Chao qualifies for Challenge final

Fong-Pang Chao

Taiwanese sensation Fong-Pang Chao became the first player to earn a spot in today's Challenge of Champions final match, but he got some help from Niels Feijen to do it.

Feijen came out strong early and won the first set 5-1, but Chao then took control and won the second set 5-0 to force a sudden death single game tiebreaker.

It appeared to be smooth sailing for Feijen in the tie-breaker when a miss on a routine 6-ball gave Chao all the opportunity he needed to close out the set.

Chao will now wait for his opponent, the winner between defending champion Thomas Engert and US Open champion Gabe Owen.

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