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Hazwan Crowned Champion of Master Alim Novice Tounament
December 28th, 2016 | 09:02 AM | 960 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Md Hazwan bin Hasnan wrote his name into the record books after being crowned 5th Master Alim Novice 9 Ball Tournament champion following a 7-5 victory over Md Hadie bin Haji Marsidi in the final at the Master Alim Pool & Café in Kiulap on Monday.
Md Hazwan is in fine company joining the likes of past winners Mahmood Abdullah, Airwan Zakaria, Safwan Yusof and Mansyor in taking down the novice title.
Md Hazwan qualified to the top 16 where he beat Calvin 6-2 to make the progress into the top eight of the competition.
The player repeated his efforts with an identical 6-2 win over Amir Hassan bin Hàji Khamis in the quarter-final match to advance into the last four.
Md Hazwan continued his fine form with a resounding 6-1 win over Erman Fadli bin Amdan to make an appearance in the final in the search for the tournament's fifth ever winner.
Runner-up Md Hadie defeated Haji Haironi Hamizin 6-3 in the quarter-finals to book his spot in the last four.
Buoyed by the progress, he repeated an identical 6-3 win over Asrizal bin Asnan in the semi-final to reach the title decider.
A total of 40 players registered for the one-day tournament which was divided into morning and afternoon sessions.
The national top-16 ranked cueists were not eligible to take part in the competition in which the number one ranking is currently held by Ahmad Taufiq Mourn.
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