Snooker Player Form In China Since 2015

Updated: 2150 Snooker

The Shanghai Masters in September 2023, brought competitive snooker back to China for the first time since the Covid19 pandemic. The previous event to be played in China was the World Open in 2019 where Judd Trump was crowned champion after a 10-5 victory over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Snooker Player Form In China Since 2015
Darren Brett Tipster Competition Manager

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Tournament Results in China since 2015

Below are details of winner, beaten finalist and beaten semi-finalists in each of the twenty-five tournaments played in China since 2015:

Tournament + Year
Event Type + entries
Winner +winning score
Beaten Finalist
Beaten Semi Finalist 1
Beaten Semi Finalist 2
World Open 2024
Ranking Event 128
Judd Trump 10-4
Ding Junhui
Jackson Page
Neil Robertson
International Championship 2023
Ranking Event 128
Zhang Anda 10-6
Tom Ford
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Jordan Brown
Wuhan Open 2023
Ranking Event 128
Judd Trump 10-7
Ali Carter
Wu Yize
Lyu Haotian
Shanghai Masters 2023
Invitational 24
Ronnie O'Sullivan 11-9
Luca Brecel
Mark Selby
Neil Robertson
World Open 2019
Ranking Event 128
Judd Trump 10-5
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
John Higgins
Kyren Wilson
China Championship 2019
Ranking Event 130
Shaun Murphy 10-9
Mark Williams
Mark Selby
Hossein Vafaei
Shanghai Masters 2019
Invitational Event 24
Ronnie O'Sullivan 11-9
Shaun Murphy
Neil Robertson
Mark Allen
International Championship 2019
Ranking Event 128
Judd Trump 10-3
Shaun Murphy
Mark Selby
Mark Allen
China Open 2019
Ranking Event 128
Neil Robertson 11-4
Jack Lisowski
Luca Brecel
Scott Donaldson
International Championship 2018
Ranking Event 128
Mark Allen 10-5
Neil Robertson
Matthew Stevens
Jack Lisowski
China Championship 2018
Ranking Event 128
Mark Selby 10-9
John Higgins
Zhao Xintong
Lyu Haotian
Shanghai Masters 2018
Invitational Event 24
Ronnie O'Sullivan 11-9
Barry Hawkins
Kyren Wilson
Ding Junhui
World Open 2018
Ranking Event 128
Mark Williams 10-9
David Gilbert
Noppon Saengkham
Barry Hawkins
China Open 2018
Ranking Event 131
Mark Selby 11-3
Barry Hawkins
Kyren Wilson
Neil Robertson
Shanghai Masters 2017
Ranking Event 131
Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-3
Judd Trump
John Higgins
Jack Lisowski
International Championship 2017
Ranking Event 128
Mark Selby 10-7
Mark Allen
Martin Gould
Yan Bingtao
World Open 2017
Ranking Event 128
Ding Junhui 10-3
Kyren Wilson
Luca Brecel
Mark Allen
China Championship 2017
Ranking Event 128
Luca Brecel 10-5
Shaun Murphy
Li Hang
Ali Carter
China Open 2017
Ranking Event 132
Mark Selby 10-8
Mark Williams
Kyren Wilson
Hossein Vafaei
China Championship 2016
Invitational Event 16
John Higgins 10-6
Stuart Bingham
Mark Allen
Shaun Murphy
International Championship 2016
Ranking Event 132
Mark Selby 10-1
Ding Junhui
Stuart Bingham
Judd Trump
Shanghai Masters 2016
Ranking Event 136
Ding Junhui 10-6
Mark Selby
Stephen Maguire
Stuart Bingham
World Open 2016
Ranking Event 132
Ali Carter 10-8
Joe Perry
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Neil Robertson
China Open 2015
Ranking Event 132
Judd Trump 10-4
Ricky Walden
Stephen Maguire
John Higgins
International Championship 2015
Ranking Event 132
John Higgins 10-5
David Gilbert
Mark Selby
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Asian Tour 2015
Ranking Event 149
Ding Junhui 4-3
Ricky Walden
Jimmy Robertson
Robert Milkins
Shanghai Masters 2015
Ranking Event 136
Kyren Wilson 10-9
Judd Trump
Mark Allen
Stuart Bingham
China Open 2015
Ranking Event 132
Mark Selby 10-2
Gary Wilson
Kurt Maflin
Ding Junhui
Asian Tour 3 2015
Ranking Event 118
Joe Perry 4-1
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Tom Ford
Mark WIlliams

Player Form in China since 2015

Below is a table of the aggregate titles, finals and semi-finals of all players who made the semi-final or later of a tournament in China 2015-2023 inclusive:

Player
Titles
Beaten Finalist
Beaten Semi-Finalist
Mark Selby
6
1
0
Judd Trump
5
2
1
Ronnie O'Sullivan
4
0
1
Ding Junhui
3
2
2
John Higgins
2
1
3
Shaun Murphy
1
3
1
Mark Williams
1
2
1
Mark Allen
1
1
5
Neil Robertson
1
1
5
Kyren Wilson
1
1
3
Joe Perry
1
1
0
Luca Brecel
1
1
2
Ali Carter
1
1
1
Zhang Anda
1
0
0




Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
0
2
2
Barry Hawkins
0
2
1
Ricky Walden
0
2
0
David Gilbert
0
2
0
Stuart Bingham
0
1
3
Jack Lisowski
0
1
2
Tom Ford
0
1
1
Gary Wilson
0
1
0




Stephen Maguire
0
0
2
Hossein Vafaei
0
0
2
Lyu Haotian
0
0
2
Scott Donaldson
0
0
1
Matthew Stevens
0
0
1
Zhao Xintong
0
0
1
Noppon Saengkham
0
0
1
Martin Gould
0
0
1
Li Hang
0
0
1
Yan Bingtao
0
0
1
Jimmy Robertson
0
0
1
Kurt Malfin
0
0
1
Robert Milkins
0
0
1
Wu Yize
0
0
1
Jordan Brown
0
0
1
Jackson Page
0
0
1


As you can see from the above table, Mark Selby has been prolific when playing in China from 2015. The former World Champion has made the semi-final or better in an amazing ten of the twenty-eight tournaments played since 2015. Selby has won six of those events, one more than his nearest pursuer, Judd Trump.

The table above does include a coupe of events that were only best of seven frames (up to and including the final) but, in most cases, all of the events were won by one of the top players in the world. Shocks were rare with perhaps only the victories of Joe Perry, Luca Brecel and Ali Carter coming outside the very top named players at that time.

Despite only winning one event in the timeframe above, Mark Allen made the semi-final stages or better on seven occasions, a feat only bettered by Selby and matched by Trump. Neil Robertson also record his seventh trip to a semi-final in China when losing out to Ding Junhui in a final-frame decider in the latest version of the World Open

Anyone looking for a longshot when play resumes in China could do worse than look at the form of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. The thirty-eight-year-old player from Thailand has made the semi-final or better on seven occasions in his career since 2105 and four of those efforts came in China. 

Perhaps playing in China might be the key to Jack Lisowski winning his first event. Lisowski has made the final of six big events since 2015 and four of those were outside the UK. The Bristol player is thirty-two now and really needs to add a big title to his resume in the next season or so. Perhaps being away from the UK allows Lisowski to relax more and, possibly, a tournament win in China could soon be on the cards. 

Stuart Bingham has made one final and three other semi-finals since 2015 but previous to that Bingham had won five events in China between 2012 and 2014.

Similarly, Ricky Walden has made two finals during the period that the above table covers, but Walden has won three of his four ranking titles in China; The International Championship in 2014, The Wuxi Classic in 2012 and The Shanghai Masters in 2008.

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