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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unstoppable Rory wins at Ballroom

(l-r) Imtiaz Serwer, Ballroom manager Mr Hong and Rory Thor
Rory Thor seems very much unstoppable as he wins yet again by beating Imtiaz Serwer 5-2 to claim Leg 13 XZ Snooker Tour 2012 at Ballroom Snooker, Megamall Kuantan.

En route to the Final, Rory played near flawless snooker, winning matches without dropping a single frame. His opponent, Imtiaz, whom won the Pahang Open last year in the same venue, too was on top form as he bashed his way through to reach the Final.

Both players are meeting each other in consecutive Finals and Rory looks every bit the favourite to once again to lift the Champion's trophy.

As the Final cued off playing best of 9 frames, Rory sped off a 3-1 lead, including a break of 72 points before the mid session interval with Imtiaz directionless and motionless in his chair. After the interval, Imtiaz manage to narrow the gap as he wins Frame 5, trailing 2-3. But that was all he could salvage as Rory made breaks of 49 and 78 to win the frames required and match.

Rory takes home RM 3,500 cash prize for his effort while Imtiaz only manages RM 1,500 as Runner up. Highest break of 101 points gave Patrick Ooi RM 1,000 cash prize and trophy.

The Tour moves back to Klang Valley as Red Ball Snooker as plays host to Leg 14 which begins on 19 October.

Semi Finals Results
Rory Thor 4 vs 0 Lee Hwa Meng
54-28, 63-25, 64-39, 75-33

Imtiaz Serwer 4 vs 1 Patrick Ooi
80(66)-50, 56-68, 69-11, 74-9, 73-16

Final Result
Rory Thor 5 vs 2 Imtiaz Serwer
65-42, 78-0, 24-73, 73(72)-4, 36-73, 92(49)-18, 78(78)-0
Players and Officials Group Photo

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