SUNDAY 9 BALL – 13th JANUARY : HAKAN WINS.
Sweden’s Håkan Ekberg was back in the winners enclosure at Megabreak for the first time in more than 18 months on Sunday night to become our 9 Ball champion.
He lost his first match of the evening in the groups, before using his bye to good effect to gain some valuable drinking time at the bar, and from then on there was no stopping him.
He comfortably won his next four matches to reach the final, where he beat new player Aki Khan from England by 5 racks to 2 (race 5-9) to claim the 1st Prize of 5500 baht.
Aki played well to reach the final, but then had no answer to Hakan, and took home 3000 baht in 2nd Place.
The other money winners on the evening were Tommy Fineman from Israel and Jeff Schmitt from The USA, who each took home 1500 baht as losing semi-finalists.
Champion : Hakan (A+7) – 5500 baht.
Runner-Up : Aki (A+11) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Tommy (A+8) and Jeff (A+5) – 1500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 33500 baht and was won for the third time in recent weeks by Bill Hayes.
He paid 1000 baht for our winner, and they shared the 1st Payout of 9000.
1st : Billy (Hakan) – 9000 baht.
2nd : Craig Jones (Aki) – 6800 baht.
Equal 3rd : Me (Tommy) and Tor-Arne Fenes (Jeff) – 4000 baht each.
Equal 5th : Mike B (Brian), Mike Johansson (Himself), Brian (Aom) and Billy (Gerhard) – 2000 baht each.