|Nguyễn Quốc Nguyện is the ninth seed at the Antalya World Cup. — Photo vanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Ten Vietnamese billiards players are taking part in the World Cup three-cushion carom in Antalya, Turkey.
Among them, world number seven Trần Quyết Chiến and world number nine Nguyễn Quốc Nguyện are in the tournament’s top 10 seeds and will compete in the main round. They will be up against world number one and world champion Dick Jaspers from the Netherlands and other powerful competitors such as Frédéric Caudron and Eddy Merckx of Belgium and South Korean Jae-ho Cho.
The prize money is the same as in 2018 with 16,000 euros (US$18,000) for the winner, 10,000 for second place and 6,000 for third and fourth.
Last year, world number 16 Ngô Đình Nại of Việt Nam advanced to final eight.
After the Antalya event, top cueists will compete in tournaments in South Korea later this month, in France in early March and Germany in mid-March. — VNS