The ‘original billiards queen’, which dominated the inaugural season of the professional billiards (PBA), has been splendidly revived. The youngest ever champion on the rise was expected to win, but her husband, who is also active as a professional player, was sure of his wife’s victory.
Lim Jeong-suk (36, Crown Haetae) has won the PBA women’s career 5 times, the most in her career. Lim Jung-suk defeated Kim Ye-eun (Welcome Savings Bank) in the women’s final of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 23rd, with a set score of 4 to 1 (4:11, 11:8, 11:6). , 11:5, 11:1).
It is her fifth career top finish. Lim Jung-suk won three championships in the 2019-2020 season when the PBA was launched, and achieved two consecutive wins in the Welcome Savings Bank Championship last season and this season. She tied for first place in career wins with Gayoung Kim (Hana Card), the ‘Billiard Queen’.
As mentioned earlier, Lim Jung-suk was a billiards queen who decorated the first year of the PBA. However, she was only one runner-up in the 2020-2021 season and gave the spotlight to Lee Mi-rae (TS Shampoo∙Pura Chicken), who achieved her third consecutive championship.
Last season, Lim Jung-sook reached the top of the Welcome Savings Bank Championship. However, she was overshadowed by strong competitors such as Kim Ga-young, who first reached 5 wins, and ‘Cambodia Express’ Slong Piabi (Blue One Resort), who emerged as the top player in the PBA women’s division without hesitation. This season, Lim Jung-sook also went through a change from SK Rent-a-Car to Crown Haetae.
However, Lim Jeong-suk kept the pride of the original queen. She is the youngest ever champion (21 years and 7 months old) and she defeated Kim Ye-eun, who reached the finals in two consecutive tournaments. She gave up the first set, but from the second set she showed off her unique defense and high-sensitivity bank shot to win four sets.
“She feels so good,” said Lim Jung-sook after the game. “If you are too conscious of your opponent, you think about the difference in skill without even realizing it, or your desire to beat the opponent becomes stronger, so you can’t control your mind,” he said. I decided to think about it and found a sense of stability,” he explained.
As is known here, Lim Jeong-suk received a lot of help from her husband. Lee Jong-joo (48), who watched her wife’s final match that day, is also an active player in the PBA men’s team and is also Lim Jeong-suk’s billiards teacher.
Lee Jong-ju, who entered the conference room together, said, “I knew my wife would win.” She said, “I saw a lot of her efforts after the last competition,” she said. “Her wife expressed that her attitude in life has changed. I was expecting to win,” he added.
Lim Jeong-suk learned billiards from her husband, who was active as a member of the Korea Billiards Federation, when she was a friend of hers, and they ended up dating her. She praised Lim Jeong-suk, saying, “She is a positive person when it comes to billiards,” and she said, “She thinks about billiards differently and has a lot to learn, as well as other parts.”
Lee Jong-ju also said, “There are times when I train with my wife, and there are times when I train separately because of my personal schedule.” “She compliments her a lot when she gives lessons,” she said. Lim Jeong-suk also boasted, “She doesn’t fight because she only says nice things. She’s been married for 10 years, and she can count on one hand the big fights she had with her husband.”
The couple is a professional athlete, so their second-year elementary school son (Yeon-woo) is taken care of by a grandmother from both sides. In particular, PBA competitions are held every holiday, and her daughter-in-law Lim Jeong-suk often empties her house. Im Jeong-suk said, “No daughter-in-law would be happy to work during the holidays,” but she said, “My mother-in-law or mother-in-law never said, ‘Finish quickly and come back.’ She always tells me to do well.” Finishing the tournament quickly means failing at the beginning, and the prize money is that small. Lim Jeong-suk laughed, saying, “My mothers are working hard, so I am always grateful and I think I should give them a lot of pocket money.” 바카라
Have you been influenced by such a couple? Lee Jong-joo smiled, saying, “Last year, when my son was in first grade, his homeroom teacher called.” He continued, “I told him about the couple’s jobs, and the teacher understood.”
Even the husband cannot stand still at the propaganda of his wife. Lee Jong-ju is also famous as a hidden master, but in the PBA, his best performance was in the quarterfinals of the NH Nonghyup Card Championship last season. Lee Jong-joo said, “I am proud of and respectful of his wife, but I also received a lot of encouragement from her.”
Lim Jung-sook, who tied for first place in her career, is now looking to win her World Championship, the King of the Kings. Lim Jeong-suk said, “People around me asked me, ‘When are you going to win the King of Kings?’ and I said, ‘Wait, I’ll see the match.