Minor snooker titles cue off

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THE 2016 BSP PNG Men’s National Snooker Titles is all set to cue off.
Forty players have registered for the minor titles, which started yesterday, following a briefing and the release of draws.
PNGBSA vice-president John Chan said the 40 players competing have handicaps of 20 or more.
“The response has been overwhelming. Due to limited tables, we can take on 40 players and registration has been on a first-come, first-paid basis,” Chan said.
He said the 40 players have been divided into eight groups of five.
The group round-robin matches started yesterday evening and were played over the best-of-three-frames.
“The quarter-finals are expected to start on Saturday, and will be played over the best-of-five-frames, Chan said.
He said the semifinals, also over the best-of-five-frames, would be played on Sunday, with the two winners playing in the grand final later in the afternoon, followed by the presentation.
Tournament directors are Richard Whitchurch and Joey Chan will be assisted by Ida Keni, Danny Earles and Gamu Miria.
Others helping are Malcolm Currie, Tanya Mossman Tam, Jane Laigi and Waisina Chan.
The major BSP Snooker Titles cue off on Wednesday week.
Chan thanked the management and staff of the venues — Q Club, Laguna Hotel, Aviat Club — for the use of their facilities.
He thanked the bank for their continued support over the past 14 years and supporting sponsors in (platinum) The National, Pacific MMI and NGCB, (gold) Niche, Graffiti Signs, Strickland Real Estate, Huawei, Street Scene and (silver) Grant Agencies Ltd, Nings Agencies and Kwila Insurance Corporation for their support.

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