Naenae Shanghai Singles – Final Night!
The Inaugural Naenae Shanghai Singles tournament concludes tonight and it’s still anyone’s guess who will walk away with the spoils. With both the top two place getters taking home an impressive $1000 each, Robbie Bird and Ken Addley find themselves in the box seat on 39 points a piece, just 4 points clear of the chasing pack. With two games remaining tonight, a win and a second place for either Bird or Addley will be enough to secure a top two placing, however with a possible 12 points up for grabs for any one player, the competition is still wide open. Standing in the way of Bird is event organiser Lisa White who will be looking for a strong finish and will put plenty of pressure on Bird along with Gavin Banatyne in Game 1 tonight. The big threat for Addley also come in Game 1 as he comes up against Robbie Bennett who is poised for a late charge on 34 points and a win against Addley will put him within striking distance of the top 2 going into the final round. The ever consistent Mike Solomon sits on 32 points and also comes up against Addley in Game 2 and still has an outside chance if he can get both his games tonight.
Third placed James Cameron Powell has avoided any of the tournament leaders tonight and will be looking to make the most of his favourable draw to secure a top two spot. Other players within striking distance are Lou Newman and Pam Mulford.
All the action kicks off tonight from 6pm at Naenae so get along to see some fast and furious matches while enjoying a few drinks, it should be a great night!!
The top eight players on the points table are:
Robbie Bird 39
Ken Addley 39
James Cameron Powell 35
Robbie Bennett 34
Lou Newman 34
Mike Solomon 32
Pam Mulford 32
Mike Carroll 32