Snooker secretary Fatema Yusufali told the ‘Daily News’ in the city yesterday that they will hand over prizes to the winners this weekend, after failing to do so twice due to heavy rain that pounded Dar es Salaam last month and Easter holiday.
“A heavy downpour prevented us to hold a prize giving ceremony on April 13, this year as earlier planned. We could not also hold the ceremony the following week due to Easter, but we are now ready for that,” she said.
Yusufali said the ceremony will be held at lunch time on Sunday and she invited all snooker players. Kalpesh Lavingia was crowned the Division A champion during the finals.
Lavingia, who had fared badly in the last three tournaments, won the title in an event that was overshadowed by heavy rain.
One of last year’s double champions in the monthly mug snooker tournaments, Lavingia pulled a 2-0 victory over his rival Nikhil Sangani in the best of three frames final of the two-week tournament.
Sangani failed to lift the title for the second time. He did the same at the January Mug tournament which was won by Suman Mandalia.
Ali Zoeb was crowned Division B champion after he overcame a stiff challenge from Abraham Sykes. Zoeb beat Sykes 2-1 frame in an equally fought match that could go either way.
The tournament, sponsored by snooker captain Firoz Yusufali and his treasurer Iqbar Zavery, aimed to build friendship and promote the game at the club.