9 BALL HIGH ROLLER REPORT : NAM IS CHAMPION.
SATURDAY 23rd and SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY.
MAIN EVENT – 64 PLAYERS :
Last weekend’s 9 Ball High Roller was a record breaking event, attracting a maximum field of 64 players.
And for the the first time in Megabreak’s history, the competition was won by a female player.
Not only that but both finalists were girls, with best friends Nam Pennipa Nakjui and Fon Kannika Mulawongsri both playing superbly well over the two days.
Congratulations go to Nam for winning and pocketing the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
She was made to fight all the way by Fon though, with the final going to a second and deciding set after her friend won the first set by 5 racks to 3 (race 7-5).
Nam dug deep and raised her game for the decider, running out a comfortable winner in the end by 7 racks to 1.
Both girls can be very proud of their performances over the weekend, being the two most consistent players, with consolation for Fon being in the form of 18000 baht as Runner-Up.
Next in line was another Thai player, Jack Nitiwat Khumchart from Hua Hin, who played well to finish 3rd, taking home 15000 baht, and he was closely followed by England’s Gary Kuhnel in 4th, collecting 12000.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Nam (A+9) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Fon (A+7) – 18000 baht.
3rd : Jack (A+4) – 15000 baht.
4th : Gary (A+7) – 12000 baht.
Equal 5th : Craig Jones (A+9) and Dave Value (A+7) – 8500 baht each.
Equal 7th : Paul Butcher (A+10) and Gerhard Schebler (A+2) – 6000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
The Player Auction at the start of Day 1 saw some extraordinary action, creating the highest Prize Fund we have ever had at 441000 baht, and was won by Paul Butcher.
He paid a massive 10000 baht for our champion, but the gamble paid off as they shared the 1st Payout of a whopping 120k!!
1st : Paul (Nam) – 120000 baht.
2nd : Antti Fabre (Fon) – 80000 baht.
3rd : Ernst Aschauer (Jack) – 57000 baht.
4th : Adam Lux (Gary) – 42000 baht.
Equal 5th : Craig (Himself) and Praew (Dave) – 25000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Vincent Coleman (Paul) and Dima (Gerhard) – 16000 baht each.
PLATE EVENT :
The Plate Event for the non-qualifiers from the Group Stages on Day 1 was won by another of our female players, Praew Wasana Sipudtha from Bangkok.
She “double dipped” Hua Hin based Englishman Mike Wood in the final (race 7-4) to claim the 1st Prize of 9000 baht.
Champion : Praew (A+5) – 9000 baht.
Runner-Up : Mike (A+2) – 6000 baht.
3rd Place : Jon Hensen (A+10) – 3500 baht.
4th Place : Mark Berriman (A+10) – 2500 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st : Jamie Brooks (Praew) – 16000 baht.
2nd : Liam Werrett (Mike) – 10000 baht.
3rd : Gerhard (Jon) – 7000 baht.
4th : Gary K (Mark) – 5000 baht.
Megabreak would like to thank all the players, staff and helpers over the two days, who once again helped to make this event a huge success.