Li Jian: Participating in the Chinese billiards ranking feels honorable, there is still room for improvement
On May 23, 2012, the first “Xingpai Cup” National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament came to an end in Zhengzhou. In an interview with TOP147, the competition director Li Jian said that he was honored to be able to participate in the organization of the National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament. When it comes to future competitions, Li Jian believes that there is still room for improvement in the National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament. .
The National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament was held for the first time. The Chinese Billiards Association and the Small Ball Sports Management Center specially appointed Li Jian, a famous referee with more than 20 years of billiard work experience, as the competition director. He is fully responsible for competition organization and refereeing. For this appointment, Li Jian expressed his great honour, “Chinese billiards has been developed in China for nearly 30 years, and there has not been a national competition. This National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament is held. There are many new positions and new jobs. I am honored to be selected by the Sports Management Center and the Chinese Billiards Association to be responsible for the organization of the event.”
Regarding the development of Chinese billiards, Li Jian expressed his views, “Chinese billiards games need to be regulated, just like we regulated snooker and 9-ball games. Chinese billiards is the foundation, many snookers and flowers. Chinese billiard players all start from Chinese billiards. The basics are done. Whether it is snooker or fancy billiards, they will develop on a higher platform. We should set the goal higher and farther to let Chinese billiards. As a sport unique to China, it is going to the whole world.”
For the smooth holding of the first National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament and the healthy development of the game in the future, the selection of the referee team made Li Jian bother. “The referees for this game come from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sichuan and Henan. Most of them are young referees, but they all have high personal qualities. Some of them are TV station staff, some are university teachers, and some are bosses. They love billiards and have excellent results in their jobs. The reason for this choice is that, This is because the game is held for the first time and the draft rules are used for the first time. This is a new challenge for all referees. We tap young and potential referees. Starting from the first training, we believe that it will be better for team building in the future. Good results.”
Today, the first National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament has been successfully concluded, but Li Jian’s summary of the game has not stopped. In Li Jian’s view, there are more areas for improvement in the game. “We are the first time to hold such a high-profile Chinese game. In billiards competitions, we still cross the river by feeling the stones. We have investigated some competitions before, but those competitions are at the local level, and there is still a certain gap with the national level, so some problems are bound to arise.”
Li Jian continued, “First is the issue of the number of rounds. The National Ranking Tournament should be the highest level and highest level event. The number of rounds is relatively small now, which is not conducive to the performance of the athletes. We have begun to consider improving this issue; Qualifying matches still need to be regulated. The current qualifying matches have not yet reached a unified requirement. The norms must be strengthened. The referee in the next qualifying area should be selected from the referees of the main match to make the connection between the qualifying and the main match even better. Close; the final issue is the venue. Zhengzhou Gaogu Club is a very good club, but it has limitations in the capacity of spectators. Facts have proved that the National Chinese Billiards Ranking Tournament is very attractive to spectators, so next time we will Select open, higher-standard venues for the competition.”