IT was a family affair in the Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji (BSAF) Champion of Champions finals at Merchants Club in Suva yesterday.
Father Yogendra Prasad won the super premier competition while his youngest son Sahil took home the premier title beating elder brother Rahil in the final.
Yogendra, the former Fiji number one, displayed good skills to outsmart Nadi Sports Club member Mahen Deo 4-1 in the final.
Deo took an early lead beating Yogendra 51-42 in the opening frame but the latter fought back to win the remaining frames and walk away with the title and $400 prizemoney. Deo settled for $200.
In the premier grade, the Prasad brothers had a close tussle but Sahil reigned supreme in the end winning the second, fourth and fifth frames 55-40, 66-30 and 52-27 respectively.
"I beat him earlier in a tournament in Lautoka in 2011. We remain good brothers despite the differences in the game," Sahil, who won $350 after the win, said.
"When we were in Nadi, we had a billiard table where we practiced every day and I think the interest came from there.
"Apart from that, our dad is also an ardent snooker player and he guided us to this sport. I play this as a past time and I enjoy it a lot."
Yogendra dedicated the win to his wife Rita Prasad, who is a schoolteacher in Suva.
"She has been really supportive in our involvement in snooker. She always gives me time to compete at the tournaments around the country."
Results: Super Premier - Quarters - Yogendra Prasad 3 Jiten Prasad 2, Viliame Umu (last year's winner) 3 Ashneel Nand 1, Pritesh Khatri 3 Sumal Lal 1, Mahen Deo 3 Praneel Singh 0; Semis - Yogendra 3 Umu 2, Deo 3 Khatri 1.