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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Daniel Tan claims his biggest victory

(l-r) Asia Cafe Management representative Raymond and Daniel Tan
It was the biggest moment of his pool career but Daniel Tan finally made it on the 6th attempt as he claims his first victory, defeating Ye Thu Naung 9-7 to win the Asia Cafe 9 Ball Pool Tournament.

Both players were looking to break the record and win their first tournament, after displaying great matchplay form in the Semi Finals. Racks were shared in the earlier part with the score leveled at 4-4 but a careless mistake by Naung gave Daniel the chance to go ahead, taking 4 racks straight to reach the hill. Nervousness kicked in as Naung reduced the gap to 1 rack, leaving Daniel clueless during that moment.

Rack 16 belonged to Naung with a nice break off as he started clearing off the early balls, only to rattle the 8 Ball in the pocket. Daniel then came to the table, held the cue ball after potting the 8 Ball and sealed the match after taking the 9 Ball in the corner.

He takes home a handsome Champion's cash prize of RM 3,000 whilst Ye Thu Naung manages RM 1,500 for the Runner up's effort.

Group photo of the event winners and Raymond

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