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KLBC Activities Report for March and April 2019

2 March 2019 5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition – 8 & 9-Ball Doubles  Organised by the Sports Committee, this competition was held at 5ive Star Pool & Bar, SS15 Subang Jaya. 10 pairs of pool playing lawyers participated, with many new faces. A mixed-doubles pair even turned up with a group of supporters. The competition was a very friendly one and played in good spirit. The results were as follows:
Champions:Peter-Douglas Ling & Brian Law
Runners-Up:Mah Zhun Kit & Isaac Chee Tung Shern
Semi Finalists: Sean Yeow Huang-Meng & Jason Tan Jia Xin                     Eugene Teo & Lum Man Chan


11 March 2019
Seminar on A Sea Change in Malaysian Competition Law and Anti-Trust  Organised by the Professional Development Committee, this seminar was presented by Anand Raj, Haniza Abdul Ghani and Jess Ngo Hui Zhong at the KL Bar Auditorium from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, attracting 64 participants. The seminar covered, amongst others, ‘Essential principles of competition law’; ‘Malaysian…

5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition

5ive Star Pool & Bar, SS15 Subang Jaya, Saturday, 2 March 2019 – 20 Pool amateurs from the legal profession showed up in pairs to vie for the trophy of the 5th KL Bar Pool Open Competition. The rules were definitely made interesting for the annual event. The team that scored the break was to make the choice for the tournament to be played in accordance with either the rules of 8-Ball or the rules of 9-Ball. The format was based on double-elimination; the players had to lose two rounds before getting knocked out. A handicap system and alternate breaks were included to even out the competition.


The traditional view is that 8-Ball is a game of tactics which requires more precise moves. In this type of game, the player has to nominate which pocket he or she intends to pot each ball into. On the other hand, a 9-Ball game is fast-paced and is apt for strategic players where “lucky pots” are counted instead. That means that no nomination of any pocket is required prior to potting a ball.…