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Many of the world’s top players participate in the 3rd Billiards Carrom World Cup in Ho Chi Minh City in 2022

04 Jun 2022 | 22:50 | LATEST POSTS

On the afternoon of May 26, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, the World Billiards Federation (UMB), the Asian Billiards Federation (ACBC), the Billiards Department and the General Administration of Sports held a press conference to announce the 3-band Billiards Carom Prize. World Cup Ho Chi Minh City 2022. In attendance was Mr. Farouk Bakki, President of the World Billiards Carom Federation.

Several of the world's top players take part in the 3rd Billiards Carrom Championship at the 2022 World Cup 1 in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City has hosted the 3-Band Carrom World Cup in a row from 2015 to now, but it was interrupted for 2 years due to Covid-19

This is the third World Cup event to be hosted by the World Billiards Federation (UMB) in 2022 after the World Cup in Ankara and the World Cup in Las Vegas. World No. 1 Dick Jaspers was the winner in the previous two matches.

Previously, Vietnam had hosted the 2015-2019 World Cup in a row, and it has always been rated as one of the high-quality events. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this tournament has been suspended for 2 years and will officially return in 2022.

Many of the world's top players take part in the 3rd Billiards Carrom World Cup 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City 2
Vietnam’s Tran Quyet Chien (middle, third in the world) is the best hope to play against the world’s top players.

The 3rd Billiards Carrom World Cup 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City will be held at Nguyen Du Culture and Sports Club (District 1) from May 23 to May 29, 2022, with preliminary rounds from May 23 to May 26. This event brought together 149 players from 20 countries and regions in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, including all the strongest players in the world today. This year’s competition brought together 149 players from 20 countries and regions in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, including the world’s best players such as Dick Jaspers, Marco Zanetti, Tran Quyet Chien, Torbjorn Blomdahl, Eddy Merckx, Semih Sayginer and more. . 17 players will be seeded for the competition, starting with the official round (May 27th) only. Including the 14 highest ranked players in the world, 2 special places from Vietnam (players Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu and Nguyen Duc Anh Chien) and 1 special place selected by UMB (players from Riad Nady).

All remaining players will go through 4 intense qualifying rounds from May 23 to 26 to select the remaining 15 spots to compete with 17 seeded players (top 32).

The total prize money for this award is €106,000. Of these, the winning hand will receive €16,000 + 80 points. Players will receive corresponding bonuses according to their performance, such as 1/16 rounds with 1500 euros + 8 points, 1/8 rounds (2500 euros + 16 points), quarter-finals (3500 euros + 26 points), semi-finals-finals ( The third place is 6000 euros + 38 points), the second place (10000 euros + 54 points).

In addition, BTC has set up a $1,500 “Excellence Series” prize for the player with the most muscular lines (at least 15 points or more) in the event. In particular, the first player to successfully complete the 18-point series will receive a $1,000 hot prize from female player Phung Kien Tuong.

In particular, players suspended in the final qualifying round will receive 500 euros. According to UMB rules, players who are eliminated in the first qualifying round will receive a 2-point world ranking. Elimination of 2-4 in the preliminaries will receive 3, 4 and 5 points respectively.

The first hope for the hosts Vietnam will be world No. 3 Tran Quyet Chien. The 2018 Ho Chi Minh City World Cup champion got off to a very good start in 2022, reaching the final of the World Cup in Ankara, stopping in the 1/8 round of the World Cup in Las Vegas, and most recently winning the Gold Medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

The 3rd Carom Ho Chi Minh City Billiards World Cup 2022 promises to create a high-level playing field for fans, offering fans many attractive matches, as well as opportunities for Vietnamese and international players to accumulate more points and improve their world rankings.

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