Taiwanese pool veteran wins 10-ball trophy at Las Vegas Open

03/16/2020 12:13 PM
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Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Taiwanese pool veteran Chang Jung-lin (張榮麟) on Saturday defeated James Aranas of the Philippines 9-5 in the final of the 2020 Diamond Las Vegas Open, a 10-ball tournament.

Chang, ranked No. 5 in the world by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), took home the title prize of US$17,000 in the tournament held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Nevada from March 11-14.

The victory marked his first international trophy of the season.

The 34-year old Taiwanese was world No. 1 in 8-ball pool in 2012 and runner-up in the 2019 WPA World Nine-ball Championship in Qatar.

The Las Vegas Open is part of the 2020 CueSports International Expo, an international pool extravaganza consisting of several tournaments that kicked off March 11 in Las Vegas.

However, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Sunday the cancellation of this week's Predator World 10-Ball Championship, as well as the WPA Players Championship that had been scheduled for April 7-11.

(By Lung Po-an and Ko Lin)

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