Wednesday, July 14, 2021 19:04 PM (GMT+7)
(Sports news, billiard news) There was a big victory over Choi Young Won in the last match, but Tran Quyet Chien had to stop at the World 3C Grand Prix 2021 when he was close to the sub-par difference compared to Semih Sayginer.
On the afternoon of July 14, Tran Quyet Chien entered the “survival” match with Choi Young Won in the last match in Group A, phase 2 of the World 3C Grand Prix 2021. No. 1 player in Vietnam (currently 7 players) points) is required to win big to not only equalize the score with the 4th place Semih Sayginer (10 points) but also to surpass the scoring performance to have a ticket to the next round.
Quyet Chien has the same 10 points but narrowly loses the extra difference to Sayginer
This goal of Quyet Chien quickly encountered a block from Choi Young Won. Although definitely eliminated, the Korean host still played tenaciously to draw Quyet Chien with the score 16-16 after 9 innings in the first set. In a situation with nothing to lose, Quyet Chien attacked strongly to win the next 2 sets with the scores 21-13 and 20-7.
Quite regretful for Quyet Chien when this bold victory still could not help the 37-year-old player win a place in the final round. Despite having the same 10 points as Sayginer, but Quyet Chien only achieved a scoring performance of 1,966 points/turn, still slightly inferior to the score of the Turkish “Wizard of Billiards” (index 2,058).
Quyet Chien and Quoc Nguyen could not win tickets to the final round
Also on this day of competition, the remaining representative of Vietnam, Nguyen Quoc Nguyen, was also officially eliminated after losing to Eddy Merckx. Forced to win against the 4th-ranked superstar in the world to have a ticket to continue, Quoc Nguyen opened up great hope when overwhelmingly won the first set 22-10. However, in the remaining 2 sets, Quoc Nguyen lost to the explosion of “Belgian God”, thereby losing 1-2 in the end.
With these results, Vietnam carom billiards officially said goodbye to the World 3C Grand Prix 2021 tournament as well as the championship worth up to 100 million won (about 2 billion VND).
Meanwhile, the 8 finalists will continue to compete from July 15-18 in a round-robin format. The 4 best players will conduct a play-off competition on the last day to find the champion. Matches will be increased to 5 innings, winning 3. The final round is still only 15 minutes, or scoring 17 points first will win.
Schedule for the final round on July 15 in Korean time
The list of 8 finalists includes: Dick Jaspers, Murat Naci Coklu, Lutfi Cenet, Torbjorn Blomdahl, Kim Tae Jun, Semih Sayginer, Tasdemir Tayfun and Joo Hwang Bong.
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