Snooker ranking ‘Master of Masters’ concludes
Kohima, July 24 (EMN): Neitho Chadi of Club Area 51 Kohima defeated Tokugha Chishi from Boulevard Club Dimapur with straight-three frames in the final to emerge as the champion of the second edition of ‘Master of Masters’ at Baulkline Club Kohima on July 23.
Winning the prestigious snooker ranking event on Saturday night, Chadi fetched INR 20,000 while Chishi received INR 10,000 as the runner-up.
In addition, Chadi also received the highest break point award of INR 6,000. He scored 37 points during his semi-final match to win the prize.
Both semifinalists — Kezhavituo Vizo of Club 147 Kohima and Hokivi Chophi from Boulevard Club Dimap also received INR 5,000 each.
Prizes were distributed by special guest Zhovi Kire and CAN president Yangertemjen during the closing ceremony.
Executive member of CAN, Menuoletuo Keyho, informed that 32 players from different snooker clubs in Kohima and Dimapur competed in the event.
Players from Q Club Kohima, Baulkline Club Kohima, Boulevard Club Dimapur, Atou Snooker Club Kohima, Club 147 Kohima and Club Area 51 Kohima took part in the tournament.
Following the ‘Master of Masters’ event, it was informed the second edition of ‘Champion of Champions,’ would be conducted during winter this year.
In a season, three ranking tournaments are conducted – Ranking Event, Master of Masters and Champion of Champions.
Baulkline Club Kohima pesident, Krelo expressed happiness that they were privileged to host the tournament with participation from near and far while congratulating winners and participants for displaying beautiful games, making it a memorable event.
During the evening, Phangmei Yanlem Konyak presented a special number while a fundraising lucky draw for the next tournament was also held.
Founding member of CAN, Mathew K Pienyu, informed this newspaper that their association was formed with the intention to promote snooker and upcoming players.
He apprised on how they are hoping to get their association registered with the government following which they may come up with their own office, snooker stadium with professional tables to improve the game, adding that if funding is provided by the government, they could also enhance the prize money of the tournament.
While expressing hope for producing professional snooker players from the state who could represent even the country at the international arena some day, he said they are also looking forward to affiliate with Billiards and Snooker Federation of India in future.
Jonah, CAN founding member informed that they would be celebrating their foundation on August 12 at the residence of Lhouvivor Mebu Sekhose at Lerie colony in Kohima.