Bromdahl-José María Mas, Sidom-Dowling-Trung Hau, Morales-Martinhorne
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After overcoming a 14-point deficit (5:19 to 40:40), Choi Sung-woo, Kim Jun-tae and Cha Myung-jong are through to the last 16. World No.1 Dick Yaspers, Typhoon Tasdemir, Marco Zanetti and Tovjon Bromdahl also made it through to the last 16, with the latter setting a new 3-Cushion World Cup high run record with a high run of 26 in his Round of 32 match. On the other hand, Kim Hang-jik, Hwang Bong-joo, Ahn Ji-hoon, Kim Dong-hoon and Kim Dong-ryong came up short.
The round of 32 at the Ho Chi Minh 3 Cushion World Cup 2023 concluded at the Nguyen Doo Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in the early hours of the 27th.메이저놀이터
Cho Myung-woo-Tasdemir, Heo Jung-han-Kiraz, Yaspers-Zanetti in the Round of 16 Big Bang
Cho Myung-woo (World No. 9, Silk Road Entity/Seoul City Hall), who made it through to the Round of 32 after finishing second in his group, will face a tough test against reigning World Champion Typhoon Tasdemir (World No. 4, Turkkiye). Heo Jung-han (14th, Gyeongnam Billiards Federation) will face Tolgahan Kiraz (46th, Turkiye), while Kim Jun-tae (15th, Gyeongbuk Sports Federation) will take on Nikos Polikronopoulos (13th, Greece).
Cha Myung-jong (24th, Incheon City Sports Association), who has been strong on the international stage, including finishing runner-up at the Seoul 3-Cushion World Cup last year, will face an inevitable clash with ‘Vietnamese ace’ and close friend Tran Quyet Chien (12th).
The big card of the round of 16 is the Yasper-Janetti match. The world No.1 and No.2 are at the peak of their powers in this tournament, and it’s hard to see how they’ll win. It’s just a shame they meet so early. Bromdahl (6th) faces Jose María Mas (109th, Spain), Sameh Sidom (8th, Egypt) takes on Vietnam’s Do Wing Trung Hau (78th), and Robinson Morales (63rd, Spain) faces Martin Horn (18th, Germany).
Three Koreans in Group E, Kim Hang-jik loses to Abercrombie & Fitch…Kim Jun-tae wins 3 games in Group C to top the table
Earlier in the round of 32, Group H’s Choi Sung-woo (World No. 8) narrowly missed out on a place in the last 16 after finishing second in his group (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss). He defeated Omer Karakurt (TUR) 40:16 in 13 games, but lost to Robinson Morales (SPA) 35:40 (16 games).
In his final match, Choi was down 5:19 after the first nine games to Jeremy Boury (19th, FRA), but he fought back with eight high runs to draw 40:40 and draw 1-1 with Boury. However, Choi had a significantly higher average (2.017-1.395) than Bury, so he booked his ticket to the round of 16 with a hard-fought victory.
Group E, which featured three Koreans, was also a mixed bag. Heo Jung-jeong defeated Kim Dong-ryong 40:35 (19 games) and Dawing Trung-hau 40:17 in 17 games, but lost to Kim Haeng-jik (No. 7, Jeonnam Billiard Federation) 33:40 (30 games).
Kim defeated Heo Jung-Han and Kim Dong-Ryong (40:29), but lost to Do Wing Trung-Hau (16:40). In the end,
Heo Jung-Han, Do Wing Trung-Hau and Kim Haeng-Jik were tied at 2-1, but Heo Jung-Han and Do Wing Trung-Hau, who had a higher average, advanced to the round of 16.
Kim defeated Hwang Bong-Joo (KOR) 40:35 (29) in Pool C before taking down Marco Zanetti (ITA) 40:39 (17) with 10 high runs. He then defeated Tran Thanh Luck (VN) in 40:34 (28 games) to finish top of the group with three wins and reach the round of 16.
In Group D, Cha Myung-jong (KOR) finished first in his group (2 wins, 1 loss) to advance to the Round of 16. Cha lost to Eddie Mucks (#4, Belgium) 36:40 (20 games), but defeated Tai Hong Chiem (Vietnam) and Martin Horne to draw level at 2-1. Cha Myung-jong (KOR) topped the group ahead of Avery (1.812-1.569).
Bromdahl claimed three wins in Group G, defeating Dion Nelyn, Tran Quyet Chien and Bao Phuong Binh (VN). In the first game, Bromdahl set a new 3Cushion World Cup high score of 26 points against Nellyn, surpassing the previous record of 24 points set by Choi Sung-woo, Jeremy Bury and Dick Jaspers. Ahn Ji-hoon, Kim Dong-hoon and Hwang Bong-joo also ended the tournament on the verge of qualifying for the Round of 16.
The round of 16 matches will take place on the 27th at 2pm and 4.30pm, followed by the quarter-finals at 7pm and 9pm. All matches will be broadcast live online on Africa TV and on Sky Sports.