‘Machine Gun’ Min-goo Kang (39, Blue One Resort) broke the runner-up jinx and achieved his first professional billiards championship at the end of the 4th and 5th finals.
In the PBA final of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province on the 24th, Kang Min-gu defeated Dingo Din Nai (Vietnam, SK Rent-A-Car) with a set score of 4-2 (14-15 15-6 2-15). 15-7 15-9 15-5) and became the 16th PBA champion.
With this, Kang Min-gu lifted the prize money of 100 million won and the championship trophy for the first time in four years of PBA challenge. Kang Min-goo, who finished runner-up in the PBA Panasonic Open, the first tour of professional billiards, reached the final four times until the 2020-21 season, but had the misfortune of remaining runner-up in all of them. After that, he fell into a deep slump, reaching the quarterfinals only once before this tournament.
However, Kang Min-goo did not miss the opportunity to win the fifth final, which he challenged in 710 days. Kang Min-goo, who received 100 million won in prize money and 100,000 ranking points, jumped from 44th to 7th in the season point rankings. Ngo Dinh Nai, who emerged as Vietnam’s new powerhouse, swallowed regret on the threshold of his first championship.
The secret to Kang Min-goo’s victory was his skill, the ‘bank shot’. In the final, Kang Min-goo succeeded in 16 bank shots. Of the 76 points scored in the final, 32 points (42.1%) were filled with bank shots.
The final match continued in a tight match until the 4th set. After Coagulation won the first set with 15-14 (7 innings), Kang Min-goo countered with 15-6 (6 innings) in the second set. When solidification in the 3rd set won 15-2 (8 innings) with 5 high runs, Kang Min-gu immediately counterattacked with 15-7 (6 innings) in the 4th set.
The watershed of the match was the 5th set. Kang Min-gu’s bank shot shone. Kang Min-goo, who trailed by 2-9 until the 5th inning, made 3 consecutive bank shots in the 6th inning to make a tie at once. After Coagulation ended with no score, he scored another 6 points with two more bank shots to seize the victory.
Kang Min-goo led 6-0 in the first half, including two bank shots in the 6th set. Then, from the 3rd inning, he added 5-1-2-1 points without an empty hit to easily fill 15 points. After 4 consecutive innings, the solidification added 5 points in 5 innings and went on a belated chase, but it was not enough to turn the game around.
Kang Min-gu clenched his fists and roared as soon as the championship was confirmed. Kang Min-goo said, “I got goosebumps right after winning. The thrill came from the bottom of the back,” he said, conveying the meaning of the ceremony.
Kang Min-goo, who said, “I couldn’t tolerate myself for not being able to produce results for two years rather than being runner-up,” emphasized, “I will do my best to prepare for the remaining tournaments, the 8th tour and postseason, and the World Championship.” 카지노사이트