SUNDAY 9 BALL – 12th AUGUST : TOM WINS AGAIN.
Sunday’s 9 Ball Competition saw another impressive performance from Norway’s Tom Fossum to win his second consecutive tournament here.
From an excellent entry of 29 players from 12 different countries, which included 11 players from the home nation, he defeated Mew Hataichanok Payupad from Bangkok in the deciding rack of the final (race 9-4) to pocket the 1st Prize of 5000 baht.
Tom got off to a flyer in the final to take the first four racks, before Mew fought back well to win the next three and put herself on the hill at 4-3.
Tom wasn’t going to be denied though, and dug deep to win five consecutive racks and seal victory by the narrowest of margins.
Mew played very well to reach the final, before just falling short against Tom, and claimed 3000 baht in 2nd Place.
Two other Thai girls reached the semi-finals, friends Aom Nantaporn Chomthaisong and Nok Yung, taking home 1250 baht each.
Champion : Tom (A+11) – 5000 baht.
Runner-Up : Mew (A+3) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Aom (A+4) and Nok (A+3) – 1250 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Tom Rooney (A+8), James Hayes (A+4), Praew Wasana Sipudtha (A+4) and Nannygirl Dajan (A+3) – 500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 26600 baht and was won by Barrie Sherman.
He paid 1200 baht for Tom, and they shared the 1st Payout of 8000.
1st (30%) : Baz (Tom) – 8000 baht.
2nd (22%) : Mew (Herslef) – 5800 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Praew (Aom) and Nok (Herself) – 3200 baht.
Equal 5th (6%) : Olly (Tom R and James), Praew (Herself) and Damir (Nan) – 1600 baht each.