THURSDAY 9 BALL – 21st DECEMBER : PAUL WINS.
Our 9 Ball Competition on Thursday was dominated by players at the lower end of the handicap scale.
And we also had a new winner, Paul White from England who was playing here for the very first time!!
From a massive entry of 39 players from 14 different countries, he beat fellow “A” handicapper Boonlom Klangnok from Thailand in the final by 3 racks to 1 (race to 3) to take home the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
Consolation for Boonlom was collecting 3500 baht as Runner-Up.
Håkan Ekberg from Sweden and Richard Cooper from Ireland both played well to reach the semi-finals, receiving 2000 baht each.
Champion : Paul (A) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Boonlom (A) – 3500 baht.
Semi-finals : Hakan (A+7) and Richard (A+3) – 2000 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Gary Vinson (A+9), Kenny Wong (A+7), Dennis Presiloski (A+3), and Hannu Torpström (A+2) – 1000 baht each.
The Player Auction Pot totalled 33600 baht and was won for the second consecutive tournament by Russell Masciotti from The USA.
He paid only 600 baht to get Paul, and pocketed the 1st Payout of 10200.
1st (30%) : Russell (Paul) – 10200 baht.
2nd (22%) : Olly Downey (Boonlom) – 7400 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Gary Vinson (Hakan and Richard) – 4000 baht x 2.
Equal 5th (6%) : Gary (Himself), Olly (Kenny), Mike Berezovsky (Dennis and Hannu) – 2000 baht each.