Mei Xiwen (born October 8, 1982) is a Chinese professional snooker player.
|Born||October 8, 1982|
|Highest ranking||55 (August 2020)|
|79 (as of 4 May 2021)|
2018 UK Championship
|Best ranking finish||Quarter-finals (2019 English Open, 2020 Shoot Out)|
Mei made his debut on the Main Tour in the 2009/2010 season, as the ACBS Asian nomination, playing his first match at the 2009 Grand Prix. He lost 5–0 to Patrick Wallace, and was defeated in his next two matches, in the UK Championship and the Welsh Open, to Atthasit Mahitthi and Stephen Rowlings respectively. Mei recorded his first win as a professional in the 2010 China Open, where he beat Noppadol Sangnil 5–4, having trailed 4–2, but lost in the next round, 5–1 to Robert Milkins. After losing in qualifying for the 2010 World Championship to David Morris, Mei finished the season ranked 89th, and was relegated from the tour thereafter.
Mei received a wildcard entry in to the 2010 Shanghai Masters and beat Mike Dunn 5–1, before losing 5–2 to Mark Selby. He also played in the wildcard round of the China Open and lost 5–3 to Marcus Campbell, as well as being unsuccessful at Q School. Over the next five seasons he only played in Asian Tour events and whilst he never made it beyond the fourth round, he did record wins over experienced players such as Mark Davis, Mark King and Xiao Guodong.
In 2016, Mei was given the Chinese nomination for a two-year professional tour place starting with the 2016/2017 season. In qualifying for the 2016 Shanghai Masters, Mei defeated Sanderson Lam 5–2, Gary Wilson 5–3, Dominic Dale 5–1 and Graeme Dott 5–0 to reach the televised stages in Shanghai. At the venue, he beat two-time world champion Mark Williams 5–3 to reach the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time in his career. He faced Ryan Day for a place in the quarter-finals, with Day pulling away from 2–2 to win 5–2. Mei defeated Jack Lisowski 6–5 and Martin Gould 6–3 at the UK Championship and then lost 6–4 to Marco Fu. He reached the last 16 of the Welsh Open with victories over Matthew Selt, Peter Ebdon and Mark Allen, but was beaten 4–2 by Robert Milkins.
Performance and rankings timeline
|European Masters||Tournament Not Held||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ||A|
|English Open||Tournament Not Held||2R||1R||3R||QF||A|
|Championship League||Non-Ranking Event||A|
|Northern Ireland Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||3R||2R||2R||A|
|Scottish Open||Not Held||MR||NH||3R||2R||1R||2R||A|
|World Grand Prix||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|German Masters||Not Held||A||A||A||LQ||2R||LQ||LQ||A|
|Shoot-Out||Tournament Not Held||1R||2R||2R||QF||A|
|Players Championship||Not Held||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Gibraltar Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||2R||A||2R||A|
|WST Pro Series||Tournament Not Held||A|
|Tour Championship||Tournament Not Held||DNQ||DNQ||DNQ|
|Former ranking tournaments|
|Paul Hunter Classic||Pro-am||Minor-Ranking||3R||A||A||NR||NH|
|Indian Open||Tournament Not Held||A||A||LQ||1R||Not Held|
|China Open||1R||LQ||WR||A||A||LQ||LQ||2R||Not Held|
|Riga Masters||Tournament Not Held||A||LQ||1R||3R||NH|
|International Championship||Not Held||A||A||LQ||1R||LQ||LQ||NH|
|China Championship||Tournament Not Held||NR||LQ||2R||LQ||NH|
|Former non-ranking tournaments|
|Haining Open||Tournament Not Held||1R||QF||QF||3R||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||1R||withdrew from the tournament|
|NH / Not held||means an event was not held.|
|NR / Non-ranking event||means an event is/was no longer a ranking event.|
|R / Ranking event||means an event is/was now a ranking event|
- He was an amateur.
- New players on the Main Tour don't have a ranking.
- Players qualified One Year Ranking List started the season without ranking points.
- The event was called the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals (2010/2011–2012/2013)
- The event was called the Grand Prix (2006/2007–2009/2010)
Amateur finals: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Championship||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||2009||ACBS Asian Snooker Championship||James Wattana||3–7|
- "Mei Xiwen 2009/2010". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Mei Xiwen 2010/2011". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Mei Xiwen All Available". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Tour Players 2016/2017" (PDF). World Snooker. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Mei Xiwen 2016/2017". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Ding reaches quarterfinals, Mei out". CRJ English. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.