THURSDAY 9 BALL – MARCH 14th : TIMO WINS.
Thursday’s 9 Ball Competition was won by Timo Aalto from Finland.
From a total entry of 31 players, and playing here for the first time in just over four years, he played well all night long to win six consecutive matches without defeat and claim the 1st Prize of 5500 baht.
In the final he beat another first time finalist, Hua Hin based Englishman Mike Wood, in the deciding rack (race to 5) to lift the trophy, and his handicap now moves up to A+3 as a result.
Mike also played well to reach the final after losing his very first match of the evening, and took home 3000 baht as Runner-Up.
His handicap is increased by one rack to A+3 as well.
Gary Kuhnel from England and Dima Samilov from Russia both reached the semi-finals, pocketing 1500 baht each.
Champion : Timo (A+2) – 5500 baht.
Runner-Up : Mike (A+2) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Gary (A+7) and Dima (A+5) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Bjørn Bratteberg (A+6), Andy Hall (A+5), Stig Berntsen(A+4), and Albert Gringhuis (A+1) – 500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled 32900 baht and was won by Vincent Coleman.
He bought Timo as part of The Field (2 players) for 1200 baht, and bagged the 1st Payout of 9400.
1st : Vincent (Timo) – 9400 baht.
2nd : Olly (Mike) – 7000 baht.
Equal 3rd : Olly (Gary) and Gerhard (Dima) – 3800 baht each.
Equal 5th : Bjorn (Himself), Olly (Andy), Tommy (Stig) and Hannu (Albert) – 1800 baht each.