Seniors UK Championship 2018 – Qualifiers 1 – Hong Kong: Suchakree Poomjang is your winner


The first qualifying event for the UK Championship takes place this week-en in the i20 Club in Hong Kong.

This is a very nice club in a very nice city and the players were made to feel very welcome. Here are a few images:

Although one of them at least was made to work… it’s only fitting that “the shirt” is ironing for once instead of being ironed.


There are a number of Thai players involved in the draw, and Noppon Saengkham came to support them, and the event, which is great!


This is what the players will do battle for (as well of course as for a place in Hull)


I’m not too sure to understand the “second runner-up” concept but those trophies look beautiful!

Whilst the Chairman Jason Francis was offered this:


Not sure if this is a thermos bottle (for the long nights) or a sport bottle (Jason you should get fitter maybe? ) but it’s a nice touch.

Now here is the draw, as published by Jason Francis on FB:

Left side

Lee Richardson (UK) (1) v Patrick Ooi (Malaysia)

Cheung Chin Pang (Cn) v Roger Leighton (uk) to play Tony Ng (HK)

Andy Ng (HK) v Sompol Saetang (Thai) to play Calvin Wong Sai Wah (HK)

Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai) v Lui Po Chun (HK) to play Au Sin Wai (HK)

Zhi Yong Huang (Cn) v Richard Peric (Aus)

David Roe (uk) v Andy Lam (HK) to play Stuart Hinton (Aus)

David Hunter (Aus) v Leung Ka Fai (HK) to play Chiu Kai Fat (HK)

Jian Zhan (Cn) v Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

Right side

Guo Hua (Cn) v Cheng Kwok Yan Coco (HK)

Jonathan Wong (HK) v Ng Ping Wai Ransome to play Li Chung Ping (HK)

Wong Chin Man v Puttiphat Sutprasoet (Thai) to play Yau Wong On (HK)

Winston Leung (HK) v Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) to play He Bao Ying (Cn)

Kai Zhang (Cn) v Tsung Wai Tat (HK)

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) v Marvin Tai (HK) to play Terrance Leung (HK)

Chow Chan Hung (HK) v Greg Jenkins (aus) to play Ng Yam Shui (HK)

Hans Blankaert (Bel) v Glen Wilkinson (aus)

Starting Format for Saturday 

On Yee Ng is there to support her father Ng Yam Shui

On Yee and dad


11am (4 am UK time) – R1

Cheung Chin Pang (cn) 0-3 Roger Leighton (uk)

Andy Ng (HK) 1-3 Sompol Saetang (Thai)

Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai) 3-0 Lui Po Chun (HK)

David Roe (uk) 3-0 Andy Lam (HK)

Andy Lam 0-3 David Roe

David Hunter (aus) 3-2 Leung ka fai (HK)

Jonathan Wong (HK) 1-3 Ng Ping Wai Ransome (HK)

Wong Chin Man 1-3 Puttiphat Putprasoet (Thai)

Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) 3-0 Winston Leung (HK)

Chui chun fai frankie 3 v 0 winston Leung

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) 3-0 Marvin Tai (HK)

Chow Chan Hung (HK) 2-3 Greg Jenkins (aus)

1.30pm  – R2

Lee Richardson (uk) 3-0 Patrick Ooi (Malaysia)

Zhi Yong Huang (cn) 3-1 Richard Peric (Aus)

Jian Zhan (cn) 2-3 Suchakree Poomjang

Guo Hua (cn) 3-0 Cheng Kwok Yan Coco (HK)

Kai Zhang (cn) 3-0 Tsung Wai Tat (HK)

Hans Blankaert (bel) 2-3 Glen Wilkinson (aus)

David Hunter (Aus) 3-2 Chiu Kim Fat (HK)

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Tony Ng (HK)

Sompol Saetang (Thai) 3-1 Calvin Wong Sai Wah (HK)

Ng Ping Wai Ransome (HK) 0-3 Li Chung Ping (HK)

Puttiphat Putprasoet (Thai) 2-3 Yau Wong On

Ng Cheuk Fai (HK) 3-2 Terence Leung (HK)

Au Siu Wai (China) 3-0 Borriak Jongchotchatchawal (Thai)

David Roe (UK)  3-0 Stuart Hinton (AUS)

Greg Jenkins (aus) 3-1 Ng Yam Shui (HK)

Ng Yam Shui playing


Last 16

Huang Zhi Yong  (cn) 3-1 David Roe (UK)

Suchakree Poomjang (Thai) 3-0 David Hunter (AUS)

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Lee Richardson (UK)

Au Siu Wai (CN) 3-1 Sompol Saetang (Thai)

Guo Hua (China) 3-0 Li Chung Ping (HK)

Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK) 3-0 Yau Wong On

Zhang Kai (China) 3-0 Ng Cheuk Fai (HK)

Greg Wilkinson (Aus) 3-1 Greg Jenkins (Aus)


QF line-up

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-0 Au Siu Wai (China)

UK Qual HK QFs Leighton

Huang Zhi Yong (China) 1-3 Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

UK Qual HK QF Poomjang

Guo Hua (China) 3-0 Chui Chun Fai Frankie (HK)

UK Qual HK QF Guo Hua

Zhang Kai (China) 2-3  (Australia)

dnwo8ctu8aeshjUK Qual HK QF Wilkinson

Semi Finals

Roger Leighton (UK) 1-3 Suchakree Poomjang (Thai)

(Leighton 94)

UK Qual HK SF Leighton - Poomjang

Glen Wilkinson (Aus) 2-3 Guo Hua (China)

UK Qual HK Glen Wilkinson v Guo Hua

The Final

Suchakree Poomjang (Thailand) 3-0 Guo Hua (China) – Referee is Queenie

UK Qual HK Final handshake

Third and fourth places match 

Roger Leighton (UK) 3-1 Glen Wilkinson (Australia)

Congratulations to Suchakree Poomjang from Thailand, your winner. See you in Hull! 

You can (re-)watch the final here.

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