8th December, Petaling Jaya: Second-seed and 2017 World Games champion, Cho Yeon Son of Korea beat topseed, Ahmad Adil of Malaysia twice to capture "the Masters" ttitle at the concluding 19th MILO Storm U22 International All-Stars 2018 on Sunday.
Two opened frames and a split cost Adil the first match when the Korean posted a clean game to win the tie, 203-193 and forced a second deciding match. Like the first match, the 24-year-old Malaysian did not have a good start having opened frames in the second and fourth.
Cho struck twice in the third and fourth frames followed by a spare in the fifth. Although Adil recovered slightly with a double of his own in the fifth and sixth frames, the 34-year-old Korean delighted the crowd by striking up to the final frame for a 257-187 convincing victory.
The champion, who pocketed the top prize of RM40,000 (approx. US$9,750), had earlier dispatched two Malaysians, third-seed and 2018 World Men Championships Singles gold medallist, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia and winner of the first stepladder match, Timmy Tan, 248-224-213 to advance to the title match.