Chinese 8 Ball - 2017 JOY Billiards Chinese 8 Ball Tour (Event 4, Xining Station)
There was another huge, international starting entry for the fourth and final 2017 JOY Chinese 8 Ball Tour event of the season.
Home youngster Zhang Kunpeng took the top prize of $15,000 in Xining after victory over Liu Yong in the final. On his way to the title he defeated Zheng Yubo in the Last 16. Zheng had won the opening two tour events of this campaign.
Zhang was the Runner-Up to Gareth Potts in the JOY World Masters Final back in January, and he will surely be a serious contender for glory in a few months time.
Current World Chinese 8 Ball Champion Yang Fan also lost in the Last 16 stage, along with 2016 World Champion Shi Hanqing.
Results (from the Last 16 onwards) - Race to 15, 160 minute limit
Liu Yong def. Li Bo
Wan Tongle def. Shi Hanqing
Chen Zhigang def. Qin Liwen
Chao Lumen def. Xi Shouxin
Zhang Kunpeng def. Zheng Yubo
Wu Zhenyu def. Zhang Guanghao
Wang Yuheng def. Yang Fan
Li Hewen def. Gong Haifeng
Quarter-Finals - Race to 17, 180 minute limit
Wu def. Chao
Zhang def. Chen
Liu def. Wang
Wan def. Li
Semi-Finals - Race to 17, 180 minute limit
Liu def. Wan
Zhang def. Wu
Final - Race to 19, 200 minute limit
Zhang def. Liu
Picture above is courtesy of Max Mu
Written and published by Michael Day on the 10th November 2017