Hard’s Goh going into action.
As the Chiang Mai Pool League completed its 5th week of a
new season, Half Moon Pub rose one point clear of their main rivals by
maintaining a 100 percent record, while the rest of the field experienced
After moving into a comfortable 4-2 lead at the break,
Half Moon Pub resisted all efforts of a comeback from Chiangers and Bangers,
and they ran out winners by the odd frame to take their place firmly at the
top of the table while pushing Chiangers down to 4th.
It was a strange night of shocks and surprises with
eleven positional league changes, and only three of the first seven sides
took a point. Perhaps the greatest surprise came at December Bar, where last
season’s whipping boys relieved Friend’s Corner of their unbeaten record
in dramatic circumstances.
Undaunted by December’s win in the initial frame,
Friend’s turned on the style by taking the next four. Not to be outdone,
however, the home side followed suit to nick the match 5-4 and move up 2
spots to 11th in the table.
The Wall will be hoping to build on their solid
performance against a Blue Sky Bar team that has lost its last 3 matches.
“The Brickies” never looked in trouble as they swept into a two frame
lead at the break and then polished off a brace of doubles to win 6-3.
Four of last term’s lowly teams will be very happy with
the way they’ve started this time out. Out Back climbed to third rung of
the league ladder after a tense encounter at Blue Sky Garden, where both
sides produced quality pool to complete a singles session of nip and tuck at
Out Back scratched the white off the black in the first
doubles, but squeezed results from the remaining two, which were intriguing
tactical affairs. If draws were possible in the league, this should have
been one of them.
Enjoy Place must also be pleased with the way they’re
performing. Now at fifth place, they ran out comfortable 5-4 winners at Rock
Hard Bistro after being 5-2 up after seven frames.
Meanwhile, Number 1 Pub is settling into good form after
an indifferent start to proceedings by winning their last two matches quite
easily. Last week they overcame a disappointing La Villa side, which has
only produced one win so far this term.
And although Happy Bar handed The Local their first win
of the season, there was good reason for both sides to be elated. Happy can
take comfort from staying mid table by winning all three doubles, while The
Local must be feeling mighty relieved to get off the mark.
Interesting results can be expected from next week’s
fixtures when Enjoy Place won’t find it easy at Blue Sky Garden, Blue Sky
Bar will be trying to find form at home to The Local and Chiangers and
Bangers will look to bounce back against The Wall.
And Half Moon Pub travel to Number 1 Pub ญ the only team to beat
the Champs twice last season.