On July 28 -29 (Beijing time), Camsung Global · Sino-British Snooker Star Challenge Contest 2017 was held at the Shenzhen Nanshan Cultural and Entertainment Center. British team triumphed with a 26-9 lead thanks to their excellent performance in the two consecutive days.
Camsung Global · Sino-British Snooker Star Challenge Contest 2017 is a group invitational tournament which was held in Shenzhen for the first time. The Contest was between the British team which was composed of Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Williams, Joseph Perry, Michael Holt and Graeme Dott and the Chinese team composed of Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo, Zhou Yuelong, Yan Jitao and Zhao Xintong. Guangdong Sports Channel, Tencent Sports, CCTV, Baidu’s iQiyi and other platforms had broadcasting the live.
The Contest uses the best-of-35-frames rule. In the two match days, players fight for their own team in the singles, doubles, team leaders singles and team leaders doubles frames, and each player can only play three frames maximally.
After competing 35 frames in the two days, the British team took the 26-9 victory over the Chinese team and won the championship as an away team.
At the awarding ceremony, Mr. Zhang Jingrong, Program Director of No. 3 Sports Department of China’s Sports Bureau Small Balls Sports Management Center, Mr. Zhou Hongyi, President of Nanshan District Cultural and Sports Bureau, Mr. Xu Bo, Vice President of Camsung Global, and Mr. Xu Bo, General Manager of Supply Chain Department of Camsung Global, awarded trophies and checks to the two teams. With the applauses and cheers, Camsung Global · Sino-British Snooker Star Challenge Contest 2017 came to an end.
"The power of the Chinese team is very strong. Fortunately, this time they failed to play in their best state, which gave us opportunities to win,” said O'Sullivan, the leader of the British team. He added, “we studied rule and system, and determined appropriate tactics. It is pleased to win the Contest this time. Shenzhen fans were so enthusiastic, which greatly impressed us.”
Mr. Zhou Hongyi said, "In the Contest that combines athletic and entertaining values, the Chinese and British players have contributed to many wonderful moments. Shenzhen fans are so enthusiastic beyond our imagination. In the future Camsung will keep on collaborating with our partners worldwide, aiming at building the Contest to be one of the world's top IPs. "