Saturday , January 23 2021

Double shot for Eddy Merckx in Seoul



Double shot for Eddy Merckx in Seoul

Eddy Merckx (UMB 5) confirmed his mastery in the sixth round of the World Cup three billiard bands. In Seoul, South Korea, our compatriot won the final. He left no chance for Greek Filippos Kasidokostas (UMB 46) that he dominated 40-19. Kasidokostas, 35, who won his first and only round of the World Cup in 2010, started the game with a series of seven carambolas. Merckx reacted immediately and after four, five and six series, joined the break with a major advantage: 22-11. Kasidokostas, world champion in 2009, still managed to return to 22-18, before Merckx set up two sets of four and another series of eight to win 40-19.

The 50-year-old double world champion registered an average of 2,105 per move against 1,000 for Kasidokostas. Merckx has won its ninth career in the World Cup. This allows it to raise Merckx from fifth to third place in the world ranking. Frédéric Caudron remains despite his early elimination, the number 1 ahead of the Dutchman Dick Jaspers. Eddy Leppens moved from seventeenth to seventeenth.

Source: Belgian


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