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North West billards to pitch more events

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE North West Billiards and Snooker Association will put emphasis on organising regular tournaments next year.

This year the body introduced the Coastal Rentals-sponsored Six Reds League Championship which drew a lot of interest.

The competition was played at the clubs over several weeks before the top players qualified for the final championship at the South Seas Club in Lautoka this month.

Wild card entrant Tony Cen pulled off a major surprise in the tournament beating top seeds Isireli Kaci, Suresh Chauhan and Ali Boy to earn his berth in the final against Fiji number 11 Nitesh Chand.

Cen upset Chand 3-0 to win the title.

Chauhan, who is the North West Billiards and Snooker Association president, said they needed to notch up a level after a successful 2013 season.

He said they would seekthe support of the Fiji Sports Commission to organise coaching clinics in all the major centres.

"Tony will be a player to watch in the National Rankings Championships next year," Chauhan said.

"We also have Vikrant Sharma. He is a rising star who took up the sport recently. Vikrant has won a few club tournaments.

"We need to conduct more coaching clinics to enhance the skill level of the upcoming players. If things go according to plan, coaching clinics will be held in Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and Sigatoka," he added.