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Top of the world in Verhoeven Open in New York

Posted by on July 9, 2014

Top of the world in Verhoeven Open in New York

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The former Sang Chun Lee tournament with 85 players from 15 until 20 July

NEW YORK - The former Sang Chun Lee tournament in New York will be played with a record number of European players. The field is led by Belgian Frédéric Caudron, the world champion and reigning title holder in New York. Other big names are Raymond Ceulemans, Torbjörn Blomdahl, Dick Jaspers, Eddy Merckx, Kyung-Roul Kim and Tayfun Tasdemir.

The total number of players in the tournament, which is played in the Carom Café in Flushing, New York from 15 until 20th of July, is 85, of whom 36 are from European and Asian countries. The sports directors are Charles Brown and Michael Kang. The last year's winner was Frédéric Caudron, who defeated his country man Eddy Merckx in the final. Raymond Ceulemans made it to the semi-finals.

The Verhoeven Open, as the tournament is called now, has one of the strongest line-ups in the history of the event. The only remarkable absentees are Pedro Piedrabuena, who won two years ago in a final against Blomdahl and the Colombian Henry Diaz, the Pan American champion since this week.

The Americans are the best represented (33), followed by Denmark (13), Colombia (8) Germany (6) and Sweden (6).

The best-known players on the entry list so far:

Frédéric Caudron, Torbjörn Blomdahl, Dick Jaspers, Raymond Ceulemans, Eddy Merckx, Kyung-Roul Kim, Murat Naci Coklu, Tayfun Tasdemir, Alexander Salazar, Julian Torres, Vin The Ly, Robinson Morales, Sameh Sidhom, Huberney Catano, Luis Aveiga, Hugo Patino, Michael Kang, Julian Morales, Harry Pena, Gerhard Kostistanski, Jacob Haack-Sorensen, Allan Lys Jensen, Nalle Olson and Bo Gustafsson.

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My Comments

Marco Zanetti
Marco Zanetti
Dear Frits, please take care of what you are writing.
Where are Kasidokstas, Choi, Cho, Sanchez, Polychronopoulos and other top-players?
You put into the best-known players list Bo Gustafsson and you forget Alexander Salazar, this is not soulfull.

Message 1/2 - Publish at July 10, 2014 3:21 PM

Marco, when I wrote about remarkable absentees, I only wanted to mention the big names who were playing in this New York tournament in recent years. Pedro Piedrabuena is certainly one of them, because he won two years ago. And Henry Diaz, he's from Colombia and won the Pan Americans.
There are many, many star players who are missing, you don't have to tell me. But it was not my intention to write down all their names, becaus it's not a World Cup or a World championship, just an invitation tournament.
You forgot yourself, Bury, Semih (who played last year), Leppens, Horn, Dong-Koong Kang, the Vietnamese players and many others.
And may be you were not that soulfull: Alexander Salazar is in the list.
Ciao, Marco

Message 2/2 - Publish at July 10, 2014 11:06 PM

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