9 BALL HIGH ROLLER REPORT.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29th and SUNDAY MARCH 1st.
MAIN EVENT : KIM IS CHAMPION.
Last weekend’s 9 Ball High Roller was another superb event, attracting the maximum field of 64 players from 16 different countries.
Massive congratulations go to Australia’s Kim Muller for winning and claiming the 1st Prize of 30000 baht.
Kim, a regular “holiday player” with us over the last four years, played consistently well over the weekend to win, although he did lose his very first match of the event in the group stages on Saturday evening.
From then on he upped his game to win seven consecutive matches and reach the final on Sunday night.
And in the final he played England’s Paul Butcher with the race set at 7-4, and the Englishman spotting the 8 ball as an extra 9 in each rack.
With Paul qualifying from the One Loss Side of the draw he would have to beat the Aussie twice to win, and he duly took the first set (hill hill) to force a second.
The Englishman got off to a great start to take a 3-0 lead in the decider, but our champion fought back well to take four of the next five racks and seal a well deserved win (4-4).
Our Runner Up Paul made a tremendous attempt to lift the trophy, giving away ball spots in every match he played over the two days, but it wasn’t to be and he took home 20000 baht in 2nd Place.
Next in line came local Thai girl LisaLisa Sureeratpornnoon, who took advantage of a recent decrease in her handicap mark to finish in 3rd, and she was closely followed in 4th by another A+3 handicapper, Randy “Bryan” Seib from Canada.
They collected 15000 and 12000 baht for their efforts.
ROLL OF HONOUR :
Champion : Kim (A+5) – 30000 baht.
Runner-Up : Paul (A+11) – 20000 baht.
3rd Place : Lisa (A+3) – 15000 baht.
4th Place : Bryan (A+3) – 12000 baht.
Equal 5th : Jeff Johnson (A+8) and Mannyy Raz (A+4) – 8000 baht each.
Equal 7th : Brian Priest (A+6) and Eddy Hoffie (A+1) – 6000 baht each.
PLAYER AUCTION :
Another excellent Player Auction was compered by Olly Downey, creating a Total Prize Pot of 335000 baht which was won by our champion Kim.
He bought himself for 5000 baht, and claimed all of the massive 1st Payout of 90k!!
1st : Kim (Himself) – 90000 baht.
2nd : Colin Cooke (Paul) – 56000 baht.
3rd : Praew Wasana Sipudtha (Lisa) – 38000 baht.
4th : Tor-Arne Fenes (Bryan) – 28000 baht.
Equal 5th : Jeff (Himself) and Adam Lux (Manny) – 18000 baht each.
Equal 7th : App SillyFace (Brian) and Tor (Eddy) – 12000 baht each.
PLATE EVENT :
The Plate Event for the 32 non-qualifiers from the group stages on Day 1 was won by Denmark’s Peter Nielsen..
He double dipped Hua Hin based Englishman Mike Wood in the final by 7 racks to 2 (race 7-4) to pocket the 1st Prize of 10000 baht.
Champion : Peter (A+6) – 10000 baht.
Runner-Up : Mike (A+3) – 6000 baht.
3rd Place : Miksa Vlasov (A+8) – 4000 baht.
4th Place : Ben Davy (A+6) – 3000 baht.
PLATE AUCTION :
1st : Gerhard Schebler (Peter) – 20000 baht.
2nd : Gerhard (Mike) – 12000 baht.
3rd : Andy Hall (Miksa) – 8000 baht.
4th : Ben (Himself) – 6000 baht.
Megabreak would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, staff and helpers over the two days, who made this event another great success.
PLEASE NOTE : Our NEXT 9 BALL HIGH ROLLER EVENT is PLANNED for SATURDAY 25th and SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2020.