Luo Honghao


Luo Honghao (Chinese: 罗弘昊; pinyin: Luó Hónghào; born 31 January 2000) is a former Chinese professional snooker player.[2]

Luo Honghao
Born (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 21)
Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Sport country China
Nickname
  • The Virtuoso
  • Thor[1]
Professional2018–2021
Highest ranking60 (September 2020)
Current ranking 71 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£80,268
Highest break139:
2019 International Championship (qualifying)
Century breaks34
Best ranking finishQuarter-finals (2018 English Open, 2019 Riga Masters)

Career


Amateur

In July 2017, he reached the final of 2017 IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship where he lost the final 7–6 to Fan Zhengyi.[3]

Later in March 2018, he won the 2018 WSF Championship following a 6–0 demolition of Adam Stefanów in the final in Malta.[4] This victory earned him a two-year World Snooker Tour card for the 2018–19 and 2019–2020 seasons.[5]

Luo reached the third round of the 2018 China Open aged just 18 years old.[2] He received an invitation to compete in 2018 World Snooker Championship qualifying round as an amateur, but he could not obtain the visa on-time.[6]

Professional

In the 2018/19 season, Luo reached the quarter final of the 2018 English Open, before being defeated 5-3 by Ronnie O'Sullivan.[7] At the final event of the season, Luo defeated Marco Fu 10–7, Robbie Williams 10-8 and Tom Ford 10–8 to reach the main stage of the 2019 World Snooker Championship held at The Crucible in Sheffield.[8] However, in his first-round match against Shaun Murphy, he became only the second player to suffer a whitewash at the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible, losing 10-0 and setting a record for fewest points in a match at The Crucible with 89.[9]

Personal life


Luo is a highly accomplished pianist[10] but chose snooker as a career aged 11.[11]

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2013/
14
2014/
15
2015/
16
2016/
17
2017/
18
2018/
19
2019/
20
2020/
21
Ranking[12][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 70 61
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Tournament Not Held A A 1R LQ 1R
English Open Tournament Not Held A A QF 1R 2R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event 2R
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A A 2R 2R 1R
UK Championship A A A A A 2R 1R 1R
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held A A 1R 1R 1R
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A A A LQ LQ LQ
Shoot-Out A A A A A 1R 3R 1R
Welsh Open A A A A A 1R 1R 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR A A 1R 1R 1R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held 2R
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A A A A WD 1R LQ LQ
Variant format tournaments
Six-red World Championship A A A A A RR A NH
Former ranking tournaments
Indian Open A A NH A A LQ Not Held
China Open A A A WR 3R LQ Not Held
Riga Masters NH Minor-Rank. A A LQ QF NH
International Championship A A A A A 1R LQ NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ 1R 2R NH
World Open A A A A LQ LQ 1R NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open NH Minor-Rank. 3R 3R A QF 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.
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.

Career finals


Amateur finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2017 World Under-21 Snooker Championship Fan Zhengyi 6–7
Winner 1. 2018 WSF Championship Adam Stefanow 6–0

References