THURSDAY 9 BALL – 3rd JANUARY : CARL WINS.
Thursday’s 9 Ball Competition had a massive entry of 46 players for the second consecutive week, with victory going to England’s Carl Jones.
Playing here for just the 5th time he beat fellow countryman and another first time finalist, Gary Kuhnel in the final to claim the 1st Prize of 8000 baht.
As with so many of our winners, he lost his very first match of the evening in the group stages, before finding his form to win seven successive matches and lift the trophy.
His handicap now moves up to A+6 as a result.
Gary played consistently well to reach the final, but then found Carl just too strong, and collected 4000 baht in 2nd Place.
Bryan Randy Seib from Canada and Barry Caestecker from Belgium both put in good performances to reach the semi-finals, taking home 2000 baht each.
Champion : Carl (A+5) – 8000 baht.
Runner-Up : Gary (A+6) – 4000 baht.
Semi-finals : Bryan (A+3) and Barry (A+1) – 2000 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Mike B (A+9), Denis Husson (A+3), Stefán Hólm Vinson (A+2) and Markus Nolberczak (A+1) – 1000 bat each.
The Prize Pot reached new heights yet again in the Player Auction, this time totalling 73800 baht!!
Andy Hall was our winner, buying our champion for 1400 baht, and they shared the 1st Payout of 20k!!
1st : Andy (Carl) – 20000 baht.
2nd Gary Vinson (Gary) – 15200 baht.
Equal 3rd : Tommy Fineman (Bryan) and Jens Ketzer (Barry) – 8600 baht each.
Equal 5th : Jens (Mike B), Me (Denis H), Gary (Stefan) and Denis Grabe (Markus) – 4400 baht each.