Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Brunei 9-Ball Invitational Championship

The Brunei 9-Ball Championship was on the 7-8th September, 2007. Took place at Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium Complex. Wu Chia Ching [2 or 3 times World 9-Ball Champion] from Chinese Taipei won the Brunei 9-Ball Invitational Championship with Ricky Yang from Indonesia came 2nd. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah from Brunei and Dennis Orcollo from Indonesia were the Semi-Finalist.

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was the only Bruneian who reached the Semi-Finals. And he could have won and went to the Finals [and that would be very cool] but luck wasn't on his side as he missed a lot of shots to the 9th ball. And in one match where he banks the 9 ball and scratched thus giving the frame to Ricky. Better luck next time Your Highness, I know you can make it next time.

From Brunei
HRH The Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, The Deputy Sultan

Ricky Yang from Indonesia

End of the game

Doing the back-stroke

Attempting a jump-shot

Wu Chia Ching from Chinese Taipei

Doing the back stroke 2

Wu checking the balls

Ready to break

Here we go

POW! Look at that cue bent!

Look at that foot go up and that cue ball jumps!

A closer look at the jumping cue ball

Hmm... can I break and run on this frame?!

A 6 to 9 combination?!

An easy shot!

YES! I won!

Prize giving ceremony

Quarter-Finalist from Malaysia

Quarter-Finalist from Indonesia

HRH The Crown Prince from Brunei

Semi-Finalist from Philippines

Ricky from Indonesia

Wu Chia Ching from Chinese Taipei

Pehin Goh giving the donation to the Al-Muhtadee Billah Foundation

Wu Chia Ching with family

The tournament officials, referees and scorers

I didn't come for the first round as I can't get out from work, so I came on Saturday and watched the Semis to the Finals. I've seen Wu played in TV before and he was better. He didn't play his 100 percent here. Must be the lack of spectators.

1 comment:

  1. Think the Crown Prince anytime will reach the final, but above all its great that he and BD Federation created this annual event!
    GodsGift, superb report! To get an impression there isnt a better way than pictures. Thanks for that!
    What you think of the Austrian meal? Could you enjoy it? :-)