SUNDAY 9 BALL – JANUARY 19th : ERIK WINS.
Last night’s 9 Ball Competition saw another great turn out of 34 players and victory for Sweden’s Erik Makitalo.
Playing in his first tournament for just over a month, he took time to get into his stride, losing his first match of the evening in the groups.
From there he found his form to win six matches on the bounce and claim the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
In an “All Swedish” final he beat fellow countryman Stig Olsson in the deciding rack (race 6-4) to seal the win.
Stig, playing here for just the fourth time, showed an improvement in his game to reach the final, and took home 3000 baht in 2nd Place.
His handicap now moves up to A+6 as a result.
Staff member Gan Kanchana Chinboot and Gerhard Schebler from Germany both reached the semi-finals, collecting 1500 baht each.
Champion : Erik (A+7) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Stig (A+5) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Gan (A+5) and Gerhard (A+4) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Tom Rooney (A+9), Hakki Hasanen (A+7), Dietmar Ptak (A+4) and Dmitry Cherkesov (A+2) – 750 baht each.
Player Auction Results (Pot Total 24500 baht) :
1st : Gerhard (Erik) – 9500 baht.
2nd : Markus (Stig) – 7000 baht.
Equal 3rd : Billy Hayes (Gan) and Gerhard (Himself) – 3400 baht each.