9 BALL HIGH ROLLER REPORT : DENNIS IS CHAMPION.
SATURDAY 31st AUGUST and SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER.
So another of our 9 Ball High Roller events has been and gone and is added to the record books.
And what another great event it was, with 50 players taking part and the Player Auction Prize Pot reaching 180k baht.
Congratulations go to Pattaya based Canadian Dennis Presiloski for winning and pocketing the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
As is always the case with winners of a tournament like this, he played consistently well all weekend, remaining undefeated whilst winning all eight of his matches over the two days to end up a very worthy winner.
In fact he was so dominant over his opposition that he was taken to the deciding rack only once in any of his matches.
In the final he played June’s High Roller Champion, Sami Granqvist from Finland with the race set at 4-5.
They had met earlier on in the evening in the Winners Side Final of the draw which Dennis won comfortably by 4 racks to 1.
And it was much the same story second time around, with the Canadian sealing another comfortable win by 4 racks to 2.
Our Finnish Runner-Up Sami made a tremendous effort to retain his title off his increased handicap mark, losing out only to our champion over the two days, and he collected 15000 baht in 2nd Place.
Next in line came another of our Finnish players Kari Laine, who played some excellent pool to take 3rd, and he was closely followed by Norwegian Ronny Jakobsen, who put up another good showing to finish 4th.
They took home 10000 and 8000 baht each for their efforts.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Dennis (A+4) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Sami (A+5) – 15000 baht.
3rd Place : Kari (A+14) – 10000 baht.
4th Place : Ronny (A+7) – 8000 baht.
Equal 5th : Andy Hall (A+5) and Liam Werrett (A+3) – 6000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Alex Quek (A+9) and Alex Kudinov (A+7) – 4000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
Another superb Player Auction was compered by Olly Downey, creating an extra Prize Pot of 187500 baht which was won by Englishman Liam Werrett.
He paid 6000 baht for our champion Dennis and they shared the 1st Payout of 60k!!
1st : Liam (Dennis) – 60000 baht.
2nd : Andy Hall (Sami) – 30000 baht.
3rd : Jarmo Smedroos (Kari) – 20000 baht.
4th : Jarmo (Ronny) – 15000 baht.
Equal 5th : Olly (Andy and Liam) – 10000 baht twice.
Equal 7th : Praew Wasana Sipudtha (Alex Q) and Campbell Crawford (Alex Kudinov) – 6000 baht each.
PLATE EVENT :
The Plate Event for the 22 non-qualifiers from the group stages on Day 1 was won by Aussie Kim Muller.
He beat Germany’s Gerhard Schebler in the second and deciding set of the final (race 6-4) to claim the 1st Prize of 7000 baht.
Champion : Kim (A+5) – 7000 baht.
Runner-Up : Gerhard (A+3) – 5000 baht.
3rd Place : Praew (A+5) – 3000 baht.
4th Place : Matt Hieu G (A+4) – 2000 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st : Kim (Himself) – 8000 baht.
2nd : Craig Jones (Gerhard) – 6000 baht.
3rd : Praew (Herself) – 4000 baht.
4th : Adam Lux (Matti) – 3000 baht.
Megabreak would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, staff and helpers over the two days, who once again made this event a great success.
PLEASE NOTE : Our next 9 BALL HIGH ROLLER EVENT is PROVISIONALLY PLANNED for SATURDAY 26th and SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER 2019.