Chinese Stars Sign with On Q Promotions

On Q Promotions have signed China’s Tian Pengfei, Xiao Guodong, Liu Chuang and Cao Yupeng to join their stable of managed snooker players.

The four young up and coming Chinese stars join established players like Jimmy White, Tony Drago, Mark Allen, Rob Milkins, Dominic Dale, Mark Davis and Barry Hawkins, along with rising young players Jamie Jones, Michael White, Liam Highfield, and debutant professional Michael Wasley.

All four players from China will live in Gloucester and be based at the South West Snooker Academy during the snooker season.

Paul Mount, Chairman of On Q Promotions and the South West Snooker Academy, said “Everyone at On Q Promotions and South West Snooker Academy is delighted to be working with four of China’s most talented young snooker players.

“Being part of On Q Promotions managed stable of players will enable the players to concentrate on their snooker on the table.

The Chinese players will be based at South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, which will provide them with them with a stable and friendly living environment in the UK, as well as the best practice facilities in the World.”

Xiao Guodong was delighted to be joining On Q and having the opportunity to team up again with On Q’s Director of Coaching Terry Griffiths.

“The players who have joined On Q Promotions are very promising, and they will now be with more nearly 30 players in total with On Q and it will be good for me to work with Terry Griffiths again.

“I’ve raised my ranking recently, so I think it would be great to grow together with On Q and at the South West Snooker Academy.

With On Q and SWSA we’re provided with comfortable training conditions, which helps us get better results in tournaments.

“My goal for now is to do my best in tournament competitions, and hopefully win the World Championship in the end.”

Cao Yupeng, who reached the Last 16 of the World Champion at the Crucible on his debut last season added “I qualified for Australia Open which comes up next. It will be my 2nd appearance in main tournament.

“People back home started watching my games a lot after World Championship but in fact I’m OK with that, it is nice support and not pressure.

“I just focus on my own games now and it’s my job. Hopefully I could perform well in Australia, before we arrive back to South West Snooker Academy to train.

“Maybe I can play even better then in the World Championship this season, that is my goal.”

Liu Chuang has also made his mark at the Crucible and is making steady progress through the professional ranks, as is Tian Pengfei, who has knocked out the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan in ranking events.

Chuang commented “I have played World Snooker events at South West Snooker Academy. The facilities and conditions are perfect. I am very excited to have SWSA as my base for training.

“I already know some of the players at SWSA and we will have good practice together.”