Vietnamese cuiest Đỗ Nguyễn Trung Hậu. — Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese cuiest Đỗ Nguyễn Trung Hậu was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the three-Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup in Porto, Portugal over the weekend.
Hậu, world rank 44, lost to Kim Haeng Jik of South Korea, world No 17, by a score of 22-40.
Kim, 27, is a two-time World Cup champion. He also won the Asian title once and triumphed in the youth World Cup four times.
Earlier, Hậu took out world No 7 Cho Jae-ho of South Korea and world No 11 Jeremy Bury of France to finish on top of Group G and progress into the knockout stage.
He then beat world No 5 Tayfun Tasdemir of Turkey in the round of 16 to win a place in the quarter-finals.
Hậu received US$3,900 in prize money and will add 26 points to his world ranking.
The event’s title went to Dutchman Dick Jaspers who boosted his already stellar track record in Porto with a 25th World Cup victory. Jaspers defeated South Korean Kim Haeng Jik in the final 40-36 in 21 innings. — VNS