Pool - 2015 Nez Zealand National 9 Ball Championships
11th-12th July 2015 / ACBS Clubrooms, Auckland, New Zealand
EDWARDS AND KASEMCHAIYANAN TAKE NZ HONOURS
43 cueists began the assault on the 2015 New Zealand 9 Ball Championship, but it was the favourite Matthew Edwards who would take away yet another national honour.
24 qualifiers initially came through Saturday’s action to join the top 8 seeds during Sunday’s ‘Double Life’ format.
Edwards, as a seeded player, went through the day unbeaten, with victories over Ning Yang 6-2, Deepak Bala 7-2, Ryan Wang 8-1, Brent Wells 9-5, Marvin Padrigo 10-4 and KD Singh 10-4 in the final.
Singh had performed tremendously well to reach the championship tie after a hard fought weekends play. He negotiated day one, and then came through the long road of the losers side when losing early to claim his silver placed finish.
The win for Edwards now means he currently holds the NZPA 8, 9 and 10 Ball titles all at the same time.
It was also a similar story in the women’s section as Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan achieved exactly the same feat when completing the ‘hat-trick’.
She came through her round robin group and the double life draw to eventually beat Lorna Frost 9-2 in the final at the Pool & Blues venue in Auckland.
The event was held by the New Zealand Pool Association. We thank them for the information and picture above.
Men's Final Standings (Top 12) Women's Final Standings (Top 4)
1st Matthew Edwards 1st Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan
2nd KD Singh 2nd Lorna Frost
3rd Marvin Padrigo 3rd Hami Nguyen
4th Brent Wells 4th Connie Adams
5th Chris Bowman
6th Glen Coutts
7th Toan Nguyen
8th Ryan Wang
9th Joe Wen
10th Kevin Zhang
11th Ryan Derriman
12th Joe Pologa
Written and published by Michael Day