Kang Min-goo defeated Cho Jae-ho 4-1 (14-15 15-10 15-2 15-1 15-8) in the semifinals of the PBA Tour Wellbang Championship held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Support Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on the 24th and advanced to the final. Kang Min-gu’s advance to the finals is 710 days since February 14, 2021, the second season of the PBA Tour.
Kang Min-goo was a ‘surprise star’ who was born when the PBA tour was launched four years ago. Among foreign players with a clear difference in skill, including Frédéric Cudron (Belgium), he drew attention as a ‘local prospect’.
I heard the sound of ‘weed’ because I didn’t have any special results during the Korea Billiards Federation (KBF), but I went up to the final of the Panasonic Open, the opening match of the first year, and faced Philippos Kasidocostas (Greece). In terms of the value of the name, he could not overcome the difference between heaven and earth and ended up in the runner-up, but he clearly announced his name.
However, the ‘runner-up’ ticket he received in his first tournament followed him throughout the four years. In the 4th tournament of the year, the TS Shampoo Championship, he reached the final again, but this time he lost 2-4 to Kudron and drank a second bitter cup. In the 2020-21 season, he reached the finals twice more, but lost to Javier Palazon (Spain and Crown Haitai Championship) and Kasido Costas (Wellbang Championship), respectively, and accepted the unwelcome nickname of ‘runner-up expert’.
Since then, Kang Min-goo, who has maintained his tour life in the middle and lower ranks without a presence like an ‘invisible man’, seems to have been absent except for three ‘Top 10’ grades until the end of the two seasons, Just like that, the revival stretched wide open.
Kang Min-goo, who reached the semi-finals for the 6th time in his career after 1 year and 345 days, just 20 days short of 2 years after February 14, 2021, when he beat Jae-geun Kim and reached the semi-finals of the Welbang competition, said, He defeated Cho Jae-ho and ran to the final. The match against Jo Jae-ho was also balanced with 1 win and 1 loss.
Kang Min-gu met Jo Jae-ho only once in the quarterfinals of the Huons tournament last season and lost 1-3. At that time, he won the first set, but in the 5th inning, which was made with a high run of 7 points in the 2nd set, Jae-ho Cho scored 4 consecutive points in the 5th inning, which he gave away with an empty hit in the lead situation of 12-11, and then lost three sets.
Kang Min-goo said, “Prior to the start of this season, I said, ‘I will change everything from physical, mental, and stroke to make a leap forward again,’ but I kept that promise only at the end of the season.” I haven’t thought about the winning ceremony yet, but shouldn’t I do something?” he laughed.
Kang Min-gu’s final opponent is Ngo Dinh Nai (Vietnam), who advanced to the first final after defeating Kang Seong-ho 4-0 in another previous semi-final. Kang Min-goo and Eung-go have never faced each other in a tour set match. 메이저사이트