THURSDAY 9 BALL – 8th FEBRUARY : JONI WINS.
Last night’s 9 Ball Competition saw another great turn out of 34 players, and was won by the in form Joni Savolainen from Finland.
Having won last weekend’s Plate Event in our High Roller, and then finishing as Runner-Up in Tuesday’s 10 Ball, he was back in the winners enclosure last night to bag the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
In the final he won the last 3 racks to beat fellow Scandinavian, Jari Rautio from Sweden in the deciding rack (race 6-4) by 6 racks to 3.
Jari, playing in his first tournament here for three months, played well to reach the final and took home 3000 baht in 2nd.
Peter Nielsen from Denmark and Miikka Karila from Finland completed the Scandinavian Top 4, each receiving 1500 baht as losing semi-finalists.
Champion : Joni (A+7) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Jari (A+5) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Peter (A+5) and Miikka (A+1) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Erik Makitalo (A+6), Russell Masciotti (A+6), Nannygirl Dajan (A+2) and Gerhard Schebler (A+2) – 750 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 39200 baht and was won by Shaun Bajaj from England.
He bought Joni for 1300 baht, and pocketed the 1st Payout of 11400.
1st (30%) : Shaun (Joni) – 11400 baht.
2nd (22%) : Russell (Jari) – 8600 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Mike B (Peter and Miikka) – 4800 twice.
Equal 5th (6%) : Brian Seib (Erik), Shaun (Russell), Russell (Nan), and Olly (Gerhard) – 2400 baht each.