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Encyclopedia > Marco Fu
Marco Fu
Born January 8, 1978 (1978-01-08) (age 29)
Nationality Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Professional 1998–
Highest ranking #15 (2000/01)
2007/08 ranking 27
Career winnings GB£690,765[1]
Highest break 147 (2000)[2]
Tournament wins
Ranking 1
Non-ranking 1

Marco Fu Ka-chun (Chinese name: 傅家俊; b. January 8, 1978), best known as Marco Fu, is a professional snooker player from Happy Valley, Hong Kong. is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... The snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2000/2001 season are listed below. ... Snooker world rankings 2007/2008: The professional world rankings for the top 75 snooker players (plus 7 other players who are ranked 76-82 officially; if all players on the pro tour were ranked they would be lower) in the 2007/2008 season are listed below. ... “GBP” redirects here. ... In snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... A pedestrain footpath in Happy Valley previously used by horses to get to the racecourse. ...

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Life and Career

Marco Fu was born in Hong Kong, but he was immigrant to Canada with his parents when he was 12. At the age of 18 after his Middle School graduate. Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council Co. Ltd President Joseph Lo invite him come back to Hong Kong and begining his Snooker carrer.


In the same year as turning professional, Fu reached the final of the 1998 Grand Prix, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan (5-4) and then Peter Ebdon (6-1) in the process.[3] An in-form Stephen Lee proved too strong for Fu in the final, defeating him 9-2, but Fu nevertheless rose dramatically through the rankings, reaching number 15 in the world for the 2000/01 season.[2] When he first turned professional, he was ranked 377th in the world.[3] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Grand Prix is a professional snooker tournament. ... Ronald Antonio Ronnie OSullivan (born December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands)[1][2] is an English professional snooker player, nicknamed The Rocket due to his rapid playing style, with other monikers including The Essex Exocet and The Magician. He grew up and still lives in Chigwell, Essex, although... Peter Ebdon (born August 27, 1970) is an English professional snooker player and current UK champion. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was voted WPBSA Newcomer of the Year[1] and WSA Young Player of the Year in 1999.[3] This article is about the year. ...


Tipped by many pundits as a potential future champion of the game, [2] Fu's subsequent performance was disappointing, and he slid back down the rankings. His only real achievement of note over the next five years was reaching the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in 2003. In the quarter-finals of this tournament, Fu whitewashed Stephen Lee 5-0 in the quarter-finals before losing his semi-final 6-4 to Stephen Hendry, who went on to win the title. This does not cite its references or sources. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


In the 2003 World Championship three months later Fu reached the first of his two World Championship quarter-finals to date. In what Snooker Scene magazine described as "one of the greatest upsets in the history of the game", the unseeded 25-year-old knocked out world No. 1 and runaway favourite Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the tournament. Fu had already lost three matches to O'Sullivan that season, including a heavy defeat at the UK Championship six months previously. However, Fu dominated this match from the outset, opening up a 6-3 overnight lead; and although O'Sullivan made four centuries (including a maximum 147 break) while recovering, Fu never looked to be in trouble and won 10-6. Fu subsequently eliminated Alan McManus 13-7 in the second round before losing 13-9 to Stephen Lee in his quarter-final. Ronald Antonio Ronnie OSullivan (born December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands)[1][2] is an English professional snooker player, nicknamed The Rocket due to his rapid playing style, with other monikers including The Essex Exocet and The Magician. He grew up and still lives in Chigwell, Essex, although... The following is a glossary of traditional terms used in the three main cue sport disciplines: pocket billiards (pool), which denotes a host of games played on a table with six pockets such as straight pool, eight-ball, nine-ball, one-pocket and bank pool; carom billiards referring to the... In snooker, a break is the total score achieved by a player in a single visit to the table. ... Alan McManus (born January 21, 1971) is a Scottish professional snooker player, known for his clever tactical play and safety shots, giving rise to his nickname Angles McManus. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Although he regained a top 16 position for 2004/2005 after a consistent 2003/2004 season, he only spent one season back in the top 16. The Snooker world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 2004/2005 season are listed below. ...


However, he had a good 2006 World Championship, beating three seeded players - Alan McManus 10-3, Stephen Maguire 13-4, and Ken Doherty 13-10 - to reach the semi-finals, where he lost to world no.7 and 2002 world champion Peter Ebdon 17-16. In that match, Fu was 15-9 down with only one session left to play, but won seven out of the next eight frames to send the match into the deciding frame, which Ebdon eventually won.[4] The 2006 888. ... Alan McManus (born January 21, 1971) is a Scottish professional snooker player, known for his clever tactical play and safety shots, giving rise to his nickname Angles McManus. ... Stephen Maguire (born March 13, 1981) is a Scottish professional snooker player from Glasgow. ... Ken Doherty (born September 17, 1969) is an Irish professional snooker player. ... Peter Ebdon (born August 27, 1970) is an English professional snooker player and current UK champion. ...


Fu's success in that tournament can be largely attributed to working with coach Terry Griffiths. Marco had used Griffiths for a short while some years ago - but did not commit to the necessary changes in technique.[2] Terry Griffiths (born October 16, 1947, Llanelli) is a retired Welsh snooker player. ...


2006-07 was not hugely successful. He skipped the UK Championship to play in the Asian games (winning two medals there), and was unable to repeat his World Championship form of the previous year, losing 10-3 to Anthony Hamilton in the first round, affected by a virus. He starts the 2007/08 season ranked 27th in the world, a drop of 5 places. Anthony Hamilton (born June 29, 1971, Nottingham, East Midlands) is an English professional snooker player. ...


Fu won the 2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix — his first victory in a ranking event. After defeating the reigning World Champion John Higgins in the first knockout round 5-4, Liu Song 5-0 in the quarter-final and Gerard Greene 6-5 in the semi-final, he faced Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final.[5] After falling 4-3 behind at the mid-session interval, he went on to win 9-6, with a break of 76 in the final frame.[6] Previously, Fu’s biggest title has been the invitational Hasseroder Premier League which he captured in 2003, beating Mark Williams 9-5 in the final in Sunderland. This was the first time the title went outside of the British Isles. LG Cup redirects here. ... John Higgins (born May 18, 1975, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish professional snooker player. ...   The Song Dynasty (宋朝, previous spelling Sung) (420-479) was first of the four Southern Dynasties in China, followed by the Qi Dynasty. ... Gerard Greene (born 12 November 1973) is a professional snooker player. ... Ronald Antonio Ronnie OSullivan (born December 5, 1975 in Wordsley, West Midlands)[1][2] is an English professional snooker player, nicknamed The Rocket due to his rapid playing style, with other monikers including The Essex Exocet and The Magician. He grew up and still lives in Chigwell, Essex, although... The Betfred Premier League, formerly the Dr. Martens Premier League is a professional snooker tournament. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Williams MBE (born 21 March 1975, Cwm, Wales) is a Welsh professional snooker player. ... , The Wearmouth Bridge Sunderland (pronounced: , or ) is a city in North East England which was formerly a county borough, and is now part of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear. ... This article describes the archipelago in north-Western Europe. ...


Fu is a prolific break-builder.[7] He achieved his highest break of 147 in 2000 at the Regal Scottish Masters[2] and has compiled 133 competitive century breaks during his career.[8] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Scottish Masters, often known by its sponsored names, the Langs Scottish Masters or the Regal Scottish Masters, was a non-ranking professional snooker tournament held every year from 1981-2002 (except 1988). ...


Tournament Wins

Medal record
Men's Snooker
Asian Games
Gold 1998 Bangkok Team
Gold 2002 Busan Team
Silver 2002 Busan Doubles
Silver 2006 Doha Doubles
Silver 2006 Doha Team

Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. ... 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. ... The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6, 1998 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... The 15th Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from September 29, 2002 to October 14, 2002. ... The 15th Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from September 29, 2002 to October 14, 2002. ... The cue sports of snooker, English billiards, carom three cushion for men as well as Eight-ball pool and Nine-ball pool for both men and women were contested at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar from December 4 to December 11. ... The cue sports of snooker, English billiards, carom three cushion for men as well as Eight-ball pool and Nine-ball pool for both men and women were contested at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar from December 4 to December 11. ...

Ranking Tournaments

  • Royal London Watches Grand Prix - 2007

LG Cup redirects here. ...

Non Ranking Tournaments

The Betfred Premier League, formerly the Dr. Martens Premier League is a professional snooker tournament. ...

Links

  • Player profile and contact detail on 110sport.com

References

  1. ^ a b World Snooker profile for Marco Fu
  2. ^ a b c d e Janie Watkins (2005). Player Profile: Marco Fu. The Global Snooker Centre. Retrieved on 2007-04-21.
  3. ^ a b c Snooker Player Profiles: Marco Fu. Sporting Life. Retrieved on April 21, 2007.
  4. ^ World Snooker - Marco Fu. Sporting Life. Retrieved on April 21, 2007.
  5. ^ Chris Turner (2006). Premier / Matchroom League. Retrieved on April 21, 2007.
  6. ^ BBC Sport: Grand Prix final result. BBC Sport (2007). Retrieved on October 21, 2007.
  7. ^ John Parrott (2001). John Parrott's Player Profiles. BBC Sport. Retrieved on April 21, 2007.
  8. ^ Chris Turner's Snooker Archive: Snooker's Top Century Makers (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-21.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Marco Fu - definition of Marco Fu in Encyclopedia (121 words)
Marco Fu (born January 8, 1978) is a professional snooker player from Hong Kong.
Fu reached the final of the 1998 Grand Prix, the same year as turning professional; he subsequently rose dramatically through the rankings, reaching number 15 in the world for the 2000/01 season.
Tipped for the very top, Fu's subsequent performance was disappointing, and he started to slide down the rankings again.
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