Thirty-two competitors from six countries including Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will compete at the sixth Asian Billiards Championships in the Carom 1-cushion and 3-cushion categories on July 4-8 in Ho Chi Minh City.

They will compete for the carom 1-cushion category on July 4-6 and the carom 3-cushion category on July 6-8.

This is a very important tournament, as the best players in Asia will be chosen to take part in the World Billiards Championships, which will take place in Porto, Portugal in September.

According to commentators, the three top positions in the one-cushion carom and three-cushion carom categories will be selected from Japan, the RoK and Vietnam. However, this will be an uphill task for the Vietnamese and Japanese players as three out of the six RoK players at the tournament are ranked in the world’s top ten.

Enthusiasts will also have the chance to watch the artistic performance of legendary Turkish player Semih Sayginer, who was crowned world champion in 1992 and 1998, was voted best billiards player in the world in 2003 and was honoured as one of Turkey’s sporting legends.-VNA