Yushan World Open 2017 Qualifiers

Player Details

Hossein Vafaei

DOB: 14/09/94


From: Iran


Turned pro: 2012

  • Hossein got his 2015/16 season off to a fantastic start reaching the last 32 of the 2015 Australian Open.
  • He also made the last 64 of the Shanghai Masters, beating Alfie Burden and Anthony Hamilton before losing to Joe Swail 5-4.
  • Hossein became World Under-21 Champion in May 2014, making a 147 in the semi-finals before beating Josh Boileau 8-3 in the final.
  • He qualified for the main tour for the first time in 2012/13 and became the first Iranian to compete on snooker’s pro circuit.
  • The talented cueman from Abadan won the IBSF World Amateur Championship in December 2011, beating Welshman Lee Walker 10-9 in the final.

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