THURSDAY 9 BALL – 7th JUNE : GO WINS.
This Thursday’s 9 Ball Competition had a great turnout of 28 players, and was won by Go Hongyok from the home nation.
And just like this week’s 10 Ball champion Oran Olbird Ornkt, he too lost his first game in the double chance group stages, before raising his play to win six consecutive matches and lift the trophy.
In the final he beat Jimmy Schmitt from Germany by 4 racks to 3 (race 4-5) to collect the 1st prize of 6000 baht.
Go got off to a flyer, taking a 3-0 lead in next to no time, before Jimmy clawed his way back into the match by winning the next three and leveling the score at 3-3.
Go wasn’t going to be denied though, and after Jimmy missed a mid range 9 to take the match to a deciding rack, he duly stepped up to bank it and claim victory.
Jimmy continued his recent run of consistency to reach his third final in the last four weeks, but once again had to settle for minor honours and 3000 baht.
His handicap now moves back up to A+5 as a result.
Champion : Go (A+3) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Jimmy (A+4) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Gary Kuhnel (A+6) and Nid Mirantee Phukthamt (A+5) – 1500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 27300 baht and was dominated by Gerhard Schebler.
He bought both 1st and 2nd for a total of 2000 baht, and bagged the combined payout of 14500.
1st (30%) : Gerhard (Go) – 8500 baht.
2nd (22%) : Gerhard (Jimmy) – 6000 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Gary (Himself) and Nelson Tyler (Nid) – 3200 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Spencer Henderson (Himself and Par Radardow Inamka), Nannygirl Dajan (Tuk), and Nelson (Himself) – 1600 baht each.