2018 Snooker World Open
China·Shangrao·Yushan “Red Ruima” Cup 2018 Snooker World Open was grandly opened on August 5 in Yushan, Jiangxi. A red carpet meaning “towards the peak and success” is paved between Wenchang Pavilion and the banks of the Bingxi River. Cheering fans, busy reporters, and costumed guests all focus their eyes together and indulge in Snow The passion and charm brought by the gram movement.
Sun Jusheng, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Provincial Government, Ma Chengzu, Secretary of Shangrao Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Lin Jun, Deputy Director of Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau, Gan Lianfang, Chairman of Beijing Xingpai Group and Chief Advisor of World Snooker Association, Jason Ferguson, Chairman of World Snooker Association, Zhu Meiqing, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Shangrao Municipal People’s Congress, Zheng Shaowei, Deputy Mayor of Shangrao Municipal People’s Government, Yang Jianlin, Secretary-General of Shangrao Municipal Party Committee, Gu Haimin, Deputy Secretary-General of Shangrao Municipal People’s Government, Hu Jianfei, Secretary of Yushan County Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, Deputy Secretary of Yushan County Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, Yushan County People’s Government County Mayor Xu Shubin, Vice Chairman of China Billiards Association, Vice Chairman of Beijing Xingpai Group Gan Liantong, Deputy Secretary General of China Billiards Association Liu Chunsheng, Deputy Secretary of Yushan County Party Committee Luo Laishui, Director of Yushan County People’s Congress Standing Committee Zhang Changqing, Yushan County CPPCC Chairman Zhu Mingshan , Jiangxi Hongrui Ma Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Chairman Xu Fangqin and other leading guests, as well as nearly a hundred Chinese and foreign media reporters, witnessed the grand moment of the opening ceremony.
Also present at the opening ceremony were officials from the General Office of the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, the Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau, Shangrao Municipal Party Committee, Municipal Government and related departments, as well as members of the four teams in Yushan County.
The 2018 Snooker World Open is co-sponsored by the Chinese Billiards Association, the World Professional Snooker Association, the Jiangxi Provincial Sports Bureau, and the People’s Government of Shangrao City, and jointly hosted by the People’s Government of Yushan County and Jiangxi Xingpai Sports Development Co., Ltd. Professional snooker top ranking event. The total prize money of this year’s event has increased to 735,000 pounds, of which the champion will take 150,000 pounds. As the first ranking tournament held in China for the new snooker season, this tournament attracted 72 top players in the world, including Ding Junhui, Selby, Williams, and Robertson. Among them, the qualifiers for defending champion Ding Junhui and World Championship champion Williams will be held in Yushan.
The Snooker World Open is a 36-year-old brand event. The event has been held in Yushan, Jiangxi twice in a row, and has achieved great success. Liu Chunsheng, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Billiards Association, believes that the two successful snooker World Opens have achieved extraordinary social effects for Chinese billiards. The elegant, wise, and civilized snooker sports have also brought Yushan, a vibrant city. Push it to the whole country and show it to the world. Jason Ferguson, chairman of the World Snooker Association, highly agrees with this. He said that the rapid development and popularization of snooker in China and even Asia is inseparable from the continuous promotion of the Chinese Billiards Association and all parties. I believe that with the joint efforts of Shangrao Yushan, Xingpai and Hongrui Ma, the 2018 Snooker World Open must be a wonderful event.
Yushan is a charming city with a long history, rich culture and beautiful ecology. Since 2015, it has ushered in two Snooker World Opens and four Chinese Billiards World Championships. The two world’s top competitions are in this piece of “Billiards”. “Fertile soil” takes root, sprouts and bears fruit quickly. Zheng Shaowei, Deputy Mayor of Shangrao Municipal People’s Government, believes that Shangrao Yushan regards the construction of “China Billiards Capital and World Billiards City” as a city card and is operated as a cultural brand. The two billiards competitions are important to the promotion of national fitness. In-depth development and rapid development of Shangrao’s sports industry are of great significance.
Yushan County Party Secretary Hu Jianfei said that by continuously accelerating the construction of Yushan International Billiards Culture City and International Billiards Industrial Park, Yushan is embarking on a road of “product + competition + industry + culture” characteristic sports development. The third Snooker World Open has kicked off, and Yushan will go all out to ensure the various services of the event, so that Chinese and foreign friends can enjoy the charm and excitement of snooker.
The main venue of the opening ceremony of this event was carefully arranged in the Yushan folk tourism complex-Qili Street, which “passes through the past and the present”. History, culture and modern civilization complement each other, and the human landscape and natural landscape are integrated. Snooker, the representative of Western culture, and the new sceneries of the old streets infiltrated with a thousand-year-old city culture, are connected by the event, bursting out the unique style and charm of the Snooker World Open.
72 stars walked through the shining and glorious red carpet in turn, and left their names on the signature wall. What is very creative is that a beautiful disc is set in the center of the red carpet, and the players put the red ball in their hands. After entering, the formation of “concentric circles” means that the Snooker World Open, which we all look forward to, will be a complete success.
As an old friend of Yushan, World Championship champion Williams was the first to walk on the red carpet. When the world’s No. 1 Selby and defending champion Ding Junhui walked through the red carpet hand in hand, the fans burst into cheers like a tsunami. Selby said he was very happy to be able to come to Yushan and believed that the next game would go on successfully. Facing the grand occasion, Ding Junhui said with emotion: “Yushan is my blessed place. I won the 13th ranking championship here. I am very grateful to the fans for their support and hope everything goes well this time!”
For a long time, the Snooker World Open has been widely praised for its professional operation services. As the organizer and operator of the event, Xingpai has successfully operated the three top billiards events of the Snooker China Open, Snooker World Open and Chinese Billiard World Championships in recent years, and has accumulated professional and ultimate experience in event operations. Gan Lianfang, chairman of Xingpai Group, said that Xingpai is the transmitter and disseminator of Chinese snooker and billiards culture. From product manufacturing to event operation; from providing international standard game consoles to international top event organizers; from the promoter of Chinese snooker to the leader of the internationalization of Chinese billiards, although the role of Xingpai is constantly changing, The “Chinese Billiards Dream” pursued remains unchanged.
This competition was exclusively sponsored by Jiangxi Hongruima Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. As a leading company in the Yushan steel tube bearing industry, Hongruima witnessed the whole process of Yushan embracing snooker. During the banquet, Ding Junhui, Selby, Trump, and Williams, as the player representatives, carefully prepared a signature cue gift for Red Ruima. They wished the title with the beautiful meaning of “a hundred feet’ head’, the horse will be successful.” The company can achieve greater and better development. Xu Fangqin, chairman of Hongrui Horse, rebates with the “Crystal Horse”, hoping that the players can take the lead and achieve better results in Yushan.
This competition also received the full assistance of Jiangxi Zhongqi Ruihua New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. to provide green and environmentally friendly new energy designated vehicles for the competition.
It is worth noting that the construction of the international billiards cultural industry project has proceeded smoothly since the foundation stone was laid for the Open last year. The Snooker World Open next year will be moved to the new hall. It is understood that the project consists of three parts: “International Billiards Culture City”, “Xingpai Billiards Industrial Park” and “China Billiards E-commerce Industrial Park”. Among them, the Xingpai Billiards Industrial Park billiard table production area was built first, covering an area of 73.4 acres and a building area of 50,200 square meters. In the future, other billiard brand manufacturers will be introduced into the park to form a full-industry-chain billiard industrial park with star billiard tables as the leader and upstream and downstream products such as billiard sticks, balls, and slates as supporting facilities. After the completion of the industrial park, Yushan’s billiard industry will transform from the output of single slate resources to the output of high value-added products in the entire industry chain, and become the world’s billiard industry’s largest, highest output, technology-leading manufacturing and R&D center.
With dreams as horses, Yushan’s prosperous scenery seeks great beauty; it lives up to its youth, and the billiards are all famous in the game. Finally, Sun Jusheng, Vice Governor of the Jiangxi People’s Government, announced the opening of the China·Shangrao·Yushan “Red Ruima” Cup 2018 Snooker World Open. With the opening of the game, Yushan once again stood at the center of the world billiards, with a confident and tolerant attitude, telling the world the story of China’s graceful, open and atmospheric billiards.