9 BALL HIGH ROLLER REPORT : PETER IS CHAMPION.
FRIDAY 27th and SATURDAY 28th APRIL.
So another Megabreak 9 Ball High Roller Competition has been and gone, and is now added to the records.
And what an enormous event it was last weekend, with our third consecutive maximum field of 64 players taking part, and our biggest Player Auction Prize Pot ever at a staggering 440k baht.
Congratulations go to one of our regular players, Peter Nielsen from Denmark for winning, and pocketing the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
He played consistently well all weekend to remain undefeated through eight consecutive matches, ending up a very worthy winner.
He qualified from the Double Chance Group Stages on Day 1 without breaking sweat, and booked his place in the Main Event Final 32 the next day.
Onto Day 2 and five more wins saw him reach the Grand Final,where he would meet “surprise package” Nelson Tyler, from The USA, one of the lowest handicapped players in the whole tournament
At this stage though, Peter was at the top of his game, and with the race set at 9-4, there was no stopping him as he ran out a comfortable winner by 9 racks to 1.
A quick mention for our Runner-Up Nelson now, who lost his very first match on Day 1, before fighting through the One Loss Side of the groups to reach the Final 32.
He played some great pool on Day 2, beating many of his higher handicapped opposition with ease, and only lost out to our champion Peter (twice).
He thoroughly deserved his place in the final, and although Peter proved to be a bridge too far, he can be proud of his performance and 20000 baht as Runner-Up.
Fellow Americans Sean Ezell and Rick Giggity can also be happy with their performances over the two days, as the both played consistently well to finish in 3rd and 4th respectively.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Peter Nielsen (A+5) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Nelson Tyler (A+) – 20000 baht.
3rd Place : Sean Ezell (A+8) – 15000 baht.
4th Place : Rick Giggity (A+4) – 10000 baht.
Equal 5th Place : Dennis Presiloski (A+4) and Aom Nantaporn Chomthaisong (A+3) – 8000 baht each.
Equal 7th Place : David Chalmers (A+10) and Liam Werrett (A+1) – 6000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
For me, one word describes the Player Auction that was held before the event started. WOW!!
The Total Prize Pool reached an insane 440,000 baht with no fewer than 24 players being bought for 8000 or more.
Dominique Zagouri who was one of the chief protagonists in the bidding war, bought a total of 9 players, including our champion.
He paid 8000 baht for Peter, and they shared the incredible 1st Payout of 125k!!
Not to be outdone, our Runner-Up Nelson backed himself for just 3500 baht, and collected all of the 2nd Payout of 85k!!
1st (29%) : Dominic (Peter 8000) – 125k baht.
2nd (19%) : Nelson (Himself 3500) – 85k baht.
3rd (13%) : Sean (Himself 10000) – 58k baht.
4th (10%) : David Brooks (Rick 3000) – 45k baht.
Equal 5th (6%) : Markus Nolberczak (Dennis P 7000) and Gerhard Schebler (Aom 6000) – 26k baht each.
Equal 7th (4%) : Peter Nielsen (Dave 13000 and Liam 5500) – 18k baht twice.
PLATE EVENT :
The Plate Event for the 32 non-qualifiers from the Group Stages on Day 1 was won by Hassain Qattan from Bahrain, beating Thailand’s Beer Patcharakorn from Bangkok in the final.
Champion : Hussain (A+6) – 9000 baht.
Runner-Up : Beer (A+11) – 6000 baht.
3rd Place : Joss Nadav (A+2) – 4500 baht.
4th Place : Eddy Hoffie (A+) – 2500 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st (3.5%) : Carsten (Hussain 6000) – 15k baht.
2nd (2.5%) : George Merrington (Beer 7000) – 11k baht.
3rd (1.8%) : Andy Hall (Joss 3500) – 8k baht.
4th (1.2%) : Dominic (Eddy 10000) – 5k baht.
Megabreak would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, staff and helpers who made this event another huge success.
Special thanks in particular to Keith Keohane from KPK Foods, who provided us with a delicious buffet for all the players on Day 2, David Chalmers for doing an amazing job as the MC in the Player Auction, and Charlie Ayres and Albert Gringhuis for their tireless help and support in making the tournament run as smoothly as possible.
The next Pattaya High Roller Event is scheduled for Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May at Legends Pool Pattaya.
Our next High Roller at Megabreak will be on the last weekend in June, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th.