XMAS HIGH ROLLER REPORT : PARK IS CHAMPION.
SATURDAY 29th and SUNDAY 30th DECEMBER.
MAIN EVENT – 60 Players.
Our last tournament of 2018 was last weekend’s Xmas High Roller, and what another massive event it was, attracting a near capacity field of 60 players.
Congratulations go to Bangkok based Thai Park Supat Wattanawanna for winning and pocketing the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
He played exceptionally well all weekend to lift the trophy, ending up a very worthy winner.
In the final he played another player in top form, England’s Dave Chalmers.
With Park qualifying for the final from the Winners Side of the draw, Dave would have to beat him twice to claim victory with the match being a level race to 6 racks.
Dave got off to the best possible start in the first set, winning the first four racks, and from there maintained his advantage to seal the set 6-2.
The second and deciding set was a different story altogether though, with Park racing out to a 3-0 lead.
He continued to pile on the pressure, hardly giving Dave a chance, and ended up sealing a comfortable victory by 6 racks to 0.
Both finalists can be proud of their performance over the weekend, being the two most consistent players, with consolation for Dave being in the form of 18000 baht as Runner-Up.
Next in line was Hua Hin based Englishman Liam Werrett, who yet again showed improvement in his game.
He was disappointed with his performances towards the end of Day 2, but finishing 3rd out of 60 runners was a great effort, and he took home 13000 baht prize money.
Germany’s Steffen Adler came next.
Having had minimal success here in the past, he was another who showed improvement to finish 4th, collecting 10000 baht.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Park (A+10) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Dave (A+10) – 18000 baht.
3rd Place : Liam (A+2) – 13000 baht.
4th Place : Steffen (A+6) – 10000 baht.
Equal 5th : Danny Thomson (A+10) and Abdulah Ahmad (A+5) – 8000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Charlie Ayres (A+8) and Stefán Vinson (A+2) – 5000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
The Player Auction on the Saturday afternoon saw some extraordinary action, with the Total Prize Pot reaching a staggering 395000 baht!!
The 1st Payout of 100k was won by Praew Wasana Sipudtha from Bangkok.
She paid 8500 baht for Park, and with him declining the offer of 50%, she pocketed all the money herself!!
1st : Praew (Park) – 100000 baht.
2nd : Peter Nielsen (Dave) – 72000 baht.
3rd : Liam (Himself) – 50000 baht.
4th : Jamie Brooks (Steffen) – 38000 baht.
Equal 5th : Gerhard Schebler (Danny) and Abdulah Ahmad (Himself) – 24000 baht.
Equal 7th : Gerhard (Charlie) and Dave Chalmers (Stefan) – 16000 baht each.
PLATE EVENT :
The Plate Event for the non-qualifiers from the Group Stages on Day 1 was won by Australian Robert Goodfellow.
He beat Estonian Professional Denis Grabe in the second and deciding set of the final to claim the 1st Prize of 10000 baht.
Champion : Robert (A+4) – 10000 baht.
Runner-Up : Denis (Pro+) – 6000 baht.
3rd Place : Tor-Arne Fenes (A+1) – 4000 baht.
4th Place : Dennis Presiloski (A+4) – 3000 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st : Praew (Robert) – 14000 baht.
2nd : Jamie Brooks (Denis) – 10000 baht.
3rd : Craig Jones (Tor) – 7000 baht.
4th : Me (Dennis) – 5000 baht.
Megabreak would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, staff and helpers over the weekend, who once again helped to make this event another huge success.