World-renowned 3-cushion star ‘Mr. Magic’ Semi Seiginer (Turkey, Huons) advanced to the quarterfinals of the professional billiards debut tour.
Seiginer defeated Eom Sang-pil (Blue One Resort) in the PBA round of 16 at the ‘Gyeongju Blue One Resort PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at Blue One Resort in Gyeongju on the 17th, with a set score of 3-1 (2-15 15-1 15-10 15-3). and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Seiginer’s start was uneasy. Eom Sang-pil, who won the bank and took the lead in the first set, took the lead by winning 15-2 in 6 innings with 8 high runs.
But Seiginer was not shaken. He fired back without backing down. He scored 5 points with Seo’s first pitch in the second set, then scored 10 points with Seo High in the second inning to finish the set 15-1. He gained momentum and won the 3rd and 4th sets 15-10 (6 innings) and 15-3 (4 innings) and concluded the match.
The world’s top rankers, such as ‘Spain 3-cushion legend’메이저놀이터 Daniel Sanchez (Spain, SY) and ‘Korea 3-cushion signboard’ Choi Seong-won (Huons), who debuted together in the pro world, suffered high losses early on. It’s coming up. Seiginer, who won 4 consecutive victories from the round of 128, has only 3 victories left until the ‘debut win’.
Seigina’s quarterfinal opponent is ‘PBA Star’ David Zapata (Spain, Blue One Resort). Zapata defeated Kwon Hyuk-min with a set score of 3-1 and easily advanced to the quarterfinals.
Zapata is a distant junior to Seiginer, but it is different on the PBA stage. He is the PBA’s top star who has won the World Championship and the regular tour once.
In the other round of 16, ‘defending champion’ Jo Jae-ho (NH Nonghyup Card) won the eldest son country 3-0 with a set score and approached his second consecutive victory in the tournament. Javier Palazon (Huons) also defeated Choi Myung-jin and advanced to the quarterfinals after a long absence.
Lee Sang-dae (Welcome Savings Bank) defeated Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-a-car). Shin Jung-joo (Hana Card) and Park In-soo advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Kim Byung-ho (Hana Card) and Duong Aying Vu (SY), respectively. Nguyen Huin Phuong Linh (High1 Resort), the “Vietnamese Divine,” also beat Hwang Ji-won to join the quarterfinals.
The PBA quarterfinals to be held on the 18th will be Shin Jeong-ju vs. Nguyen Phuong Linh (11:30 a.m.), Palazon vs. Lee Sang-dae (2:00 p.m.), Cho Jae-ho vs. Park In-soo (4:30 p.m.), Seiginer vs. Zapata (p.m. 7 o’clock) was compressed into a confrontation.
After the PBA quarterfinals, the LPBA final between Gayoung Kim (Hana Card) and Minah Kim (NH Nonghyup Card) will be held from 9:30 pm.