The winning candidates for the last regular tour of the professional billiards PBA have been narrowed down to eight.
The PBA round of 16 of the ‘Crown Haitai PBA-LPBA Championship’ held on the 6th at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province has all ended.
As a result, ‘best friends’ Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-A-Car) and Jo Jae-ho (NH Nonghyup Card), Javier Palazon (Spain Huons), Birol Wimaz (Turkeye Welcome Savings Bank) ‘PBA Champ’ and ‘PBA Young Gun’ Lim Seong-kyun (27, TS Shampoo, Puradak) and Jeon In-hyuk (26) advanced to the quarterfinals. Hwang Deuk-hee (55), who achieved the first ‘Perfect Q’ in the tournament, and ‘Veteran’ Choi Jae-dong (61) also passed the round of 16.
Kang Dong-gung and Cho Jae-ho side by side won Sang-yong Lee and Sang-pil Um (Blue One Resort) with a set score of 3-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals. Both players boasted strong offensive power and pulled out long hits.
Kang Dong-gung took the set in just 4 innings, scoring 10 points with high runs in her first set. The second and third sets were also won 15-9 in 6 and 7 innings, respectively.
Cho Jae-ho first won the first set 15-8 (6 innings) against Eom Sang-pil in the round of 16, and then won the second set 15-8 (3 innings) with 12 high runs in 2 innings. He then won the third set 15-11 (13 innings) and completed the victory cleanly.
Birol Wimaz defeated Shin Dae-kwon with a set score of 3-0 with the second ‘Perfect Q’ of the tournament. Javier Palazon won the set score 3-2 after a full set match against Baek Chan-hyun and secured a ticket to the quarterfinals.
‘Young Gun’ Seong-gyun Lim, who represents the PBA, made a surprise defeat in the round of 16 by beating ‘Greek billiards genius’ Philippos Kasidocostas (Hana Card, Greece). Lim Seong-kyun, who won his first set 15-6 in 10 innings, won the 2nd and 3rd sets 15-11 (13 innings) and 15-9 (14 innings) to advance to the quarterfinals. Jeon In-hyeok also beat Kim Kyung-oh 3-0 and recorded his best personal record on the PBA Tour.
The performance of the ‘veteran’ was also added. In the round of 64 of the tournament, Hwang Deuk-hee, who achieved a perfect cue against ‘previous tour champion’ Kang Min-goo, defeated Kim Young-seop with a set score of 3-1. Choi Jae-dong also defeated Jo Joon-hwi (SK Rent-a-car) and advanced to the quarterfinals. 메이저놀이터
With the candidates for the championship narrowed down to eight, the quarterfinals to be held on the 7th will be Palazon-Hwang Deuk-hee (11:00 a.m.), Jeon In-hyuk-Lim Seong-gyun (2:00 p.m.), Kang Dong-gung-Choi Jae-dong (4:30 p.m.), Jo Jae-ho- It was organized as a match against Birol Wimaz (7:00 p.m.). After the PBA quarterfinals, at 9:30 p.m., the LPBA finals of Throne Piabidae Kim Bo-mi will be held.