As a lot of you will already know, I have changed my website from Saigon Districts to InSeAsia.com The reason for this is that I want to write more about the whole region of Southeast Asia and not just Saigon or Vietnam. The move has proved to be a good one as the Facebook page has gained more likes in one week than the old one did in one year.
Next season it will be impossible for me to write up the pool league as I will be out of the country for quite a spell and the new site is keeping me far too busy. If anyone is prepared to step in and spend an hour per week getting the word out, I would really appreciate it, I am sure Chris Lee would be happy also. This is a great league and I am more than happy to do all I can to see it prosper. Anyone interested please either contact me by PM here, or get in touch with Chris at the league.
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The Saigon Pool League got underway again following its Christmas break. This was a chance for some teams to cement their challenges for honours and to maybe avoid the wooden sppon. As always some terrific pool was played in some very friendly circumstances. Great nights out were reported all round. 5 games were played across the two divisions.
Bar 5 8 v 6 Buddha Bar
Bar 5 picked up their second win of the season as they took on the guys from Buddha Bar on their Pasteur based home turf. Taking the singles 6-4 they held their nerve as the Buddhas came back at them levelling at 6-6. The home team then took the last two frames to win the game.
Sharks A 8 - 6 Drunken Duck
Sharks A on this important fixture to put themselves in a very strong position from which to win the league. This was another match where a narrow lead taken in the singles would prove to be decisive. Matthew Lim and Bui Duy Tuan claiming that all important 8th win in the 13th frame.
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McSorleys 7 - 7 Assassins
What is it with these two teams, every time they meet itâ€™s a cliffhanger. A great sporting night resulted in a fair draw as both teams scored his at vital times. It was a topsy turvy game as the Assassins went 2 up only to be pegged pack to 4-3. That became 5-5 after the singles and everything to play for in the last 4 doubles frames. You couldnâ€™t write this, well actually I am doing, but 5-5, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6, 7-7. I think theyâ€™d still be drawing if they were still playing, brilliant stuff.
Red Dragon 2 9 - 5 The Sugars
The Sugars got off to a good start here and gave the Dragons a bit of a scare as they won the first set 3-2. The Dragons though, found their feet and powered on to take the all important victory. They took the second set 5 nil and drew the doubles. All credit to Ben Burns who came straight from root canal work to join in the doubles at the end.
Snipers 10 - 4 Misfits
This was a match that could well decide the battle for that all important automatic promotion slot. Both teams needed to win this and both teams played some brilliant pool.The Snipers though were in unstoppable form and had the game sewn up early on, racing into an unassailable 8 nil lead. The Misfits were shell-shocked but manage to salvage some pride taking 4 of the last 6 frames.
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