China’s Ding Junhui advances

China’s Ding Junhui advances

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Daqing, North China, Aug 6 : Chinese number one snooker player Ding Junhui withstood a fightback from Germany's Simon Lichtenberg to emerge with a tense 6-5 victory at the 2019 Snooker International Championships.

Ding had led 4-0, but required a deciding frame to secure the win.A total of 13 Chinese players are at the event.

The 2019 Snooker International Championships began on Sunday in Daqing, a city known for its oilfields in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. The single-elimination tournament offers a total prize pot of 802,000 pounds sterling and the prize for the champion will be 175,000 pounds.(XINHUA)