Lean Wins in Malaysia

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Elvin Lean claimed his second Malaysian National Snooker Championship title – 19 years on from his first.

A total of 128 players started the 2015 edition which was held at the X-Club in Kuala Lumpur. Lean and Saiful Bahari emerged to contest the final.

In the semi-finals, Lean ousted HA Tan 6-5 in a five-hour epic, whilst Bahari upset the much-fancied Lim Kok Leong 6-2.

Lean established 3-0, 4-1 and 5-2 leads in the title match. Bahari threatened when taking the eighth and ninth frames, but Lean secured the title with the next for a 6-4 victory.

Ooi Chin Kay’s effort of 115 was the highest of the tournament.

Many thanks to David Ong for the use of the above picture.

Written and published by Michael Day on the 6th December 2015.