Spain beat Singapore 11-6 and win the World Cup billiards title for the first time | Snooker News

Spain beat Singapore 11-6 to win the 2022 Billiards World Cup; the team of David Alkaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz won the competition for their country for the first time; Spain reached the final at a gallop, dropping only eight shelves; Al Qaeda said: “This moment is amazing for us.”

Last updated: 20/06/22 00:24

Spaniards David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz with Aloysius Yap of Singapore and To Lian Khan before the final.  & # 160;  Credit: Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

Spaniards David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz with Aloysius Yap of Singapore and To Lian Khan before the final. Credit: Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

Spain won the 2022 Billiards World Cup, winning the competition for the first time since beating Singapore 11-6 in the final.

The Spaniards, led by David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, reached the final at a gallop, missing just eight racks before their match with Aloysius Yap of Singapore and To Lian Khan for a shot of glory.

Spain beat Singapore 11-6 in the final.  Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

Spain beat Singapore 11-6 in the final. Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

Alcaide and Sanchez Ruiz won the lead and from now on it was a simple sailing door, although it was unconventional with a few early nerves from the duo. In the second trunk, and despite a weak breakthrough by Alcaide standards, he kept Singapore at his next opportunity to put the cue ball behind the top five and keep the two on opposite sides. Lian Khan fouled and Spain’s routine 2-0 run out.

In the third half, Sanchez Ruiz broke, which opened Singapore’s moment to take their starting position only for Yapp, leaving no corner for Lian Han. From there, Alcaide and Sanchez Ruiz returned to the table to keep the rest in their hands at 3-0 and soon 4-0.

Singapore had their chance after Alcaide fouled when he jumped to make the three. Lian Khan and Yap rushed to reduce the initial deficit to three. It wasn’t long before there were two, as Yap and Lian Khan suffered a stroke.

Lian Han’s safety error was bad in the seventh rack and Sanchez Ruiz and Alcaide rushed to establish a three-stele buffer and approached the halfway point of victory. This half-stage was soon reached at 6-2 for Spain.

In the next piece of luggage, Yapp made an ambitious combination of 2-9, kicking the table for two just to keep from coming out, but the best was yet to come for the US Open runner-up, who made an expert jump to set it before clearing the table with Lian Han to return 6-3.

With Lian Khan smashing in the 10th trunk, Lian Khan left without a hit and Spain improved again to move to seven two-pointers, despite the luck of Sanchez Ruiz, who caught one ball in the opposite corner than anticipated after she caught. another pocket. Alcaide fell apart in the next rack and Singapore further reduced their return to 7-4.

Singapore really hadn’t made too many mistakes, despite the result, and the breakthrough and series in the 12th stand showed just that when they came back at 7-5 and soon 7-6.

Spain froze briefly by their chairs until Yap scratched at the break as the three of them kissed the cue ball in their upper left pocket. This was a key moment when the attack in Singapore gained momentum. Alcaide and Sanchez Ruiz had a routine run out of there to be three away from fame. The winning distance soon became two for Spain after two hooks in the space of two balls behind the brown seven. First, for Spain on the two, who did just to leave it open for Yapp to shoot. This left Lian Khan hooked just for him to scratch and give Spain the table to be close to the finish line.

Alcaide went into the air to place this one at the beginning of the next rack, only to scratch it in the process and return the table to Singapore. Lian Han left Yapp without a clear blow to the seven, forcing him to do so in the middle of the table for an elegant bank strike from Alcaide to help Spain reach the hill.

Sanchez Ruiz tried in the last stand to leave a beautiful combo 2-9 to seal a special victory for Spain.

David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz sealed Spain's victory.  Credit: Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz sealed Spain’s victory. Credit: Taka Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport

Alcade said: “Every day we had more confidence. All the results, 7-1, 7-1, 9-2, when you look at it, you think it’s our time to go.

“Honestly, in the semifinals and finals we were so nervous at times. But when we had hard shots, we played so well.

“I think when you play for a team, it’s more special than when you play singles. This is my little brother. We’ve been playing together for 10 years and we’ve worked so hard. This moment is amazing for us. “

Sanchez Ruiz added: “First I want to say thank you to everyone. I want to say thank you to my partner. He played an amazing combination.

“We are feeling so good right now. We are working so hard. We are traveling around the world. We are dreaming of a moment like this and we have achieved it today.”

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