24 July, 2017, 12:00 am
THE Billiards and Snooker Association is in the process of getting its financial reports for 2016 audited ahead of the annual general meeting next month.
The association’s committee met in Nadi last weekend where many issues were discussed with the annual meeting on the top of its agenda.
The association’s president Riffat Bhatti said it was a fresh start when he took over the position in September 2014.
Bhatti said the 2015 financial accounts had been audited.
“I am not aware as to the status of the financial reports prior to my term,” he said.
“The report for last year is with our accounting firm. Once the financial reports are audited then we will hand them to the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) and the Fiji National Sports Commission as per their requirements.”
The association has been seeking funds to set up an academy and also recruit an overseas coach to upskill the players in the country.
The annual meeting will coincide with the third A Grade National Rankings Championship in Lautoka from August 25-27.
Bhatti said they were rescheduling tournaments for the remainder of the year.
“We will slot the billiards championship for the first week of August,” he said.
“The venue for that will be decided soon.”
Meanwhile, Bhatti applauded the Nadi Sports and Social Club for organising an open tournament which was sponsored by Carpenters Finance.
The tournament attracted 58 players, the highest for any snooker event this year.
Bhatti said it was through the efforts of the clubs that they could develop the sport further.