‘The strongest best friend of mixed Korean billiards’ Jo Jae-ho smiles, Kang Dong-gung Deol-mi
The joys and sorrows of a 43-year-old best friend representing professional billiards (PBA) were mixed. They are Korea’s three-cushion duo Jae-ho Jo (NH Nonghyup Card) and Dong-gung Gang (SK Rent-a-car).
Cho Jae-ho defeated Kim Nam-soo (TS Shampoo∙Pura Chicken) in the men’s round of 64 at the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 20th. The set score was 3 to 1 (15-5 15-7 11-15 15-3).
The pain of being eliminated in the first round of the NH Nonghyup Card Championship, the last 6th tour, was washed away. Cho Jae-ho is aiming for his second career trophy after coming out on top at the Blue One Resort Championship, his season opener.
On this day, Jo Jae-ho overwhelmed Kim Nam-soo with high-sensitivity shots such as high-run 9 points. He finished the first set in 15 innings and got off to a somewhat uneasy start, but finished the second set in 7 innings and the fourth set in 6 innings to secure victory.
On the other hand, Donggung Kang became the victim of an accident in the round of 64. Kang Dong-gung was overpowered by Kang Seong-ho, who scored 9 points in the first set, and was driven into a corner by losing the second set 4 to 15 (7 innings).
In the third set, Kang Dong-gung took a breather by winning 15 to 4 (7 innings). But again, she gave up the fourth set 12 to 15 (7 innings) and lost the set score 1 to 3. 메이저사이트
On this day, Gangdonggung did not follow her luck, as her short shot to return was missed by a narrow car. Her goal was to win her third career title, but she failed to advance to the round of 32.
In this tournament, the ‘strongest’ Frederic Kudron (Belgium, Welcome Savings Bank), who became the victim of an accident in the first round, and other strong players from the PBA champion are eliminated one after another. The ‘Spanish trio’ David Zapata (Blue One Resort), David Martinez (Crown Haetae) and Javier Palazon (Huons) packed their bags in the round of 64, the second round.
Zapata lost to Park In-soo (Crown Haetae) after a close match, and Martinez lost to Lee Gook-seong 1-3. Palazon lost to Lim Tae-soo 0-3. Other domestic champions such as Seo Hyun-min (Welcome Savings Bank) and Oh Seong-wook (Huons) were also eliminated.
Other champions, such as Mamin Calm (Vietnam, NH Nonghyup Card) and Eddie Leppens (Belgium, SK Rent-A-Car), advanced to the round of 32. Maminkam advanced to the round of 32 after a close match with Lim Jun-hyeok, and Repens won a complete victory over Han Ji-seung (Welcome Savings Bank) 3-0.
Commentator Kim Hyeon-seok, the protagonist of the biggest incident that caught Kudron, beat Kim Byung-ho (Hana Card), who was also a champion. After a close match, they had a blast advancing to the round of 32 in their debut match. On the 21st, the men’s round of 32 and the women’s quarterfinals will be held.