Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s high cueist Tran Quyet Chien was the runner-up of the not too long ago concluded 3-cushion Carom Billiards World Cup in Turkey, after profitable over main gamers of the world.
Chien, world No.4, was the only real Vietnamese certified for the principle competitors occasion.
He earned three spectacular victories within the group stage and received a berth on the Spherical of 8, the place he defeated world No.12 Heo Jung-han of the Republic of Korea 50-32.
The Vietnamese received over No.8 Martin Horn of Germany 50-29 on the quarter-finals, and No.7 cueist Tasdemir Tayfun of the host Turkey 50-41 afterward.
He solely misplaced to present No.1 Dick Jaspers of the Netherlands on the ultimate, receiving a prize of 10,000 EUR (11,195 USD) and 36 factors, sustaining his spot on this planet’s high 5.
The Vietnamese cueist had not competed at worldwide competitions for 2 years as a result of ongoing pandemic.
He and Nguyen Duc Anh Chien will signify Vietnam on the World Crew Championship slated for mid-March in Germany.
Main tournaments in Europe additionally provide probabilities for the 39-year-old to take care of his high type. He’s Vietnam’s gold medal hopeful on the upcoming thirty first Southeast Asian Video games (SEA Video games 31), to be held within the nation this Might./.