SUNDAY 9 BALL – 24th JUNE : ORAN WINS.
Last night’s 9 Ball Competition saw victory for the home nation, with Oran Olbird Ornkt lifting the trophy and pocketing the 1st Prize of 4000 baht.
He continued his recent run of good form to defeat Belgium’s Steven de Nuyts in the final by 6 racks to 3 (race 6-4).
Steven, playing here for just the sixth time, also played well to reach his first final, before just falling short against Oran, and took home 2000 baht as Runner-Up.
The other money winners on the night were Aom Nantaporn Chomthaisong and Johnny Whitley, who each collected 1000 baht for reaching the semi-finals.
Champion : Oran (A+5) – 4000 baht.
Runner-Up : Steven (A+3) – 2000 baht.
Semi-finals : Aom (A+4) and Johnny (A+30 – 1000 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 16100 baht and was won by Tommy Moore from The USA.
He paid the top price of the night at 1400 baht to get Oran, but the gamble paid off as they shared the 1st Payout of 6500.
1st (40%) : Tom (Oran) – 6500 baht.
2nd (30%) : George Merrington (Steven) – 4800 baht.
Equal 3rd (15%) : Steve (Aom) and James Mostag (Johnny) – 2400 baht each.