Since the start of the new crown epidemic, Hong Kong has finally hosted a sporting event involving foreign golfers after more than two years. The “Hong Kong World Billiards Masters” has been held at the Red Pavilion for 4 consecutive days after 5 years. Players benefited from the “0 + 3” entry quarantine arrangement implemented last Monday (26th ) isolate a hotel for the game. According to the Hong Kong Billiards Association, the organiser, 90% of the nearly 9,000 tickets on the final day have been sold, which is expected to become the largest number of live spectators in the history of billiards. Hong Kong golfer Fu Jiajun said with a smile that he had spent almost an hour teaching international golfers such as O’Sullivan and Zhuo Linpu how to “travel with peace of mind”. O’Sullivan expressed respect for the epidemic prevention measures and was excited to be able to come back to Hong Kong.
Figure: Li Ruishe
The tournament was held in the Red Pavilion for the first time, and 6 of the 8 players were from abroad. Luo Yongcong, chairman of the board, said at the reception yesterday afternoon that the Red Pavilion can cater for almost 9,000 people, giving the event the opportunity to be the most popular snooker event in history. He thanked foreign golfers who were still willing to accept invitations to come to Hong Kong despite some epidemic prevention restrictions in Hong Kong, and he expressed admiration for their professionalism. The government relaxed the entry quarantine arrangement to “0+3” at the end of September He pointed out that the announcement was only 10 days away from the start of the tournament, although it disrupted the original closed loop management arrangement for international golfers, it brought more flexibility and flexibility for tournament arrangements and golfers. Freedom has encouraged foreign guests to see that Hong Kong is gradually returning to normal.
Fu Jiajun joked: he spent nearly an hour teaching Osu and others to travel with peace of mind
Marco Fu (Marco) posted on the social platform Facebook yesterday, jokingly saying, “It took almost an hour to explain the use of ‘travel with peace of mind’ with Osu (Liyun), Higgins, Shabi, and Then Zhuo Limpu. he added in the reception that he was talking about different content for an hour, and some talked about traveling with peace of mind. For example, Shabi, who has only been in Hong Kong for two days, asked him why “Travel with Peace of Mind” should be with a yellow code but a blue code. , but he said with a smile that he did not recognize himself; he mentioned that during the epidemic in the UK, foreign golfers have been wearing masks in the last two years, and it is not entirely unfamiliar with the requirement to wear masks when coming to Hong Kong. Fu Jiajun continued to state that he was pleased to be able to participate in the first large-scale competition in Hong Kong after the epidemic, and he also hopes to feel the feeling of “beating the waves” in front of 7,000 or 8,000 people.
O’Sullivan also said that when he was in the UK, he had been under strict epidemic prevention restrictions for a long time, including wearing masks. He understood that there are still strict restrictions in Asia, and he would respect and discipline himself.”Restrictions”, you can practice waves alone, avoiding crowds. Zhao Xintong, a rising Chinese star who came to Hong Kong for the first time, mentioned that the event coincided with the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong, and he was born in 1997, hoping to perform well. He has also visited Hong Kong before. Regarding the reunion in Hong Kong after a long absence, he pointed out that he had deliberately booked a flight ticket to return to the UK later, and now he focus on the competition to achieve good results, and will definitely seek the delights of Hong Kong again.
Opening game today
Among the players who come to Hong Kong are Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, John Higgins, Zhao Xintong, There are also many representatives of Hong Kong Fu Jiajun and “four-eyed Q queen” Wu On – yi. Today’s match will be played by Fu Jiajun and Shabi. On the same day, Robertson will play against Zhao Xintong. On Friday, Zhuolin Pubi and Higgins will play. In the evening, Wu Anyi will play in against Osu Liyun. Wu Anyi, who retired last year due to the epidemic and missed the chance to fight Osulliyun, said that she will definitely enjoy this Master.
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