Andy Lee (snooker player)


Andy Lee (born 27 November 1980), also known as Lee Chun Wai, is an English and Hong Kong former professional snooker player.

Andy Lee
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (1980-11-27) 27 November 1980 (age 40)
Hinckley, England
Sport country England (former)
 Hong Kong
Professional2008/2009, 2018–2020
Highest ranking83 (2008/2009)
Career winnings£8,155
Highest break130:
2007 PIOS - Event 5
Century breaks7
Best ranking finishLast 32 (2019 Gibraltar Open, 2020 Welsh Open)
Andy Lee
Chinese李俊威[1]

Career


He qualified for the main tour for the 2008–09 season by beating Adam Duffy 6–3 in the 2008 English Pro Ticket Tour Play-offs. In his début season, he reached the last 64 of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix, beating Lewis Roberts 5–2 and Barry Pinches 5–4 before losing 2–5 to Jimmy Michie; in the China Open, Lee beat Matthew Selt and Paul Davies before losing at the same stage to Gerard Greene. Having earned £5,000 in prize money, Lee finished the season ranked 83rd and was relegated from the main tour.

As an amateur, Lee competed in the Players Tour Championship series between 2010 and 2016, without any success. He entered Q-School in 2018 in an attempt to win back a place on the main tour; in Event 1, he lost in the last 32, 0–4 to Thor Chuan Leong. He progressed one round further in Event 2, being eliminated 1–4 by Lu Ning in the last 16. At the final event, he beat Kuldesh Johal 4–2 in the quarter-finals to regain his professional status after a hiatus of nine years.[2]

Lee lost the Last 64 2018 World Open 1–5 to Neil Robertson and lost the Last 128 2018 Paul Hunter Classic 3–4 to English Amateur player Reggie Edwards.

Personal life


Lee was born in the United Kingdom, to parents who were emigrated from Hong Kong to the UK in 1975. His father was a Hong Kong policeman. He was educated at John Cleveland College and De Montfort University.[3]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 1998/
99
2002/
03
2003/
04
2008/
09
2010/
11
2011/
12
2012/
13
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
Ranking[4] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 1] [nb 2] 91
Ranking tournaments
Riga Masters Tournament Not Held A A LQ LQ
International Championship Tournament Not Held A A A LQ LQ
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR A LQ LQ
English Open Tournament Not Held A A 1R 2R
World Open[nb 3] A A A LQ A A A A A 1R LQ
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A 1R 1R
UK Championship A A A LQ A A A A A 1R 1R
Scottish Open[nb 4] A A A Not Held MR A A 1R 2R
European Masters[nb 5] A A A Tournament Not Held A A LQ LQ
German Masters NR Not Held A A A A A LQ LQ
World Grand Prix Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Welsh Open A A A LQ A A A A A 1R 3R
Shoot-Out Tournament Not Held NR A A 1R 1R
Players Championship[nb 6] Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held A A 3R 1R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ
World Championship LQ LQ LQ LQ A A A A A LQ A
Non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Tournament Not Held 3R A 3R A
The Masters A A A A A A A A A A A
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship Not Held A A A RR A RR A A
Former ranking tournaments
Northern Ireland Trophy Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
Bahrain Championship Not Held LQ Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters Not Held LQ A A A A A Non-Rank.
Paul Hunter Classic Not Held PA Minor-Ranking LQ A 1R NR
Indian Open Tournament Not Held A A LQ NH
China Open[nb 7] A Not Held LQ A A A A A LQ NH
Performance Table Legend
LQ lost in the qualifying draw #R lost in the early rounds of the tournament
(WR = Wildcard round, RR = Round robin)
QF lost in the quarter-finals
SF lost in the semi-finals F lost in the final W won the tournament
DNQ did not qualify for the tournament A did not participate in the tournament WD withdrew from the tournament
NH / Not Heldmeans an event was not held.
NR / Non-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was no longer a ranking event.
R / Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a ranking event.
RV / Ranking & Variant Format Eventmeans an event is/was a ranking & variant format event.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
PA / Pro-am Eventmeans an event is/was a pro-am event.
VF / Variant Format Eventmeans an event is/was a variant format event.
  1. He was an amateur.
  2. New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  3. The event was called the Grand Prix (1998/1999 and 2008/2009), the LG Cup (2002/2003 and 2003/2004)
  4. The event was called the Players Championship (2003/2004)
  5. The event was called the Irish Open (1998/1999)
  6. The event was called the Players Tour Championship Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)
  7. The event was called the China International (1998/1999)

Career titles


Amateur snooker

  • IBSF World Team Snooker Championships - 2014
  • Hong Kong 6-Red Open Championship - 2011, 2013, 2017
  • Hong Kong Snooker Open Championship - 2012 (Event 2), 2013 (Event 1, Event 3), 2016 (Event 2), 2017 (Event 2), 2018 (Event 1)[5]

References


  1. http://www.hkbilliardsports.org.hk/en/elite_athletes.php
  2. Results (Q School 3 2018) - snooker.org
  3. "Hinckley snooker star Andy Lee's future looks bright". Hinckley Times. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  5. "Elite Athletes". Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council Co., Ltd. Retrieved 1 June 2018.