SUNDAY 9 BALL – 9th DECEMBER : CLAUS WINS.
Sunday’s 9 Ball Competition saw another player make a winning return to action at Megabreak, with Claus Thoden from Germany going all the way to lift the trophy.
Playing here for the first time since January, he started off slowly, losing his first game of the evening in the groups, before raising his game to win his next 5 matches and claim victory.
From a great turn out of 33 players, he beat me in the final, 3-6 in racks (race 3-8) to pocket the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
Joel Wenger from Switzerland and Mike Berezovsky from The USA both played well to reach the semi-finals, taking home 1500 baht each.
Champion : Claus (A+7) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Me (Pro+) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Joel (A+16) and Mike (A+8) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Joni Savolainen (A+9), Tommy Fineman (A+8), Tong (A+7), and Dietmar (A+3) – 500 baht each.
Consolation for myself, losing out to Claus, was that i bought him in the Player Auction!!
I paid just 700 baht out of a Total Prize Fund of 28800, and we shared the 1st Payout of 8400.
1st : Me (Claus) – 8400 baht.
2nd : Gan (Me) – 6200 baht.
Equal 3rd : Jeff Schmitt (Joel) and Peter Nielsen (Mike) – 3200 baht each.
Equal 5th : Dave Chalmers (Joni), Tommy (Himself), Dave Brooks (Tong) and Mike (Dietmar) – 1600 baht each.