THURSDAY 9 BALL – 24th JANUARY : MINDAUGAS WINS.
Mindaugas Jomantas from Lithuania won his first tournament at Megabreak for more than two and a half years on Thursday night to lift our 9 Ball trophy.
From another massive turn out of 40 players, he beat Finland’s Miikka Karila in the deciding rack of the final (race 7-4) to pocket the 1st Prize of 7000 baht.
After four racks of the final, Miikka led 3-1, and looked set for a comfortable victory.
The Norway based Lithuanian had other ideas though, and somehow managed to reel of six racks in a row to seal the win by the narrowest of margins.
His handicap moves up to A+5 as a result.
Consolation for Miikka was in the form of 3500 baht as Runner-Up.
Nelson Tyler from The USA and local Thai girl Beer both played well to reach the semi-finals, taking home 2000 baht each.
Champion : Mindaugas (A+4) – 7000 baht.
Runner-Up : Miikka (A+1) – 3500 baht.
Semi-finals : Nelson (A+2) and Beer (A+1) – 2000 baht each.
Quarter-finals : Younis Ahmad (A+6), Roy Karlsen (A+6), Bryan Randy Seib (A+3) and Tony Collins (A+2) – 750 baht each.
Another massive Prize Pot in the Player Auction totalling 59200 baht, which was won by Dominique Zagouri.
He paid the hefty sum of 2500 baht for our winner, but the gamble paid off as they shared the 1st Payout of 16000.
1st : Dominic (Mindaugas) – 16000 baht.
2nd : Me (Miikka) – 11800 baht.
Equal 3rd : Younis (Nelson) and Peter Jiskoot (Beer) – 7000 baht each.
Equal 5th : Dominic (Younis), Tor-Arne Fenes (Roy and Tony) and Miikka (Bryan) – 3600 baht each.