They started as friendly competitors...
David Grace [ENG] is the winner of the Vienna Snooker Open 2017. It's a shame that someone has to finish with less points resp. frames at the end. Nigel Bond [ENG] showed his great character fighting throughout the match, as well as in the whole tournament and at most as a Runner Up. Receiving the paycheck of 1700€.
The payday for for the "Amazing Grace" harvested him 2500€.
The match itself was refereed by C. Fock which got him a coffee! :-) The honorably people refereeing the VSO2017 matches did their job all well too.
The hole tournament founded on the good spirit of competitors, organization, helping hands and last not least of the effort of sponsors. Without each of them and in total all together it could not be such a great tournament. Thank you all.
Final words: congratulation from all to David Grace, he is a great champion!
See you again in 2018 - save the date. Easy to recognize for snookerians: save the first weekend after the World Championship.