Marvin Lim receiving his trophy from Cuesports Singapore board member Vincent Sum. Pictures courtesy of the Cuesports Singapore Facebook page.
Amateur Snooker - 2015 Singapore National Snooker Classic
15th-16th August 2015 / Lagoon Billiard Room, Toa Payoh, Singapore
LIM WINS HEAVYWEIGHT FINAL
Marvin Lim defeated close rival KK Chan in the final of the 2015 Singapore National Snooker Classic in Toa Payoh.
Eight players had qualified for finals weekend at the Lagoon Billiard Room after making their way through the early rounds a few weeks previously.
But it was Singapore's top pairing who contested the championship match come the Sunday. Lim and Chan know each other very well, and had in fact recently teamed up to represent their nation at the Snooker World Cup in Wuxi, China.
Lim certainly had the more trying of routes to the title.
In the quarter-finals he beat the current Junior World 9 Ball Champion Aloysius Yapp 4-3, and then recovered from 3-1 adrift to down Andy Yang in the last four.
Chan had no such drama in his relative matches as he whitewashed Tommy Ang and Bernard Tey.
However, the tables were turned in the final, with Lim depositing the opening three frames and eventually running out a 4-1 victor.
2015 Singapore National Snooker Classic
Results (from the Quarter-Finals onwards)
KK Chan 4-0 Tommy Ang
Gary Davner 3-4 Bernard Tey
Chan Chan Keong 2-4 Andy Yang
Aloysius Yapp 3-4 Marvin Lim
Chan 4-0 Tey
Yang 3-4 Lim
Lim 4-1 Chan
Written by Michael Day, published on the 19th August 2015