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Father and son win

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, December 03, 2012

IT was a double celebration for the Prasad family after father Yogen and son Rahil won their respective grades at the fourth Fiji Bitter National Rankings Snooker Championship in Suva yesterday.

Yogen defeated Praneel Singh by four straight frames (75-11, 48-32, 71-37, 61-56) to win the super premier grade while Rahil overcame Hazel Naidu of Labasa by 3-1 (53-30, 55-29, 23-47, 64-4) to win the premier title.

Both are members of Merchants Club and were elated with the historic win.

Yogen said he was proud with the achievement.

"I haven't been training because of work commitments but today (yesterday) I managed to get my old form back," Yogen, the former Fiji champ, said.

Despite the loss, Singh of Nausori club finished top in the National Rankings Snooker Championship after accumulated maximum points from the four tournaments.

Billiard and Snooker Association of Fiji (BSAF) vice-president Riffat Batti said Singh's consistent performance throughout the four championships earned him the top rank.

Batti also saluted the players that took part in the two-day tournament and hailed the series a success.

He said the participants showed good discipline and displayed an improved performance to bring down the curtains to the rankings tournaments.

BSAF acting president Anup Kumar said the top 16 from the rankings tournament from both grades would participate in the Champion of Champions which will be held on January 12 and 13 next year.

Kumar thanked sponsors Fiji Bitter, Crest Limited, Koolman Refrigeration, All Engineering and Carz and Carz for helping them stage the tournaments.