Player Profile

Yu Delu

NameDate of Birth Country
Yu Delu11-10-1987China


Early career
Yu made his first appearance at the China Open as a wild card in 2006. He defeated Andrew Norman, before losing to Graeme Dott in the last 32.He was awarded a wild card for every China Open event between 2006 and 2011, and for the first three Shanghai Masters events in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has made a maximum break during a China Snooker Professional Tour event in ZhengZhou against Jin Long on 20 September 2009. This made him the first person to score a 147 on the China Professional Tour. However, it is not recorded by World Snooker Association.

A 6–1 victory over Chris Melling saw Yu qualify for the International Championship and he knocked out reigning world champion Stuart Bingham 6–2 in the first round.He was edged out 6–5 by Ben Woollaston in the next round. Another second round exit followed at the UK Championship, 6–0 at the hands of Marco Fu.A trio of deciding frame victories over Ian Glover, Ricky Walden and Dechawat Poomjaeng saw Yu reach the last 16 of the Welsh Open, his deepest run a ranking event this season, and he lost 4–1 to Ronnie O'Sullivan.In the first round of the China Open Yu lost 5–2 to Fu and he fell at the first hurdle in World Championship qualifying 10–9 to Paul Davison.He just held on to his top 64 ranking and therefore his tour place as he was 63rd in the world.

Yu could not win a first round match in the 2016/2017 season until the ninth event when he beat Ding Junhui 4–2 at the Northern Ireland Open, before losing 4–1 to Robbie Williams. He reached the third round of the UK Championship by defeating Nigel Bond 6–3 and Stuart Bingham 6–4, but lost 6–1 to Luca Brecel.At the Scottish Open, Yu reached the semi-finals for the first time in his career in a ranking tournament, beating Josh Boileau, Mark Joyce, Daniel Wells, Sean O'Sullivan and Liang Wenbo, all in final frame deciders. He was defeated by Marco Fu, the eventual winner of the tournament, 6–1 in the semi-finals.Yu was eliminated 5–3 by Michael White in the first round of the China Open and got through to the final World Championship qualifying round, but lost 10–7 to Martin Gould.

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