THURSDAY 9 BALL – 22nd FEBRUARY : MIIKKA WINS.
This week’s Thursday’s 9 Ball tournament saw a second successive competition victory for Finland, and we also had a new winner.
Miikka Karila, who first played in our tournaments in 2012, and who was playing in his 80th competition here, finally got his head in front to lift the trophy for the very first time.
From a superb entry of 35 players from 17 different countries, he beat Vincent Coleman from Ireland in the final, 3-4 in racks (race 3-8) to collect the 1st Prize of 6000 baht.
Vincent, playing in only his second competition since returning to Thailand, did well to reach the final, and pocketed 3000 baht as Runner-Up.
His handicap now moves up to A+9 as a result.
Tom Fossum from Norway and Jari Rautio from Sweden both reached the semi-finals, taking home 1500 baht each.
Champion : Miikka (A+1) – 6000 baht.
Runner-Up : Vincent (A+8) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Tom (A+10) and Jari (A+5) – 1500 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Mike Berezovsky (A+8), Patrick Quinn (A+7), Kanchana Chinboot (A+4), and Himmy Manchanda (A+3) – 750 baht each.
The Player Auction created another massive Prize Pool of 43900 baht, and was won by Olly Downey.
He bought Miikka for 1500 baht, and bagged the 1st Payout of 12100.
1st (28%) : Olly (Miikka) – 12100 baht.
2nd (22%) : Scott (Vincent) – 9800 baht.
Equal 3rd (13%) : Mike B (Tom) and Jay-r (Jari) – 5800 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Gerhard (Mike B), Hassain (Patrick), Mike B (Gan) and Himmy (Himself) – 2600 baht each.