PACIFIC MMI for the third year in a row has provided the Port Moresby Billiards and Snooker Association their support, through a sponsorship of K7,500 plus merchandise, for the Handicap Snooker Challenge set to start on Nov 12.
Appropriately named, the Pacific MMI Snooker Handicap Challenge, the event, has grown through strong participation over the years and has improved in the level of competition.
Pacific MMI managing director Wayne Dorgan said at the Port Moresby Country Club last week that the support was the continuation of the company’s commitment through corporate sponsorship to PNG sport.
The support comes in with the view to further promote a healthy competition and the strong sporting values within the PNG snooker community in Port Moresby.
Port Moresby and PNG BSA secretary Roger Wilson thanked Pacific MMI for their ongoing support on behalf of the snooker community and for the growth of the game.
He said PMMI along with other sponsors such as Bank South Pacific (BSP) had been loyal to snooker over the a lengthy period and the association was extremely grateful
Wilson also reminded intending players of the K100 registration fee and closing date of registration Nov 11, a day before the competition starts.
The Challenge, for all registered financial members, in Port Moresby has run over the years with an initial 64 participants at the start.
Numbers exceeding the figure will require a play-off draw to be done up, an elimination process until the required 64.
The eventual overall winner will walk away with K1,500 and trophy and runner-up, K800, as well as a trophy.
Cash prizes are also on offer for semi-finalists, quarter-finalists, the top 16 and 32.
Highest breaks too will be awarded money, as per points scored.
Also present for the formalities were National champion Djorne Fong, and the Challenge’s defending champion Warren Gai.