With the Challenge being decided on points, 3 for a win an 1 for a draw, and points being awarded only on completion of a city v city match – so many matches are still “in-flight” that it is difficult to make anything anything of the above results-to-date table.
One thing that is clear, however, is that holders Bangkok are clear favourites after taking all three points in their encounter with Jakarta in a completed match that went right down to the wire in a 16 frames to 14 frames win.
Lots more photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page here … one of our favourite was this one.
Your scribe found the 5-6 seconds delay between play on table 3 and the otherwise most excellent telecast rather confusing but. apart from that, great organisation, fantastic buffet, sportsmanship all round, exciting play and the peerless Bintang made for a brilliant day; who could want more?
After nearly nine and a half hours play, it was revealing to note that all five match tables plus the two practice tables were immediately put into action for friendlies. Pool Nuts or what?!
Second and final day today – let’s do it!!