Semi Finals was an all Pool players event at the Snooker Open Classic that ended yesterday at the Snooker and Billiards section of the Lagos Country Club, IKeja. Waliu Nojeem, John Gideon, Kareem Sani and Edaffe Agbah dominated their quarter finals matches against their seasoned snooker playing opposition.
Waliu Nojeem lost to John Gideon 2-0 in the semi final with a 32 – 52 point score in the first frame and mounted a fight back in the second frame but John tactical ability gave him a clear advantage that saw him achieve final victory with 48 – 58.
In the quarter finals, despite playing at home Kayode Oluwole lost 0 – 2 to Waliu Nojeem, winner of the Ist Femi Robinson Snooker Classic. To get to the semi finals, Waliu who got a bye in the preliminary round defeated Emeka Egbuleze of Apapa club 2 – 0 in the round of 16.
In the second semi final match between Edaffe Agbah and Kareem Sani, Edaffe proved that he was one of the best Snooker player in Nigeria. In the first frame which end 45-54, Edaffe clearly out played his opponent but the second frame witnessed a more determine kareem not willing to go down without a fight. The second frame ended 58 – 48 in a black ball rally.
Another notable pool player, John Gideon who lost in the semi final of the 1st Femi Robinson Snooker Open Classic and recieved a bye in the preliminary round of Balls, Sticks and Holes II had another opportunity to prove his worth in Snooker as he defeated Adekunle Marcarthy 2 – 0 in the round of 16 which booked him a place in the semi’s.
To book his place in the semi finals, Edaffe Agbah, a former Coventry University Snooker player who plays at the Ikoyi Club Billiards and Snooker, and organizer of the E-bar closed Pool tournament defeated home boy Oluwole Akintola 2 -0 in quarter finals and James Ebo was peeped 2-0 in the round of 16.
Kareem Sani was a stiff opposition for Akinlade Olufemi of the Lagos Country Club who lost 2 – 0 in their quarter finals encounter. Kareem who was on bye in the rd1, beat kanayo Ikemefuna 2-0 in the round of 16.
Cuesports spoke with Victor Ekueku, winner highest break
24 May 2019
Snooker Open Classic, Balls, Sticks and Holes II
Round of 16
Waliu Nojeem Vs Emeka 2 – 0
Kayode Oluwole Vs Olu Fagbemi 2 – 1
Emmanuel Elizor Vs Bosun Adu 2 – 0
Adekunle Macarthy Vs John Gideon 0 – 2
Oluwole Akintola Vs Edward Fatona 2-1
Daffe Agbah Vs James Ebo 2 – 0
Kanayo Ikemefuna Vs Kareem Sani 0 – 2
Oluwole Robinson Vs Femi Akinlade 0 – 2
Waliu Nojeem vs Kayode Oluwole 0 – 2
Emma Ilozor vs John Gideon 0 – 2
Oluwole Akintola vs Edafe Agbah 0 – 2
Olufemi Akinlade vs Kareem Sani 0 – 2
Semi Finals <br> 26 May 2019
Waliu Nojeem vs John Gideon 0 – 2 <br> Kareem Sani vs Edafe Agbah 0 – 2
John Gideon vs Edafe Egbah 2 – 1