By TRAVERTZ MABONE
PACIFIC MMI has once again sponsored the Port Moresby Billiards and Snooker Association (POMBSA) with K12,500 for the second year running.
POMBSA president Roger Wilson is quite happy with Pacific MMI’s continued support and loyalty and thanked them for being great supporters of cue and ball sport through the Corporate Snooker competition and the annual Port Moresby Snooker Handicap challenge over the past four years.
PMMI managing director Wayne Dorgan said yesterday the sponsorship was another example of how his company operated in their business relationships by forming community partnerships and supporting social engagements.
“The continuation of our commitment to PNG sport through corporate sponsorship of competitions like the Corporate Snooker competition provides an elevated level of competition for players to hone their skills and compete at the national and international level,” he said.
The Pacific MMI Corporate Snooker competition will run from March to April with eight teams taking part in all three divisions.
The number of teams taking part this year had been changed to allow each grade to avoid byes and teams playing twice a week with games to take place at Port Moresby Country Club and the Car Club. Player’s handicaps have also been reviewed since the Pacific MMI handicap last November with some changes to the conditions and rules made to ensure players compete in the right grades and the competition is balanced and the standard improved.
Nominations and registration are currently open but close on Feb 22 with all documentation to be carried out on a first come, first serve basis.
Team registration fees are at K750 while the renewal of player registration will cost K50.
President Wilson urged all teams to begin nominating and registering their groups now and made known that all uniforms should carry the Pacific MMI logo and no team were allowed to be sponsored by other insurance firms unless approved by Pacific MMI.
The Pacific MMI Port Moresby Corporate Snooker competition looks set to be bigger and better with the current changes which should reveal some interesting prospects.