After months of the revamped competition during which many players enjoyed continual rounds of 'friendly' competition against players of the roughly the same standard, the finals to win the gorgeous nickel plated trophies will begin at the end of July. Visitors are welcome to watch the fascinating difference of styles, and how the players react to pressure of winning valuable trophies.
Some the matches for the finals will be played on Thu 27 July, between the following qualifiers:
Above 7,000 points: Phil Cockle vs. Derek Morrel. A very steady player with great blocking and lobbing shots against a determined long pips player who has a wicked forehand
6,000 - 7,000 points: Ivan Lo vs. Jack So. A smasher against a steady long pips player, who will prevail?
4,000 - 6,000 points: Zhang Jian vs. Alex Illukevic (postponed SF Jiang overseas)
Kelvin Kwong vs. Hermie Marzan (postoponed SF Hermie on night shift)
Under 4,000 points: Mathew Brooks vs. Ikuto Choo (postponed Mathew overseas).