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Taufiq takes title
Monday, June 16, 2014
Ahmad Taufiq Murni (L) receiving the championship trophy from BCSA president Musa Hj Bagol yesterday.BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh

Ahmad Taufiq Murni survived a late scare to beat Mohd Khalid Hj Abu Bakar 10-8 in the final of the first Pro X 9-Ball Open Championship 2014 last night.

Down 3-1, the national cueist captured two racks in a row to level the scores at 3-3. The 24-year-old then won the next three racks to take a commanding 6-3 lead at the Pro X Pool House in Gadong. Mohd Khalid won the next two racks but good play by Taufiq saw him build his lead to 8-5.

Taufiq grabbed the next rack but Mohd Khalid refused to give up and won the next three sets. But Mohd Khalid made a mistake in the following set and Taufiq swept the rest of the table. Taufiq defeated veteran Teo Chee Soon 9-3 in the semi-final while Mohd Khalid beat Ak Md Saiful Azri Pg Roslee 9-6.

Taufiq competed at the World 9-Ball China Open 2014 in Shanghai last week where he lost to World No 57 Hayato Hijikata of Japan and Mohammad Hassan Al Hosaini of United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Courtesy from Brunei Times