10 Ball Pool - 2015 New Zealand National 10 Ball Championship
31st October - 1st November / ACBS Clubrooms, Auckland, New Zealand
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Marvin Padrigo is the new National 10 Ball Pool Champion after a close fought final victory over last year’s winner, and New Zealand’s number 1, Matthew Edwards.
As one of the top 8 seeds, Padrigo was spared Saturday’s qualifying and placed straight into the Last 32 double elimination bracket.
There he won his opening two ties comfortably, before suffering a 6-3 loss to Will Wen (which he would later avenge by the same scoreline), pushing him to the longer haul losers side.
However, he managed to come through five matches for the opportunity to face World Cup of Pool star Edwards in the championship match - which he would win 8-6.
It means Padrigo now holds the New Zealand 'Grand Slam' - the Regional, North Island and National 10 Ball Titles.
2015 New Zealand National 10 Ball Pool Championship
Final Standings (Top 9)
1st Marvin Padrigo
2nd Matthew Edwards
3rd Will Wen
4th Neil Barnes
=5th Ryan Wang & Louis Chand
=7th Lincoln Muaulu & Maher Hatab
=9th Camlon Lim, Chris Bowman, Jeremiah Taite & Jose Banzon
The tournament was sanctioned and organised by the New Zealand Pool Association. We thank them for the use of their picture above
Written and published by Michael Day on 5th November 2015