‘Defending Champion’ Kim Ga-yeong (Hana Card) and ‘Inaugural World Champion’ Kim Se-yeon (Huons) started the World Championship smoothly with their first win.
The first day of the LPBA group stage match of the ‘SK Rent-a-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’ held at JTBC Studio Ilsan in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province on the 3rd was finished.
Group B Kim Ga-young and Kim Se-yeon beat Oh Ji-yeon and Kim Min-young (Blue One Resort) with sets scores of 2-0 and 2-1, respectively. In addition, LPBA powerhouses such as Hida Orie (Japan, SK Rent-A-Car), Lim Jung-sook (Crown Haetae), Kim Bo-mi (NH Nonghyup Card), and Kim Ye-eun (Welcome Savings Bank) made a good start with one win.
On the other hand, ‘Season Ranking No. 1’ Slong Piabi (Blue One Resort) got off to an uneasy start as Jung Eun-young and Lee Mi-rae (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken) were caught by Jeon Ae-rin.
Kim Ga-young, who reached the top by beating Piabi at the World Championship last season, won 2-0 against Oh Ji-yeon. After winning 11-9 after a long game of 17 innings, he scored 11 points in 7 innings in the second set and finished with 11-8.
In the same group, Kim Se-yeon gave the first set to 5-11 (7 innings) against Kim Min-young, but tied the score at 11-5 (11 innings) with a high run of 8 points in the 10th inning of the 2nd set, and then took the 3rd set to 9-5 ( 7 innings) and won the first game of the World Championship. 온라인바카라
Lim Jeong-suk set C Doseo Kim Myung-hee back with a set score of 2-0 (11-4, 11-7). Hida Ori in Group D got off to a good start with a set score 2-1 (1-11, 11-2, 9-1) come-from-behind victory over Oh Do-hee.
In addition, Kim Ye-eun (Group H), Kim Bo-mi (Group G), and Oh Su-jeong (D) also reported their first victory by defeating Yong Hyun-ji (TS Shampoo, Puradak), Jang Hye-ri, and Kim Jin-ah (Hana Card) side by side.
On the other hand, Piabi (Group A), who won the 2nd win of the season and entered the King of Kings as the No. 1 in the rankings, was caught by Jung Eun-young 1-2. Throng gave the first set 8-11 (11 innings) and then won the second set 11-7 (11 innings), returning the game to the starting point, but showed a sluggish performance, recording 4 consecutive empty hits in the 3rd set, 6-9 (11 innings) and lost. Lee Mi-rae (Group F) also bowed her head after losing 1-2 (11-7 6-11 5-9) to Jeon Ae-rin after a close match.
With all the first matches of the PBA-LPBA group stage finished, the second day of the PBA group stage will be held on the 4th. It will be divided into 4 turns (2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm), including the first game at 2pm.