The first 3 Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup to be held in Cheongju City now has its first Podium.
First place Haeng-Jik Kim, second place Murat Naci Coklu and in third Lütfi Cenet, Dick Jaspers.
140 players, 46 Europeans, against 92 Asians, 52 of which were Korean, battled it out in 207 matches during a week of a successfully organised competition, the thirteenth to be held in South Korea.
Only one Korean has reached the podium. In Asia, Europeans fought well, with 3 of them in the final square.
Next stage, the sixth of the year, the world’s best return to Europe in La Baule (FR) from the 23rd to the 29th of October. The guest of honour to this penultimate 3 Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup will be the new President of the Confédération Euopéenne de Billard, Diane Wild.