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Ngo Dinh Nai retains championship at Asian carom billiards event

Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Nai won the one-cushion carom category at the ongoing Asian Carom Billiards Championship 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City on April 5.

Nai beat his teammate Ma Minh Cam 100-83 in the final to take the title for the second time. In 2012, he overcame countryman Tran Phi Hung to triumph in the Asian championship.

Following this victory, Nai will continue to play in the three-cushion carom.

The five-day event features 50 leading cueists, including 2017 Asian champion Nguyen Quoc Nguyen of Vietnam, world No 10; Choi Sung Won of the Republic of Korea, world No 12; and Vietnamese Tran Quyet Chien, world No 15.

The championship will be a chance for the Vietnamese team to assess their players’ performance before they attend the World Cup event in Antalya, Turkey in late April and another World Cup event in HCM City in May.