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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Yambi claims Lamana pools title

By JOE IVAHARIA
 
KELLY Yambi has added another memento to his already growing trophy cabinet after claiming the Lamana Singles Pool champion's title on Mon this week.

Yambi played cool and calm to thwart all opposition in his way to claiming victory. He had no trouble in the semi final, disposing of opponent Karo Mabua three frames to nil before giving the same dose to Manu Keve in the grand final.


Earlier on Keve had to rely on his media pool experience to outclass Charlie Lainda in the other semi final.
Charlie trailed by two frames behind Manu Keve and had the chance to square up by winning the third frame.

All he had to do was pot the black ball into the middle pocket with Manu still having three balls left.
Unfortunately things did not go Charlie's way. He miscued and hit the cushion. From ensuring play, Manu went on a sinking spree to wrap up the game and the match 3-0 for a well-earned victory heading into the grand final.

While in the other semifinal, the match did not reach any heights as predicted. Karo Mabua was off target all night and performed well below expectations. He lost the match to Kelly Yambi in a clean sweep, 0-3.
The grand final was all than set as Manu Keve, being the underdog, took on the more experienced guy Yambi.

As predicted, it was Yambi's experience that mattered most at the end to wrap up the singles title with a 3-1 victory.

Yambi earned himself K2,000 as prize money while Keve settled with the runners-up tag and K1500 for his efforts.

The minor placing went to Mabua (third) and Lainda (fourth) with both earning themselves K750 in pocket money. According to the organizers, a total of K5,000 was handed out in prize money.

Meanwhile, the doubles competition is set to kick off in two weeks. Registration is K40 per player and forms are now available from Sue Asiba at Lamana Hotel reception.

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