HANOI: When asked about how he felt after his impressive unbeaten streak at the SEA Games came to an end, cue master Peter Gilchrist was disappointed but sanguine.
“It’s disappointing losing … but I’ve had a good winning streak, so I can’t be too disappointed. Can’t be too greedy,” he told reporters.
Gilchrist, 54, fell short of making it seven golds in a row in the English Billiards men’s singles event as he was upset by Myanmar’s Pauk Sa on Tuesday (May 17).
At the Ha Dong gymnasium in Hanoi, Gilchrist, who has won the event since 2009, lost 1-3 to his opponent.
Pauk Sa took the first frame 102-11, before the Singaporean, who is the oldest member of Team Singapore’s contingent at the Games, bounced back in emphatic fashion to win the second 100-12.
But Pauk Sa would keep his cool and take the next two frames to win gold.