Yang Ching Shun Crowned Champion of San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour’s Hong Kong Leg
The Son of Pool , Yang Ching Shun, was crowned the first Hong Kong leg champion o­n the San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour after an 11-9 defeat of Hsia Hui Kai in an all-Chinese Taipei final, taking home $10,000 USD. The San Miguel Tour is the first-ever world-class 9-ball tournament to be held in Hong Kong. The tour will travel to Taipei for the fourth leg o­n May 7-9 with live coverage o­n STAR Sports.
Satoshi Kawabata was defeated by Efren Reyes twice at 3-9 in the quarterfinals of the last two legs, and his encounter with the Magician in Hong Kong still ended in defeat. The two players tied in the first 12 racks, but Reyes then took the lead and made his fourth consecutive semifinal appearance in the tour by winning 9-6.
Park Shin Young then suffered a shut-out by Yang Ching Shun in the other quarterfinal. The Korean player committed a few pocketing mistakes, while Yang cleaned the table three times. Yang then made his first semifinal appearance since the Singapore leg last year.