‘Defending champions’ Frederick Kudron (Belgium Welcome Savings Bank) and Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-A-Car) started the Professional Billiards Association (PBA) World Championship smoothly.

On the 2nd, the first day of the PBA group stage of the ‘SK Rent-a-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’ held at JTBC Studio Ilsan in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do has all ended.

Including Kudron and Donggung Kang, David Zapata (Spain, Blue One Resort) David Martinez (Spain, Crown Haitai) Philippos Casido Costas (Greece, Hana Card) Javier Palazon (Spain, Huons) Maminkam (Vietnam, NH Nonghyup Card) ) Eddie Leppens (Belgium, SK Rent-A-Car) and Kim Jae-geun (Crown Haetae) and other strong players at home and abroad won their first victory in the tournament.

On the other hand, this season’s champs, such as ‘Season Ranking No. 1’ Cho Jae-ho (NH Nonghyup Card), Birol Wimaz (Turkiye Welcome Savings Bank) Kang Min-goo (Blue One Resort), lost in the first round, and a warning light was turned on to advance to the round of 16.

Kudron, who reached the top of the World Championship last season and received 200 million won in prize money, won his first win against Joseo Kim Jong-won (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken) on the first day of the round of 32 group stage.

Kudron, who gave up a set at 14:15 after a close match of 8 innings in the first set, soon regained his concentration and brought the 2nd set to 15:6 (5 innings), followed by the 3rd set 15:12 (9 innings) and the 4th set 15:10 ( 8 innings) and won the third set with a set score of 3-1.

Gang Dong-gung of Group H won the match with a set score of 3:0 against Seong-wook Oh (Huons) without giving up a single set. Kang Dong-gung, who was behind by 4:9 in the first set, turned 12:9 with 8 high runs in the 4th inning, won 15:12 in 7 innings, and then won the 2nd and 3rd sets by 15:14 by 1 point. won the first

Group B Zapata also announced a smooth start with a win against Noh Byung-chan. He showed an uneasy start by losing 5:15 (6 innings) in the 1st set, but immediately set off a high run in the 2nd set with 9 points, winning 15:4 in 5 innings and striking back, and taking the 3rd set 15:4 (6 innings). Inning) The 4th set was also won 15:13 after 10 innings, and the set score was 3-1.

In addition, David Martinez (Crown Haetae), the ‘Spanish strongman’, also won easily 3:0 against Park Joo-seon. In D Jo, which is evaluated as the ‘group of death’, ‘Vietnamese powerhouse’ Ma Min-kam and ‘left-handed genius’ Philippos defeated Antonio Montes (Spain) Ngo Din Nai (Vietnam, SK Rent-A-Car) with a set score of 3-0 and 3-1, respectively. broke

Group A Palazon also won its first win by beating Shin Dae-kwon with a set score of 3-2 at the end of a full set, and Group G Refence also won its first match of the World Championship by defeating Chung Gyeong-seop 3-1.

On the other hand, Cho Jae-ho (Group A), who climbed to the top in the opening game and the last tournament of the regular tour, and entered the World Championship as the season’s No.

Jo Jae-ho, who allowed 7 high runs to end the first set at 7:8 and gave it at 7:15, lost the second set at 3:15 and the third set at 2:15. Birol Wimaz 카지노사이트(Turkiye Welcome Savings Bank, Group E), winner of Game 4 (TS Shampoo & Puradak Championship), also lost 1-3 to Baek Chan-hyun, and Kang Min-goo (Group G), winner of Game 7 (Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang Championship) They got off to a sluggish start, losing 0-3 to Kim Im-kwon.

This tournament will go through a group stage of 4 people, 1 group, 32 rounds, and the 1st and 2nd places in each group will advance to the round of 16, and the winner will be determined through a tournament. The group standings are determined in the order of wins, number of matches, sets won/loss, overall average, and overall high runs. The round of 32 will be played in a best-of-five system (last set 11 points), the round of 16 and quarterfinals will be played in a best-of-five system like the round of 32, but the final set will be 15 points. The semi-finals will be played in a best-of-7 system, and the finals will be a best-of-9 system. (The final set is 15 points for both the semi-finals and finals)

. The quarterfinals will be played on a best-of-five basis, and the semifinals and finals will be played on a best-of-seven basis. From the round of 16, the final set score will also be changed to 11 points.

‘SK Rent-a-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’ will be broadcast live on TV through MBC SPORTS+, SBS SPORTS, Billiards TV, PBA & GOLF, and live on the internet such as YouTube (PBA TV, Billiards TV), Naver Sports, Kakao TV, and Afreeca TV.

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