With one game left in the first group stage of the World 3-Cushion Grand Prix, 18 players, including Jaspers Sanchez, Kim Haeng-jik, Heo Jeong-han, Tran Zanetti, and Bromdal, advanced to the second qualifying round.
The 6th day of the 1st qualifying round of the individual group stage of the ‘World 3 Cushion Grand Prix 2023’ was all finished at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in Wonju, Wonju City, Gangwon Province on the night of the 27th.
Jaspers defeated Jo Myung-woo Cho with a set score of 2:0 (11:11, 16:8, 11:5) and secured passage of the first qualifying round with 6 wins and 1st place in the group. Jaspers drew 11:11 (5 innings) with Cho Myung-woo in the first set, but won the second set 16:8 (7 innings) with 7 high runs. In the 3rd set, he reversed to 7:4 with 6 high runs in 5 innings, which was trailing 1:4, and won 11:5 (9 innings) by steadily accumulating points.
Group A passed Jaspers, Piedra Buena with 4 wins and 1 loss, and Hwang Bong-ju with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Cho Myung-woo lost to Jaspers and remains in 6th place in the group with 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses (5 points). 메이저놀이터
Group B Sanchez beat Seongwon Choi with a set score of 2:1 (12:10, 9:16, 13:10) and rose to first place in the group. Sanchez added 4 points in 6 innings and 4 points in 7 innings, which was behind 3:10 in the 1st set, and turned around 11:10, and added 1 point in 8 innings to win the game 12:10. He gave away the second set at 9:16 (7 innings), but scored from the beginning in the third set and won at 13:10 (8 innings).
In Group B, Sanchez and Polychronopoulos with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and Choi Seong-won with 3 wins and 2 losses confirmed their advance to the 2nd preliminary round.
Haengjik Kim overcame Myungjong Cha with two long hits (13 points, 14 points) with a set score of 2:0 (22:8, 29:9) and rose to the top of Group D. Haengjik Kim won the first set 22:8 with 13 high runs in 9:8 in 8 innings in the first set, and finished the match 29:9 with 14 high runs in the last 7 innings in the second set. In Group D, Kim Haeng-jik with 5 wins and 1 loss, Bromdahl and Cha Myung-jong with 4 wins and 2 losses advanced to the second qualifying round.
Also, in Group C, only Huh Jeong-han and Tasdemir with 5 wins and 1 loss passed the 1st qualifying round.
In Group F, Mux and Park Soo-young, who are recording 4 wins and 2 losses alongside Zanetti who won 6 wins by beating Wing Duk An Chien, passed the first round of qualifying.
The first qualifying round will be held from the 29th to the 30th, with 30 players from 1st to 5th place in each group advancing to the second qualifying round after going through the group stage. 16 players, including the top 4, advance to the Round of 16.