Betway UK Championship Semi-final Highlights

Xiao Guodong

  • Title

  • Nationality

    Chinese
  • Turned Pro

    2007
  • Highest Tournament Break

    143
  • Location

    China
  • D.O.B

    10 February 1989
  • Money List Earnings

    £203,600
  • Nickname

    X-Factor

Best ranking performance: Runner up – 2013 Shanghai Masters, 2017 Shoot Out

Career highlights

2007: Wins the Asian Under-21 Championship and turns pro.
2008-9: Wins two events on the Pontins International Open Series.
2012: Makes his first ranking event quarter-final at the PTC Grand Finals, knocking out Judd Trump.
2013: Reaches his first ranking final at the Shanghai Masters. Wins eight matches to reach the final before losing 10-6 to Ding Junhui.
2014: Semi-finalist at the Australian Open. Climbs into the world’s top 32 for the first time.
2015: Gets to the final of the Shoot Out and leads Michael White by nine points with 30 seconds remaining, only for his opponent to clear up and snatch the title.
2017: Makes his second ranking final at the Shoot Out (designated a ranking event for the first time) but loses to Anthony McGill. Wins a match at the Crucible for the first time, beating Ryan Day before losing to Mark Selby in the last 16.
2019: Reaches the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Cheltenham, knocking out three players including Neil Robertson before losing to Ali Carter.

2018/19 Results

2019 World Championship Last 80

2019 China Open Last 64

2019 Shoot Out Last 64

2019 Welsh Open Last 128

2019 World Grand Prix Semi-final

2019 German Masters Last 16

2018 Scottish Open Last 128

2018 UK Championship Last 32

2018 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2018 International Championship Last 32

2018 English Open Last 128

2018 China Championship Last 32

2018 Shanghai Masters Last 24

2018 Paul Hunter Classic Last 64

2018 Yushan World Open Quarter-final

2018 Riga Masters Last 64

2017/18 Results

2018 World Championship Last 32

2018 China Open Last 32

2018 Welsh Open Last 128

2018 Shoot Out Last 64

2018 German Masters Quarter-final

2017 Scottish Open Quarter-final

2017 UK Championship Last 16

2017 Northern Ireland Open Last 32

2017 Shanghai Masters Last 64

2017 International Championship Last 32

2017 English Open Last 16

2017 Yushan World Open Last 32

2017 Indian Open Last 128

2017 China Championship Last 64

2017 Riga Masters Last 64

2016/17 Results

2017 World Championship Last 16

2017 China Open Last 64

2017 Shoot Out Runner-up

2017 Welsh Open Last 128

2017 German Masters Last 128

2016 Scottish Open Last 32

2016 UK Championship Last 64

2016 Northern Ireland Open Last 128

2016 International Championship Last 64

2016 English Open Last 16

2016 Shanghai Masters Last 64

2016 Paul Hunter Classic Last 64

2016 World Open Last 32

2016 Indian Open Last 32

2016 Riga Masters Last Quarter-final