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Nguyen and Tran: happy to return to Vietnam

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Nguyen and Tran: happy to return to Vietnam

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Quyet Chien Tran and Nguyen Quoc Nguyen: finally back home

DAEJEON - Tomorrow, Saturday, they will fly back to Vietnam, finally, after an enforced detention in Daejeon, South Korea, for over eight weeks. Nguyen Quoc Nguyen and Quyet Chien Tran, two Vietnamese players from the top of the world rankings, played in the Five and Six tournament in Wonju, won by Dick Jaspers in July this year. But they could not return home afterwards.

The flights from South Korea to Vietnam were blocked all those weeks. For seven, eight weeks, the Vietnamese billiard players stayed in a hotel in Daejeon, tomorrow they can finally return. ''First we have to spend two weeks in quarantine,'' said Nguyen, who is relieved that he can finally travel back after a three-month stay in South Korea.

The two Vietnamese have still not been vaccinated. That puts participation in the World Cup in Veghel and other tournaments at risk. ''I think this World Cup comes too soon for us, because the vaccinations have not yet been scheduled.'' The Vietnamese had to pay the costs of the much longer stay in South Korea themselves.

The statement that appeared on a Dutch facebook site about the UMB, he insists, is complete nonsense. ''I have never said to anyone that we blame the UMB for not helping us to leave here. In fact, I have never talked to anyone on Facebook.''

The World Cup in Veghel is on the UMB calendar from 7 to 13 November, the Lausanne Billard Masters for over a week later. The expectations are that the UMB calendar will be maintained for the coming months.


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My Comments

It is not my habit to respond to articles, but the author of this piece is once again playing with the truth. The 'proof' for this can be read on the Facebooksite from Biljart Sport Centraal or on my Fb-site. Bert Voorthuijsen

Message 1/3 - Publish at September 11, 2021 9:18 AM - Edited at September 11, 2021 9:22 AM

Not sure to well understand...
Is it possible to have more context regarding this affair?

Message 2/3 - Publish at September 11, 2021 10:56 AM - Edited at September 11, 2021 10:57 AM

COVID 19 control
The 2 Vietnamese players had to stay in Korea because Vietnam blocked flights into Vietnam.
2 weeks quarantine is national regulation and all the players who were invited to the Wonju 5&6 event (5&6 kept on advertising the event is UMB GP and UMB is World Organization under IOC~although billiard never in Olympics yet)

Some of the players criticized the 2 weeks quarantine and regulations of Korea (where provided players to earn some money most of the cases) with childish comments in interviews by Kozoom journalist.
The interviews were translated in Korean and made Korean billiard fans really angry.

The president of UMB was in Wonju Korea during the event but nothing is reported yet why and for what he traveled to Korea. Hope to hear from journalists.

UMB president went home immediately, leaving 2 invited Vietnamese players in Korea. Of course, it is not the fault of UMB.
But when approving an event, players risk should be considered more than license fee.

Message 3/3 - Publish at September 11, 2021 4:23 PM - Edited at September 11, 2021 4:50 PM

Thanks Inception for the clarification but not sure why this was reported in the Dutch facebook site and not something reported more opened

Publish at September 11, 2021 10:48 PM

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