Reagan Low Chew Tung is the favourite to win the title in the Billiards Sports Organisation of T&T (BSOTT) National Snooker Championship which cues off on Monday at the Chinese Association in St Ann’s.
He is one of this country’s top players and his biggest challenge is expected to come from Damien Bisnath in a competition being hosted by BSOTT in association with Chinese Association, who is looking to crown its first ever national champion.
Pool aces Aaron Raghoonanan and Sham Jagerssar are also expected to mount a serious challenge. Some 36 players have registered in the contest which is set to push the revival of Snooker in T&T. They will be competing for some $8,000 in prizes along with a prize for the highest break.
When the year began, the members of BSOTT hoped crown National Pool champions in 8ball, 9ball and 10Ball as well as Snooker but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated restrictions scuppered those plans. Many of the pool tournaments across the country are played at Sports bars and restrictions do not allow for congregation, however, with restrictions somewhat relaxed as they relate to Members’ Clubs, Snooker has found a lifeline.
BSOTT stated that it remains committed to the safety of all members and strict protocols will be in place to ensure there is no breach of the COVID-19 Regulations.