Referee Zhu Ying, or Ivy as she is known on the tour, drops in at the Shanghai Masters although it just for some filming in the arena before the final ahead of her forthcoming wedding rather than officiating, having been given a break by the Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association. Ivy also takes the opportunity to generously hand out one a memento of her wedding to tournament office colleagues and members of the media.
Ivy, who has risen fast through the ranks of the referees, has not figured on the roster so far this season, with the list of Chinese officials being submitted by the CBSA for the events in China and elsewhere, and at this time it is not clear exactly when she will be back in top-level action. But we at Inside Snooker would like to take this opportunity to wish her all the very best for her big day.
Photograph courtesy of World Snooker