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Ram confident

Arin Kumar
Thursday, August 28, 2014

AT 75 years old, Tulsi Ram is expected to be the oldest player to compete at this weekend's Veterans Open Snooker Tournament.

Only players over the age of 50 are eligible to compete in the Southern Division Billiards and Snooker Association event.

Ram, originally from Labasa, has been played competitive snooker since the 1960s.

The Suva based taxidriver was the champion at the Labasa Club for many years before he joined Nausori Club.

"I am still active in the sport and look forward to playing at the veteran's tournament," Ram said.

"I am very lucky that I can still see clearly without glasses and it could be an advantage for me when I compete in the tournament.

"Competition will be tough but I am confident of a good performance."

Association president Riffat Bhatti said he was expecting more than 20 players to compete in the Sam Super Pool-sponsored tournament at Merchants Club in Suva.

He said the tournament would be played over two days and would allow former stars to showcase their talent on the big stage.

"This is an annual tournament where more than 20 players compete and we are expecting the same players to once again feature in the tournament.

"A-grade players are not allowed to take part in this event so we will get to see former stars shine once again and we thank Sam Super Pool for coming forward to support the event."

The winner would get a trophy and $100 cash while the runner-up would get $50 and a trophy as well.

Semi-finalists would get $25 and a trophy while the quarter-finalists and the players with the highest break would also win trophies.

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