The Snooker and Billiard section of Lagos Country Club, Lagos premier recreational centre, her Sponsor and Partners (ASENTV, Cue Games and Perfect Events) are pleased to announce that the 2019 Snooker & Billiards Open Classic will be holding from May 23’u to May 26th, 2019 at the Lagos Country Club.
The N250, 000 prize fund event is a follow up to the successfully hosted 1s Femi Robinson Open Snooker Classic that took place from 2nd to 4th November 2018 at the Lagos Country Club.
This classic holding 23’d to May 26th aims at maintaining the gains and benefits of organising an open event that brings together the very best in the sport which will stimulate growth and interest thereby promoting the sports in Nigeria in line with the vision of the Club.
“The development of the game of Snooker and Billiards is very paramount for uS at Lagos Country Club Snooker / Billiards Section and that is why as a follow up to the Femi Robinson Open Classics, we have come up with another Open tagged “Balls Sticks and Holes”.
I would like to encourage players to come out in large numbers to support the sport. Our goal is to be able to produce a representative to play in an African open in the nearest future.
Looking forward to an exciting tournament” says Wole Robinsons, Chairman Snooker / Billiards Section Lagos Country Club lkeja.
The event is opened to both Snooker and Pool players who are interested in testing their shooting skills in snooker. The tournament would feature 32 players vying for Total Prize money of N250K and lots of Gifts ltems.
Amongst the top snooker players expected at the event are Wole Akintola, Olufemi Akinlade, Victor Ukueku, Waliu Nojeem (winner of the 1st Femi Robinson Open Snooker Classic) and many others.
Meanwhile, the English lnstitute of Sport in Sheffield is staging the qualifying rounds of snooker’s 2019 Betfred World ChampionshiP. The qualifying eventwhich started on the 1Oth ended on 17th April 2019, with all players ranked outside the world’s top 16 in action. 128 players are participating in the event; each needing to win three matches to earn a coveted spot at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The final stages then run from 20th April to May 6th .