‘Billiards Empress’ Kim Ga-young advances to LPBA quarterfinals… cruising to challenge for 6th championship

The joys and sorrows of the powerhouses in the round of 16 of the professional billiards LPBA tour were mixed.메이저놀이터

‘Billiard queen’ Kim Ga-young (Hana Card) and ‘opening match queen’ Kim Min-ah (NH Nonghyup Card) succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Throne Piavi (Cambodia, Blue One Resort), Se-yeon Kim (Huons), Jeong-sook Lim (Crown Haitai), etc. experienced the bitter taste of elimination.

As a result of the round of 32 and round of 16 of the ‘SY LPBA Championship’ held at ‘Goyang KINTEX PBA Stadium’ in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd, Ga-young Kim, Min-ah Kim, Bomi Kim (NH Nonghyup Card), Hyun-ji Yong, and Ayako Sakai (Japan, Hana Card) advanced to the quarter-finals. joined.

Ga-young Kim easily defeated Lee Da-som in the round of 32 with a set score of 2-0 (11-0 11-2) and passed the round of 32. Then, in the round of 16, she defeated Kang Ji-eun (SK Rent-a-Car) with a set score of 2-0. They won the first set 11-1 (6 innings) with 5 high runs, and then finished the second set 11-5 (11 innings), quickly confirming their advancement to the quarterfinals. Gayoung Kim, who was eliminated in the round of 64 of the previous tour (Hana Card Championship), is aiming for her sixth win in her professional career in this tournament.

Minah Kim defeated Bora Kim (round of 32) and Hyoju Kim (round of 16) with a set score of 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Kim Bomi also defeated Jang Ga-yeon (Huons) and Seo Ji-yeon with a set score of 2-0 and secured a ticket to the quarterfinals.

Piavi finished the tournament early after being caught by Choi Yeon-ju in the round of 32 with a set score of 1-2. Piavi won the first set 11-3, but lost the second and third sets 6-11 (5 innings) and 4-9 (5 innings) and was eliminated.

Choi Yeon-ju, who created an upset by defeating Piavi, also defeated Oh Soo-jeong in the round of 16 and advanced to the quarterfinals for the fourth time in her professional career. Previously, it reached the quarterfinals of the 7th tour (Welcome Savings Bank Championship) in the inaugural season of professional billiards (2019-20 season) and twice (2nd round, World Championship) in the 2021-22 season.

This season, he was eliminated in the round of 64 in all three tours, but he reached the quarterfinals in this tournament, returning to the quarterfinals after 1 year and 5 months.

‘Original Queen’ Lim Jeong-sook (Crown Haitai) was eliminated in the round of 16 after losing to ‘Japanese 3-cushion powerhouse’ Ayako Sakai with a set score of 1-2. Se-yeon Kim (Huons) ended the tournament by losing to Da-som Park in the round of 16 with a set score of 1-2. Yong Hyun-ji (High1 Resort) and Jeong Eun-young both defeated Park Ji-hyun and Oh Do-hee in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals.

With the LPBA championship candidates narrowed to 8, on the 3rd, starting with the first quarterfinal match (Da-som Park-Yeonju Choi, 2 p.m.), Ayako Sakai-Bomi Kim (4:30 p.m.), and Hyun-ji Yong-Minah Kim (7 p.m.) p.m.), followed by the match between Ga-young Kim and Eun-young Jeong (9:30 p.m.).

The four players who passed the quarterfinals will compete in the semifinals at 1pm and 3:30pm on the 4th, respectively. The final, with a prize money of 30 million won, will be held on the 4th from 9 p.m.

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