​Pool - 2015 Nez Zealand National 9 Ball Championships
11th-12th July 2015 / ACBS Clubrooms, Auckland, New Zealand


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

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