SUNDAY 9 BALL – 25th MARCH : JARMO WINS.
Jarmo Paakkonen from Finland made a winning return to Megabreak on Sunday to win our 9 Ball Competition.
Playing here for the first time in just over two years, and with an increased handicap, he went all the way to claim the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
He did lose his very first match of the evening in the double chance stages, before raising his game to win six straight matches and lift the trophy.
In the final he beat Tukta Kulsuttichai by the narrowest of margins (5-4, race to 5), and his handicap now moves up to A+3 as a result.
Tukta played well to reach the final, but had to settle for the Runners-Up spot and 3000 baht.
The other money winners on the evening were Joel Wenger from Switzerland, and new player, Tjeerd Hoekema from The Netherlands, who each took home 1500 baht as losing semi-finalists.
Joel’s handicap also moves up to A+15.
Champion : Jarmo (A+2) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Tukta (A+2) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Joel (A+14) and Tjeerd (A+8) – 1500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 32900 baht and was won by our champion, Jarmo.
He turmed a good night into a great one by buying himself for 1500 baht, and adding an extra 9900 to his winnings.
1st (30%) : Jarmo (Himself 1500) – 9900 baht.
2nd (22%) : Mike B (Tukta 1100) – 7000 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Dominique Zagouri (Joel 2000) and Russell Masciotti (The Field) – 4000 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Dominique (Tommy 1200), Zoli Pocza (Himself 1100), Mew Hataichanok Payupad (Herself 1100), and Jeff Schmitt (Nong Jaruawan Pocza 900) – 2000 baht each.