2022 Ho Chi Minh World Cup 3rd Carom Billiards Championship: 3 Vietnamese players advance to knockout

29 May 2022 | 21:24 | LATEST POSTS

The 32 players are divided into 8 groups, and 4 players in each group will play a round-robin match. The points will be ranked in turn with 40 points. The 16 first and second players in each group will be selected to enter the knockout round. 16.

In Group C, Chen Guijian proved the level of the No. 3 player in the world, quickly earning a ticket to promotion to a match, two impressive victories, and a 40-31 victory after 15 innings The junior Ruan Chen Qingtu and the Korean world. No. 14 Xu Zhenghan split 40-32 after 21 innings. In the final, Quyet Chien and Lee Choong Bok secured the top spot.

Following in his older brother’s footsteps, Thanh Tu (No. 55 in the world) won a stunning 40-34 victory over Heo Jung Han in a decisive 24-inning match, although he had previously finished second with a 21-30 lead . The group and continues in this group with Quyet Chien.

In Group G, Nguyen Ngoc Chi defeated the defending world team champion Kapakjan (40-25) twice, especially the two-time world No. 10 in a dramatic victory. Naci Coklu (40-34) won second in the group in a decisive match and Tasdemir Tayfun moved on.

2022 Ho Chi Minh City World Cup 3rd Billiards Carrom Championship: 3 Vietnamese players advance to knockout 1

World No. 3 player Tran Quyet Chien (left) and junior Thanh Tu occupy 2 places to continue Group C

The most unfortunate is the case of player Nguyen Quoc Nguyen. He lost in a very unbelievable way to Lutfi Cenet in the decision to continue the Group E ticket. Quoc Nguyen got off to a great start, leading 18-8 after five starts. Even Quoc Nguyen then dragged the game into the half with a 28-8 scoreline for 10 straight points. At the beginning of the second half, Nguyen extended the lead to 33-11. However, at this time, Lutfi Cenet defeated Quoc Nguyen 40-39 in 14 consecutive innings and 14 innings against Quoc Nguyen in 14 consecutive innings. This result allowed Quoc Nguyen to only get the third place in Group E, and sadly bid farewell to this award.

In Group D, Dao Van Ly (No. 609 in the world) got off to a fantastic start with a 40-33 win over 44-time World Cup champion Tobjorn Blondal in the opening match. However, the next two defeats to world No. 4 superstar Daniel Sanchez (26-40), especially a decisive defeat to Gerhard Kostistanski (17-40), kept Van Lee from Bottom of the group.

Another hope for Vietnam is that Nguyen Duc Anh Chien must also bid farewell to the award soon. In the first match, An Jian drew with world No. 2 Marco Zanetti, but unexpectedly lost to Huang Bongzhu (29-40), and continued to draw with Choi Youngwan in the final round. In the end, Anh Chien (2 points) was only 3rd in the group, while the two leading players were Marco Zanetti (3 points) and Hwang Bong Joo (6 points).

Therefore, the Vietnamese table tennis team has 3 players participating in the knockout round of 16, namely Tran Quyet Chien, Nguyen Ngoc Tri and Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu.

It is worth mentioning that after the official round ended, the “Witch” Semih Segina, Cui Chengyuan, Martin Horn, Murat Naxi Koklu… and other powerhouses were all eliminated from the competition. People are a little surprised. In Group A, Dick Jaspers won the group first after beating Riad Nadi in the last round despite losing to Kim Jun-tae in the second game. The second person in the group is Kim Jun-tae.

Round 1/16 will be held on May 28th. As such, Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu will face world number four Daniel Sanchez, and Tran Quyet Chien will take on living legend Torbjorn Blomdahl at 12. Meanwhile, Nguyen Ngoc Tri faced off against “monster” Jeremy Bury at 14:30. In the afternoon, the winners will compete in the quarter-finals.

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