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Ding Hoping To Inspire New Generation With Academy

China’s number one Ding Junhui believes his new state of the art snooker academy in Sheffield can help a new generation of Chinese talent to prosper on the World Snooker Tour. The Ding Junhui Snooker Academy opened earlier this year and hosts a number of China’s best young talents, including WSF Junior Open winner Gao… Read More

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Snooker’s Global Trailblazers

Snooker has long enjoyed international appeal but getting to the top of the game from outside the UK presents a unique set of challenges. Journalist and commentator David Hendon considers two men who have become modern greats – Australia’s Neil Robertson and China’s Ding Junhui… The climax of the 1994 World Championship remains one of… Read More

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New Baby For Ding

Ding Junhui and wife Apple celebrated the birth of their first child, a girl, on Wednesday. China’s top player Ding lost to Robert Milkins in the last 32 of the Hong Rui Ma Yushan World Open but just a few hours later announced on Weibo that his daughter had been born. Ding, age 31, is… Read More

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Ding To Become Dad Soon

Ding Junhui posted pictures of pregnant wife Apple on his Weibo account today (click here to see), with their first child expected next month. World number six Ding, winner of 13 ranking events, lives with Apple in Sheffield during the snooker season. He is due to defend his HongRuiMa Yushan World Open title in China… Read More

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Ding Victorious In Yushan

Ding Junhui stormed to a 10-3 victory over Kyren Wilson to win the Yushan World Open and claim his 13th ranking title. The win comes 12 years on from Ding’s maiden tournament victory, which he secured by beating Stephen Hendry as a teenager at the 2005 China Open. He has now won 13 of 18 appearances… Read More

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Ding Overhauls Li’s Lead

Ding Junhui battled back to defeat Li Hang 5-3 and book his place in tomorrow’s semi-finals at the Yushan World Open. Ding is competing in his second event of the campaign, having suffered a shock 5-0 defeat to 1994 Masters winner Alan McManus in his last 32 tie at the China Championship. He ended last season… Read More

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Tributes Paid To Chen Xijuan

World Snooker and WPBSA were greatly saddened this week to hear the news that Chen Xijuan, mother of Ding Junhui, has died at the age of 55. After a long battle against cancer, Chen Xijuan passed away earlier this week. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “Our hearts go out to Ding, his father Ding Wenjun… Read More

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Shanghai Success For Ding

Ding Junhui became the first player to win the Shanghai Masters twice by beating Mark Selby 10-6 in the final. On the tenth staging of the tournament in China, fittingly it was the home favourite who lifted the trophy as he gained a measure of revenge against Selby for defeat in the World Championship final… Read More

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Ding Congratulated By Wuxi Municipal Government

Ding Junhui has received a message of congratulation from the Wuxi Municipal Government in his native Jiangsu Province in China. Ding became the first Asian player to reach the final of the Betfred World Championship, and ran Mark Selby close before losing 18-14. The message reads: “We are so glad to know that you were… Read More

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Day Ends Ding in Daqing

Home favourite Ding Junhui suffered a crushing deciding-frame defeat at the hands of Ryan Day in the last 32 of the International Championship. Day opened strong with break of 71 to take the early lead, but it was Ding, who last week ended his trophy drought by winning the Haining Open, won the next two… Read More

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