The survival game currently being implemented by LPBA will disappear from next season.
On the 3rd, the PBA side reported on this paper, “It has been confirmed that the survival match of the women’s LPBA will disappear from the 2023-24 season and the rules will be changed to a one-on-one match.”
As a result, the game period, which was about 7 to 8 days, is expected to increase to about 10 days.
The Professional Billiards Association (PBA), which is currently in the 2022-23 season, is running separate women’s LPBA and men’s PBA games. For the men’s regular individual tour, only players on the 1st division tour can participate. Among them, the top players who have achieved good results in the 2nd and 3rd tours are given wild card qualifications to participate in the 1st tour.
On the other hand, the LPBA, which has no lower tours, has relatively loose participation conditions, but is played as a survival match from the round of 128 to the round of 32. The women’s division also has wild card players, but the pool is smaller than the men’s division, so it is less topical.
In the survival match, teams of 4 are divided and 50 points are distributed to each player. Any competitor who reaches 0 points will be disqualified (OUT).
Although the standards vary slightly for each game, only the top 6 to 9 players from the top 2 in the group, along with the entire group 1, can advance to the next stage. The women’s LPBA will be held as a survival match until the round of 32, and from the round of 16, a one-on-one match will be held. At this point, most of the ‘familiar faces’ are lined up on the table.
The men’s division also held survival matches from the 2019-20 season, the first season, to the 2020-21 season. The broadcast exposure of 4 people was greater than 2 people, and the game also had the advantage of ending quickly. The order usually goes back to 1, 2, 3, 4.
However, this game method has poor discrimination in that player 1 cannot directly affect player 3 and player 2 can directly affect player 4. Due to this, the men’s rule has been reorganized from the 2021-22 season.
Currently, the men’s division is held as a one-on-one match from the beginning, and the women’s division is still a survival game. 토토사이트
Nine out of ten female players also shake their heads at the atrocious difficulty level of survival. ‘Amateur Queen’ Kim Jin-ah (Hana Card), who debuted as a professional this year, also shed tears three times at the beginning of the season when she was blocked by the wall of the round of 128. ‘Queen of billiards’ Kim Ga-young also falls down if she has bad luck, and ‘Cambodia Express’ Slong Piabi (Blue One Resort) also has to pack up early if she goes through ups and downs in survival.
It’s difficult to deal with just one person I’m familiar with, but having to deal with three people with no data is nerve-wracking.
Prominent powerhouses such as Baek Min-ju (Crown Haetae), Kim Min-ah, Kim Bo-mi (NH Nonghyup Card), Higashiuchi Natsumi, and Kim Ye-eun (Welcome Savings Bank) also have to go home when they say ‘Oops’. Hida Orie (SK Rent-A-Car) and Lim Jeong-suk (Crown Haetae), who are rarely eliminated from the survival competition, also put down their queue once in the round of 64 in the opening game this season.
In an interview, Kim Jin-ah said, “I think it will be enough just to get past the round of 128. From the round of 64, there are still familiar players, but the round of 128 is very difficult because there is no data on the opponent.” It’s burdensome because I can’t do it,” he said, expressing the difficulties of survival. Another LPBA player who met with the reporter at the scene confessed for the same reason, “The survival system is too difficult, I want it to be reformed.”
To put it bluntly, it is Moorim Gosuchon where even the strongest players can get their ankles tripped the moment they are caught off guard.
Seo Han-sol also shed tears at this system. In this 8th tour, the round of 128 rose to first place overall, but in the round of 64, it was overturned at the last minute and suffered a laughable reverse. In the round of 32, all players up to the second place in the group can advance.
During the round of 64, Kim Sang-ah, Kim Ga-young, Seo Han-sol, and Park Eun-kyung formed a pair, and Seo Han-sol ran in second place until the end of the second half, but eventually was overturned by Kim Sang-ah’s high run and was unable to advance to the round of 32.
In a one-on-one match, the winner is decided by the opponent’s direct counterattack, but in survival, if the person behind you performs in a situation where you can’t use your hands, you are pushed out. It can be inferred that a considerable number of voices of suggestions have come out from within about this system.
Therefore, from the 23-24 season, LPBA will also be able to see the 1-on-1 match bracket from the round of 128.
Attention is focusing on what skills the players who finally got out of the ‘group of death’ formation will perform through ‘head-to-head confrontation’.