Big win for Burns in Guangzhou

Liang Wenbo

  • Title

    2016 English Open champion
  • Nationality

    Chinese
  • Turned Pro

    2004
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - Bahrain Snooker Championship qualifiers 2008
  • Location

    Hei Longjiang, China
  • D.O.B

    25 March 1987
  • Money List Earnings

    £305,500
  • Nickname

    -

Recent ResultsLiang

2017 World Championship Last 16

2017 China Open Last 64

2017 Players Championship Last 16

2017 Gibraltar Open Last 128

2017 Shoot Out Last 64

2017 Welsh Open Last 64

2017 World Grand Prix Semi-final

2017 Masters Last 16

2016 Scottish Open Quarter-finals

2016 UK Championship Last 64

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 64

2016 Champion of Champions Last 16

2016 China Championship Last 16

2016 International Championship Last 16

2016 English Open Winner

2016 European Masters Last 16

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 32

2016 Six Red World Championship Quarter-final

2016 Paul Hunter Classic Last 32

2016 World Open Last 32

  • 1 Ranking Title: 2016 English Open
  • Liang’s career highlight so far came at the 2016 English Open. He leapt with joy after depositing match ball in the final to defeat Judd Trump 9-6 and lift his maiden ranking title.
  • The player nicknamed the Firecracker reached his second ranking event final at the 2015 UK Championship. In a fantastic run he beat the likes of Judd Trump and Marco Fu to earn the right to play Neil Robertson for the title. The Australian proved to be too strong, making a 147 break on the way to inflicting a 10-5 defeat on Liang.
  • He qualified for the 2016 World Championship, but was handed a tough draw against Judd Trump and suffered a 10-8 defeat.
  • In 2013 Liang won an individual title on the World Snooker Tour for the first time by beating Lyu Haotian in an all-Chinese final at Asian Tour event three – the Zhengzhou Open.
  • The talented left hander reached the first ranking final of his career at the 2009 Shanghai Masters. He knocked out David Gilbert, Peter Ebdon, Ali Carter, Ricky Walden and Shaun Murphy, before losing out 10-5 to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
  • Liang showcased his amazing break-building talent in a 5-1 victory over Martin Gould in the 2008 Bahrain Championship qualifiers. He made his first official 147 break, as well as runs of 115, 139, 58 and 139.
  • Earlier that year he delighted the Crucible crowd with his swash-buckling style, on a run to the quarter-finals of the World Championship. He beat Ken Doherty 10-5 and Joe Swail 13-12 before losing to O’Sullivan 13-7.
  • Liang won the 2005 World Under-21 Championship, beating countryman Tian Pengfei 11-9 in the final in Bahrain.