Xu Si


Xu Si (Chinese: 徐思; born 24 January 1998) is a Chinese professional snooker player.

Xu Si
Born (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 23)
Sport country China
Professional2017–
Highest ranking71 (July 2018)
Current ranking 78 (as of 4 May 2021)
Career winnings£67,250
Highest break145:
2016 International Championship
Century breaks17
Best ranking finishSemi-finals (2017 Indian Open)

Career


Prior to turning professional, Xu began playing in minor-ranking Asian Players Tour Championship from age 15, and his first appearance at a ranking event was in the wildcard round of the 2014 Shanghai Masters where he was whitewashed 5-0 by Ryan Day.[1] He also made a wildcard appearance at the 2016 World Open where he defeated veteran James Wattana 5-3 or progress to the last 64, where he lost in the next round against Daniel Wells.[2] He made a further appearance at the 2016 Shanghai Masters wildcard round where he lost 5–1 to Michael Holt. He then won two matches at the 2016 International Championship, defeating professionals Wang Yuchen at the wildcard stage, and two-time world champion Mark Williams in the last 64 before losing to Wattana in the last 32.[3] He lost out in the first round of qualifying for the 2017 World Snooker Championship, losing 10–5 to Rod Lawler.

In August 2016 Xu won the 2016 IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship by defeating Alexander Ursenbacher 6-5 after being 5-3 down.[4][5] This victory earned him a two-year World Snooker Tour card.[6] His first professional match was in qualifying for the 2017 Riga Masters where he lost 4–2 to Robbie Williams.

In May 2019, Xu Si came through Q-School - Event 1 by winning five matches to earn a two-year card on the World Snooker Tour for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons.

Performance and rankings timeline


Tournament 2013/
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2014/
15
2015/
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2016/
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2017/
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2018/
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2019/
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2020/
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2021/
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Ranking[7][nb 1] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 2] [nb 3] 74 [nb 4] 84 [nb 5]
Ranking tournaments
European Masters Tournament Not Held A LQ LQ LQ 1R
English Open Tournament Not Held A 1R 2R 2R 3R
Championship League Non-Ranking Event RR
Northern Ireland Open Tournament Not Held A 1R 1R 1R 2R
UK Championship A A A A 2R 1R 1R 3R
Scottish Open Tournament Not Held A 4R 1R 1R 1R
World Grand Prix NH NR DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
German Masters A A A A LQ LQ LQ LQ
Shoot-Out Non-Ranking A 1R 1R 1R WD
Welsh Open A A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R
Players Championship DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Gibraltar Open Not Held MR A 1R 1R 2R 1R
WST Pro Series Tournament Not Held RR
Tour Championship Tournament Not Held DNQ DNQ DNQ
World Championship A A A LQ LQ LQ A LQ
Former ranking tournaments
Shanghai Masters A WR A WR LQ Non-Rank. NH
Paul Hunter Classic Minor-Ranking A 1R A NR NH
Indian Open A A NH A SF LQ Not Held
China Open A A A A LQ 1R Not Held
Riga Masters NH Minor-Rank. A LQ 1R LQ NH
International Championship A A A 2R LQ LQ LQ NH
China Championship Tournament Not Held NR LQ 1R LQ NH
World Open A A A 1R LQ LQ 1R NH
Former non-ranking tournaments
Haining Open NH Minor-Rank. 1R A A 2R 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.
Notes
  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.

Career finals


Amateur finals: 1 (1 title)

Outcome No. Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 2016 IBSF World Under-21 Championship Alexander Ursenbacher 6–5

References


  1. "Shanghai Masters 2014: Schedule & results". BBC Sport. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. "World Open 2016: Schedule & results". BBC Sport. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. "2016 International Championship". Cuetracker. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  4. "Xu Si is 2016 IBSF World Under-21 boys champion". International Billiards and Snooker Federation. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. "Xu Si Wins World U-21 Championship". WPBSA. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. "Xu Si". World Snooker. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  7. "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011.