Cueists from Ho Chi Minh City claimed the top three positions at the 2017 International 3-Cushion Billiards Tournament, which wrapped up in the southern province of Binh Duong on July 16 after three days of competition.
The top three finishers of the tournament.
The final clash on Sunday was a crunch encounter between 2017 national champion Ma Minh Cam and HCM City teammate Ngo Dinh Nai, with both providing the spectators in attendance with an exciting score-chasing match.
After 25 cue turns, Cam finished off his opponent with a score of 40-37, becoming the new champion of the tournament and earning a cash prize of VND60 million (US$2.640).
Alongside VND30 million (US$1,320) for the runner-up, Nai was also named the top scorer within one cue turn, with 11 points, receiving an additional VND10 million (US$440).
In the third-place match, another HCM City cueist, Duong Anh Vu, beat Da Nang’s Nguyen Duy Trung 40-34, after 24 cue turns, to claim VND20 million (US$880) in prize money.
The annual tournament took place from July 14-16 with the participation of 60 Vietnamese players and four invitees from Japan and the Republic of Korea, two countries with a strong billiards movement.
Despite winning high appreciation, the four foreigners performed below form failing to make the tournament’s top four.