Jeremiah “Wonderkid” Naidoo takes center stage at the 2017 S.A. 9-Ball Champs..

What did I tell you about hitting the headlines in the near future??! Jeremiah is unbelievable! You have to

What did I tell you about hitting the headlines in the near future??! Jeremiah is unbelievable! You have to see him in action, absolute stunner! KZN, where have you been hiding this super hero?! #speechless!

Jeremiah made a clean sweep to the final winning 5-2 against Frans Muller, 5-3 against Vincent Halliday, 6-1 against Jacobus Le Roux, 6-5 against the defending champion Charl Jonck and then 6-4 in what was the most anticipated match of the day against Jason Theron.

There was no telling who would win the match between Jeremiah and Jason as Jason steam rolled his way to the final with phenomenal results from match one! As much as he made it look like child’s play with impressive scores, his route to the final was no mean feat, facing opponents such as Hein van Staden 5-0, Sandile Madlala 5-2, Anton Klanfar 6-2 and Thabo Taljaard 6-0, then again winning 4-0 against Thabo in the final of the losers half!
It leaves me wondering, during all the years of “resting” was Jason taking a break from the game or was he practising???
We all know Jason is a player of a different class, but for someone that has been out of the game for a good couple of years, his performance is unbelievable! I hope he will be participating in the Chinese 8-Ball S.A’s at the Arnold Classic in May, it will be interesting to see how he performs there! It seems like the 9 foot table was made for Jason!

Mpumalanga’s Thabo Taljaard also had an impressive run today, taking the bronze medal home. Thabo won 5-2 against Shane Nolan, 5-4 against Johan Strydom, 6-2 against Zander Kriel, then stumbled 6-0 against Jason in the semi finals. He climbed his way back in the losers half 4-1 against Jacobus Le Roux, 4-2 against Sbu Gumede and then lost in a final blow 4-0 against Jason.

Again, there is no telling who will win the final tomorrow between Jeremiah and Jason, both of these athletes are rock solid this weekend! Definitely a match not to be missed. Needless to say, another gold medal secured for KZN! Both the 8-Ball and 9-Ball titles in the bag!

Click here to have a look at the rest of the results of today.

The 2017 S.A.10-Ball Championships kicks off tomorrow, follow the scores live : 2017 S.A. 10-Ball Champs

If you can, make your way to Lake Umuzi in Secunda tomorrow to watch all three finals! It promises to be top shelf matches for sure!

Written by : Grieta Steenkamp #fortheloveofthegame