Fourth consecutive World Championships + 12th career final

‘Emperor’ Kim reaches final with Kim Bomi!

‘Billiards Empress’ Kim Ga-young (Hanacard) will try to tie the record for the most career wins (7) held by Surong Pheavy (Cambodia, Blue One Resort).

Kim defeated Han Ji-eun (Eswai) 4-2 (11-4, 5-11, 11-10, 11-1, 0-11,11-7) in the second match of the LPBA quarterfinals of the SK Rent-a-Car Jeju Special Self-Governing Province World Championship at Halla Gymnasium in Jeju on Saturday.

With the victory, Kim reached her 12th career final, her second of the season and her fourth consecutive World Championships final. This is the most finals by a man or woman in the history of the event, surpassed only by David Zapata (Spain, Blue One Resort).

If Kim wins the World Championship Final, she will have won two World Championship titles in the 21-22 season.

Her opponent, Han Ji-eun, turned pro as the No. 1 amateur in the 23-24 season, and this World Championships quarterfinal is her best professional result. Her previous best results were quarterfinals at the Hi One Resort Championships and the Hana Card Championships.

In the first set, Kim scored four straight points in the ninth game to take an 11-4 lead over Han Ji-eun, but Han was not done. In the second set, she scored five points in six straight games to pull within one at 11-5.

The two played a back-and-forth match in each set. After narrowly coming back from an 11-10 deficit in the third set, Kim pulled away in the fourth set with an 11-1 run to take a commanding lead, but Han took the next five games with seven points in the first and four in the second to push the match to 11-0 in just two games. Han hit a 5.500 average in the fifth set alone.

However, Kim had already set the tone, and in the sixth 토토 set, she used a five-point sixth-inning high to close out the match 11-7 and set up the final.

In the first quarterfinal match of the day, Kim Bomi (NHK Card) defeated Lee Im Rae (Hi One Resort) 4-3 in straight sets to reach the final.

This is Kim’s first World Championship final of the season and second in her professional career.

Kim and Kim are tied 1-1 against each other this season. Most recently, they met in the quarterfinals of the eighth tour event (Welcome Savings Bank Championships). Kim won that match 3-2 in straight sets. Overall, Bomi leads the head-to-head record 2-1.

The best-of-seven, best-of-four women’s final will take place on April 17 at 4:30 p.m.


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