(Snooker) Chinese player ousted from UK event

Sports | 4 Jun 2020 9:42 am

Chinese snooker player Chen Feilong is out of the Championship League after recording two draws and one loss in his first-round group matches yesterday in the UK, Xinhua reports.

Elite sport events were allowed to resume behind closed doors in Britain on Monday and snooker returned with a non-ranking event held at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, after being suspended for 11 weeks.

While most of the Chinese snooker professionals, including ace Ding Junhui, are still in China, Chen and Liang Wenbo were the only Chinese players participating in the 64-man event.

Chen, 37, managed to level with Kyren Wilson and Ryan Day 2-2 in Group 12, but lost to Alfie Burden 3-0 in his last match. Ryan Day reached the last 16 by dominating the group with two wins and a draw.

World number 94 Chen was awarded a two-year professional tour card from 2018 to 2020 following his performances on the CBSA China Tour. His career highlight so far was a 6-3 victory over Shaun Murphy in the first round of the 2018 UK Championship.

Liang, 34 in the world rankings, is scheduled to play against Mark Selby, Lee Walker and Joe O'Connor in Group 5 on Thursday.

On Monday, world number one Judd Trump won three consecutive matches to reach the second-round group stage


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