A certified league for billiards, which is loved via some 10 million Koreans as a interest, will probably be introduced.
The Fee for Promotion of the Popularity of Billiards as Skilled Game held a proclamation rite to release the Skilled Billiards Affiliation (PBA) excursion on Thursday on the Techno Mart in Shindorim, Seoul and introduced plans to begin skilled billiards festival beginning in June.
The PBA excursion aspires to joins the ranks of the U.S. Skilled Golfing Affiliation (PGA) and the U.S. Girls Skilled Golfing Affiliation (LPGA). The primary festival will begin in June this 12 months, with six to 8 extra via February subsequent 12 months. The common excursion provides as much as 300 million gained in general prize and 50 million gained for champion, whilst the most important excursion provides as much as 400 million gained in general prize and as much as 100 million gained in championship cash.
Like volleyball, the contest is held in units. The primary participant to get 40 issues turns into the winner. The PBA expects that the structure of the sport will building up pace and pressure and allow dramatic comeback wins.
The PBA is making plans to carry a pre-match in April to choose eligible skilled avid gamers for the contest. The primary excursion, the highest league, will sign in in line with season, with a quota of 128 avid gamers. The second one excursion will probably be consisted of a promotion and relegation scheme.
PBA aspires to advertise billiards as one of the crucial best 5 skilled sports activities along soccer, baseball, volleyball and basketball. “The billiards marketplace in Korea is performed via 1.2 million folks on a daily basis at round 2,000 billiards rooms within the nation. There are 120 million individuals who benefit from the recreation. With Koreans accounting for roughly 80 p.c of the caroms billiard marketplace on this planet, there may be possible to develop additional. Caroms billiards is performed via scoring issues via caroming one’s ball off the opponent’s cue ball. Billiards additionally contains eight-ball.
“Many have tried to advertise billiards as a certified recreation, but it surely wasn’t simple,” mentioned Lim Jeong-wan, the chair of the Korean Affiliation for Skilled Billiards. “I’m hoping that release of the pro excursion festival will lend a hand advertise billiards as a well-liked recreation and upload monetary improve to skilled avid gamers.”
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