Korea vs Vietnam ‘Billiards Match A’ is on the rise… ‘Hollywood Asia Super Cup’ opens on the 17th
The billiard industry’s first national competition between Korea and Vietnam will be held in Hoi An, Vietnam.
The Asian Carom Billiards Federation (ACBC) announced on the 3rd that it will hold the ‘Hollywood Asia Super Cup’ at the Hoiana Resort in Hoi An, Vietnam for three days from the 17th.
The tournament was originally scheduled for December last year, but due to circumstances in both countries, it will be held this year.
ACBC asked the Korea Billiards Federation (KBF) and the 메이저놀이터Vietnam Billiards Federation (VBSF) to select players to hold the competition in terms of sports exchanges commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Based on ranking, 3 male and 2 female 3-cushion players, 1 male and 2 female nine-ball players will represent each country.
KBF selected Heo Jeong-han, Kim Jun-tae, and Cha Myung-jong based on the World Carom Billiards Federation (UMB) 3-cushion ranking, and Jang Ga-yeon and Han Ji-eun were selected for the women’s 3-cushion based on domestic rankings.
In the nine-ball event, men’s Kwon Ho-jun and women’s Seo-ah and Lee Woo-jin compete based on domestic rankings, just like the women’s 3-cushion.
It is a competition with a total prize pool of $30,000, including $20,000 for the winner and $10,000 for the runner-up. The winning team is determined by adding up the points of the 3-cushion and nine-ball players over the three days.
On the first day of the tournament, the nine-ball individual and team competitions are held to compete for one point. On the second day, the carom individual competition, and on the last day of the competition, the carom team competition will determine the winner.
In this invitational competition, the speed nine event will be introduced. Event games will be held with participating players.
Kim Seok-joo, Head of Headquarters at Hollywood, who participates as the title sponsor of the tournament, said, “I think it is very meaningful to show world-class players from Korea and Vietnam competing for national honor. I am participating as a title sponsor.”
He added, “This competition is the first national competition invitational match in the billiards industry, and we hope that it will develop into national competitions not only in Asia but also in various countries to give pleasure to billiards fans.”
All matches of this tournament will be broadcast live throughout Vietnam through Vietnam VTV CAB. In Korea, SPOTV will participate as the main broadcasting company and record and broadcast all matches live.