3-Cushion World Cup, World Men’s 10-Ball Championship, Alpha Open… .
In the splendid city of Las Vegas, a series of big billiards events will be held that will draw attention from billiards fans around the world.
The UMB (World Carom Federation) will hold the 3-Cushion World Cup at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, USA from the 26th to the 4th of March. Then, from the 28th to March 4th, the World Men’s 10-Ball Championship will be held, and prior to that, the ‘Alpha Las Vegas Open’ (Pocketball) will be held from the 22nd to the 27th.
As a big billiard event is held for 10 days, many world-class players such as Dick Jaspers, Daniel Sanchez (more than 3 cushion), Francisco Sanchez, and Mario He (more than pocket ball) participate.
In Korea, a total of 29 players participate in 3-cushion and pocketball, challenging the top.
◆3-Cushion World Cup kicks off on the 26th… Challenging to win two consecutive championships following Korea and Jo Myung-woo
On the 26th, the 3-Cushion World Cup opens. This tournament is held again after about 3 weeks since the Ankara 3-Cushion World Cup was canceled due to the earthquake, and top rankers such as world No. 1 Jaspers (Netherlands), Sanchez (2nd place, Spain), and Marco Zanetti (3rd place, Italy) participated. do.
In Korea, 24 players competed, and since Cho Myung-wu’s Sharm El Sheikh 3-Cushion World Cup victory at the end of last year, they are going to win two consecutive championships. Among them, Kim Haeng-jik (Jeonnam Billiard Federation, 10th place) Heo Jeong-han (Gyeongnam Billiards Federation, 12th place) and Jo Myung-woo (Seoul City Hall, 13th place) were seeded for the round of 32. In the round of 32, 8 groups of 4 will be held in a league match, with 2 players from each group advancing to the round of 16. From the round of 16, it is a knockdown tournament.
Haengjik Kim was in the same group as Tran Quiet Chien (7th place, Vietnam) in Group G, and Jeonghan Huh will face Marco Zanetti and Hugo Patino (98th place, USA) in Group C. Cho Myung-woo will face Tobjorn Bromdal (5th, Sweden) in Group E for the round of 16. 먹튀검증
Jaspers will face Javier Vera (60th, Mexico) in Group A, and Sanchez will face Piedra Buena (35th, USA) in Group B. Sameh Sidom (4th place, Egypt) will play in Group D with Nikos Polychronopoulos (Greece), and Eddy Mux (5th place, Belgium) will play against Semi Saigner (9th place, Turkiye) in Group H.
Korean players, excluding the final seed, start a tough journey in each round. Kim Joon-tae (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) Lee Choong-bok (Siheung City Sports Association) Choi Seong-won (Busan City Sports Association) Cha Myeong-jong (Incheon City Sports Association) Seo Chang-hoon (Siheung City Sports Association) will participate from the final qualifying round (Q round).
Hwang Bong-joo (Ansan City Sports Association) Kang Ja-in (Chungnam Sports Association) Jeong Seung-il (Seoul Billiard Federation) Son Jun-hyeok (Bucheon City Sports Association) from the 3rd qualifying round (PQ), Oh Seong-gyu (Chungbuk Billiards Federation) Jeong Ye-seong (Seoul Billiards Federation) Kim Min-seok (Busan Billiards Federation) Kim Han-nuri (Hwaseong Billiard Federation) starts the tournament from the second qualifying round (PPQ). Jae-in Park, Ji-hyeon Park, Jeong-woo Kim, Hoi-seung Kim, Tae-hyeon Kim, Ha-eun Kim, and Do-young Yoon will participate in the 1st qualifying round (PPPQ).
The official billiard equipment for the Las Vegas 3-Cushion World Cup uses the Predator billiard table, Clathone Lassage, and Dynasphere billiard balls.
◆World Men’s 10-Ball Championship… Korean national team representatives Kwon Ho-joon and Ha Min-wook Aim for the first semi-final
Korean players knock for the championship in the Pokeball tournament held around the same time.
In the Alpha Open (22nd-27th), Ha Min-wook Kwon Ho-joon (Incheon Metropolitan City Sports Association), who ranked 1st and 2nd in men’s pocket ball in Korea, and Seo-ah Seo (Jeonnam Billiards Federation) Lee Woo-jin (Incheon Metropolitan City Sports Association) Kim Bo-gan (Gyeongbuk Sports Association) will participate in the women’s division.
The World Men’s 10-Ball Championship, the main event for pocket ball, kicks off on the 28th. As it is the most prestigious tournament in this event, a large number of world-class players such as Francisco Sanchez (Spain) and Mario He (2nd, Austria) challenged.
In the world championship, Kwon Ho-jun and Ha Min-wook will compete as Korean representatives following the ‘Alpha Las Vegas Open’ and challenge the first semifinals of the men’s pool world championship.