THURSDAY 9 BALL – 10th AUGUST : ARNEL WINS.
We had a Filipino 1-2 in this week’s Thursday 9 Ball Competition.
As a prelude to the High Roller starting the following day, we opened up the tournament to all handicap levels, and the Filipino’s from Bangkok took full advantage.
From a total entry of 28 players, Arnel Bautista defeated his friend Armand Saturn Pochi in the final by 7 racks to 3 (level race to 7) to collect the 1st Prize of 6500 baht, with Armand receiving 3500 as Runner-Up.
The other money winners on the evening were Fahad al Juwaid from Kuwait and Dima Sam from Russia, who each took home 1500 baht for reaching the semi-finals.
Winner : Arnel (Pro) – 6500 baht.
Runner-Up : Armand (A+20) – 3500 baht.
Semi-finals : Fahad (A+6) and Dima (A+3) – 1500 baht each.
The Calcutta Auction created a massive extra Prize Pool of 15200 baht, and was won by Abdulla al Mutawaa from Qatar.
He paid 1100 baht for Arnel, but his gamble paid off as he collected the 1st Prize of 6000.
1st (40%) : Abdulla (Arnel) – 6000 baht.
2nd (30%) : Nelson Tyler (Armand) – 4600 baht.
Equal 3rd (15%) : Jarah (Fahad) – 2300 baht.
Equal 3rd (15%) : Tommy Fineman (Dima) – 2300 baht.