Korean Pro Tour Championships Conclude
Yuan Chun Lin (TPE) and Mike Davis (USA) are your new champions of the Korea Pro Tour Championships. Both Davis and Lin played near flawless matches in the semi and finals to win for their first time in Korea. The matches were aired on MBC ESPN, Korea’s top sports channel.
Lin faced 19 year old Korean #2 Eun Ji Park and it was apparrent Park was outclassed and outmatched from the beginning as she trailed start to end for a 7-2 loss. Taipei’s Chieh Yu Chou also outflanked Japan’s Mika Muneta and cruised to a 7-4 win. The final match went with the odds as Yuan Chun LIn keeps her streak alive with 7-4 win for the championship against Chou.
If there is ever destiny for a player, it was USA’s Mike Davis. After a forfeit, a bye, and another forfeit, Iron Man Davis went undefeated all the way to the semi-finals . There he faced 2007 Runner Up Ricky Zerna of PHI and Davis dismantled him 8-4. On the other side was PHI Jundal Mazon who destroyed Japan’s Hiroshi Takenaka 8-3.
In the final match, Davis made an unbelieveable jump shot with follow english for 2 rail position which led to a run out. Then Davis came back the next game after Mazon pushed to a jump shot. Davis speared in a super high jump shot jumping a ball 2 inches away from the cue ball but also clearing 4 feet away another ball to make the 1-Ball. Then he proceeded to run out. ventually Davis took a commanding 7-5 lead with Mazon making a small comeback but botched a 2-Ball he was jacked up on and Davis went onto win 8-5.
I always put pressure on myself in Asia events. I practice hard and try really hard. Then I perform bad. But this time I wasn’t preparing and I wasn’t even sure if I would make the event in time so I had no expectations. Then I played great and here I am with the win. said a gleeful boyish smiling Davis, who has undoubtably earned his mantle of The Iron Man of Pool. Davis’s win and Filipino dominance in Korea will pump up USA’s hopes for the upcoming Predator International 10-Ball Championship in Las Vegas next week.
Dragon Promotions 4th Annual Korea Pro Pool Tour Championships is sponsored by MBC ESPN, Ra Beauty Core Salons, Novotel Doksan, Predator Cues, Poison Cues. The official equipment used are Min Tables and Vigma Balls.