BOWING out of the Fiji Bitter Vanua Levu Snooker Championship has not stopped 17-year-old Krishneel Naicker from dreaming of winning the championship one day.
The Labasa Sangam Kuppuswamy Memorial School Sixth Former made the comment after going down to defending champion, Ravin Kumar after winning one frame of their three framed semi-final match.
Naicker had won all his pool games on an excellent note before going down to defending champion.
"The current championships has stirred and renewed my passion for the game and I am looking forward to participating again next year," said Naicker.
"I am happy since I have been told by the Snooker Association here in Labasa that I will be participating in all snooker tournaments.
"This is a game that I usually play in my leisure time and I did not know that it would later develop to be a passion," he said.
Naicker thanked the Vanua Levu Snooker Association for allowing him to use the pool tables at the Labasa Farmers Club to practise saying that it has helped him a lot. "I have a message for children like me who have a passion for billiard shops to try professional snooker to earn money," said Naicker.
"The principles of the games are basically the same and instead of wasting their time hanging around in billiard shops why not develop their talent.
"Even though the sport is usually associated with delinquency it is about setting our priorities right," he said.