The Shanghai Masters starts tomorrow and will feature four Chinese amateur wild cards that have not yet been announced by Worldsnooker at the time of writing.
Browsing weibo, and within the limits of automatic translation, this is the information I could gather.
Two of these wilcards will be CBSA recommanded players: Wu Yize and Zhao Jianbo.
The two others come from the Amateur Masters a competition combined with coaching by Ronnie and Ding. The competition – six reds – was played yesterday. The winner and runner-up, Zhang Yi and Cao Jin, will complete the draw. See Lewis comment here under.
Today they got some coaching from Ding and Ronnie.
Here are a few images shared on weibo:
Ronnie and Ding had a lot of time for the fans and the whole event was played in great spirit. The “pupils” totally enjoyed their coaching.
Other than that, Ronnie posted his first “blog” on weibo … it’s a vlog actually
The draw was made at the start of the welcome ceremony:
Ding v Zhao Jianbo, Gilbert v Cao Jin, Lisowski v Wu Yize, Carter v Zhang Yi.