Caption: Ahmad Taufiq Murni (R) and Teo Chee Soon (2nd R) pose for a group photo after the prize giving ceremony. Picture: Courtesy of BCSA
Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
NATIONAL top cueist Ahmad Taufiq Murni was crowned the champion of the Brunei Snooker Championship 2017 after defeating Teo Chee Soon 3-2 (53-16, 46-69, 63-32, 22-41, 71-12) in the final on Sunday.
With the victory, Taufiq completed a double after winning the Brunei Cue Sports Association (BCSA) National 9-Ball Ranking Challenge Grand Final 2016 last month defeating Lim Wei Kok 13-3 in the final.
Taufiq started his campaign at the National Billiards and Snooker Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium with a 2-0 win over Hj Shahrruzaman.
He then defeated Lim Young Wee 3-0 in the last-four to book final date with Teo.
Meanwhile, Teo on the other side of the bracket defeated Md Razi (2-0) and Mohd Hasrijam (3-0) to reach the final.
In an interview with BruSports yesterday, Taufiq said that he did not expect to win the tournament.
"I am a pool player and I didn't target anything for this tournament, so I didn’t expect to win as there are a number of good snooker players competing," said Taufiq.
"Snooker is different from pool, so what I did was just keep on potting and score points. I didn't expect to do well but I just want to keep playing in tournaments," he added.