Malaysian Duo makes History in the World Amateur Team Snooker Championship

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The Malaysian duo of Lim Kok Leong and Moh Keen Hoo made history by winning the World Amateur Team Snooker Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

They started off well by winning the first frame 59-25 but made some errors which resulted to them losing the next three frames. They regained control and finished with the title.

A delighted Keen Hoo said: “It was a dream come true for us to win this title. We had expected a hard time as we had lost to the Thais 3-2 in the round robin earlier.

“We were trailing 2-1 this time but we never gave up and slowly fought back to level the score 2-2.

“Winning the fourth frame was a booster for us as we played much better in the next two frames to go ahead.

“Winning the world title in our own homeground is the best result any athlete can ask for.

Their success thrilled the President of Malaysia Billiards and Snooker Federation Melvin Chia. The President stated that the Federation targeted the semi-finals for the duo. In a statement, he was quoted as saying:

“We targeted them to only reach semi-finals but they defied the odds to reach the final.

They will get incentives from the National Sports Council for their achievement. We also hope that with their success, the NSC will give more financial support to our association”

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