128 players for end of year pool tournament

30 Dec, 2022 - 00:12 0 Views
128 players for end of year pool tournament Osbornewells Dziko


Fungai Muderere
SNOOKER fans should prepare for a day of eye-popping skills on the billiard table as 128 players are set to take part in the Bulawayo Year Ending Open Singles Pool Tournament on Saturday at the newly established Golden Pillars.

The contest will be hosted by Dziko Games in conjunction with Mayez and Queens Pool Academy.
“It’s an end of year treat. We are looking forward to having a successful tournament that will feature 128 participants. I can confirm that 19 players are on standby. Registration was pegged at US$2; the playing format is race to one and the dress code is smart casual,” said Golden Pillars proprietor Osbornewells Dziko.

The tournament is set to bring a memorable year of pool to a proper closing. Over 100 players from the city’s different leagues, the premier league, Mzilikazi district league and the Central Business District (CBD) league are expected to participate in the tournament.

The draw is set to be conducted on Friday night. All matches are scheduled to start at 1100am with a walkover at 1200pm.

“We hope the tournament is going to be a huge success as we are aiming to close the year 2022 on a high note and set the standard for 2023 which we hope is going to be bigger and better,” said Dziko.

The winner of the tournament is expected to take home US$100 and a gold medal, number two will pocket US$70 and a silver medal while third place will get US$50 and a bronze medal. Position four will be rewarded US$30 while positions five to eight will pocket US$10 and nine to six will get US$5.

The tournament, which brings the year to a close comes after awards ceremonies were held last week where Kings Pool Club emerged overall winners of the premier league and pocketed US$1 500, a trophy and gold medals while second-placed Queens Pool Academy won US$600 and silver medals and third placed Entumbane Pool Club pocketed US$400 plus bronze medals.

BPA Cup winners, Entumbane walked away with US$500 while runners-up Queens got US$350 and third-placed Real Caravan won US$270. In fourth place, Lobengula Sharks won US$200.

Givemore Chipapata was named the Best Under-21 player of the year while seasoned Stanley Marko was voted BPPA player of the year, President’s award.

At the CBD awards Expendables, Central, Ekasi finished in positions one, two and three respectively and Queens Park were named most disciplined team.

The AGM meeting for next season is expected to be held in February next year and the league is expected to commence in March. The actual dates are yet to be advised.

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