SINGAPORE: Gandy Valle’s sweetest moment came just as he was thinking about his family.

When the last ball dropped into the corner pocket on his final shot, Valle got the prize he wanted for his brood as the Filipino cue master turned back Wu Chia Ching of Chinese Taipei, 11-9, Sunday night to seize the first leg of the 2005 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour at the Suntec Exhibition Hall here.

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