Intense Matches Determine Snooker Tournament Finalists


In the world of cue sports, excitement surged as the TKC Thailand Ranking Snooker Competition entered its third qualifying round, aiming to filter down to the final 16 contenders for the “Phang Nga Cup.” Scheduled between April 2nd and 7th, this stage witnessed fierce matches at Phang Nga province.

Among the notable clashes was the encounter between national team snooker players, Tong Sitchai and Sini Sawang, who showcased their skills in a gripping showdown. Tong struggled with his cueing initially, providing openings for Sini to capitalize on. Despite a tight competition with a 2-2 draw after the first four frames, Tong’s precision and focus surged in the later frames, securing his victory as predicted, with a 4-2 frame score.

Similarly, Top Jan, another national team contender, faced off against Pannatorn Sukhsamran in a closely contested match. With alternating victories in the initial frames resulting in a 2-2 deadlock, the tension escalated. However, Top Jan’s resilience shone through in the final frames, clinching a hard-fought victory at 4-3.

In another compelling matchup, Nuk Songkhla, a rising star, displayed remarkable composure against veteran player, Takkawat Surayuth. Despite Takkawat’s early lead, Nuk’s steady performance turned the tide, securing a convincing 4-1 victory.

As the tournament progressed, other notable victories included Winai Thongrai’s win against Methee Techathanaipiboon, Boonyarit Kiatikul’s triumph over Opas Suwannarach, and Dechawat Pumjaeng’s success against Songkran Eimboonsiri.

With these results, the list of contenders advancing to the final 16 of the “Phang Nga Cup” has been determined. Notable names include Tong Sitchai, Top Jan, Nuk Songkhla, Yutthaphon Phakkhaphon (also known as Nuk Jan), Winai Thongrai, Dechawat Pumjaeng, Puthakan Khimsuk (also known as Puth Rangsit), Boonyarit Kiatikul, Taweepong Chulsak (also known as Nat SR), and Praparit Chaitanasakun (also known as Rom Surin).

The forthcoming matches in the final 16 are set to take place from April 2nd to 7th in Phang Nga province. At present, Dechawat Pumjaeng leads with the highest break score of 130 points, setting the stage for an exhilarating conclusion to the TKC Thailand Ranking Snooker Competition.

Gautham Suthakar
Gautham Suthakar
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