KP Open Snooker C’ship begins


The 34th KP Open Snooker Championship got un-derway here at Snooker Club on Main GT Road on Saturday wherein a total of 64 players are competing from all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Director Finance in the Directorate General Sports Amjad Aqbal was the chief guest on this occasion who formally inaugurated the Champion-ship, which is the oldest one in the city. Associate Secretary Alam Khan, Muhammad Imad, Muham-mad Farooq and other officials and champion players were present.

In the Championship, the winners of 7 divisions and districts and merged districts are participating in the final round.

The number of players in the final round is 64. The best four players will participate in the Championship to be held next month.

In his address to the gathering, President KP Snooker and Billiard Association Khyber Pakhtunk-hwa Zulfikar Butt requested the DG Sports for res-toration of the Snooker Academy in Peshawar Sports Complex. He said the Academy was closed down three-years earlier because of the construction work and despite completion of the construction work in Peshawar Sports Complex, the Academy was not restored. He said the academy is very important, a Sports Board’s coach should also be appointed for the Academy.

Zulfiqar Butt said that the Academy had been contributing lot in promoting snooker in the country.—APP


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