Bua leads snooker championship race

Savati Natoga participates in the General Machinery Sponsored South Seas Club Snooker Championship in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FORMER Fiji champion Epeli Bua breezed through the pool stage to qualify for the eliminations stage in the General Machinery-sponsored South Seas Club Snooker Championship in Lautoka on the weekend.

Bua was on fire winning all three matches without dropping a singled frame.

He defeated Raj Mani Pillay 2-0, Anil Narayan 2-0 and Chung Lee 2-0.

In an upset, upcoming player Abdul Zaved beat former Fiji B-grade champion Vinesh Prasad 2-0.

South Seas Club snooker tournament co-ordinator Roneil Sami said some interesting results were recorded during the pool games. Sami said the two top players from each pool would qualify for the eliminations.

“The winners of the eliminations will then qualify for the quarter-finals,” he said.

“The three frames format will be played during the eliminations and it will increase to five frames from the quarter-finals.”

The winner of the championship will receive $250 and the Anil Singh/Narayan Taman Trophy.

Results: Raj Mani Pillay 0 – Anil Narayan 2, Epeli Bua 2 – Raj Mani Pillay 0, Anil Narayan 2 -Chung Lee 0, Epeli Bua 2 – Anil Narayan 0, Raj Mani Pillay 2 – Chung Lee 0, Epeli Bua 2 – Chung Lee 0, Vikrant Sharma 2 – Alzumar Khan 0, Sashi Pillay 0 – Alzumar Khan 2, Vikrant Sharma 2 – Suresh Mani 0, Alzumar Khan 2 – Suresh Mani 0, Philip Gock 1 – Rakesh Shai 2, Rajnesh Nand 2 – Philip Gock 1, Ronesh Singh 0 – Philip Gock 2, Rajnesh Nand 2 – Ronesh Singh 0, Pita Tevita 2 – Raymond Reddy 0, Suresh Papi Singh 0 – Raymond Reddy 2, Mohammed Imran 2 – Douglas Nair 0, Savati Natoga 2 – Douglas Nair 0, Mohammed Imran 2 – Khusal Krishna Narayan 1, Roneil Sami 2 – Semi Narayan 0, Tarun Padayachi 2 – Semi Narayan 0, Roneil Sami 1 – Tarun Padayachi 2, Ajesh Chand 2 – Ravi Narayan 1, Anil Prasad 1 – Ravi Narayan 2, Abdul Zaved 2 – Vinesh Prasad 0, Nemia Tagi 0 – Vinesh Prasad 2, Abdul Zaved 2 – Nemia Tagi 0, Vinesh Prasad 2 – Sanjay Prasad 0, Abdul Zaved 1 – Sanjay Prasad 2.

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