Liang Wenbo

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Liang Wenbo
Born (1987-03-05) 5 March 1987 (age 37)
Zhaodong, Heilongjiang, China
Sport country China
Nicknamethe Firecracker[1]
Highest ranking11 (October, December 2016, May 2017)[2][3][4]
Maximum breaks3
Century breaks292
Tournament wins
Medal record
Representing  China
Men's snooker
World Games
Silver medal – second place 2013 Cali Singles
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Singles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Asian Indoor Games
Silver medal – second place 2009 Ho Chi Minh City Six-red singles
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Incheon Team

Liang Wenbo (Chinese: 梁文博; born 5 March 1987) is a Chinese former professional snooker player. He won one ranking title at the 2016 English Open. He twice won the World Cup for China in 2011 and 2017 with teammate Ding Junhui. Liang was runner-up at the 2009 Shanghai Masters and the 2015 UK Championship. He made 292 century breaks in professional competition, including three maximum breaks. He reached a career high of 11th in the snooker world rankings.[5]

Liang was convicted on a domestic assault charge in April 2022. The sport's governing body, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), suspended him for four months. The WPBSA suspended Liang again in October 2022. It carried out a match-fixing investigation by him and nine other Chinese players. It found Liang guilty of multiple match-fixing offences, as well as destroying evidence and not cooperating with the investigation. The WPBSA announced in June 2023 that it had permanently banned Liang and compatriot Li Hang from the sport, the only two lifetime bans ever handed down in professional snooker. The Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) upheld the WPBSA's decision.[6][7]

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  1. "Liang Wenbo". World Snooker Tour. Archived from the original on 13 December 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2024.
  2. "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 International Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. "WORLD RANKINGS After 2016 Betway UK Championship". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  4. "WORLD RANKINGS After 2017 Betfred World Championship". Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. "Liang Wenbo". WPBSA. Archived from the original on 19 May 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  7. "World Snooker Tour: Liang Wenbo suspended after domestic-related assault conviction". April 2, 2022 – via

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