chengdufan wrote:lhpirnie wrote:HappyCamper wrote:very impressive. tbh there were a couple i didn't recognise.
Yes, Lin Shuai and Wang Zepeng came close in Q School last year. Zhu Yinghui, a promising Mongolian, reached the final of the Asian U21, but his career was ended shortly after this picture was taken, due to an unfortunate incident.
You've got me intrigued about what happened to Zhu Yinghui. He was doing well until 2013/14 then dropped off the map. I've done a bit of searching online but can't find much.
He didn't post anything on Weibo after May 25 2013, but then suddenly reappeared last month, with a couple of posts, including a photo. He looks fine in the pic, and had an exchange with WST, which commented that he doesn't look any different. He replied that he looks older.
Yes, in 2013 Zhu Yinghui was the best player in the academy: better than Zhao Xintong and Zhou Yuelong.
Unfortunately he had an aggressive father, and after one violent incident involving a referee, the boy got suspended by the CBSA, ending his career. It would have been great to have a professional from Mongolia. Most of the 32 provinces in mainland China have produced at least one.
The other sad story about that picture was of course Lyu Haotian. He isn't on the picture because he already turned professional, aged 15. He was in now Sheffield where, separated from his freinds, he could have been killed in a fire that was started deliberately.
There's a picture of the prize ceremony after the ISBF World U21 final, where Lyu beat Zhu, with both boys looking completely miserable! Two years later, both had quit snooker in despair.
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