THURSDAY 9 BALL – 18th JANUARY : JOY WINS.
Another victory for the girls on Thursday night, with Joy Misaki Labora from The Philippines winning her second tournament in the space of two weeks.
Having never won a pool competition in her life until two weeks ago, she doubled her tally on Thursday to pocket the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
She was undefeated all night long, winning six consecutive matches, and in the final she beat Tuesday’s 10 Ball Runner-Up Mike Berezovsky from The USA.
They agreed to play a short race (2-6) instead of 3-10, which Joy won 2-4.
Mike reached his second final in the space of 48 hours, but once again had to settle for 2nd place and 3000 baht.
Mike’s fellow countryman Jeff Schmitt reached the semi-finals, along with Finland’s Jan Utriainen, and they each took home 1500 baht.
Champion : Joy (A+) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Mike B (A+7) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Jeff (A+3) and Jani (A+1) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Mike Priesol (A+10), Håkan Ekberg (A+7), Dominique Chapatte (A+6) and Guy Pennington (A+1) – 500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totalled a massive 41300 baht, and was won by Russell Masciotti.
He bought Joy for 1100 baht and won the 1st Payout of 11700.
1st (28%) : Russell (Joy) – 11700 baht.
2nd (22%) : Barry Johnston (Mike B) – 9200 baht.
Equal 3rd (13%) : Gerhard Schebler (Jeff) and Miikka Karila (Jani) – 5400 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Jimmy Mole (Mike P), Jeff Schmitt (Hakan), Hannu Torpström (Dominique), and Mike B (Guy) – 2400 baht each.