The 2012 Asia Expat Pool Challenge event is being held in the ballroom of the Rembrandt Hotel on the 15th September in Bangkok when teams from Jakarta, Shanghai and the host city of Bangkok will each be fielding 20 expatriate players to compete in this year’s event.
Each of the three teams will play 40 frames against the other two teams for a total of 80 frames played per team. The winner will be the team with the most frames won – truly a team event with every frame counting!
This event is much more than just the Challenge and winning the trophy. It is about pool players getting the opportunity to network with other players from other cities.
An important part of the event is the players and supporters Meet and Greet to be held on Friday 14 September. Held at Nana Liquid from 7 to 10pm, we expect about 300 people to attend and that it will be a great social experience.
In addition to the main event all supporters from the visiting cities are invited to participate in a friendly bar competition against Bangkok players on Friday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm at a number of supporting bars in Bangkok. Yes, there is something in this event for everyone!
Approximately 120 players and supporters from the visiting cities are expected to come to Bangkok for the 2012 Challenge and the traditional warm Thai welcome – with an Expat flavour!
The outline programme for the whole event can be summarised as follows:
2-11pm on Friday 14 September
Each visiting team is allocated a pool bar to play Bangkok Pool League players and is a social event. The event is about making new friends and having fun with some competitive spirit playing pool.
7-10 pm on Friday 14th September
Meet and Greet
Will be held at the Nana Liquid nightclub in Bangkok
1-10pm Saturday 15 September
Asia Expat Pool Challenge
Grand Ballroom at the Rembrandt Hotel, Soi 18, Sukhumvit
Match Format – Each team of 20 players is divided into 4 teams of 5 players playing on 4 tables. All players will play 2 frames and each winning frame is worth 1 point. Each match is played over 40 frames therefore a total of 80 frames. The team rankings at the end of the event will be decided by total points scored.
Event opens at 1pm. Player registrations arranged in 4 teams of 5 players by 1.15pm Matches 1 through to 4 – 1.30pm to 4pm Matches 5 through to 8 – 4pm to 6.30pm Dinner and Mika Immonen Challenge Match – 6.30pm – 7.30pm Matches 9 through to 12 – 7.30pm to 10pm. Presentations and closing ceremony 10.10pm to 10.30pm. Event closes at 11pm.