Who would win in a fight between Superman and Hulk? The first winner of the professional billiards (PBA) stage was Superman. ‘Superman’ Jo Jae-ho (43, NH Nonghyup Card) defeated ‘Hulk’ Dong-gung Kang (43, SK Rent-A-Car) to rise to the top of the Crown Haitai Championship, the final match (8th round) of this season.
Cho Jae-ho, who earned the nickname Superman because he liked to wear clothes with the Superman logo on his amateur days, defeated Kang Dong-gung, nicknamed “Hulk,” 4-1 (15-15 2, 9-15, 15-12, 15-13, 15-14).
Cho Jae-ho, who won the Blue One Resort Championship in the first round of this season, became the first Korean player to win two games in one season since the PBA was launched in 2018. Previously, Kang Dong-gung was the only Korean player to win the PBA twice.
Jo Jae-ho and Kang Dong-gung, along with Kim Kyung-ryul, were known as the Billiards Three Musketeers born in 1980. An official said, “After Kim Kyung-ryul passed away in 2015, the three of them became close enough to cry at the funeral home. Jo Jae-ho and Kang Dong-gung are still close.”
Kang Dong-gung, who lost in her first match on the PBA individual tour with her best friend of the same age, said, “I will win the World Championship next month (of the nature of King Wang) and set the record for the first Korean player to win 3 times.” Then Jaeho Jo said, “I won the first and last competitions this season. I will take the first three wins of Korean players.” 스포츠토토
The PBA winner is Frederick Cudron (55, Belgium), who has won the top six times. David Martinez (32, Spain) followed with three wins, and Jo Jae-ho and Kang Dong-gung tied for third place with two wins.