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Li Hang

Born 4 October 1990, Hang is one of a number of promising young Chinese players playing at the Grove. He made a great start to his Grove career, hitting a career-best 138 in the Welsh Open qualifiers against Ian Preece the week after joining the Grove team in January 2010.

Hang made his debut on the Main Tour in the 2008/2009 season, having won the ACBS Asian Under-21 Championship. Unfortunately he didn’t manage to stay on the Main Tour at the time.

In 2013/14 he regained his place, for two years, thanks to his performances in the Asian Players Tour series in 2011/12.
He immediately showed how much improved and mature he is now by qualifying for the main stage of the first ranking event of the season, the Wuxi Classic, where he reached the last 32 having beaten Judd Trump in the previous round. For the entire season Li Hang only once lost to a player ranked lower than him and although his best result remained reaching the last 32 in the UK Championship – he lost to Neil Robertson the eventual champion – he claimed some big scalps during the season: Judd Trump, Gerard Greene, David Gilbert, Andrew Higginson, Peter Ebdon and Graeme Dott were all his victims at some point.

Li Hang in action against Peter Ebdon at the Welsh Open - he beat him 4-0

Li Hang reached the n° 55 in the rankings at the end of the 2014/15 season. He was consistent, doing well in the Asian tour and reaching the last 16 twice in full ranking events: in the Indian Open 2015, where he lost to Michael White, the eventual winner, and in the International Championship where he lost to Ronnie O’ Sullivan.

The 2015/16 season was average for Li Hang. He won more than he lost and only failed to win his first round match twice in fourteen attempts, but, on the other hand, he didn’t get past the last 32 in any event.

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  • Adrian said:

    Really nice guy, met him at Barnsley when he won all his matches to qualify. Asked him if he was happy with the win and said he was disappointed because he didn’t make enough high breaks!

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