Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jaspers takes top honors in 2010 Suwon World Cup

Dick Jaspers from Netherlands won the 2010 World Cup event in Suwon, South Korea.

Dick Jaspers sneaked past Filipos Kasidokostas (Greece) 3-2 in the final. The frame scores were 1-15, 15-11, 14-15, 15-10 and 15-9.

He received €5,500 for the victory and Kasidokostas got €3,500 for second place.

Jeremy Bury from France and Tayfun Tasdemir (Turkey) lost out in the semifinals. Defending champion Frédéric Caudron (Belgium) lost 3-1 to Tasdemir in the quarterfinals.

This was Jaspers' 18th World Cup title and first since Spain 2008. He also won in Suwon in 2008.

The former world champion has had a terrific start to the year, having also won the recent AGIPI Billiard Masters.

Jaspers had the highest general average among the 56 competitors with 2.153. Caudron had the highest single match average in the final stage with 2.700. Korean Bong-so Kim's 15 was the highest run in the event.

The Dutchman moves into top spot in the 2010 World Cup Ranking with his win. Kasidokostas advances from fourth to third. Kyung-Roul Kim (South Korea) drops from first to second.

The win also moved Jaspers from fourth to second in the World Players Ranking. Kasidokostas improved from ninth to sixth. Caudron stays on top with Eddy Merckx (Belgium) dropping one place to third.

The event took place 6-11 April 2010 at the Manseok Park Badminton Gymnasium, Suwon, South Korea. It was the second of at least four events on the 2010 World Cup. The next event is in Matosinhos, Portugal, 12-18 July 2010.

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