SUNDAY 9 BALL GRAND FINAL – SEASON 22.
SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER : PHAA WINS.
A superb performance by Thai youngster Phaa Hmaunpao saw her become our Sunday 9 Ball Grand Final Champion for Season 22 on Saturday night.
From the maximum field of 16 players, she was on top form all night long to claim victory and receive the 1st Prize of 10000 baht.
In the final she beat another player at the top of their game, Switzerland’s Joel Wenger, to seal a well deserved win.
Joel had qualified for the final through the One Loss Side of the draw, so had to beat Phaa twice to lift the trophy, and duly won the first set by 7 racks to 3 (race 7-5) to take the match into a decider.
The second and deciding set was pretty much one way traffic the other way though, as Phaa ran out a comfortable winner by 5 racks to 1.
Consolation for Joel as Runner-Up was in the form of 5500 baht prize money.
Next in line was another Thai girl, Nok Yung, who played well to finish 3rd collecting 4000 baht, and she was closely followed by Filipino Jayson de Chavez in 4th, pocketing 3000.
Roll of Honour :
Champion : Phaa (A+11) – 10000 baht.
Runner-Up : Joel (A+16) – 5500 baht.
3rd Place : Nok (A+4) – 4000 baht.
4th Place : Jayson (A+13) – 3000 baht.
Equal 5th : Oran Olbird Ornkt (A+6) and Praew Wasana Sipudtha (A+4) – 1500 baht each.
Equal 7th : Johnny Whitley (A+3) and Albert Gringhuis (A+1) – 1000 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 19400 baht and was won by Praew from Bangkok.
She paid the top price of the night at 3000 baht to get our champion, but the gamble paid off as she bagged the 1st Payout of 7400.
1st : Praew (Phaa) – 7400 baht.
2nd : Hannu (Joel) – 5400 baht.
3rd : Nok (Herself) – 3400 baht.
4th : Jayson (Himself) – 2200 baht.