At the end of the 6th Chinese billiards World Championships, the first stage of the competition was for the defending champion, and many favourites were eliminated early.

Qilu. com Lightning News December 12 thChina Jiangxi Shangrao Yushan The 6th CBSA Chinese Billiards World Championship ended the first stage of the competition last night. Zheng Yubo and Chen Siming, the last champions, advanced to the second stage, while three former world champions, including Shi Hanqing, Dove and Han Yu, Zheng Xiaohuai, Zhang Taiyi and Kong Dejing, as well as james wattana, the "king of Thailand" who played across the border, were eliminated.
As the Chinese billiards tournament with the highest total prize in the world, the 6th CBSA Chinese billiards World Championship attracted 496 players from 41 countries and regions to participate in Yushan, including 128 men’s competitions and 32 women’s competitions.
The World Championship is divided into two stages. In the first stage, the domestic men’s team, the international men’s team, the domestic women’s team and the international women’s team were defeated, resulting in the top 32 men’s teams and the top 16 women’s teams.
The competition in the domestic men’s team is fierce. Zheng Yubo, who aims to win three consecutive World Championships, john young, the champion in 2017, Chu Bingjie, Zhang Jianpeng, Dai Yong, Yu Haitao and other famous players have lost in succession, but they all narrowly missed the top 32. Shi Hanqing, winner of the 2016 tournament, Zheng Xiaohuai, winner of this year’s International Open, Kong Dejing, winner of the International Classic, and Zhang Taiyi, runner-up of the International Grand Prix, were eliminated in poor condition. Zhao Ruliang, the last runner-up, and Cui Mingjun, a teenager born after 00, won three games in a row and qualified.
In the international men’s team, Eipl Dun, the champion of the 2015 tournament, Yang Shaojie, the "king of Myanmar", and Temujin Enkebao, the Mongolian expert, all advanced smoothly. Wattana, the "king of Thailand", only won one game in three games, so it’s a pity to bid farewell to this tournament.
In the domestic women’s team, all four former champions made their debut, and Chen Siming won two games in a row. In 2017, Fu Xiaofang, the champion of the tournament, broke through successfully, and Dove and Han Yu were both defeated. In addition, Shi Tianqi, Tang Chunxiao, Wang Xiaotong and other domestic first-line players got through.
In the international women’s group, Thailand’s famous snooker player Varatanu Sukri Tanes won the competition, and Indian 15-year-old Natasha Chetan advanced to the second stage with outstanding performance, becoming a dark horse in this competition.
On December 12th, the 6th CBSA Chinese Billiards World Championship started the second stage of the race, and the competition entered a more brutal single defeat elimination. According to the schedule, the women’s team will decide on the 15th and the men’s team will win on the 16th.
Lightning journalist Wang Zhiqin reports from Yushan.