The National, Friday, June 3rd 2011
THE finals series of the Pacific MMI Port Moresby corporate snooker competition cues off the on Monday night.
Bestcars wrapped up the minor premiership after the season proper ended last week when they walloped fellow car dealers Ela Motors First Choice 5-1.
The loss dropped the Ela Motors to fourth spot.
TST Dragons took second spot after a resounding 4-2 victory over wooden-spooners Bomana Bullets.
Arua Simoi’s Lamana 1 team ousted Gal Top Shooters 4-2 from the top five and have a chance to defend their premiership.
Lamana 2 sneaked into fifth spot and will play Ela Motors on Monday night in the do-or-die clash.
The losers will rack their cues up for this year while the winner takes on the loser of TST Dragons and Lamana 1 match.
The winner meets the minor premiers Bestcars on the following Tuesday week.
In B grade, the minor premiership went to JKL Thunders 1 and in C grade JKL Thunders 2 snuck in by a point ahead of SED Optical Bomana Bullets 4 who were led for most of the way.
Up to the end of the round robin best player went to Arua Simoi in A grade, Craig Bienvenu in B and Anthony Mota in C grade, while the highest break of 39 was by to Djorne Fong in A Grade, 29 points each to Tony Peter, Alex Awesa and Charlie Tom in B grade and 24 points to Garry Saruva in C.
Players will still receive points during the final stages.
Port Moresby Billiards and Snooker Association public relations officer John Chan acknowledged the support of Pacific MMI.
“This year’s competition has been another success and we thank Pacific MMI for their support to this growing sport,” Chan said.
He also acknowledged and thanked the supporting corporate companies who sponsored the teams, the venues for their facilities and services, the spectators and the media.
Chan added that the B grade finals series would commence on Tuesday and the C grade’s on Wednesday.
“The top five will go through after this weeks season proper is over.”