The Professional Billiards Association (PBA, President Kim Young-soo) will hold the ‘SK Rent-A-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’ at JTBC Studio in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, from March 2 to 11.
The PBA World Championship is a tournament that is held after the end of the regular season tour. The prize money is the largest. The prize money alone is 200 million won and 70 million won for PBA and LPBA, respectively, for a total prize money of 550 million won. In terms of qualifications, only the top 32 players in the prize money rankings of the season can participate.
Unlike the regular tour, which starts with tournaments and survivals, 32 players are divided into 8 groups and the tournament starts with a group stage. 1st and 2nd place in each group advances to the round of 16, where a tournament determines the winner.
The game format is played in a set system for all games, and the PBA round of 32 is a best of 5 (last set 11 points), and the round of 16 and quarterfinals are played as a best of 5 like the round of 32, but the final set is 15 points. The semi-finals will be a best-of-7 match, and the final will be a best-of-9 match. (15 points in the final set for both the semi-finals and finals)
The women’s LPBA round of 32 will be played in a best-of-three format. After (last set 9 points), the quarterfinals from the round of 16 will be played in a best of 5 matches, and the semifinals and finals will be played in a best of 7 matches. From the round of 16, the final set score is changed to 11 points.
Only the top 32 players in the prize money rankings this season will participate in this tournament. In the case of a tie, the rankings were ranked in the order of ranking points, number of tour participations, set gains and losses, season average, and season high run.
As a result, the main winners of the regular tour this season will compete side by side. Jae-ho Cho (NH Nonghyup Card), who ranked first in the season prize money ranking, was placed in Group A with Javier Palazon (Spain, Huons) Shin Dae-kwon and Choi Won-joon as the No. TS Shampoo·Pura Chicken) Lee Young-hoon and Noh Byung-chan were assigned to Group B.
In addition, Frederick Kudron (Belgium Welcome Savings Bank) is in Group C with Oh Tae-joon, Kim Hyun-woo (NH Nonghyup Card) Kim Jong-won (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken), and ‘Vietnamese Express’ Mamin Calm (NH Nonghyup Card) is Dinh Nai (Vietnam, Nonghyup Card). SK Rent-A-Car), Philippos Kasidocostas (Greece, Hana Card) and Antonio Montes (Spain) were drawn into the group of death.
In addition, Virol Wimaz (Turkey, Welcome Savings Bank, Group E) David Martinez (Spain, Crown Haitai, Group F) Kang Min-goo (Blue One Resort, Group G) Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-A-Car, Group H) Oh Seong-wook (Huons, H Joe) participates. 메이저사이트
In the women’s division, ‘Season 1’ Slong Piabi (Cambodia, Blue One Resort) was organized in Group A with Lim Gyeong-jin, Yoon Kyung-nam, and Jung Eun-young, and ‘Empress’ Kim Ga-young (Hana Card) was organized in Group B with Kim Se-yeon (Huons) Kim Min-young (Blue One Resort) Oh Ji-yeon. play in Lim Jung-sook (Crown Haetae) was assigned to Group C with Sakai Ayako (Japan) Lee Woo-kyung (SK Rent-a-car) Kim Myeong-hee, and Hida Orie (Japan, SK Rent-a-car) was assigned to Kim Jin-ah (Hana Card) Oh Su-jeong (Welcome Savings Bank) Oh Do-hee and D group.
In addition, Natsumi Higashiuchi (Group E), Minah Kim (NH Nonghyup Card, Group F), Lee Mi-rae (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken, Group F), Kim Bo-mi (NH Nonghyup Card, Group G), and Kim Ye-eun (Welcome Savings Bank) They were placed in Group H with Minju Baek (Crown Haetae), Namiko Hayashi (Japan), and Hyunji Yong (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken).
The tournament starts at 2:00, right after the opening ceremony at 1:30 pm on March 2nd, and the LPBA round of 32 starts at 2:00pm on the 3rd.
The tournament concludes all group leagues by the 7th, and after the round of 16 on the 8th, the quarterfinals on the 9th, and the semifinals on the 10th, the LPBA at 11 am on the 11th and the PBA final at 10 pm on the 11th determine the winner.