Ding Junhui

Ding eyes snooker world title as champion O'Sullivan advances

Ding Junhui. Photo: Xinhua

China's Ding Junhui said he felt ready to win the World Snooker Championship after booking a quarter-final place with a 13-9 win over Mark King at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 4:39am

Marco Fu, Ding Junhui continue surge in Sheffield

Marco Fu lines up a shot against Matthew Stevens of Wales. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong cuesman Marco Fu completed a wonderful 24 hours for Asian snooker on Wednesday as he became the third player from the continent to reach the second round of the world championships.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Marco Fu's tying the knot

Marco Fu Ka-chun will marry on May 30, he announced yesterday. 'I would like to acknowledge how important Shirley [Chan] has been to me over the years. She has given me tremendous support and her thoughtfulness is something I have treasured and will always be thankful for,' Fu (pictured) said. The 33-year-old added that Chan had played a huge part in his success.

6 May 2015 - 4:25pm

Fu focuses on world championship to end season with a bang

Marco Fu Ka-chun is putting a disappointing China Open behind him as he focuses on the season-ending world championship, which begins in Sheffield, England, this weekend.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Fu faces tough opener against Ding

An unprecedented four Chinese players, including Hong Kong ace Marco Fu Ka-chun, will be on show at the world championships, which begins tomorrow at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Unfortunately for Fu he will be up against China's leading player Ding Junhui, one of the favourites, in the opening round of the 32-man draw.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fu stuns Ding to reach last four

Hong Kong's Marco Fu Ka-chun moved closer to winning his second major title this season when he pulled off a shock win over the mainland's world number eight Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals of the British Masters at Wembley Arena.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fu and Ding set for epic battle

It will be an 'all-China' affair when Marco Fu Ka-chun takes on giant-killer Ding Junhui in the quarter-finals of the British Masters - the game's most prestigious invitation tournament - at Wembley Arena today.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Little big shots

Chan Ming-tung is still too small to play on a full-size snooker table, but the expanse of its baize doesn't faze him one bit. With a gently chalked cue, steady eye - and 8cm platforms on his shoes - the nine-year-old reaches for the white ball and slams a red into the top right-hand corner pocket.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Fu too good for Doherty

Marco Fu Ka-chun raised the roof in the Euro-Asia Masters Challenge after he defeated former world champion Ken Doherty 2-1 in his opening round-robin match at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last night.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

As China's darling, Ding has key role in East v West star wars

Strip away the veneer of sophistication from China's most famous snooker star and what you will get is Ding Junhui, all excited and hopeful that he might be able to bump into his all-action idol Jackie Chan when he arrives in town next week for a showdown against the world's top players.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Ding shatters HK dream of snooker gold medal

It was supposed to be a team effort, but world number four Ding Junhui of China decided to single-handedly spirit the snooker gold medal out of Hong Kong's reach in the men's doubles event.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Games glory top priority for Fu

Hong Kong's Marco Fu Ka-chun has set the Asian Games as his top priority even if it means losing world ranking points by missing the British Championship.

Fu was chosen yesterday, along with Au Chi-wai, Fung Kwok-wai, Chan Wai-kei, Chan Kwok-ming and Lee Chun-man, for the tournament in Doha in December.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Ding gets a lucky break after being denied the prize money

Ding Junhui wrote himself into the history books by being the first Asian to win a ranking tournament in 10 years - but bizarrely he did not take home a cent in prize money and he dropped four places in the world rankings.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Ding beats Doherty to set up dream final with Hendry

China's Ding Junhui continued his marvellous form, thrashing former world champion Ken Doherty 6-0 and setting up a dream final against Scottish great Stephen Hendry at the China Open in Beijing today.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Fu looks to wow his home crowd

The last time Marco Fu Ka-chun played competitively in front of his home crowd was four years ago. Today, Hong Kong's star player will get a rare opportunity to entertain his loyal fans when the Euro-Asia Masters Challenge gets under way at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

21 Aug 2003 - 12:00am