‘Machine Gun’ Min-goo Kang (39, Blue One Resort) finally won his first professional championship after 4 matches and 5 finals.
In the PBA final of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 24th, Kim Min-gu defeated Dingo Din Nai (Vietnam, SK Rent-A-Car) with a set score of 4-2 (14-15, 15-6, 2). -15, 15-7, 15-9, 15-5) and became the 16th PBA champion.
Kang Min-goo raised the prize money of 100 million won and the championship trophy for the first time in four years of PBA challenge. Kang Min-gu, who won runner-up in the PBA Panasonic Open, the first tour of the launch of professional billiards, has grown into a “PBA powerhouse” by reaching the final four times in the 2020-2021 season. However, he had the misfortune of staying runner-up in all four finals. Since then, unlike his previous performance, he has gone through ups and downs for a while, reaching the quarterfinals only once in this quarterfinal.
He did not miss an opportunity in his fifth final, which he challenged in a whopping 710 days. Kang Min-goo, who received 100 million won in prize money and 100,000 ranking points, jumped from 44th to 7th in the season point rankings. On the other hand, Ngo Din Nai, the runner who recently took over the ‘Vietnamese strength’, swallowed regret at the threshold of his first championship.
The thing that connected his fifth chance to victory was none other than his greatest skill, the ‘bank shot’. In the finals, Kang Min-goo succeeded in 16 bank shots and scored 32 points (42.1%) out of 76 points scored in the final with bank shots, rising to the top. 토토사이트
The final match unfolded in the form of a one-step battle, giving and taking one set each until the 4th set. After Coagulation won the first set with 15-14 (7 innings), Kang Min-goo countered with 15-6 (6 innings) in the second set. In the 3rd set, Hungo scored 5 high runs and won 15-2 (8 innings), and Kang Min-gu immediately responded with 5 high runs and 15-7 (6 innings) in the 4th set.
The watershed of the match was the 5th set. Kang Min-gu’s bank shot shone. Kang Min-goo, who only scored 2 points in 5 innings and was behind 2-9, made 3 consecutive bank shots in 6 innings attack opportunity and made a tie at once. and started to lead the game with a 15-9 victory and a set score of 3:2.
Kang Min-goo gained momentum and took a 6-0 lead in the 6th set by adding two bank shots and two goals, including the first pitch. From the third inning, he scored 15 points by adding 5-1-2-1 points without hitting. Coagulation, which stopped at 4 innings in a row from the first inning, added 5 runs in the 5th inning and started a belated pursuit, but it was not enough to turn the game around. It was Kang Min-gu’s victory, who concluded the 4th set with 15-5 (6 innings).
Kang Min-goo, who had a roaring ceremony when the championship was confirmed, said, “I got goosebumps right after winning. The thrill came up from the bottom of my back,” he said. In particular, he said that he could not tolerate himself well for not being able to produce results for two years rather than being runner-up.” He continued, “I will prepare well for the remaining tournaments, the 8th tour and the postseason, and I will do my best to prepare for the World Championship.”