Rakan had a scare in the semi-final match against Sithiphol Kunaksorn of Thailand when he needed only 9 pin count in his final frame but encountered a 4-7-10 split. Fortunately he was able to take two pins to win the match, 212-211 to advance to the final.
Hareb failed to impress en-route to the championship match. The Emirati narrowly beat Jassim Darwish of Kuwait, 184-180 in Round 1 and Hong Kong's Michael Tsang, 180-161 in Round 2. He also edged Mohammed Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, 180-171 to win the second semi-final match.
Ms Vivien Lau, Hon. Life President of ABF, Chairman of HKTBC and Secretary General of FIQ was on hand to present the trophies to the winners. The next tour stop move to neigbouring Macau on June 20 following the 2013 Macau-China International Open from June 14 to 19. Four more stops will be held in Indonesia, UAE, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
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Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.