Heo Jeong-han and Jo Myung-woo met again on the main road to the quarterfinals of the 3-Cushion World Cup. Haengjik Kim faced Sanchez in the round of 16. On the other hand, Jaspers, the ‘world’s strongest’, was eliminated from the group stage after 3 years and 4 months even after recording an average of 2 points in 3 games.
On the 3rd (Korean time), the round of 32 group stage of the ‘2023 Las Vegas 3-Cushion World Cup’ held at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, USA ended, and the round of 16 bracket was confirmed.
In Korea, where 8 players participated in the round of 32, Cho Myung-woo (Seoul City Hall), Joon-tae Kim (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) ranked 1st in the group, and Haeng-jik Kim (South Jeolla Billiards Federation), Jeong-han Heo (South Gyeongsang Billiards Federation), Seung-il Jeong (Seoul Billiards Federation) ranked 2nd in the round of 16. entered into On the other hand, Choi Seong-won (Busan City Sports Association), Cha Myeong-jong (Incheon Metropolitan City Sports Association), and Hwang Bong-ju (Ansan City Sports Association) drank high.
◆Heo Jeong-han and Jo Myeong-woo ‘3rd confrontation in 5 months’… Kim Haeng-jik-Sanchez Round of 16 Jo
Myung-woo of Big Bang easily passed the round of 32 with 3 wins and 1st place in Group E. Jo Myung-woo defeated Dion Nelin (Denmark, 20th) with 40:32 (31 innings), and then finished with 40:38 (18 innings) after a close match with Tobjorn Bromdal (Sweden, 6th), the ‘Billiards Emperor’ won Jo Myung-woo gained momentum and defeated Dao Van Li (Vietnam) to advance to the round of 16. In this group, Bromdahl advanced to the round of 16 by finishing second in the group.
Group C Heo Jeong-han beat Hwang Bong-ju with 40:35 (26 innings), but lost to Marco Zanetti (Italy, 3rd) with 21:40 (16 innings). Heo Jeong-han, with a record of 1 win and 1 loss, defeated Hugo Patino (USA) 40:30 (25 innings) and advanced to the round of 32. In the same group, Hwang Bong-ju was eliminated with 1 win and 2 losses.
Heo Jeong-han and Jo Myung-woo Cho will face off for the third time in an international competition in five months, following the Vegel 3-Cushion World Cup in November last year and the East Sea World Championships in December. In Vegel, Heo Jeong-han won with 40:30 (26 innings), and in the World Championship, Jo Myung-woo won with 40:20 (13 innings), recording a record of 1 win and 1 loss. It remains to be seen who will win in Las Vegas.
Group G Kim Haeng-jik defeated Cha Myung-jong 40:34 (23 innings), but lost to Tran Quiet Chien (Vietnam, 8th) 29:40 (24 innings), resulting in 1 win and 1 loss. In the third match of the group stage, he defeated Carlos Mario Villegas (USA) with a score of 40:33 (27 innings) and advanced to the round of 16 with a 2-1 loss and 2nd place in the group.
Haengjik Kim’s opponent in the round of 16 was Daniel Sanchez (Spain, 2nd place), whom he faced in the round of 16 of the previous Sharm El Sheikh World Cup. At that time, Haengjik Kim lost to Sanchez with 34:50 (24 innings).
Kim Jun-tae (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) advances to the round of 16 with a 1st place in Group D (2 wins and 1 loss) and will compete with Peter Clumman for the quarterfinals. Kim Jun-tae overcame Same Sidom with 40:24 (18 innings), but lost to Wing Duk An Chien (Vietnam) with 25:40 (25 innings), resulting in 1 win and 1 loss. However, they defeated Nikos Polychronopoulos with 40:37 (20 innings) and took first place in the group.
Group B Jeong Seung-il lost to Sanchez, but defeated Piedra Buena 40:20 (25 innings) and Ruben Legazpi 40:35 (23 innings) to advance to the round of 16. Jung Seung-il’s opponent in the round of 16 is Eddie Mox.
‘Vietnam’s strongest’ Tran Quiet Chien takes 1st place in Group G (3 wins) and faces off with ‘Billiards Emperor’ Bromdal, who is 2nd in Group E, for a ticket to the quarterfinals.
Marco Zanetti (Italy), who easily passed the round of 32 with 1st place in Group C (3 wins), will face Group H 2nd place Martin Horn (Germany) in the round of 16.
In addition, the rest of the round of 16 will be held with Typhoon Tasdemir-Buckay Karakurt and Nguyen Duc An Chien-Bao Phuong Binh.
◆World No. 1 Jaspers was eliminated from the group stage after 3 years and 4 months
In the round of 32 group stage, world No. 1 Dick Jaspers (Netherlands) collapsed. That’s while recording an average of 2 points in three games. It has been three years and four months since Jaspers was eliminated from the group stage of the 3-Cushion World Cup in November 2019 after being eliminated from the Guri 3-Cushion World Cup. (The 3-Cushion World Cup round of 32 was changed from a tournament to a group stage starting with the Antalya tournament in February 2019.)
Jaspers lost consecutively to Peter Klumant (Belgium, 31st) and Bao Phuong Binh (Vietnam, 86th) in Group A. did. In the end, he beat Javier Vera (Mexico) 40:14 (18 innings), but ended up finishing Daehi in 3rd place with 1 win and 2 losses. The three-game average average was 2.016.
Sameh Sidom (Egypt, 4th), Semi Saigner (Turkey, 9th), and Nikos Polychronopoulos (Greece, 14th) were also caught in the group stage. In particular, Nikos remained in third place in the group (1 win, 2 losses) despite recording an average of 2.169 in 3 games. 카지노사이트