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Five Facts About Si Jiahui

China’s 20-year-old Si Jiahui is arguably the biggest outsider of all-time to reach the semi-finals at the Crucible. Here area  few things you may not have known about the world number 80…

  • During the 2020/21 season, Si dyed his hair blue.

    He comes from Zhuji in the Zhejiang province of north central China, a city of 1.2 million people known for having the largest pearl trading market in China.

  • He first played snooker at the age of 11 in a club owned by his father. Having shown talent, he was later brought to a snooker summer camp in Shanghai to develop his skills.
  • During the season he lives in a flat in Sheffield and practises at Victoria’s Snooker Academy, just a few minutes walk from the Crucible.
  • During the Covid pandemic, he did not see his family for three years. Si finally returned home in February this year and spent three weeks in China.
  • Away from snooker he enjoys listening to music and watching movies – his favourite film is Green Book.