Chen Zifan

Chen Zifan (Chinese: 陈子凡, born 17 September 1995) is a Chinese professional snooker player.

Chen Zifan
Paul Hunter Classic 2018
Born (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 25)
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province
Sport country China
Highest ranking76 (May 2021)
Current ranking 76 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£51,600
Highest break141:
2020 UK Championship
Century breaks19
Best ranking finishLast 16 (2019 Riga Masters)


He began playing in minor-ranking Asian Players Tour Championship events in 2012, reaching the last 64 in at Event 1 in Zhangjiagang where he lost 4–2 to Michael White.[1]

The following season he made a wildcard appearance at the World Open, where he defeated Sanderson Lam before losing 5–0 to Judd Trump in the last 64. He was also a wildcard at the China Open, where he was defeated 5–2 by compatriot Yu Delu. He also qualified for the 2016 International Championship, defeating professional Tian Pengfei 6–3, and only narrowly losing in the first round to 6–5 to Liang Wenbo.[2]

Chen Zifan turned professional for the 2017–18 season after defeating Ben Jones 4–1 in the final round of Q-School Event 2.[3]

In May 2019, Chen Zifan came through Q-School - Event 2 by winning six matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons.[4]

Performance and rankings timeline

Tournament 2012/
Ranking[5][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 81 [nb 4] 79 [nb 5]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Tournament Not Held A 2R LQ LQ 2R
English Open Tournament Not Held A 3R 1R 1R 1R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A 2R 2R 2R 1R
UK Championship A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R
Scottish Open MR Tournament Not Held A 1R 1R 1R 1R
World Grand Prix Not Held NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking Event A 1R 1R 1R WD
Welsh Open A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R
Gibraltar Open Tournament Not Held MR A 1R 2R 3R 3R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A A A A A LQ LQ A LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Wuxi Classic A A 1R Tournament Not Held
Shanghai Masters A A WR WR WR LQ Non-Ranking NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking Event A A 2R NR NH
Indian Open NH A A NH A LQ LQ Not Held
China Open A WR A A A LQ LQ Not Held
Riga Masters Not Held Minor-Ranking A WD LQ 3R NH
International Championship A A A WR 1R LQ LQ LQ NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR 1R LQ LQ NH
World Open A 1R A NH A LQ LQ LQ NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open Not Held Minor-Ranking 2R A A A NR
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.
MR / Minor-Ranking Eventmeans an event is/was a minor-ranking event.
  1. It shows the ranking at the beginning of the season.
  2. He was an amateur.
  3. New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
  4. Players qualified through Q School started the season without ranking points.
  5. Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.


  1. "Guotai Liquor Asian Players Tour Championship Event One". 29 September 2017.
  2. "International Championship". 1 October 2017.
  3. "Chen Zifan". World Snooker. 1 October 2017.
  4. "PATRICK AND CHEN EARN TOUR RETURNS". World Snooker. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. "Ranking History". Retrieved 6 February 2011.