BA'S ALI Boy upset in-form Mahen Deo 3-2 to win the Chinese Palace-sponsored North West Billiards and Snooker Association Open Championship at the Lautoka Club on Sunday.
The Ba Central Club player staged a come-from-behind victory in the final.
Deo, the north west champion, looked to have secured another title after he took out the first two frames in the best of five final.
But Boy kept his composure, displaying some accurate potting in the next three frames on his way to claiming an unlikely win.
NWBSA treasurer Philip Gock said the lack of concentration may have cost Mahen the final.
"Nothing should be taken away from Ali who displayed great fighting spirit," Gock said.
"Mahen was cruising taking out the first two frames. Ali came back and caught Mahen by surprise."
Ba Central Club snooker co-ordinator Byrne Niven Lal said the win was a big boost for the club.
Lal said they had just revived the sport in Ba.
"During the last National Championship in Lautoka we entered our players. This was after several years. One of our players reached the final of the premier division while another entered the semi-final of the super premier grade."
"Clubs from Nausori, Suva, Nadi and Lautoka have dominated the tournaments. But now Ba is back on the scene. Ba Central Club players will feature in more tournaments. We will try and work with the NWBSA and the national body to host a tournament in Ba."
In the semi-finals, Deo defeated Canada-based Feroz Khan 2-1 while Boy beat Ravinesh Narayan 2-1.
In the quarter-final, Deo beat Gock 2-1, Narayan defeated Suresh Chauhan 2-1, Boy downed Shalen Gounder 2-1 and Khan beat Tony Cen 2-0.
Khan, a former Champion of Champions winner, set a new highest break record (63 points).