Monday, April 13, 2009

Mika Immonen vs Niels Feijen in Blackpool Open in Finland

The Blackpool Open was once again held in Finland during Easter holiday. It's a handicap-tournament race to 7 only, where the best players have to give games on the wire/head start, to other players.

Last year, in 2008, Niels Feijen beat Mika Immonen in the final, Niels kicked Mika's ass with a demolishing 7-0.

They also had a mini-tournament for all contestants where you played one-rack only. The guy who won the mini last year won almost 2,000 Euro!! ($ 2,500)

This year Mika Immonen, Niels Feijen, Marcus Chamat and some other good players entered. It's basically a fun-tournament for all the amateur players, and they just love that there are pro's there battling it out together with them.

Still, the pricemoney aren't too bad either, with 5000 Euro first and 1500 Euro for second.

The final this year was almost a re-run from last year. Mika Immonen vs Niels Feijen. The only difference this time was that Mika was not on the losing side of the table, and he managed to beat Niels with 7-3 to become the new Champion!

Congratulations Mika, with another 1st place.

Must be boring to win all those tournaments :D

4 kommentarer:

Still a banger said...

It's 5000 to first and 1500 to the runner up btw..

Roy Steffensen said...

Ok. Thanks for the info :)

I just read on Niels website, and he wrote "Still made 3 large coffees so all good" after he said he finished 2nd, so I thought that meant he made 3,000. My bad.

You played the tournament?

Still a banger said...

No i didn't. the entry fee (100€) is a bit too much for me.. But i will have a go next year ;). Next week i will play at the kuopio 9-ball open.. Damn I'm too lazy to update my blog...

Still a banger said...

Well look at that: http://www.azbilliards.com/thepros/2000showtourney2009.php?eventnum=157 ... The original prize money had changed from the tournament announcement...

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