‘Ranking No. 1’ Jo Jae-ho, shocking defeat… Kudron off to a good start
Professional Billiards (PBA) From the first edition of the King of Kings, which concludes this season, the joys and sorrows of the strong players have been mixed. While ‘Superman’ Jae-ho Cho (NH Nonghyup Card), who runs the top of the season’s prize money rankings, was caught, ‘Defending Champion’ Frederic Kudlong (Belgium/Welcome Savings Bank) and ‘Hulk’ Dong-gung Kang (SK Rent-a-car) started off well. did.
Cho Jae-ho lost to Choi Won-jun in the men’s Group A group stage of the ‘SK Rent-a-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’ held at JTBC Studio Ilsan in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd온라인바카라. The set score was a 0-3 complete loss.
Cho Jae-ho, the winner of the opening match and the last tour of this season, is also considered a favorite for the championship in the King of Kings match. However, on this day, Cho Jae-ho suffered a blow in the first match against Choi Won-joon.
Choi Won-jun, who won the third tour in the 2019-20 season, was strong. Choi Won-joon took the lead by scoring 7 points in the first set 8-7 against the season’s top prize money ranking. Cho Jae-ho suffered a lethargic loss with the second set 3-15 and the third set 2-15.
Birol Wimaz (Turkiye/Welcome Savings Bank), the winner of this season’s ‘TS Shampoo∙Pura Chicken Championship’, also suffered a 1-3 defeat to Baek Chan-hyun in the first match of Group E. Kang Min-goo, the winner of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang Championship’, was also defeated by Kim Im-kwon (TS Shampoo∙Pura Chicken) 0-3 in the first round of Group G.
On the other hand, Kudron started the King of Kings smoothly. Kudron defeated Kim Jong-won (TS Shampoo∙Pura Chicken) 3-1 in the first match of Group C in the round of 32 group stage. Kudron won the King of Kings last year and won 200 million won in prize money.
Group H Kang Dong-gung also won 3-0 against Seong-wook Oh (Huons). David Zapata (Spain, Blue One Resort) also achieved a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Noh Byung-chan in Group B. ‘Spanish strongman’ David Martinez (Crown Haetae) also defeated Park Joo-seon 3-0.
This tournament goes through a 4-person round of 32 group stage, and the top two players from each group advance to the round of 16 tournament. Group rankings are determined in the order of wins, number of matches, sets won/loss, innings average, and overall high runs.
On the 3rd, the first match of the women’s round of 32 group stage will be held. ‘Defending Champion’ Kim Ga-young (Hana Card, Group B), ‘Cambodia Limited Express’, who is ranked first in the season’s prize money, Slong Piabi (Blue One Resort, Group A), and Kim Bo-mi (NH Nonghyup Card, Group G) will participate. It will be broadcast live on TVs such as MBC SPORTS+, SBS SPORTS, Billiards TV, PBA & GOLF, and the Internet such as YouTube (PBA TV, Billiards TV), Naver Sports, Kakao TV, and Afreeca TV.