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Carom 3 Tapes Ho Chi Minh World Cup 2022: 9 Vietnamese hosts pass second qualifying round

11 Jun 2022 | 00:19 | LATEST POSTS

The most interesting was the Group A match, where Dao Van Ly defeated Jaein Jung (South Korea) 30-16 after just 15 innings.

In the next game, Van Lee lost 27-30 to 2m “Giant” Sam Van Etten in just 10 innings. It was a game where Van Lie led 25-18, but the Dutchman suddenly hit two straight shots and scored 8 points and 4 points to win. However, with a score of 2.28 points/round, Fan Li still ranked first in Group A and won the ticket to the next round.

Carom 3 Tape Ho Chi Minh World Cup 2022, Dao Van Ly
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In Group B, Nguyen Van Phuoc Hieu defeated Nguyen Duy Trung (30-29) and Ali Gulbay (Turkey, 30-22) to advance to the next round. Also in Group G, young talent Chiem Hong Thai topped the table after two victories over compatriots Pham Quoc Thuan and Trinh Nhi Vu.

Thon Viet Hoang Minh took the top spot in Group H after defeating Hyun Il Song (30-9) and drawing with Muammer Rahmet (Turkey). Has the same 3 points, but Huang Ming (1,578 pts/stroke) is in first place thanks to his scoring performance over Rahmet (1.50 pts/stroke).

In the first group, Ruan Zhilong defeated Ruan Rule and Kim Donglong (30-19) 30-23 to get the right to continue the game. In Group J, Nguyen Van Tai defeated two international players, Cemal Geyik (Turkey) and Burak Hasas, to finish first in the group.

Due to the extra difference, Phan Cao Triet Luan came out on top in Group K with all 3 players (Takamasa Hagiwara and Hyuk Jun Son) having the same win and 1 loss. Meanwhile, Tran Thanh Luc defeated Nguyen Huu Thanh and Taek Sung Jung to win all of the Group N titles.

It is worth mentioning that in Group P, the beautiful Korean female player Han Ji-eun made a deep impression by defeating her Dutch male colleague Hermann van Daeren against the current. After taking a 2-9 lead, Chi Eun equalized 13-13 and then led 16-13. Herman Van Daalen then kept chasing, closing the gap.

When the score was 20-20, Han Ji-eun made an excellent 7-point line to lead 27-20 and won the final with a 30-23 score difference. In the last match of the day, Han Ji Eun played against Ruan Yuzhi, another player in Group P. The 22-year-old female entered the game with an 8-2 lead. Yucui scored 7 points to overtake 12-10, but Zhien also immediately responded to the 5-point line, leading 15-12 in the first round.

In the second half, Han Zhien continued to lead 21-14. Ngoc Tri suddenly launched a balanced 7-point line at 21-21. This was also the turning point of the game. In the next few games, Yuzhi scored consecutive points to win 30-21. So far, Yuzhi ranked first in Group P with 2 consecutive victories, and got the only ticket to continue to advance to this group. Despite the pause, Ji Eun’s performance is also commendable. Therefore, 9 Vietnamese players passed the second qualifying round.

Han Ji Eun, 3rd place winner of the Cairo Prize at the 2022 Ho Chi Minh City World Cup
Korean female player Han Ji-eun left a deep impression despite having to be suspended in the second qualifying round

On May 25th, the competition will have a qualifying round 3 on day 3. In the penultimate round of this qualifying round, in addition to the players who passed the second round of qualifying, there are many famous Vietnamese players. The world will appear. These include Ma Chunqiang, Zhang Guanghao, Nicholas Kogelbauer (Austria), women’s Gulsen Degner (Turkey), Kang Jiaren (South Korea), Geoffrey Jorrisson (Netherlands), Robinson Mora Rice (Colombia)…Amazing game day.

Especially since this round, the organizer also provided a “hot” bonus for the first player who successfully scored 18 points, with a bonus of 1,000 US dollars (more than 23 million VND).




After a 2-year suspension due to Covid-19, 3 Tape Billiards Carom Award The famous Ho Chi Minh City World Cup has returned to Vietnam. This year’s competition will be held at Nguyen Du Stadium (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) from May 23 to 29. Previously, Vietnam held the World Cup stage from 2015 to 2019 and has been rated as one of the high-quality events.


The 3rd Carrom Billiards World Cup in Ho Chi Minh City 2022 is the third World Cup stage held by the World Billiards Federation (UMB) in 2022 after the World Cup in Ankara and the World Cup in Las Vegas. In the previous two matches, world No. 1 Dick Jaspers had been crowned.


This year’s competition brought together nearly 160 players from 19 countries, including all the strongest players in the world. 17 robots will be seeded for the competition, only from the official round (May 27th). Among them, there are 13 players with the highest ranking in the world, 2 special places in Vietnam (Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu and Nguyen Duc Anh Chien), and 1 special place in UMB (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 champion will receive 16,000 euros (396 million VND) and a world ranking of 80 points. The runner-up receives 10,000 euros and 54 points. The third bronze medal was 6000 euros and 36 points. The top 8 players will receive 3500 euros and 28 points. The top 16 will receive 2,500 euros and 18 points. Meanwhile, the top 32 main round hands will receive 1500 euros and 10 points.


The first hope for the hosts Vietnam will be world No. 3 Tran Quyet Chien.

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