Chand claims Lautoka title

TOP seed Nitesh Chand won the City Gas Works Six Reds Snooker Championship at the South Seas Club in Lautoka yesterday.

Chand defeated surprise finalist Anil Kumar 2-1.

In the semi-finals, Kumar upset Simon Reddy 2-1 while Chand beat Rajnesh Nand by the same scoreline.

In the quarter-finals, Kumar beat Vikrant Sharma, Reddy upset favourite Tony Cen, Chand defeated Albert Maharaj while Nand beat Philip Gock.

Club president Rahul Mohammed said three more companies had offered to sponsor tournaments this year, but because of the national and zonal schedule, they had shifted it to January.

“We have spent a lot of money to upgrade our facilities,” he said.

“There is a sponsor who is donating two new sets of balls in the next few weeks. Because of the regular tournaments at the club, we can now see the players achieving good results and also making breaks,” Mohammed said.

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