THURSDAY 9 BALL – 31st OCTOBER : IAN WINS.
Thursday night’s 9 Ball Competition saw a first ever Megabreak tournament victory for popular Japanese regular Ian Ito.
Playing here for the 37th time, and after several near misses in recent weeks, he finally got things right to go all the way to the 1st Prize of 5000 baht.
From a total entry of 23 players, he beat Frenchman Denis Husson in the deciding rack of the final (race to 5) and his handicap now moves up to A+4 as a result.
On reaching the final Ian changed into a fancy dress costume of a French Maid, but his plan worked as he sealed victory by the narrowest of margins!!
Consolation for Denis as Runner-Up was in the form of 2500 baht prize money.
The other money winners on the evening were new player MC from India and local Thai man Wao, who each collected 1250 baht for reaching the semi-finals.
Champion : Ian (A+3) – 5000 baht.
Runner-Up : Denis (A+3) – 2500 baht.
Semi-finals : MC (A+8) and Wao (A+6) – 1250 baht each.
Player Auction Results (Pot Total 21700 baht) :
1st : Olly (Ian) – 8600 baht.
2nd : Myself (Denis) – 6000 baht.
Equal 3rd : Andy Hall (MC) and Myself (Wao) – 3000 baht each.