| Fadhil Yunus |
PENGIRAN Md Faiq Hafizuddin Pengiran Haji Jalaludin and Khalid Haji Abu Bakar reigned supreme in the 5th Master Alim Scotch Double 9-Ball Tournament after beating Lim Wei Kok and Lim Young Wee 7-4 in the final at the Master Alim Pool House in Kiulap recently.
Ahmad Taufiq bin Murni and Md Azim Haji Abu Bakar sealed third place after winning a tightly contested playoff match 7-6 against Pengiran Anak Awadi Zoolhilmi Pengiran Anak Latifuddin and Md Qusyairi Haji Zainuddin who finished fourth.
Pengiran Md Faiq and Khalid enjoyed a good run en route to the final after cruising to a 6-1 win in the last-16 before edging their opponents 6-5 in the quarterfinals.
The eventual winners hit top form when they brushed aside the partnership of Ahmad Taufiq and Md Azim 7-2 in the last four to set up a clash with the dangerous pairing of Lim Wei and Lim Young.
The duo of Lim Wei and Lim Young proved a good pairing after sealing a safe passage to the semi-finals without dropping a frame but in the end the firepower of Pengiran Md Faiq and Khalid was too much.
A total of 24 teams involving 48 players registered for the tournament.