The following statement was put up on World Snooker’s website today in which it details a £5,000 fine for repeated breaches of the players contract I am lead to believe this should in-fact only be one breach but World Snooker believe that because he has won 5 titles this season he is in breach of the same publicity clause where a winner of a tournament MUST attend The World Snooker Awards Dinner 5 times.
Considering the amount of money that Ding Junhui has won this season I am sure he will be more than happy to pay the £5,000
From what I understand his reason for not attending The Awards Dinner was because he was on a short break back home in China to spend some time with his family.
The Actual Statement from World Snooker is Below
The WPBSA can confirm that after being fined £5,000 by WSL for failing to attend the WSL Awards Dinner, which put him in breach of his players contract, Ding Junhui has been referred to the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee to consider whether any further action is appropriate with regard to repeated breaches of his players contract.