Ronnie won his 30th ranking title in Shanghai on 18 November 2017, going second only to Stephen Hendry when it comes to ranking events wins tally. It was his second title in a month, but the first in China since he had won the Shanghai Masters in 2009.
He also took the high break price (144) and got a little trophy for it! Surely a tongue-in-cheek gesture by Jason Ferguson who had been on the receiving end of Ronnie’s moans about not getting his trophies… Ronnie took it well and rewarded Jason with a peck on the cheek.
Here is how it panned out:
And here is a collection of pictures, some by Tai Chengzhe – thank you Tai – and others shared by Worldsnooker on social media, including a lot coming from weibo. Ronnie’s win in China ‹as very popular with the fans!
Here is the full match, in HD, without commentary, but including the trophy ceremony.
(you’ll have to go fast forward during the interval … or have a cuppa !)
and the trophy ceremony alone: