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Zhao Xintong and Yan Bingtao will miss this year’s World Championship due to the ongoing match-fixing investigation. The former Triple Crown winners are among 10 players charged with serious breaches of the WPBSA Conduct Regulations in what is snooker’s biggest corruption scandal. The allegations include manipulating games, approaching other players to cheat, betting on snooker […]

Zhao Xintong and Zhang Jiankang have become the latest Chinese players to be suspended from the World Snooker Tour as part of an ongoing match-fixing investigation. WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson has taken the decision to suspend both players from attending or competing on the tour with immediate effect, taking the total of Chinese players currently […]

Zhao Xintong launches his UK Championship title defence when he faces Sam Craigie in the opening round at the York Barbican on Saturday. The Cyclone delighted the York crowd with his exciting brand of attacking snooker as he claimed his maiden ranking title 12 months ago. Zhao had never previously advanced beyond the last 32 […]

Neil Robertson has won the WST Player of the Year award for the first time after a sensational 2021-22 season. The Australian scooped the top prize after winning four tournaments – his best haul during a single campaign. Robertson triumphed at the English Open back in November, while also capturing the Masters, Players Championship and […]

Zhao Xintong believes he can win the 2023 World Championship after exiting this year’s tournament at the hands of Stephen Maguire. The Cyclone bowed out in the second round on Saturday after going down 13-9 against the Scotsman in what was his first professional match contested over the best of 25 frames. Meanwhile two-time semi-finalist […]

Stephen Maguire felt his game plan worked to perfection after defeating Zhao Xintong to reach the World Championship quarter-finals. The Maverick is through to the last eight at the Crucible for the seventh time after wrapping up an impressive 13-9 victory over this season’s UK Championship and German Masters winner. Maguire dominated proceedings to commence […]

Stephen Maguire sees no reason why Zhao Xintong cannot win his maiden Crucible crown this year ahead of their second-round clash. The Cyclone has enjoyed a breakthrough 2021-22 season; winning the UK Championship and German Masters within the space of two months. That has seen Zhao climb to seventh in the world rankings, with his […]

Zhao Xintong stormed to the German Masters title after inflicting a comprehensive 9-0 whitewash on good friend Yan Bingtao in the final. It was another clinical display by the Cyclone, who hit a top break of 118 and compiled a further five runs over 50 at the Tempodrom in Berlin. Indeed, there was no stopping […]

John Higgins begins his latest quest to complete a hat-trick of Masters titles against debutant Zhao Xintong at Alexandra Palace on Monday. Winner of snooker’s most prestigious invitational event in 1998 and 2006, the Wizard came within two frames of doing so 12 months ago, narrowly losing 10-8 to Yan Bingtao in the final. Higgins […]