3-Cushion Gold Medalist’ Hwang Deuk-hee (55) shot the first ‘perfect cue’ in the 8th round of the PBA Tour.
Deuk-Hee Hwang scored 15 points in one cue in 3 sets and 1 inning against Min-goo Kang (Blue One Resort) in the PBA Round of 64 at the ‘메이저놀이터 Crown Haitai PBA-LPBA Championship 2023’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang City on the afternoon of the 4th, ‘Perfect Q’ succeeded in
As a result, Hwang Deuk-hee was honored to win the ‘TS Shampoo Perfect Q (prize of 10 million won)’ as the first ‘Perfect Q’ protagonist in this competition. In addition, with this perfect cue, Hwang Deuk-hee was named the 9th perfect cue of the season and the 20th perfect cue in the PBA career.
The ‘TS Shampoo Perfect Cue’ award is the first player to score 15 points (11 points in LPBA, including the last set) in one cue, regardless of the opponent’s score and innings, in a set game for the first time in each tournament. It is a special award that awards 10 million won in prize money to
Hwang Deuk-hee’s Perfect Q exploded in the third set when he was leading the set score 2-0 against Kang Min-goo, the winner of the previous tour (Welcome Savings Bank Championship). Hwang Deuk-hee, who succeeded in scoring accurately using the 5-cushion throwback of the first ball, calmly accumulated 14 points by using high-level skills such as a sledgehammer, two rounds of one-bank shots, and long strikes. After that, she scored 15 points until the last turn, completing her perfect cue, finishing the game with victory and advancing to the round of 32.
Immediately after the game, Hwang Deuk-hee said, “I was always envious of players who achieved perfect cues on the PBA stage. It was the subject of envy, but I didn’t know that this kind of day would come. I always had the desire to try it at least once, but I’m really happy that I did this Perfect Q.”
He continued, “After scoring 10 points, I thought that if I focused a little more, (perfect cue) opportunities would come.” It worked,” he said.
Hwang Deuk-hee is the only ‘gold medalist’ in the 3-cushion event in Korea. He won a gold medal as a national representative in the 2002 Busan Asian Games in the carom 3 cushion event. After the launch of the Professional Billiards (PBA) Tour, he was actively involved as a player on the 1st division tour and even served as the player’s commissioner. More recently he is the President of the Professional Billiards Players Association for PBA Players’ Rights.
Hwang Deuk-hee, who advanced to the round of 32 with a perfect average of 2.647, will compete with the winners Choi Myung-jin and Kim Dae-hong to advance to the round of 16 on the 5th.