On the evening of 19th August, China's Liu Chuang defeated Wan Tongle in the final of 2018 World Chinese 8-Ball Masters #3 Shuangyashan Station with 19-14 and took his first Masters Station event title ever.
This victory means a lot to Chuang. As one of the Chinese 8-Ball International Dream Team members, Chuang really needs some trophies to prove himself, and this time, he made it. Ranked No.9 on the ICEA Rankings, Chuang still had a long way to go for the champion. In Stage 3, he made two easy winnings to march on into the stage of the remaining 32 players. Then in the last three days of the event, Chuang had beaten a slew of star names en route to ultimate victory – Lei Yiwei, Qiu Paomou, Wang Yun, Yang Fan and finally Wan Tongle.
In the final game, Chuang managed to tie the score 7-7 after trailing 1-5. Then the score turned to be 10-10 after several racks. It seemed that nothing could stop Chuang, in the second half of the match, to fight his way to the trophy. Under the huge pressure, Chuang made 4 break-and-run and 1 clearance to write the score 18-13. Rack 32 was won by Wan, but Chuang took the risk to pocket the 10-ball and then 8-ball in the deciding rack, taking the point he needed to win the event 19-14.
Right now, Liu Chuang moves up to No.3 place on the ICEA Rankings, and he will compete for a seat in the coming Shijiazhuang, China 2018 JOY Cup Chinese 8-Ball International Open in September. Who will be the lucky one to get a paycheck for RMB 200,000 champion prize?
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