TUESDAY 10 BALL – 13th FEBRUARY : RONNY WINS.
Ronny Soreng from Norway is our 10 Ball Champion for this week.
Having played here for the first time nearly six years ago, he was also recording his first tournament victory on Tuesday night, so our congratulations go to him.
From a total entry of 27 players from 14 different countries, he beat Renè Heiniger from Switzerland in the final by 3 racks to 2 (race 3-7) to pocket the 1st Prize of 5500 baht.
He lost his very first match in the group stages, before raising his game to win six consecutive matches and lift the trophy.
His handicap now moves up to A+3 as a result.
Rene played some superb pool to reach the final, including a 29 rack winning streak spanning 4 separate matches during the evening, and took home 3000 baht as Runner-Up.
The other money winners on the night were Benz MorNor from Thailand and Mike Berezovsky from The USA, who each received 1500 baht as losing semi-finalists.
Champion : Ronny (A+2) – 5500 baht.
Runner-Up : Rene (A+7) – 3000 baht.
Semi-finals : Benz (A+9) and Mike B (A+8) – 1500 baht each.
The Player Auction Prize Pot totaled 34300 baht and was dominated by the Blackpool duo of Paul Butcher and Dave Chalmers.
Paul bought Ronny for 1600 baht and collected the 1st Payout of 10300, whilst Dave got Rene onside for the same 1600, and bagged 7600 in 2nd.
1st (30%) : Paul B (Ronny) – 10300 baht.
2nd (22%) : Dave C (Rene) – 7600 baht.
Equal 3rd (12%) : Markus (Benz) and Gerhard (Mike B) – 4200 baht each.
Equal 5th (6%) : Tommy (The Field + Miikka), Dave C (Peter N) and Sascha (Charlie K) – 2000 baht each.