Pool - 2015 Steinway Classic
1st-3rd November 2015 /  Steinway Billiards, New York, USA

                     CHAMPION CHANG

Hot off the heels of Yu-Hsuan Cheng’s success at last weeks US Open, and Ko Pin Yi’s supreme treble major winning year, there was yet more Taiwanese dominance at the 4th Annual Steinway Classic.

An impressive international field assembled at the New York venue for the $7,500 first prize event; many of the players having been in the States for a while in preparation for last weeks ‘Big One’ in Chesapeake.

However, despite the star cast, and action switching from 9 ball to 10 ball, the outcome was a very similar story.

In an all Taiwan final, former World Number 1 and recent WCOP winner, Chang Yu Lung went undefeated throughout to eventually beat Ko Pin Chung (brother of double WC Yi) 13-11 for the title.

Final Standings 
1st      Chang Yu-Lung (Chinese Taipei)    $7,500
2nd    Ko Ping-Chung (Chinese Taipei)    $4,000
3rd     Jayson Shaw (Great Britain)              $2,500
4th    Darren Appleton (Great Britain)      $1,800
5th     Nick Van Den Berg (Netherlands)   $1,400
           Warren Kiamco (Philippines)           $1,400
7th    Francisco Felicilda (Philippines)      $1,000
           Rodney Morris (USA)                           $1,000
9th    Ko Pin-Yi (Chinese Taipei)                 $700
           Jundel Mazon (Philippines)               $700
          Alex Kazakis (Greece)                           $700
13th  Josh Roberts (USA)                                $500
          Johnny Archer (USA)                            $500
          Raj Hundal (India)                                 $500
         Ruslan Chinahov (Russia)                    $500

Final results
Overall Championship - Chang Yu Lung 13-11 Ko Pin Chung

Winners side final - Chang Yu Lung 9-7 Ko Pin Chung

Losers side final - Ko Pin Chung 9-6 Jayson Shaw

Written and published by Michael Day

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