Double joy for Siripaporn

Double joy for Siripaporn

Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan, second right, receives the trophy from Mubarak Hamad Al-Khayarin, presient of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation.
Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan, second right, receives the trophy from Mubarak Hamad Al-Khayarin, presient of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation.

Cueist Siripaporn "Baipat" Nuanthakhamjan completed a double yesterday when she claimed the national 9-ball pool title.

Siripaporn, who had won the national snooker title, defeated Warantthanun "Am Nakhon Pathom" Sukritthanes 11-8 in the final of the 9-ball Thailand Championship.

Yesterday's title match was witnessed by Mubarak Hamad Al-Khayarin, presient of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation, and Suntorn Jarumon, president of the Billiard Sports Association of Thailand.

Siripaporn got off to a fast start, racing to a 4-0 lead in the final at a Bangkok hotel.

Warantthanun fought back and cut the deficit to 8-6 but Siripaporn proved too strong and won 11-8.

"I am very happy to win Thailand's 9-ball title. There are a lot of good pool players," said Siripaporn, who normally plays snooker.

"I did not expect to win the title. I did not have pressure so I played well.

"I am proud to have won Thailand's national snooker and 9-ball titles.

"After I quit playing snooker, I think I will play pool which has more tournaments overseas."

Warantthanun is her teammate in the Thai national snooker team.



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