‘Vietnam’s strongest’ Tran Quiet Chien scored the highest run of the tournament with 19 points and took first place in the group with 5 consecutive victories. Heo Jeong-han, Zanetti, and Jaspers are also recording 5 consecutive wins, and Choi Seong-won also rose to first place in the group.
In particular, the advancement of female players was also noticeable. Klompenhauer and Nguyen won one match against male players, and Zhang Ga-yeon also drew her first points.
◆Tran High Run 19 points, Zanetti 14-12 points Two rooms… Tran and Zanetti, the top players in their group with 5 consecutive victories, held on to the No. 1 spot
in the group E and F match on the 5th day of the first qualifying round of the ‘World 3 Cushion Grand Prix’ held at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in Wonju, Gangwon-do on the 26th.
Tran added 2 wins on the day, and with 5 wins (15 points), beat Sidom (12 points) by 3 points and kept first place in the group. In particular, Tran scored 19 high runs in the second set of the match against Han Ji-eun, who won with a set score of 2:0 (16:5, 35:6). This is the highest record of the tournament to this day. The Tran average was 3.923.
Zanetti added 1 win that day and maintained 1st place in Group F with 5 wins (15 points). In particular, he showed off an explosive attack that decided the direction of the game with two long hits that day. Zanetti won the match against Gonzalez 2:0 (19:3, 14:13), but in the first set he scored 14 high runs in 4 innings leading 5:3. In the 2nd set, 2:13 behind in the 6th inning, another high run of 12 points ended the game at once with 14:13.
Heo Jeong-han also leads Group C with 5 wins (15 points), including 2 wins that day. Heo Jeong-han defeated Burak Hashas, the ‘newcomer of Turkey’, with a set score of 2:1 and Noriko with a hookah, 2:0.
In Group D, the rankings of 1st to 3rd have changed. Bromdal defeated Cha Myung-jong, and Kim Haeng-jik added one win, so the three players recorded 12 points (4 wins and 1 loss) side by side. By set difference (7-6-5 order), Bromdal moved from 2nd to 1st, Kim Haeng-jik rose from 3rd to 2nd, and Cha Myung-jong, who had been in 1st place until the previous day, went down to 3rd.
In Group A, ‘World’s No. 1’ Jaspers defeated Nguyen Thanh Tu with a set score of 2:0 and ran for 5 consecutive wins, keeping the lead in the group. Kim Jun-tae beat Hwang Bong-joo and Jang Ga-yeo one after another that day, adding 2 wins and 3 wins and 2 losses (9 points), raising the ranking from 6th to 3rd the previous day. On the other hand, Jo Myung-woo lost to Piedra Buena 0:2, and is still in 6th place with 5 points (1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses). 먹튀검증
In Group B, the first place in Group B changed. Choi Seong-won, who was in 2nd place until the previous day, defeated Soares with 12 high runs, added 1 win, and rose to 1st place with 9 points (3 wins and 1 loss). Sanchez came down from 1st place to 2nd place in the group with 7 points (2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss) with a draw with Seo Chang-hoon.
◆Women’s promotion… Klompenhauer, Nguyen 1 win, Zhang Ga-yeon first points earned
Women players showed their spirits after a long time. Klompenhauer and Nguyen had one win, and Zhang Ga-Yen went winless, earning her first points. Klompenhauer, ‘the world’s best 3-cushion woman’, won the match against Group F Park Soo-young by dropping her first set and winning the 2nd and 3rd sets in quick succession. Klompenhauer lost the first set 9:11, but won the second set 14:12 and the third set 10:8. This is my 2nd win in this tournament. Klompenhauer is still in 6th place with 2 wins and 3 losses (6 points).
In Group B, Bett Tham Nguyen took her first points with one win. Nguyen, who had suffered three consecutive losses until the previous day, defeated Lee Jung-hee that day with a set score of 2:1 (9:8, 3:13, 8:6). However, with 3 points (1 win and 3 losses), the standings are still at the bottom of the group (8th).
Group A Jangga earned her first points of the year. Jang Ga-Yeon won 1 point in the match against Kim Gwang-Hyun with a 1:1 draw (7:7, 8:4, 9:11). Up to this day, the team is ranked 8th with 1 win and 4 losses (1 point).