The National, Monday 25th March 2013
THE 2013 BSP Oceania Billiards and Snooker Championships ended in style with the awards presentation on Saturday at the Port Moresby Country Club.
With traditional dances from the Bouganville, Trobriand Islands and a break-dance crew the billiards and snooker players had a blast.
Papua New Guinea Billiards and Snooker Association president Peter Fong congratulated all the players, officials, referees and the organising committee for making the event such a successful one.
2013 BSP Oceania Billiards & Snooker championship awards:
Highest break – Matthew Bolton 452
Semi finalists – Vinnie Calabrese/Hassan Kerde; Runner-up – Steve Mifsud
Winner – Matthew Bolton
Highest break – Adrian Ridley 75
Semi-finalists – Matthew Bolton/Steve Mifsud; Runner-up – Vinnie Calabrese
Winner – Adrian Ridley
Highest beak – Vinnie Calabrese 130
Semi-finalists – Steve Mifsud/Ryan Thomerson; Runner-up – Matthew Bolton; Winner – Vinnie Calabrese
Highest break – Jessica Woods 38
Semi-finalists – Kerry de Pradines/Helen Samuel; Runner-up – Geua John
Winner – Jessica Woods
The men’s player of the tournament award went to 19-year-old Ryan Thomerson, while Kerry de Pradines won the women’s player of the tounrmanet award.
Presenting the awards was Minister for Sports and 2015 Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko, who praised the PNGBSA and the Oceania Billiards & Snooker Federation for organising the event with such good governance and commitment towards the sport.
He thanked major sponsor BSP and the other support sponsors who helped in the making the 2013 BSP Oceania Billiards & Snooker titles a great one.
The next championship will be held next year either in Australia or New Zealand.