P50,000 up for grabs in snooker final

Tournament organiser, Marang Morolong says stage is set for finals
Tournament organiser, Marang Morolong says stage is set for finals

The first-ever snooker final will be held this Saturday at Paddock Conference Centre in Gaborone. The tournament, which has attracted 32 finalists, will see the winner walking away P50,000 richer.

The second prize is P16,000 and the player who finishes third will pocket P10,000. The competition is organised by an events company, Earth Life Africa. The tournament organiser, Marang Morolong, said they are excited about the finale and the stage is set for the day. He said all the finalists have been paid P1,000 each for reaching the finals. He said the money was an allowance to assist them cover travelling expences.

Morolong said they intend to revise the gap between the champion and runners-up prize money in the second instalment of the competition as the gap is too wide. He said the finalists are fired up and the target is the P50,000. He said the prize is one of the highest in any individual competition in the country. Morolong said the qualifying games have been held in Lobatse, Kanye, Gabane, Palapye, Maun, Jwaneng, Francistown and Gaborone. He said around 150 players from different places battled it out for a spot in the final.

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