Dang Jin Hu beat Marc Bijsterbosch to win the Spanish Open billiards championship; The 2023 Pool World Cup is being held at Pazo de Feiras e Congresos de Lugo, Spain from Tuesday, June 27 to Sunday, July 2 – live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 06/26/23 11:40am
China’s Dang Jin Hu overcame Marc Bijsterbosch 13-12 in one of the greatest finals ever to claim the Spanish Open’s inaugural title.
Deng took full advantage of a few mistakes by his opponent to take a 4-1 lead in what appeared to be one-way traffic in the early stages of what appeared to be one-way traffic.
At the score of 5-3, Dang lost control of the cue ball and scratched the ball so that Bijsterbosch served the ball in his hand.
That moment allowed the Dutchman the chance he craved back and soon they were leveled 5-5 and both needed eight more to win the title.
Bijsterbosch is starting to establish an electric pace and a brilliant 2-9 combo kick has earned him two goals for the first time.
A break and run at the back gave him real space to breathe 9-6.
In the 20th game, Dang pushed away, encouraging Bijsterbosch to make a scratch in two unsuccessful games and Dang then continued to punish Bijsterbosch with a score of 10-10.
The two repeatedly locked horns as Bijsterbosch reached the first hill 12-10 but lax safety gave Dang a chance to snatch a rack at 12-10 away from a hill classic .
Dang was exhausted at the worst of times to give Bijsterbosch his moment to grab and take the title but that didn’t prove to be smooth sailing as an excellent full table came in on the third table. seven led to an awkward cue for eight tied the bank.
The bank slips and Dang also goes up the hill to punish Bijsterbosch.
In the final match, it was a familiar story of Dang, who was exhausted but his safety proved overwhelming for Bijsterbosch.
From there, Dang trumped history with a loud shout of relief as the last nine swooped down to claim victory.
The 2023 World Cup billiards tournament is being held at Pazo de Feiras e Congresos de Lugo, Spain from Tuesday, June 27 to Sunday, July 2 – live on Sky Sports. Defending champions Spain face the Philippines in one of the matches of the opening round.