Name: Lu Ning
DOB: 1st January 1994
Turned Pro: 2014
Highest Ranking: 108th (2014)
Highest Break: 134 (2012 International Championship)
Career Highlights: 2012 China Open last 16, 2012 Haikou World Open last 32, 2012 International Championship last 32, 2013 Wuxi Classic last 64
China’s Lu Ning first began to enter professional events as a wildcard during the 2011/12 season, making an immediate impression by defeating Nigel Bond at the Haikou World Open, before defeating both Jamie Jones and Shaun Murphy at the China Open in Beijing.
He continued to gain experience during the following two seasons, both as a wildcard at professional events and at the new Asian Tour events, but his main success was to come on the amateur stage at the 2013 IBSF World U-21 Championship, where he defeated countryman Zhou Yuelong 9-4 to earn a two-year tour card from the start of the 2014/15 season.
Lu’s strongest results during the 2014/15 were to prove last 32 appearances at Asian Tour events 2 and 3, while he also won two events at the Australian Goldfields Open qualifiers early in the campaign.
Lu would finish his first season ranked 113th.