9 BALL HIGH ROLLER REPORT : ORAN IS CHAMPION.
SATURDAY 27th and SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER.
MAIN EVENT – 54 Players.
Congratulations go to one of our local Thai players, Oran Olbird Ornkt for winning the Main Event, and pocketing the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
Oran, who has been a regular in our weekly competitions for several years, played consistently well over the two days to become our champion.
He did lose his very first match of the tournament in the Group Stages on Day 1, before improving his form to win his next two matches and qualify for Day 2.
He comfortably won his first three matches on the second day, before being confined to the One Loss Side of the draw by Zoli Pocza from The USA.
From there he won three more matches to reach the Grand Final, where he played Gordon Maclellan from Canada.
And in the Grand Final, he “double dipped” the Canadian, beating him in two sets (race 5-6, scores 5-0 and 5-4) to lift the trophy.
Gordon, playing in his first tournament here for eight months, also played consistently well over the two days.
He too lost his very first match of the tournament, before winning seven straight matches to reach the Grand Final and meet Oran.
Unfortunately for him, things didn’t go to plan from then on, and he took home 18000 in 2nd Place.
The aforementioned Zoli Pocza was next in line.
He did not even concede a rack on Day 1, winning both his matches 4-0 to qualify.
He continued his good form at the start of Day 2 to win his first four matches.
Tiredness then crept into his game though, and he suffered consecutive defeats against Gordon, then Oran, and had to settle for 12000 baht in 3rd.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Oran (A+5) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Gordon (A+6) – 18000 baht.
3rd : Zoli (A+4) – 12000 baht.
4th : Craig Jones (A+8) – 9000 baht.
Equal 5th : Dave Value (A+6) and Sami Granqvist (A+2) – 7000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Phaa Hmaunpao (A+11) and Robert Goodfellow (A+4) – 5000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
The Player Auction Prize Fund totalled 183000 baht, and was won by England’s Dave Value.
He paid just 2400 baht for our champion, and they shared the 1st Payout of 52k.
1st : Dave (Oran) – 52000 baht.
2nd : Dennis Presiloski (Gordon) – 32000 baht.
3rd : Praew Wasana Sipudtha (Zoli) – 22000 baht.
4th : Craig Jones (Himself) – 16000 baht.
Equal 5th : Brooksey Brooks (Dave) and Adam Lux (Sami) – 11000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Jay-r Punzalan (Phaa) and Jeff Schmitt (Robert) – 7000 baht each.
The Plate Event for the non-qualifiers from the Group Stages on Day 1, was won by Hua Hin based Englishman, Liam Werrett.
He defeated fellow countryman Brian Priest in the final (twice) to collect the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
Champion : Liam (A+1) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Brian (A+5) – 4000 baht.
3rd : Arnel Bautista (Pro+) – 3000 baht.
4th : Markus Nolberczak (A+2) – 2000 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st : Me (Liam) – 7000 baht.
2nd : Adam (Brian) – 5000 baht.
3rd : Jay-r (Arnel) – 3000 baht.
4th : Tommy Fineman (Markus) – 2000 baht.
Megabreak would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, staff and helpers over the weekend, who helped to make this event another great success.