|Chiến is playing his best in the tournament. — Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese cueist Nguyễn Đức Anh Chiến won a ticket into the fourth qualifying round of the ongoing World Cup Carom Billiard 3 Cushion on Wednesday in Egypt.
The Hurghada tournament is the last World Cup for the world carom billiard 3 cushions community. Six Vietnamese are competing here.
World top 100 cueist Chiến and Đỗ Nguyễn Trung Hậu entered the third qualifying round in Group N. Chiến defeated Ahmet Okumus from Turkey 30/28 and Yusuke Mori from Japan 30/24.
Meanwhile, Hậu was beaten by Turkish player Savas Bulut 24/30, and then defeated Thomas Andersen from Denmark 30/23, but it wasn’t enough to stave off elimination.
In the fourth qualifying round, alongside Chiến, Dương Anh Vũ and Mã Xuân Cường will also compete for a spot in the knock-out round of 32.
Chiến will play in Group B with Andersen and Jeremy Bury from France, while Cường and Vũ share the same Group K with Sung Uk Oh from South Korea.
Việt Nam’s top cueists Trần Quyết Chiến and Nguyễn Quốc Nguyện are also still in the tournament. — VNS