Frederick Cudron (Belgium, Welcome Savings Bank), who is considered the strongest in the men’s professional billiards (PBA) division. Although he showed some ups and downs this season, he achieved results such as one championship and three semifinals, and above all, he reached the top seven times, the most in his career. It is an overwhelming record, more than twice as many as the 3 times of David Martinez (Spain, Crown Haetae), who is the 2nd in history.
If so, who can you pick as the best in the women’s division? It’s hard to choose willingly. In the women’s division, Kim Ga-young (Hana Card) and Lim Jeong-suk (Crown Haetae) tied for first place in five times. Here, ‘Cambodian Express’ Throng Piabi (Blue One Resort) has been closely chasing the first place, winning the championship four times.
However, considering that Throng joined the PBA late, it can be interpreted that he is slightly ahead of the competition for the best in the women’s division. Throng did not participate in the 2019-2020 season when the PBA was launched, and joined only on the 5th tour the following season. In total, he took 17 tours, winning four and finishing runner-up three times.
On the other hand, Gayoung Kim and Jungsook Lim have played 29 tours in 4 seasons since the first year. The same goes for Lee Mi-rae (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken), who won the championship four times like Throng. In fact, he had 12 more tour opportunities than Throng, who played full-time for only two seasons. In addition, Lim Jeong-sook won three championships and Mi-rae Lee won four before Throng joined the PBA.
In fact, Throng fell into a slump after winning the Blue One Resort Championship, the opening game of this season, and finishing runner-up in the Hana Card Championship. However, it was revived splendidly in the last regular tour, announcing the return of the Cambodian Express. 메이저사이트
Throng showed his true value in the final of the ‘Crown Haitai PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province on the 7th. Kim Bo-mi (NH Nonghyup Card), who reached the final after 7 matches and 8 periods, calmed down the tough challenge with strong mentality and skillful game management, and won the set score 4 to 3 come-from-behind in the match that lasted 2 days and 1 night past midnight.
Kim Bo-mi’s momentum was amazing. In the semifinals, he defeated his formidable opponent Baek Min-joo (Crown Haetae), and the 8th semi-final victory was terrifying. In the first set of the final, Kim Bo-mi easily overcame the baseline by 11 to 4.
But Throng did not waver. In the 2nd set, 9 innings, they were drawn 4 to 7, but after a reversal, such as driving 4 points with a sideways spin following a bank shot in the 14th inning, they returned the game to the starting point. In the 3rd set, with the score tied 10-10, Kim Bo-mi’s shot missed, so she won the set by turning back without missing it. In the 4th set, it was an 11-0 game with 7 points in the first ball storm and 4 points in 2 innings.
Kim Bo-mi, who is trying to win her first championship, also persistently followed. He took the 5th and 6th sets in succession and led the match to the final 7th set. Kim Bo-mi succeeded in the first pitch and seemed to continue the momentum.
However, Throng’s boldness shined in the gobi as well. As Kim Bo-mi seemed nervous, Throng hit a reverse-spinning 3-bank shot in the 8th inning, leading 5-3, and finished the match with a 1-bank hit in the next inning. A more surprising concentration and bold choice in the match served as the driving force for the victory, while Kim Bo-mi, unlike the previous set, tasted defeat by stroke passively in the last 7 sets.
After the game, Kim Bo-mi laughed and said, “It’s not good when you meet as an opponent,” and said, “It’s persistent, solid, and it suffocates the opponent.” Then, he raised his thumb, saying, “Today, too, I chased and was shaken, but he didn’t shake and hit well. A really cool and great player.” Kim Bo-mi, who shed tears after breaking the jinx in the quarterfinals, was calm after the finals, but she said, “I cried because I was so happy in the semifinals,” she said, “I didn’t think I lost today.”
Throng explained the sluggishness of this season, saying, “I learned a lot from so many people at the beginning of this season, but I think it became poison instead.” “There were a lot of difficult parts in the meantime, but with the victory in the 8th game, everything that was difficult was solved like snow,” he said with a bright smile. The grades followed because I constantly worked hard and supplemented without being complacent.
In particular, Throng has a warm heart that thinks of his homeland, which is in a more difficult situation than individual prosperity. Throng said, “There are still too many jobs in Cambodia, and there are many good friends, but the environment does not keep up, so there are many difficult cases.” I want to make people dream of it, so I am going to promote the establishment of the ‘Piabi Sports Comprehensive Center’.”
Piabi’s eyes are now on the world championship, the king of kings of the season. Kudron rose to the King of Kings last season, but Piabi knelt down to Kim Ga-young. It is a mountain that must be climbed to become the true strongest.
Piabi said, “I want to invite my husband to the World Championship and hold a trophy-lifting ceremony together.” “He made up his mind. It remains to be seen whether Piabi will stand tall as the best male and female PBA player along with Kudron.