga Insurance Masters against Anthony Hamilton. It was the first maximum in the competition since that of Kirk Stevens in 1984. Additionally, Ding was the youngest player to make a 147 on TV, and became the first Chinese snooker player in BBC's 147 History. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Billiards game snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... The Masters, formerly the Benson & Hedges Masters is a professional snooker tournament. ... Anthony Hamilton (born June 29, 1971) is an English professional snooker player. ... Kirk Stevens (born August 17, 1958) is a Canadian professional snooker player. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ranking event wins

The China Open was a professional snooker tournament. ... The UK Championship is a professional snooker tournament, generally regarded as the second most prestigious tournament after the World Championship. ... The Northern Ireland Trophy is a professional snooker tournament. ...

References

  1. ^ Liu Dan. "Chinese snooker talent Ding retains national title", Xinhua, 2007-01-02. Retrieved on 2007-01-02.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ding Junhui - definition of Ding Junhui in Encyclopedia (175 words)
Ding Junhui (Chinese: 丁俊晖) (born 4 March 1987) is a Chinese snooker player, born near Shanghai and now resident in England.
Junhui shot to international prominence in 2002, when he won the Asian under-21 championship, the Asian Championship, and the IBSF World under-21 championship.
In February 2004 Junhui was awarded a wildcard entry to the Masters championship in London, where in the first round he defeated the world no. 16-ranked player, Joe Perry, before narrowly losing in the second round to Stephen Lee.
RTÉ.ie Sport - Ding realises Eastern promise (432 words)
Ding, who hails from the Jiangsu province near Shanghai, whitewashed former world champion Peter Ebdon 5-0 in the last 32 and Ken Doherty 6-0 in the semi-finals but the 80-1 pre-tournament outsider appeared to have met his match in Hendry.
Ding, who had never previously been further than the last 16 of a world -ranking event, also stole the eighth frame on the pink after Hendry had jawed a vital green and the opening session ended 4-4.
Ding remained in front at 6-5 after splitting a pair of scrappy frames and took a 7-5 advantage with a cool 53 clearance to pink after another tactical blunder by Hendry.
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