A nice payday for Simon too with US$9k in his pocket today. He will rise up to the top 40 ranking and slowly making his way back to the top 20. His next tourney is still within the region, in the Singapore SS, where he needs to crawl from the qualifying rounds. He will face Pannawit Thongnuam, followed by either Tan Chun Seang or Derek Wong Zi Liang for a place in the Main Draw. If he can progress, a tough tie against Tian Houwei awaits him.