Tour Pros Visit Haining School

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Gary Wilson, Michael Georgiou, Sanderson Lam, Xiao Guodong and Tian Pengfei all enjoyed a trip to a local school in Haining on Monday.

The season’s first Asian Tour event is taking place in the city in China’s Zhejiang Province this week and a group of players took the chance to meet dozens of enthusiastic young snooker fans. The pupils received tips from the tour pros, and they presented the players with school ties.

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WPBSA Chairman Jason Fergsuon said: “Everywhere we go in China we are thrilled to see how much support and passion their is for our sport, particualrly among the younger generation. Just as we saw in Shanghai recently when we visited a school there, the pupils in Haining were so happy to meet their heroes and to receive coaching. The level of talent in China among schoolboys and girls is remarkable.

“A special thanks goes to all of the players who took the time to take part and I wish them all the best this week at the Haining Open.”