The Lagos Country Club, Lagos premier recreational center will be hosting the 2019 Snooker & Billiards Open Classic. The event will be holding at the Sooker and Billiard section from May 23’u to May 26th, 2019 at the Lagos Country Club.
In a press release signed by the Mr Wole Robinson, Chairman Snooker and Billiard Section and Mr Ayokunle Jimoh, Secratery General, the club said
” The N250, 000 prize fund event is a follow up to the successfully hosted 1st Femi Robinson Open Snooker Classic that took place from 2nd to 4th November 2018 at the Lagos Country Club. This classic holding 23 rd
to May 26th aims at maintaining the gains and benefits of organizing an open event that brings together the very best in the sport which will stimulate growth and interest thereby promoting the sports in Nigeria
in line with the vision of the Club.”
“The development of the game of Snooker and Billiards is very paramount for us at Lagos Country Club Snooker / Billiards Section and that is why as a follow up to the Femi Robinson Open Classics, we have come up with another Open tagged “Balls Sticks and Holes”. I would like to encourage players to come out in large numbers to support the sport. Our goal is to be able to produce a representative to play in an African Opens in the nearest future. Looking forward to an exciting tournament” says Wole Robinsons,
Chairman Snooker / Billiards Section Lagos Country Club lkeja.
The event is opened to both Snooker and Pool players who are interested in testing their shooting skills in snooker.
The tournament would feature 32 players vying for Total Prize money of N250K and lots of Gifts items. Amongst the top snooker players expected at the event are Wole Akintola, Olufemi Akinlade, Victor
Ukueku, Waliu Nojeem (winner of the 1st Femi Robinson Open Snooker Classic) and many others.
Meanwhile, the ongoing 2019 Betfred World Championship that is entering it’s quarter finals has witnessed major upset with the early exist of “the Rocket” Ronnie O’ Sullivan who lost to James Cahill, an amateur player.
The 2019 Betfred World Snooker Championship qualifiers started on the 1Oth ended on 17th April 2019, with all players ranked outside the world’s top 16 in action. 128 players are participating in the event; each needing to win three matches to earn a coveted spot at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. The final stages then run from 20th April to 6th May 2019