Born: 16 August 1974, in Chian, Jiangsu, Xuzhou city
Never been a professional, but competed at national level in China
High competitive break: 142
Cao started playing snooker in 1993, and played his first competitive match, which he won, in the “Tian & Di” Open held in Jiangsu, in 1996.
In 1999, he moved to Shanghai, working at the Xinxin Club. From 2000 to 2003 he played competitively at regional level. In 2002 he won the National Team Championship, as a member of Team Shanghai. The same year he came third in the individual event and runner-up in the team event part of the National Sporting Games.
In 2003, he started playing at national level in his country, China.
Here are his main achievements:
2003: he played in a National Professional Snooker Ranking in Zhengzhou for the first time and reached the semi-finals, and later that year he won the title in Shanghai.
2004: third place of Asian Championship. Champion of the National Snooker Tournament in Dalian. Third place of National Professional Snooker Ranking Tournament in Shijiazhuang.
2005: champion of National Professional Snooker Ranking Tournament in Nanjing.
2006: second place of the team event and third place of individual event in the Asian Championship.
2007: second place of National Professional Snooker Ranking Tournament in Hefei.
2008: third place of National Professional Snooker Ranking Tournament in Zhengzhou.
2012: he beat Stephen Maguire with 4-0 in CBSA World Snooker tour (Asian PTC).
2018: he reached the semi finals of the Assetereum Seniors World Championship, losing only to the eventual winner in a black ball shootout decider.
His snooker hero is Stephen Hendry.
Thank you Bien, for finding and translating this information for me!