Chinese Player Still Holds Title For The Most Bizarre Snooker Shot Of All Time

Neil Robertson might have won the Scottish Open Final back in 2017 after a thrilling comeback on the Sunday evening, but Chinese player Cao Yupeng's audacious shot during the match got everyone talking.

Snooker legend Dennis Taylor said that in 60 years of playing Snooker, he had never seen a shot played like the one Yupeng played in the final and we have to agree.

Robertson, who lifted his first ranking title since 2016, came back from 8-4 down to win 9-8 in a brilliant end-to-end finale as both players produced genius on several occasions.

But Is this shot genius?

We just can't decide what the hell it is, but fair play to Cao Yupeng for trying it.

Yupeng held the cue by its tip, touching the cue ball ever so slightly to produce the strangest safety shot of all time.

But it wasn't enough for the Chinese player, who impressed throughout the tournament.

Is this illegal? Here's how the rest of social media reacted to this outrageous piece of play at the time:


Is that the most bizarre Snooker shot you've ever seen? Or have you got another contender?

Let us know your thoughts.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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