Djorne Fong bags 5th BSP snooker title

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The National, Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PNG Billiards and Snooker champion Djorne Fong won his fifth consecutive BSP Port Moresby snooker open title at the Port Moresby Country Club on Monday afternoon.
He defeated his uncle and PNG Billiards and Snooker Association president Peter Fong 5-0 in the best of nine frames.
Djorne won the first frame comfortably 57-19.
The second frame was a neck-to-neck battle where mistakes and some vital missed shots by the elder Fong saw Djorne home 49-35.
In the third frame, Djorne made the highest break of the tournament with 38 to win with a 62-29 scoreline.
He continued his fine form into the fourth frame with a 67 to 43 victory. The fifth frame was even and again missed opportunities to pot by Peter had the green set up for Djorne to pot followed by the brown, blue and pink to retain the title 48 to 30 and K1,500 cash.
“I had my chances and did not make the most of them but congratulations to Djorne,” Peter said after the match.
Earlier in the day, Djorne struggled against veteran Ken Leo in the semi-final before winning 4-3, while in the other semi-final, Peter  outplayed Ralph Kaina to win 4-0.
A record 64 players, including five women, took part in this year’s tournament that started last Thursday evening.
“We are overwhelmed with the record number of players participating in this premier event,” POMBSA vice-president Stewart Nikints said.
He thanked BSP for their continued support for the POM Open.
“This is their ninth year of sponsorship and it is because of this support that our sport is growing,” he said.
Nikints also thanked Graffiti Signs for their sponsorship as well and the Aviat, Car and Port Moresby Country clubs for the use of their facilities.
BSP’s corporate sponsorship manager Rosemary Mawe congratulated Djorne and every player that took part to make it another successful championship.