Men’s U21 first day, China wins all eight, Israeli player hits 133 points on a single stroke
News from the official website of the Chinese Billiards Association On Jly 12, 2017, the IBSF U18 and U21 World Snooker Championships (hereinafter referred to as the World Youth Championship) began the men’s and women’s U21 competitions. On the first day of the game, all Chinese players who participated in the men’s U21 group won. Among them, Geng Mingqi won the men’s U18 group champion in the second game of the group.
As an international event held for young players from all over the world, this event attracted more than 100 players to sign up. Among them, the men’s U21 group champion will obtain professional qualifications for the next two seasons, which is an important way to professional competitions. In 2012, the World Youth Championship was held in Wuxi, China. At that time, Chinese player Lu Haotian won the championship in one fell swoop and started his career. In 2013, Chinese player Lu Ning won the World Youth Championship held by the CBSA World Snooker Academy and started his career.
There are a total of 8 Chinese players participating in the men’s U21 World Youth Championship. Among them, Fan Zhengyi, Luo Honghao, Zhang Jiankang, Geng Mingqi and Wu Shengguang are from CBSA World Snooker Academy. The other 3 are Pang Junxu and Li Zhenhe. Chang Bingyu.
According to the schedule, July 12-14 is the group stage with 4-5 players in each group. After the group stage, the two best players from each group will enter the second stage of the single elimination round.
The 8 Chinese players are in groups A, C, D, G, J, K, M, and N. In the first game of the group this morning, Group A player Li Zhen took the lead to play against England’s Matthew. In this game, Li Zhenbing beat his opponent 4-0 without a single blow. Wu Shengguang of Group C defeated Mahmoud from Egypt 4-1 in the first match
Elhareedy, Geng Mingqi defeated Iranian Shervin Omidvar 4-1, Pang Junxu ended the match with Austrian Oskar Charlesworth with the same score.
Chang Bingyu, a 16-year-old player from Xinjiang, also performed well. In the game against Irish player Aaron Holland, Chang Bingyu won his first victory. Fan Zhengyi, who just finished runner-up in the Asian Youth Championship, defeated Egypt’s Abdelrahman Shahin 4-1. Zhang Jiankang defeated Pakistan’s Haris Tahir with the same score. Luo Honghao in Group N defeated Northern Irish teenager Fergal Quinn 4-0. .
At 7 o’clock in the evening, Geng Mingqi, Wu Shengguang and Pang Junxu ushered in the second game of the day. Among them, Geng Mingqi faced Muhammad Naseem Akhtar, a Pakistani player who just won the men’s U18 championship. In the second half of the game, Geng Mingqi was in the lead and was counterattacked by his opponent. It was not until the decisive game that he thrilled to beat his opponent. The other two Chinese players who played in the evening defeated their opponents with a score of 4-2 to further improve the group points.
In other aspects, in today’s game, Amir Nardeia crafted from Israel and Tan Runfeng from Hong Kong scored 133 points and 131 points, which became another highlight of the day.