Fong wins 4th POM snooker

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THE country’s top snooker player Djorne Fong won the 2010 BSP Port Moresby open snooker title in style on Monday night, defeating Roger Ng 5-2 in a one-sided final at the Port Moresby Country club.
The tournament was played over the long Easter weekend saw a total of 48 participants contesting in the five-day event graced with  participants from Lae and Kavieng.
It took Fong, now a four-time champion, one and a half frames to get into the contest after losing the first frame (62-22) to the wily Ng.
Fong’s response was quick and ruthless in the second frame for a clean sweep in the third, fourth and fifth frames (51-30), (74-9), (54-37), (61-38).
Ng rallied back to take the 6th frame but Fong’s mastery of the tournament over the last three year’s shone through as he closed out the 7th frame (78-30).
“It’s great feeling winning back the title and I’m looking forward to the national snooker championships in September,” Fong said.
Other competitors who proved their mettle during the POM snooker titles were Willie Vaieke, who went down to Fong in the semi -finals and the other semifinalist Poliap Pokanau who lost to Ng. Bank South Pacific, who were the tournament’s major sponsors, through representative John Solok  commended all the participants for competing in the five-day event and congratulated champion Fong for his 4th consecutive Port Moresby Snooker titles victory.
Solok said BSP was committed to assisting snooker in the country and to promoting the sport to other centres of the country.