R10, 000 cash was up for grabs this past Saturday at another Cuesportfever.com event sponsored and hosted by Krypton Action Bar in Midrand. Quite surprisingly there was only a handful of the normal top players, creating a huge opportunity for the up and coming players to walk away with some of the dosh.
The early stages of the tournament consisted of the round-robin qualifiers where the one open group included most of the big names, such as Vishen, Ishmael and Mzamo to name a few. In the end the following players won R500 for ending top of their group in their respective categories:
- SOCIALS (R500 ea): Sydney, Andrew & Deeza
- VETS (R500): Basil Munsamy
- LADIES (R500): Amy King
Once the round-robins were complete, 24 players qualified for the last 32 sudden-death k/o stages with 8 eliminated players from the losers section being thrown a life line via a lucky draw to fill up the remaining spots.
Amy King did well to reach the semi-final but eventually lost to the current and 2 x South African 8Ball Open Champion, Mzamo Ntlaringe while Wayne Parker took out Western Cape’s Harry Martin in a close decider match in the other half.
Mzamo proved once again he is one of the best in the country by winning convincingly 6-3 against Wayne in a final that concluded the tournament. Mzamo walked away with R5,000 in cash for his day’s work, while Wayne made a satisfying R1,500 for his troubles.
As always, thanks to the players who participated, the spectators who made the tourney that much better and to Nish, Haydn, Jo and the Krypton staff for hosting and sponsoring another great event marketed and run by Cuesportfever.com.
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