Multiple time world champion, Singapore based Peter Gilchrist has won the Myanmar Open Billiards Championship 2019 here in Mandalay, Myanmar. In the final, he defeated former World Champion Praput Chaithanasakun of Thailand by 268 points (Score: 1000-732).
Final with the breaks of 98, 132, 216, 58.96, 161, 71 and 52 by Peter and 93, 125, 174, 68 and 79 by Praput were thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators present in the arena as well as all online followers watching over Live Stream.
Peter was in dominating form and the only time when he trailed was initial stage but that trail was not so relevant because soon, he moved ahead of Praput’s score. Later he kept widening the gap of his lead to put him into the secure zone. By the half time he was leading by around 200 points.
In second session, he again went on highs scoring and obtained lead of more than 400 points. However, Praput also got some scoring shots and managed to cut the deficit but again Peter took the charge and close the proceedings by reaching 1000 points mark in 1000Up format final.
Earlier in the morning session, Peter knocked out Pauk Sa of host nation by 341 points (Score: 1002-661) to reach in the final. Here too, he made breaks of 92, 66 89, 89, 210, 103, 65, 185 to defeat Pauk Sa.
In another semi-final, Praput defeated World No.2 and Asian Billiards Champion Nay Thway Oo. The match went for longer period as they both countered each other very well till the first halftime but in second session, Praput maintained his control and defeated Nay Thway.
The IBSF World Billiards Championship 150Up will start tomorrow at 10 AM.